Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends

TV review by Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Kid Spideys solve crimes in action series for preschool set.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 7+

Superhero Adaptation For Young Kids Has Problem with Promoting Secrecy

I wanted my 4 year old to be able to watch this, but I can't get over the idea that these superhero kids are keeping secrets from their parents/guardians. This is a major flaw in adapting the superhero genre to very young audiences. The casual way in which they present Spidey and friends actively keeping secrets from Aunt May is troublesome. Young children need to understand that they can trust certain grown-ups for help and safety. I'm not sure what the right age is for this show. Perhaps whenever your kid developmentally understands consequences and the importance of honesty and trust. Sadly, they might have missed the mark in target audience as the storytelling is aimed at very young kids. Otherwise the show is made well. Very vibrant and adorable. Simple and fairly well-paced story for young kids. Fairly decent messages. Some violence implied, as Rhino and other villains attempt things that would seriously hurt other people or animals (though they are thwarted by the heros).
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age 2+

Pj Masks Beat Marvel to the Punch and Is a Much Better Show

This is very clearly a Marvel rip-off of Disney's successful kid's show, PJ Masks. But a lot less tolerable. The animation, pacing, and characters are less developed (which is really saying something considering they're only shorts), and the voice acting and story beats are, again, strikingly similar to PJ Masks. I believe some of the best kids' shows take into consideration the adults in the room and work to keep them somewhat invested or entertained while watching their toddlers. But this is all just a marketing ploy and attempt to further push big named characters on younger generations.

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Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

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