Parents' Guide to

The Aquabats! Super Show!

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Gleefully absurd kids' superhero show has cartoon violence.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+


My 6 1/2 year old watched a few episodes and seemed to enjoy it. Then, on the 5th or 6th episode, there was a girl whose eyes turned gray and her neck grew about 5 feet long, and my son was so freaked out we had to go to bed with the lights on. He kept staring at me all night, trying to make sure that I wasn't going to turn into a monster like the girl did. Who knows how many months it will take to get rid of that image. This really makes me angry. I wish shows like this did not exist.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 2+


This show is entertaining for both children and adults. There are jokes meant for children and adults. It is great for the whole family to get together and watch!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Demented and manic, The Aquabats! Super Show! is fun by sheer dint of how many jokes, visual and otherwise, are thrown at the screen, both those calculated to appeal to kids (tight blue superhero duds), and adults (Rip Taylor shows up at one point as a genie). It's certainly a lot less violent than other live-action superhero fantasies that might appeal to kids, and it's a lot sillier: It never appears as though the Aquabats are in any real danger; everything is kept light and fun.

Nonetheless, a few random violent images may freak kids out. At one point, for example, Crash is entrapped by a giant man-ant who jams a faucet into the side of his head and turns it on to collect his "grow juice." In another segment, Jimmy the Robot's arm is ripped off by a monstrous ant. Older kids will laugh at this, but it's nightmare-bait for younger sibs.

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