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By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dark, Gothic action cartoon is OK for tweens.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 5+

Great show! Strong plots and characters

I watched this when I was really young and it never scared me but it could scare young children. Rewatching it as an adult, it’s very enjoyable with complex plot lines and well developed characters. It features a strong female lead, a recurring theme of tolerance and not judging someone by apparence or because they’re different than you, and great friendships. I would highly recommend.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

Gargoyales one of the best darkest and edgy cartoons of the 90es

This show could be scary to some kids but unfortunately it is for 9 + the show features lots of action and violence kids love however it has to much violence and occasionally blood is seen. This show should have recieved a pg rating

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (8):

Gargoyles will appeal to tweens and up but may prove too scary for the younger set. That said, most of the show's violence is of the hand-to-hand combat variety seen in most superhero programs. Characters punch, kick, and throw each other off of buildings, but they don't use very many weapons.

Gargoyles is very well-written, with likable characters. The storylines are interesting and involve many mythical and historical references, including Anglo and Scots mythology and even some Shakespeare references (never a bad thing). Violence plays a part in every episode, but it's not graphic or over the top. Kids who are old enough to watch Gargoyles will very likely enjoy it.

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