Tales of the Jedi
By Polly Conway,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Gripping but intense animated shorts detail Jedi lore.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Working together helps achieve goals. It takes courage to do the right thing.
Positive Role Models
Most characters are fighting for the greater good. They're hardworking and motivated, and often act with empathy.
The world of Star Wars is populated with many different types of peoples and aliens. A powerful Jedi master is Black, another is female.
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Violence & Scariness
Animated but still intense. There's a brutal beheading and a long sequence in which a dead body is paraded through a town. Guns and light sabers are wielded frequently by main characters, characters are shot and injured, and one appears to be crushed by a metal door. A deer-like creature is hunted and stabbed with a knife. Characters battle other large animals with sci-fi weapons.
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Products & Purchases
There's lots of merchandise associated with Star Wars.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
In a scene set in an alien pub, aliens are drinking what appears to be alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tales of the Jedi is a series of animated shorts about Jedi lore. It delves into Jedi history and shares the early adventures of some pivotal Star Wars characters. While the stories range in tone from somber to lighter, all are somewhat intense, and there are some frankly brutal scenes, including a beheading. Violence includes sci-fi guns and other weapons. In one long sequence, a dead body is paraded through a town. There are also scary and disturbing villains who may be too much for younger viewers. Alien characters drink in a bar.
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What's the Story?
TALES OF THE JEDI tells the early stories of some important characters in the Star Wars universe. From the birth of Ahsoka (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) to Count Dooku's (Corey Burton) turn to the dark side, each tale presents a slice of history from a galaxy far, far away.
Is It Any Good?
These short and intriguing episodes are presented as Jedi history lessons in the best possible way. Written and created by Dave Filoni, the mastermind behind The Mandalorian and other Star Wars stories, Tales of the Jedi is as thoughtful as any non-animated Star Wars property. The luminous animation adds even more depth to the already excellent world-building, and Star Wars fans will also be excited to see some familiar characters, including Jedi Waddle (now voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard) and Liam Neeson returning as Qui-Gon
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the battle between good and evil that most Jedi warriors face. How do Tales of the Jedi's characters deal with temptation brought on by the dark side? Can you think of any real-life comparisons?
How do characters in this series show courage? Why is this an important character strength?
Why do you think the creators of this show chose to make it as an animated series? Do you think it would have been as effective if it was live action? Why or why not?
- Premiere date: October 26, 2022
- Cast: Liam Neeson, Ashley Eckstein, Bryce Dallas Howard
- Network: Disney+
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: February 17, 2023
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