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SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron

By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kid-friendly action 'toon has cat cops, cool jets.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+

swat kats is not for kids

i think swat kats is a very good show but its not for kids because its very vilonte a giant bacteria monster absorbs a bunch of characters and some characters die by getting blown up and turned into gold and theres some robot gangsters and season 2 is even darker with that being said swat kats is not for kids and i dont recommend it for anyone under the age of 14

This title has:

Too much violence
age 7+

Action violence with a cast of cat furries!

Almost everyone is a cat. There's some violence and it's pretty action packed. Purrfect for cat lovers and people in the "furry fanbase". I remember this one from my childhood and while rewatching it a few years ago on Boomerang I had forgotten how violent and intense it can be but that being said it's ok for age 7 and up. Razor is my favorite but I also like T-Bone.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (2):

For an action cartoon, SWAT Kats has several things going for it. Female characters are strong and fearless. And the heroes, even while operating undercover, cooperate with the police, who aren't portrayed as either corrupt or foolish. Instead, although they're good, the official police just aren't as willing or able as the SWAT Kats to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The buddy relationship between the two main characters is also nice -- they may be undercover crime fighters, but they're never alone. Both guys seem to feel like they have friends in the city, and they seem pretty happy with what they're doing.

Compared to the many angst-ridden cartoon takes on Spider-Man and Batman, SWAT Kats is both a lighthearted relief and a good option for young viewers who aren't quite ready to consider the moral and ethical implications of superhero status.

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