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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Justice League Unlimited highlights teamwork and the heroes' respect for each other due to their unique strengths. While the male-to-female ratio within the League leaves much to be desired, the female characters who are in the group are on equal footing with the men. Kissing and occasional mild sexual implications (snuggling, etc.) might make the series a little strong for superhero fans under 7.
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Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and their fellow classic DC comics characters burst back onto the TV screen in JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED (which began life as simply Justice League and added the "unlimited" at the start of the third season). With an expanded membership numbering more than 50 superheroes, the League battles a constant barrage of villains. Alien invasions, android armies, and nuclear monsters ensure that there's never a dull moment in the superheroes' world.
Is it any good?
This series features more sophisticated plots than those in the early Justice League days, and older viewers will enjoy the continuation of storylines from one episode to the next. The amazing staying power of these characters, some of whom first debuted in the 1930s, makes the show a fun choice for nostalgic cartoon fans. Justice League Unlimited is a winner for kids, too, as the idealistic view of super powers is part of everyone's childhood.
The strength of the League comes from its individuals and their unique powers. While most have been bestowed with super-powered abilities, others, like Batman, rely on their own intellect and skills to battle the bad guys. The best aspect of the show is that all members are portrayed as equals, and no single member's power is celebrated over another's. It is only through teamwork that the day's work is done and the universe is saved yet again.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about whether good people and bad people are as clearly identifiable as Justice League Unlimited implies. Is it possible to judge a person's intentions by their appearance?
What powers do we have to battle the evil in our world? How can we use teamwork to help fight these battles? Who are the heroes in our lives?
Talk to kids about alternatives to fighting. What are some other ways to solve problems?
- Premiere date: July 31, 2004
- Cast: George Newbern, Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg
- Networks: Boomerang, Cartoon Network
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Superheroes, Adventures, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires, Space and Aliens
- Character Strengths: Courage, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-Y7-FV
- Available on: DVD, Streaming
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