Wondering if Star Wars: Ahsoka on Disney+ is ok for kids? This live-action Star Wars series is more intense than the animated The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, but fans of Ahsoka Tano may want to watch. Here’s what parents need to know in this Ahsoka Parents Guide.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Parents Guide
Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka Tano, former Jedi Knight, as she tries to prevent a new war. Ahsoka takes place after the events of Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian.
The series begins with “The evil galactic empire has fallen and a New Republic has taken its place. However, sinister agents are already at work to undermine the fragile peace.
A plot is underway to find the lost Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn and bring him out of exile. Once presumed dead, rumors are spreading of Thrawn’s return which would galvanize the Imperial Remnants and start another war.
Former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano captured one of Thrawn’s allies and learned of a secret map which is vital to the enemy’s plan. Ahsoka now searches for the map as her prisoner, Morgan Elsbeth, is transported to the New Republic for trial…”
Ahsoka does find the map and needs help from former apprentice Sabine. Their relationship is rocky, but they do have a common goal.
Age Rating: Why is Ahsoka Rated TV-14?
Ahsoka on Disney+ is rated TV-14 for intense violence which means some content may not be appropriate for kids under 14.
Language in Ahsoka
In the first two episodes of Ahsoka, there is no profanity or bad language.
Violence: Is Ahsoka Too Scary for Kids?
As far as violence is concerned, Ahsoka does earn its TV-14 rating. Some battles and darker themes may be too scary for young kids. The action is on par with The Mandalorian and Andor. A lot of the violence is sci-fi violence though with lightsaber battles, blasters, but there are deaths.
Some deaths may prove to be emotional for sensitive young viewers.
Is Ahsoka Appropriate for Kids Under 10?
If your kids are accustomed to watching Star Wars films and Disney+ shows, then Ahsoka is comparable to those. There are darker and mature themes, but overall, the female-led cast is remarkable and worth a watch.
Parents can expect intense violence and mature themes in Star Wars: Ahsoka, but it is kid friendly for kids ages 10 and older. The first two episodes may not be incredibly action-packed, but the background and buildup does engage the audience. Ahsoka’s and Sabine’s relationship/friendship/complicated past is so relatable.
Ashley Eckstein voiced Ahsoka Tano in the The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels and fans fell in love with her. Rosario Dawson continues her story into essentially a live-action Rebels. With her laid-back, almost amused demeanor, Dawson wins me over. Ahsoka has been through some things, she’s not extra, and the restraint to over-act makes me like her character even more.
Star Wars: Ahsoka feels special. Perhaps this may be the series to please the purists and the Star Wars newcomers.