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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Ultra-violent jailhouse cartoon is NOT for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 15+

I'm an animator that grew up with this

This is a classic to me and I think people can learn a thing or two about it. Growing up, I fell in love with animation, the colors, the pacing, the character design, the story, anything an animator can think of. It was apparent in the shows I've watched. Superjail? The Warden hit it out of the park. The design is average, the animation is incredible! His rubbery hose feel is hard to match! I've learned that he became one of my inspirations to pursue animation just at the age of 15! Now, as I rewatch this in my art college dorm room, I continue to fall in love with the show that brought me here to begin with. Not because of the violence, nudity, and swearing, but because of the drug trip animation that the animators certainly had a fun time with. To raise the age to 18+ you take away possible inspiration. 15+ is where teens are learning, developing their own career path, figuring out where they stand in the world. Let them grow, they are figuring it out on their own now and you should be there to support them all the way.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

For 18 and up.

For 18 and up.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (62):

Even among its fellow over-the-top Adult Swim shows, Superjail stands out for its violent imagery. In scene after scene, characters attack each other a wide variety of lethal weapons. Arms, legs, and heads are severed. Bodies are impaled, crushed, and cut into pieces. And, as blood and guts gush out, other characters watch with glee.

There's lots of sexual content as well; though little of it falls into the category of explicit nudity or sexual activity, it's hard to miss the suggestions of violent prison rapes and the clichéd portrayals of jailhouse homosexuals. Superjail seems determined to offend, and it does.

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