Sabrina: The Animated Series

TV review by
Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media
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Cute, but not quite as magical as the original.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Teaches viewers that while magic is a great asset, a big heart is far more powerful.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this tween cartoon -- a spin-off of the live-action sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch -- features similar lighthearted witch humor. Storylines focus on the trials and tribulations of being a tween: friendships, school assignments, and dealing with increasing responsibility. Many of the characters set positive examples of what it means to be a good friend.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byKlemm76 June 24, 2014

Sabrina is a brat--get ready for your daughter to emulate rudeness

I just watched an episode where Sabrina (age 12) has a crush on her ADULT make piano teacher. She says things like "whatEVER! That is SO STUPID!" Nons... Continue reading
Parent of a 4 and 9 year old Written byconnielove93 September 25, 2010

Cute and fun show that's appropriate for everyone!!

This show is cute and appropriate for all ages! Sabrina is a young witch with a big heart. Any kind of negative behavior is always followed by a concequence and... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old March 26, 2012

ok...........

plz read this review, otherwise u will have bad luck (hey, i just said that for fun) geez, not sexy? come on, sabrina wears a cropped top and a mini skirt, in t... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 1, 2012

its good

it is a good show but in one paticular episode i did not want my 6 year old sister watching beceuse there was a slimy monster, dead clown, and skelaton ghost. a... Continue reading

What's the story?

Spun off from the popular '90s show starring Melissa Joan Hart, SABRINA: THE ANIMATED SERIES has much in common with its predecessor. Sabrina is still half mortal and half witch, and the friend- and school-related trials and tribulations she faces (while trying to conceal her secret powers) aren't all that different, either. What has changed is that Sabrina (voiced here by Melissa Joan's younger sister, Emily Hart) is now a cartoon -- and she's 12 instead of 16.

Is it any good?

Although Sabrina: The Animated Series lacks some of the wit and magic of the original series, it's still a charming, positive show with plots that tweens should be able to relate to. Perhaps because Sabrina is younger, this version serves up more silly, cartoon-inspired humor than the live-action Sabrina. Most episodes feature funny, entertaining storylines in which Sabrina uses her witch powers to help a situation along, only to discover that she's complicated a problem instead of solving it. Inevitably, she realizes that a good, honest heart is more valuable than magic. By following this formula, the show teaches kids lessons about loyalty, acceptance, forgiveness, and more.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the show's friendship issues. What does it mean to be a good friend? How are Sabrina and the other characters on the show good friends to one another? Have you ever had problems with your friends? How did you resolve the issue? What would you have done differently? For fun: What magic powers do you wish you had? How would you use them?

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