The Secret Saturdays: Vol. 1

2009 NR 1h 52m DVD

The Secret Saturdays: Vol. 1

2009 NR 1h 52m DVD
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Scientists Doc and Drew Saturday and their son, Zak, live on a concealed base and work to protect the world from a number of dangerous creatures, including the cryptids -- monsters hidden from most humans -- in this Cartoon Network series. As their adventures take them to Brazil, Japan and an Inuit chamber, they must also thwart the evil plans of archenemy V.V. Argost, who secretly plots to rule the world.
Nicole Sullivan, Diedrich Bader, Phil Morris, Corey Burton, Sam Lerner, Fred Tatasciore, Will Friedle
Scott Jeralds
Full Screen 1.33:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series has plenty of the animated violence you'd expect from an action/adventure cartoon (explosions, fire power, fistfights, high-tech weapons), but it also has a surprising amount of positive content surrounding the family at its center. The superhero-like parents are patient with and respectful of their 11-year-old son, often expressing their love for him but at the same time setting clear rules to ensure his safety. The fact that he tags along with his globetrotting mom and dad on dangerous missions does seem to fly in the face of responsible parenting, but the show's tween viewers aren't likely to notice the contradiction in light of the action.

Sexual Content

A married couple is affectionate and often hugs. In one scene, a man tells a woman she's "looking hot."


This action-packed show is full of cartoon violence, including explosions, missiles that take down aircraft, gunfire (though not aimed specifically at people), fistfights, and weapons that shoot fire or knock victims unconscious. Even so, realistic injuries are rare. A villain trains animals and insects to attack, bite, and sting his enemies on command. Occasionally characters are assumed to die in explosions or from falls, but the details aren't shown, and little mention is made of the deaths.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The series centers on a strong family whose members are respectful of and affectionate toward each other. Expect plenty of standard cartoon struggles between the "good guys" and the "bad guys," with the good guys triumphing in the end.


Not applicable

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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