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Sabrina: The Animated Series

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Cute, but not quite as magical as the original.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

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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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Premiere date:September 11, 1999
Cast:Cree Summer, Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart
Network:CBS
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Friendship
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:DVD

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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!" Nonstop. I am not happy that my seven year old watched this crap.
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 the first episode, sabrina and her best friend want to fit into skintight jeans...... come on! there are positive messages at the end though, it just got dumber
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Educator and 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 Sabrina always tries to fix it. Along with the help and support of her family she always makes the right choice in the end! Although bland at times, the show has good and positive messages for kids four and up.
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