The Spectacular Spider-Man

2008 TV-Y7 7 seasons

The Spectacular Spider-Man

2008 TV-Y7 7 seasons
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This 21st-century edition of animated adventures reimagines the exploits of Peter Parker, who becomes Spider-Man after a radioactive spider bite gives him superpowers. Meanwhile, he tries to keep his alter ego secret from his high school classmates.
Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar, Grey DeLisle, James Arnold Taylor, Alanna Ubach, Vanessa Marshall, Clancy Brown
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8

Summary of Season 2 (2008) - 1 disc

High school student Peter Parker (voiced by Josh Keaton) -- also known as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man -- deals with the pressures of adolescence and high-stakes crime-fighting, all while helping his elderly Aunt May. This animated series finds Spidey battling such rivals as the Lizard, the Sandman, the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. Also on hand is Peter's adoring pal Gwen Stacy (Lacey Chabert). Vol. 2 contains episodes 4-6 of Season 1.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-Y7 - This program is designed for children age 7 and above.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) may be the teenage son that every parent wishes for. He's loving, family oriented, respectful, responsible (though he sometimes gets home after curfew), and does well in school. Even when he's beating up bad guys -- which happens pretty frequently, this being a superhero cartoon -- his constant quips make it seem more like a game than a dangerous battle. All of this makes him a pretty good role model for young kids. That said, the show may seem a bit one-dimensional to older Spidey fans.

Sexual Content

No sex or nudity, though Peter does have a major crush on one of his classmates.


Plenty of cartoon fighting, though there's no blood or gore, and nobody seems to get seriously injured. Spidey keeps a running patter going as he takes down the bad guys, which make the fights feel even less serious. Spider-Man uses fists and webs, supervillains use other unusual weapons, and some of the bad guys use guns.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

There's a strong undertone about the importance of family connections, ranging from Peter's very loving connection with his Aunt May to Peter's pal Harry, who's clearly bothered by his strained relationship with a cold, domineering father. Peter is the victim of some bullying at the hands of the school's "cool" kids, but the experience further motivates his heroics on behalf of the innocent public.


There are lots of Spidey products out there.

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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