Over the Garden Wall

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Whimsical, adventurous tale has some scary moments, too.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 48 reviews

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age 8+

Need to mention the voice talent...

Sam Ramey? Deborah Voigt? Whoever had the idea of using top opera singers as voice talent in an animated series was brilliant. There is no greater villain than Sam Ramey, whether he’s playing satan in an opera or the beast in Over the Garden Wall.
age 8+

Great story

I think this cartoon is not only for children, actually everyone who likes old legends is likely to enjoy it. Some moments remind me “Gravity falls” - the graphic style, the plot (two children - rational and expressive - who ended up in a mysterious place), but it’s also different. The cartoon is composed of ten short episodes, each of them is a small story with its own plot, but all the episodes are combined by the common plot, that has a logical ending and doesn’t need any continuation. This series is in form of a loop, we understand how brothers were involved in the story almost in the last episode, so there’s quite a bit of suspense. It’s sometimes creepy, with a gloomy atmosphere of an old unfriendly forest, sometimes a bit ridiculous and strange, but these sides are very seamlessly joined. The cartoon also depicts friendship, treason and different passions. And the artwork and music are great!

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