Jane and the Dragon

TV review by
Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Medieval adventure is a soaring delight.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 7 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Not curriculum-based, but kids will pick up life lessons about topics like teamwork and cooperation.

Positive Messages

The show promotes positive social messages/themes such as friendship, loyalty, and forgiveness. 

Positive Role Models

Jane pushes the boundaries of expectations and is a positive role model for girls. She demonstrates courage and integrity.

Violence & Scariness

As a would-be knight, Jane carries (and knows how to use) a sword.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jane and the Dragon is an excellent computer-animated series set in medieval England. Although the main character is supposed to become a lady-in-waiting, she decides that she wants to be a knight instead and befriends a dragon. Jane is a strong, independent female role model, and the show's themes of friendship, loyalty, and forgiveness make it great for young grade-schoolers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMLW - Jane Rocks! August 5, 2011

Jane - A wonderful heroine for children 2-92!

Jane and the Dragon is one of my favourite childrens series. I have all the DVD's. Jane is an inspiring role model for my two girls 8 & 10. She is... Continue reading
Parent of an infant, 1, and 2-year-old Written byOceanseve June 25, 2009

Great show

Great storylines, great characters, I wish they had made a second season. Everyone in our house enjoys it from my husband and me to my 1 and 2 year olds.

The o... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byAri_Ravenclaw June 8, 2019

Childhood Essential

I've grown up with this show and it is absolutely wonderful. Each episode has a kind of moral lesson. It's delightful to watch and one of my absolute... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old November 13, 2011


I LOVE THIS!!! But, when my mom went away and my mom's friend stayed over, we watched this and my mom's friend said Jane looks like Miley Cyrus. The Q... Continue reading

What's the story?

Based on Martin Baynton's storybooks, JANE AND THE DRAGON may lack the fantasy violence of other cartoons, but it certainly doesn't lack action. That's because main character Jane (voiced by Tajja Isen) is a spirited young girl who'd rather play with her friends and patrol her kingdom with her dragon (Adrian Truss) than fuss about and learn what's expected of a young woman in medieval times. Jane grows up in the confines of the royal court, where it's her destiny to become a lady-in-waiting. But thanks to a little determination (some might even call it stubbornness), she proves herself and joins the King's Knight Guard. The adventures that follow are full of lessons in bravery, conflict resolution, and patience that build Jane's character and teach her about the realities of growing up.

Is it any good?

Full of humor and excellent messages, this series offers girls a fantastic role model who's smart, confident, and has big dreams -- and the determination to chase after them. With its lovable characters, engaging story lines, and wit reminiscent of the Shrek series, Jane and the Dragon may capture the attention of the entire family.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Jane's challenges as she grows up and navigates her social world in Jane and the Dragon. Have you ever had to pick sides among friends? What caused the problem? What was your solution?

  • Younger kids can also talk about the show's plot points. What happened in this episode? What did the characters learn?

  • How do the characters in Jane and the Dragon demonstrate courage and integrity? Why are these important character strengths?

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