Parents' Guide to

The Owl House

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Engaging, quirky fantasy series has diversity, LGBTQ+ leads.

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 4+

Enjoyable for adults and kids alike

This is one of those cartoons that's enjoyable for adults too! Both my 9 year old boy and 6 year old girl love it! So many fun and clever jokes and references in it!

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+

Great for more mature kids.

An amazing show! After season 3 ended I felt like I had to make an updated review. I'd say this show is suitable for ages 12+. There's characters drinking alcohol, going into pubs, etc. Characters were also burnt, cut, and slashed. There's not that much blood or gore at all considering it's made for kids. A character is cursed causing her to slash her father's eye (even showing blood!). There's a scene in season 3 where a character is possessed. There's also some scary imagery across the entire series such as Belo's demon/monster form, the Collecter's puppet archives, and more. If your kids are mature, then this really is an amazing show! There is also a LOT of diverse representation. The main character Luz is confirmed to be neurodivergant, and bisexual. There's a non- binary character whom uses they/them pronouns, and a lot of Hispanic representation too. The whole theme of the show is that you don't have to fit in and can just be yourself. The main character Luz even quotes this, "Us weirdos have to stick together!" Overall one of my favorite shows of all time!

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Great messages
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (219 ):

This engaging, inclusive, and visually intriguing show is part fairy tale, part graphic novel, and part classic kids' series with obvious -- and worthwhile -- social themes. Put the parts together, and you have The Owl House, a very likable, quirky story about an enthusiastic teen who doesn't let what others think she should be like dictate how she sees herself and her self-worth. Instead Luz seizes the opportunity to follow her heart and develop her passion even though it contradicts the norms of both her human society and the new demonic one into which she arrives.

Of course, in order to do that, she has to break some rules. She deceives her mom to stay in Boiling Isles and throw in with witches and demons. But the fact that her new friends hail from traditionally infamous types -- including a witch, demon, basilisk, and other fantasy creatures -- reminds viewers not to judge a book by its cover. Even so, these potentially confusing factors should be weighed in considering your kids' readiness for the show. The great news is that The Owl House is exceedingly well written and enjoyable to watch alongside your older kids and tweens, giving you the opportunity to discuss these kinds of themes as they come up.

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