Parents' Guide to

Courage the Cowardly Dog

By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cult fave 'toon plays over-the-top violence for laughs.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 8+

I enjoy long days of being entertained by Courage.

I enjoy long days with my children Christopher and Janice we watch Courage Muriel and Eustace because it is educational displays experience and is funny.
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+
i liked this when i was younger but the scariness is too much to bear for young kids

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (104 ):

Cynical and over the top, COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG was pretty cutting edge in 2000, when it was created for the Cartoon Network. And it's still fairly out there in its willingness to take both violence and sheer gross-out gore to extremes in the name of humor. The creators spoof the horror genre in many episodes, and fans of horror movies will undoubtedly find plenty of inside jokes.

But while the show is funny -- and certainly both unique and unpredictable in its storylines -- it's not a particularly kid-friendly cartoon. Younger viewers will do better with Looney Tunes or Tom and Jerry, which have plenty of slapstick 'toon violence without the graphic images.

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