Parents' Guide to

Secrets of the Whales

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Captivating, informative series about whales has some peril.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Some Violence

Watched 2 episodes... in the one about narwhals and belugas, there was some intensity. One whale gets stranded and later you find a polar bear eating what you're pretty sure is that whale. Scene at the end wrap has an orca eating a seal, so I'm assuming the orca episode would be intense. Sperm whale episode they hunt giant squid -- while that isn't shown, there is a dead large giant squid the photographers fish out of the water and poke and prod. To sum up: not for my sensitive kiddos.

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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This inspiring, hopeful docu-series expertly illustrates the intelligence and creativity of whales across the globe. Whale's songs, their family life, and their traditions are brought to life, masterfully and memorably in The Secrets of Whales. Kids and adults will be intrigued by the narratives that are built around the challenges that whales face in order to survive. And though some perilous moments are highlighted, the larger context is kept in frame. An optimistic tone keeps an upbeat mood (it's Disney after all), encouraging kids to develop a connection with the largest mammals on the planet. The result is an immersive experience which gives a big nod to how miraculous life on our planet really is.

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