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Jumanji: The Animated Series

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Movie-inspired cartoon dials down scares for younger crowd.

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What started as an award-winning children's book evolved into a live-action movie and culminated in this animated series, which proves to be the best of both worlds for adventure-seeking kids. The story loosely follows that of the movie, with some tweaks in plot and characters, and the same kinds of thrills exist in this cartoon as did on the big screen. Because of its animated format, though, the scares aren't quite so scary and the element of fantasy is that much stronger, which makes it better suited for a slightly younger crowd.

Also nicely matched to kids' needs are the show's strong reminders about the consequences of negative behavior such as dishonesty and cheating. The challenges they face often tempt Peter and Judy to take some kind of moral shortcut, but doing so always winds up making things more difficult. As they acknowledge their mistakes, kids are reminded that these rules hold true both in real life and even in parallel worlds such as Jumanji.

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