Adventure Time: Distant Lands - Together Again

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Animated special has surreal visuals, deep emotions.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

The show is 10+ but death themes are 8+

The fact that this website rated this special 8+ while the review for the original show, which is based on the incredibly tamer first episode, says it's 10+ makes no sense to me. The whole episode is about death, the word "death" or any derivative is used like in the 80% of the lines of dialogue, and of course this can be triggering for children. There's no way young kids can enjoy the "colorful imagery" unless you show them the first five minutes, after that we see stuff like skeletons, a character "melting" to death in his grave in a hallucination, the Lich and an amount of violence, scariness and "language" that are reminiscent from the show you rated 10+. It's not like the other specials who dealt with this kind of stuff discreetly. Of course it carries a positive message and has jokes, but "Together Again", as a whole, is way more mature than the overall original show and I don't know if it's actually meant to be watched by children (it's TV-PG after all), rather by the adults who grew up with the series (which may find it more distressful, at least that was my case). Just like when you rate PG movies 13+. I don't know every children of the world but maybe introducing them to reincarnation, nirvana, etc. by using an existentialist, psychological horror, no matter how silly its cover is, may not be the best idea. It would be ideal if the kid is mature enough and the family is there to do some parenting, but in my opinion I don't think anyone younger than 12 or so can enjoy this special on its own.

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