Parents' Guide to

The Cuphead Show!

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Throwback cartoon recipe adds a dash of sweetness; violence.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

IT'S YOUR OWN PREFERENCE

I think that it's fine for kids just ask parents honestly it's your own preference but like I said I like it's fine for 5 and over
age 6+

Great show

This show is great for 6 and up, the only episode you need to watch out for is episode 7 there are mild alcohol references. Great series for kids to get started on animation series.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (19 ):

Despite its frenetic and mostly shallow characters, this charming cartoon accomplishes the formidable goal of making a 90-year-old animation style fresh again. Elementary school-age kids will enjoy the slapstick humor of The Cuphead Show!, while parents will appreciate the sparse dialogue and nostalgic feel. The episodes are short and often violent in a Looney Tunes kind of way, but they exude a largely innocent tone. The personified objects and animals that coexist in the Inkwell Isles each have their own unique charm. The ladybug mayor is a favorite, and even the devil himself is more silly than scary most of the time. The show's violence may get old for some, but it's worth a view, if only to share a few giggles while marveling over the Alexander Graham Bell-era telephones and other retro delights.

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