Parents' Guide to

Over the Garden Wall

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Whimsical, adventurous tale has some scary moments, too.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 15 parent reviews

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.
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age 14+

Over the Garden Wall was not for little kids

i think Over the Garden Wall is a amazing show but its not for little kids because its rated TVPG and is very creepy and dark the show is about 2 brothers getting lost in a mythical world theres a episode with pumpkin heads that are people who passed on a bird named Beatrice was going to sell the kids to a witch for slavery a monster called Loren wants to eat the kids theres a character called the highway man sings a dark song and runs his finger across his neck like a knife and a woodsman wants to turn the kids into eldewood trees so he can harvest there souls and greg tries to sacrifice himself to save his brother with that being said Over the Garden Wall is for preteens and teens and i dont reccomend it for anyone under the age of 14

This title has:

Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15):
Kids say (50):

Over the Garden Wall blends comedy, whimsy, and touches of the horror genre in a unique 10-part animated miniseries. Its scares aren't the jump-out-of-your-skin type; they're more along the lines of The Twilight Zone in that they create the notion that even the most seemingly benign situations can hide frightful secrets. Because it's more suggestive than blatant, the show is more in tune with older kids' and tweens' interest level than it is for younger kids', but even adults will find something to like in its unique storytelling.

The show's most notable selling point is its visual appeal. The characters truly look the part of folksy fairy tale personalities, and their jaunts through the Unknown invoke images of classic adventurers such as Little Red Riding Hood or Goldilocks. It's fun to get swept up in Wirt and Greg's experiences, and the swirling cast of quirky people and creatures -- particularly snarky Beatrice -- keeps the content enticing as well.

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