Parents' Guide to

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and Jane

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Modern take on classic story entertains with dynamic duo.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

Exciting if plot-heavy series for young animal lovers

This series really worked for us! My 7yr old has watched it all the way through twice (it’s 13 episodes in all). Exciting if plot heavy (the characters are somewhat underdeveloped and there isn’t much depth to the story), not violent but some of the bad guys carry guns and there’s lots of action so my son thinks he’s watching something for “bigger” kids. I find the animation to be little strange (the characters move a bit oddly) but my kid doesn’t. And it does have good messages about protecting animals and nature, etc., strong female characters and fairly racially diverse cast. Glad we found it.
age 8+

Safe, Age- appropriate, Innocent, and Wholesome so far - Interesting Plot

I've watched up to episode 3 in series 1, and from what I've seen so far, it seems like a wholesome, innocent, safe show for kids to watch. It's about standing up for what's right, justice for animals, and friendship. Hopefully it stays that way, and doesn't change in future episodes and seasons, like so many of the other series do - with sexual messages and themes integrated later on, unfortunately. Finally a show/series that kids can watch with wholesome plot and messages - without love and sex themes, which are not appropriate for kids (unlike Flash, Supergirl, and Shera). Even my teen daughter likes this show/series, and is relieved to not have to be exposed to sexual themes and love interests! What a refreshing and much needed change. Please keep up the series the way it is, and don't change it! If so, this family is a loyal fan - with 9 and 14 year old kids. Please add more shows with these values! Love interests and sexual themes are not needed to make or keep a show interesting - even for teens and adults! This show also has some educational value with information about animals. There is also some violence, with guns/shooting etc, but no one gets killed and no gore. Also, a positive role model for girls with Jane independent and able to defend herself.

Is It Any Good?

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This reimagining of a classic story places Tarzan in modern-day London, giving it a distinctly different feel from the previous iterations. It's visually enjoyable, and there's a humorous edge to Tarzan's mischievous streak and his adjustment to London life that kids will like. It's also a plus that he's an undeterred justice warrior of his own kind, letting viewers see him stand up for what he believes to be right. Another plus? Jane isn't just along for the ride; she's as able and principled as he is.

Tarzan and Jane offers a slightly different take on the jungle dweller's story than other movies have shown, so families who have seen others can compare and contrast them. Also, because the episodes tell a compounding story and the animation is more realistic, it's meant for a slightly older audience.

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