Parents' Guide to

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

By Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Classic superhero cartoon consistently entertains.

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age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Great intro to spidey, nice gentle retro fun with good messages.

Sure, this is old fashioned, which leads to some what you might call 'classic comic book' stuff, like gender stereotypes, but it can be forgiven that because its age also bring advantages. The series is fairly gentle .. the music and sounds are never too much, the action never too intense. The characters are generally kind, compassionate, friendly and generally good team players. There are often good clear simple morals to the stories. Considering the amount of spiderman merchandise for preschoolers, it's amazing there isn't more available for the age group, but this is a great start for young schoolkids.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+


Naked person why.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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For any tweens out there who are fans of comic book superheroes and don't mind the flat, old-fashioned look of traditional animation, this cartoon won't disappoint. The series, even through its many incarnations, has always had an excellent balance of action, humor, and suspense, with the occasional touch of romance. Even though the show has that slight whiff of 1980s cheesiness at times, at least you won't find any intolerably goofy or superficial characters here, as you would in modern superhero cartoons like Kappa Mikey and Martin Mystery.

Better yet, you get fabulous, cheer-worthy superhero action with no visible bloodshed and little or no gunplay -- which usually can't be said of today's interpretations of Marvel Comics serials. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends takes you back to the (admittedly a bit black-and-white) days when the baddies were portrayed as super-bad and the good were super-good, the good set an admirable example, and you truly believed they were invincible.

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