Parents' Guide to

Super Friends

By Leanne Mos, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classic superhero cartoon still saves the day.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

Great for all ages!

My daughter is 12 and still likes the show. Only one punch in all eight seasons, in the season 7 theme song.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Great series for younger kids who like Superheroes without the violence.

I think this is a great series for little kids especially since it does not have any violence in it. Younger kids that are under 3-4 may not full understand the story line but my youngest who is 1 years old just enjoys watching the Superheroes. This series is a contrast to the revised version which is under the new name Justice League which is very different.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

In its long life on the air, Super Friends underwent several transformations. The early episodes barely resemble the later ones, and parents of younger kids should keep this in mind. In the late '70s, when the show morphed into Challenge of the SuperFriends, the mood shifted to something quite menacing. Visual and sound effects were intensified, and the Legion of Doom was introduced. These 13 villains, including Lex Luthor and The Riddler, were truly sinister and were constantly in battle with the heroes. Battle scenes took precedence, although the violence was other-worldly and limited to laser-beam punches, explosions, and kidnappings.

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