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Starbeam: Beaming in the New Year

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

OK holiday superhero special has a few scary scenes.

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This special feels more like an extended episode of StarBeam than an official celebration of an holiday, but it's fun enough for fans. Despite the first scene and a few references to New Year's resolutions, there's not much that will give viewers the warm and fuzzy feelings of the holidays.

However, Starbeam fans will love seeing familiar characters return and will enjoy meeting new ones, like cool Cousin Zara who rocks out on her guitar. The bright colors and gender neutral palette that are typical of the StarBeam series make the show engaging and relatable for little eyes to watch. Plus, superheroes are all the rage for the target audience. Positive messages about teamwork and super powers will give families topics to discuss, and the depiction of a young girl protagonist is beneficial for all.

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