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Parents' Guide to

Animated Tales of the World

By KJ Dell'Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Global folk tales, some fabulous, others less so.

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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Wonderful, Wonderful Story...

As I type this, I am looking at the icon of "Jack" from the "green man" tale.. and I must say I cannot give this show enough stars. The water color effect, the beautiful surroundings and the brave hero in this tale is just at a harmoneous balance that can capture the attention of anyone who knows how to appreciate art. :) Mind you, I am currently 21.. and I enjoy these series, myself .. (tis my little secret.) ;) But apart from The Green Man episode.. I've indulged in some other tales from this series and have yet to be let down. I enjoy the essence of the presentation in these series. There's something so compelling about it. I look forward to sharing these amazing moments with some children of my own, someday. In the meantime, I hope this stays on air.. And thank you, HBO Family for introducing me to such masterpieces. - Ariana

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the quality of the episodes can be erratic, every show is a small glimpse into the history of another culture, and because unfamiliar elements aren't washed away or overly explained, a parent watching with a child will have a lot to talk about. This variety offers something new to kids who are used to joining a familiar narrative every time they turn on the television.

These small tales are challenging and invite more thought and more interaction, but they're often violent and certainly not politically correct. The kings are nearly always kings, the goal is to marry the princess or win the bag of gold, and the servants live belowstairs and the master above. But these are straightforward stories haven't been jazzed up with explosions or clever repartee and fart jokes to grab kids' attention, and yet they still do. That alone makes them worth watching.

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