Parents' Guide to


By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

A new chapter for Jungle Book's Baloo.

TaleSpin Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

Will spin you around

Old and light Disney show. High on saucy anthro girls. Not so much consumerism beside the very old game and the VHS tapes.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 6+

Still a great show

I really liked this as a kid even though I don't remember anything about it other than the characters and the theme song. It's both memorable and forgettable. I remember loving this show but I can't remember anything else about it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (1):

TaleSpin is a lively, engaging series that's just plain fun to watch, and Jungle Book fans don't have to worry that the cross-over stars have been compromised in any way. The minor changes that were made were necessary: Baloo now sports four-fingered hands (instead of paws) to man the plane, for example, and the revived Shere Khan (Tony Jay), who appears occasionally in the role of a ruthless business tycoon, now walks upright and dons clothes.

While the show isn't heavy on actual lessons, little of its content is likely to worry parents of grade-schoolers. TaleSpin is so entertaining, in fact, that adults may find themselves drawn in -- those who are will pick up on occasional clever cultural references and characterizations that escape young viewers (for example, an eccentric hippopotamus/airplane designer named Howard Huge).

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate