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Is The Mandalorian Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if The Mandalorian is ok for kids? I was first introduced to The Mandalorian at Star Wars Celebration in 2019. We got a sneak peek and even then I knew it was special. The Mandalorian does have some violence which may be too much for some young Star Wars fans. Here’s what parents need to know in this Mandalorian Parents Guide.

The Mandalorian Parents Guide

The Mandalorian Parents Guide

The Mandalorian is all new characters and stories, so if you’re not a Star Wars fan, now’s the time to start watching. And if you’ve been a fan for 40 years, this is for you, too. They took such great care in making this series and were looking for people to be in it that were already Star Wars fans.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, so about 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

In Season 1 The Mandalorian is hired to retrieve “a package” but finds much more than he bargained for.

In Season 2 he is tasked with returning Baby Yoda to his own people, the Jedi, but it’s hard for him to let go of the bond he has formed with Grogu. 

Age Rating: Why is The Mandalorian Rated TV-14?

The Mandalorian is rated TV-14 for intense violence and language which means some content is not appropriate for kids under 14 years old. 

The Mandalorian Age Rating

Is The Mandalorian Kid Friendly?

The Mandalorian does have a Rogue One type feel to it. It’s darker than some of the Star Wars films and some of the content is more mature. The Mandalorian is kid friendly for ages 12 and up.  

However, in Season 3 of The Mandalorian, Disney Plus has said the reason for the age rating is due to intense violence which is different than in other seasons. 

Language in The Mandalorian

There is some language in The Mandalorian like damn, a**, jacka**, and sh*t. The language is pretty sporadic overall for a TV-14 show, but it’s starting to get more plentiful. 

Violence: Is The Mandalorian Too Scary for Kids? 

There is a lot of violence in The Mandalorian, especially compared to Star Wars films. In Star Wars, a lot is more science fiction type violence with light sabers and blasters. In this series, there are flametroopers lighting things on fire, another getting his head chopped off, weapons, tons of bodies, and scary creatures, etc. From the first few minutes of the show, the violence begins.

This is a common theme throughout the series – people and creatures dying. It’s definitely more intense than a Star Wars movie.

Also once kids get attached to Baby Yoda and see him in peril, that’ll be tough for younger ones, especially those with a tender heart.

Is The Mandalorian Appropriate for Kids Under 12?

If it were a movie, The Mandalorian would definitely be rated at least PG-13. I would recommend The Mandalorian for ages 12 and up. You could go younger if your children are big Star Wars fans and are ok with that kind of violence.  I suggest watching an episode or two first to see if it’s a good fit for your child. 

I don’t agree with the PG-rating that Disney Plus first gave The Mandalorian, but it is an awesome series! The Mandalorian is jam-packed with action and heart and is prime Star Wars storytelling. Each episode packs an emotional punch and leaves you wanting for the next one. 

Also, Grogu certainly doesn’t hurt the “awwww” factor. 

The first episode in Season 3 starts off with an intense bang, and it seems there will be more violence as the stakes get higher for The Mandalorian as he tries to redeem himself. This is the way. 

Is the Mandalorian kid friendly?

Check out some of the best Mandalorian quotes from the show including about Baby Yoda! And here are some Mandalorian memes to get you hyped for Season 3!

Is the Mandalorian safe for kids?


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Sharon M-K

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Well, my brain in ice tonight…the series was called Have Gun, Will Travel. The theme song was Paladin.

Sharon M-K

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Sorry Palladin…not Palladian. Apparently, palladin is not a noun in spell checkers vocabulary!

Sharon M-K

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

I agree with this review. I remember taking my kids…3 and 4.5 to the first Star Wars. The scene with the skeletons of Luke’s Aunt and Uncle gave them weeks of nightmares. I was very annoyed when I saw the scene. I live The Mandalorian, but anyone who allows a child under 10…I’ll restrain myself. Thanks fir a thoughtful review.

Have any old geezers like me commented in its similarity to an old TV western called Palladian? No baby to save but everything from the laconic o\persona to dressing in black is very familiar, as well as traveling from lawless place to lawless place to help the locals.