Parents' Guide to

Masha and the Bear

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mischievous tot's antics delight in Russian-inspired series.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 76 parent reviews

age 2+

It's awful and teaches poor behaviour

Masha is completely self centered. She consistently ruins any joy in bears life while expecting the world. It's a toxic relationship and bear deserves so much better. I don't know what kind of adult Masha will be, but I already know I won't like her. Not allowing this show in my house.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 4+

Don’t let your kids watch until they’re older

My daughter is 2 and loves the show, however, she’s at an age where she absorbs and mimics everything. With that being said, she had begun to mimic Masha’s awful behavior. She tries to dictate what goes on in the house, and doesn’t listen. We are trying to correct said behavior with guidance trying to teach her that the behavior in the show is not okay. Older children who know what good behavior is more than a 2 years could enjoy it with no problem
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (76):
Kids say (26):

This show's vivid animation and original music nicely complement a plot that's lacking in dialogue, thanks to the fact that the Bear doesn't speak. Often minutes go by without any words exchanged, but the characters manage to tell their stories through their motions and expressions. For viewers used to the chatter of most cartoons, Masha and the Bear can be a nice change of pace. Even so, parents might want to point out to their kids that as enticing and exciting as Masha's capers seem to be, they'd yield far different consequences in the real world.

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