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Parents' Guide to

Ice Age: Scrat Tales

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Chaotic critter becomes a parent in funny, violent shorts.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Starts funny but "Tom and jerry" dynamic goes WAY too far

My 6yo loves ice age, so the first handful of these were GREAT and his 2yo brother even laughed along to see 'the baby' But - spoiler alert - the last episode goes WAY too far. Scrat dies, dramatically, and while he does then "come back", the death scene had my child screaming. I had started making dinner and ran back in terrified. Also, it turns out the baby one killed him to get the acorn (Scrat learns this and his desire for vengeance brings him back to life). On the whole I just can't recommend these or maybe just stick for the first 5 only. I seriously never expected a death scene (with the beeping heart monitor sound that adults recognize from medical dramas) and am horrified my kiddo watched it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Chaos, and some sweetness, ensues in these silly shorts that explore Scrat's journey to successful parenthood. Little kids will crack up at the physical comedy that's dialed up to a thousand, while parents might cringe at some of the more intense moments, (or be reminded of their own wild experiences dealing with a newborn), like when Scrat is hit with a powerful stream of pee right in the eye. The cartoonish violence can be a bit much at times, but that's the Ice Age vibe, so fans of the movies shouldn't find anything too new here, except a new, gentler side of Scrat that's a treat to watch.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 13, 2022
  • Network: Disney+
  • Genre: Kids' Animation
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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