The Tick

1994 TV-Y7 2 seasons

The Tick

1994 TV-Y7 2 seasons
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Based on the popular comic book character created by Ben Edlund, this animated series follows the ever-unraveling adventures of the Tick, a blue-antennaed superhero whose loyal sidekick, Arthur, is also an accountant.
Townsend Coleman, Rob Paulsen, Micky Dolenz, Jess Harnell, Cam Clarke, Kay Lenz
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (1994) - 2 discs

Indestructible blue self-proclaimed superhero "The Tick" strives to protect the city from evildoers, battling a barrage of villains and mundanity with the help of his sidekick Arthur, an accountant disguised as a moth. Along the way, they join forces with Die Fledermaus, American Maid and the Caped Chameleon, delivering side-splitting comedy and adventure in this series based on the hit comic from Ben Edlund.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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 this silly (in a good way) spoof mocks villains, superheroes, and everything else it runs across. For example: Superwoman and man (in copyright-friendly disguise) argue over her girliness and his fear of commitment, and bad guys admit that they just wanted to make a lot of money so they wouldn't have to work. Most young kids won't get the satirical humor aimed at older audiences, but they can still enjoy the action and the ample physical comedy.

Sexual Content

Side characters may indulge in some mild innuendo.


This is an action cartoon, albeit a semi-spoof. There are many explosions and crashes, and one character frequently fires guns, although never at anyone or with successful results. It's usually pretty clear that no one was hurt.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The Tick is determined that superheroes should rely on themselves, not weapons or gimmicks, and he believes powerfully in himself and his far-more-dubious sidekick. But strength and shows of force do rule the day.


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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