Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action: Vol. 1

2001 TV-Y 1h 50m DVD

Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action: Vol. 1

2001 TV-Y 1h 50m DVD
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen slip into the stylish but sensible shoes of Misty and Amber, two Super Teen Agents who square off against the evilest of villains in this set of episodes from their 2001 animated and live-action series. Among other adventures, the globe-trotting twins travel to Egypt to investigate a kitty kidnapping and try to foil toy mogul Fritz Doberman's nefarious plot to replace the world's dogs with robot pups.
Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Brendan Beiser, Terry Chen, Jason Connery, Michael Dobson, Sam Vincent, Maggie Blue O'Hara, Lenore Zann
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-Y - This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! is a 2001 animated adventure about teen undercover agents based on the likenesses of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who provide the characters' voices. The show does an excellent job presenting strong female role models in the two heroines, who are independent, intelligent, and self-confident, and dialogue often includes words of wisdom such as "Hard work is its own reward" and "Beauty is on the inside." Negative qualities such as power lust and greed are evident in villains to mark them as the bad guys, but they're not an intimidating bunch. Happily this show also incorporates some learning potential in its far-flung geographical settings and in how the gumshoes use basic math and science knowledge to make sense of some of the clues.

Sexual Content


Some spats with hitting and other contact, but no injuries. Kidnappings are common.


Social Behavior

Strong female characters rely on their smarts to solve problems and mysteries. The stories incorporate positive messages about body image ("Looks aren't everything, you know" and "Beauty is on the inside"), work ethic ("Hard work is its own reward"), and healthy friendships. Villains are motivated by greed and power, but it always proves to be their undoing. Even though they're very capable on their own, Mary-Kate and Ashley understand that teamwork is essential to their success. That said, there's the obvious departure from reality in the idea that two teen girls could traipse around the world solving mysteries unsupervised.


The show introduces Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to kids who otherwise might not have known them, and the opening and closing sequences show the girls themselves rather than their animated images.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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