Dragons: Riders of Berk

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Dragons: Riders of Berk Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 8+

Movie-inspired show has strong relationships, role models.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 9 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

age 5+

Our family loves this series!

Of all the movies and DVDs we've picked out for our 5 1/2 year old, these have been the best! True fun for the whole family! Strong positive messages about family, friendship, and caring for pets with less scary stuff then many other popular movies ( Tangled, Fung Fu Panda, Peter Pan). We hate the orphan, evil mother theme of so many of the Disney movies and these have none of that. There are a lot of dragon fight scenes but they are not to scary, you never see any of them get hurt, and they often end humorously. We are now watching the "Defender of Berk" Part 1 series and these are even more appropriate for youngest kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Good stuff

Excellent series for fans of the How To Train Your Dragon movie. The production values and animation are top notch, indistinguishable from the movie. Many of the same voice actors including Hiccup and Astrid. No significant violence, certainly less than even the off-screen violence of a superhero cartoon. Watchable by adults too. My 7 year old is nuts for it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

Character Strengths

Find more tv shows that help kids build character.

  • Young girl playing
    See all
  • Kids in class
    See all
  • Child cross country skiing
    See all
  • Hands together
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of the side profile of a boy
    Great Boy Role Models
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a girl
    Great Girl Role Models
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate