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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Whimsical books-based show celebrates adventure, friendship.

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 52 parent reviews

age 10+

Loved the 1st season but...

Docked a star watching the second with my 4 yo daughter. Really love the premise, art and music. She was not scared watching the first season, but we just started a new episode where one of the little kids gets their head chopped off and I had to stop it immediately. Kind of disappointed as it did not seem pivotal to the plot.
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age 8+

Wonderful tale about curiosity, friendship and becoming an adult in a world you don't know

A wonderful tale about friendship, curiosity and growing up. Hilda tells a simple, but amazing episodic story, with an overarching lore that focusses on many different topics about growing up. It includes a wide variety of interesting characters. The music and art are superb and wonderful and give the show a very unique flair. A must watch if you like good cartoons and animation.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (52):
Kids say (36):

The beloved graphic novel series adapts beautifully to the screen in this whimsical fantasy about a gregarious girl who thrives on experiencing new things. Hilda's is a world where mountains awaken from eons-long naps to become giants once again, and elven communities have strict rules about who can and cannot see them. Rotund furry creatures fly in the sky like birds, and sun-sensitive trolls are turned to stone. There are surprises around every corner in this surreal place.

What also abounds here are gentle storytelling and sweet themes of tolerance and friendship. Hilda is decidedly unrushed, with music filling pauses in dialogue and characters (especially Hilda) extending kindness to others at every opportunity. Its delightful animation draws heavily on the books for inspiration and matches well the story's roots in magic and fantasy.

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