Parents' Guide to

Superman: The Animated Series

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Is it a bird or a plane? No, it's a super series!

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

superman the animated series is not for kids

superman the animated series is not for kids because theres a villain in the show called nanny goodness who torturted and brainwashed some kids super man rips skin off a worm a alien splatters across a ship and doomsday tries to kill super man and it just has a more mature plot to it with that being said superman the animated series is not for kids and the creators confirmed it in a interveiw and i dont recommend it for anyone under the age of 13

This title has:

Too much violence
age 5+


great show

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

Overall, though Superman is a strong role model, there are a few red flags to watch out for in this show. Although blood isn't shed very often, fistfights and death are equal in ratio to happy endings in Superman: The Animated Series. There's some slight sexual innuendo, mainly in the form of the female characters' attire and body language. Speaking of language, the dialogue is clean, although the humor is a little dry and could easily sail over a kid's head.

That being said, Superman's character symbolizes nobility in our popular culture, and he's always defending the greater good. Most notably, he has an extraordinarily high level of integrity -- he doesn't resort to physical harm unless he absolutely has to (definitely a good example for kids!).

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