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Is Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is ok for kids? This family-friendly animated film may not have the most original story, but there’s enough to entertain young ones. Here’s what parents need to know in this parents guide to Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken.

Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken Parents Guide

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Parents Guide

Sweet and awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom (Toni Collette), has forbidden Ruby from ever getting in the water.

However, when she breaks her mom’s rule, Ruby discovers that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her grandmother (Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas. The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There’s one major problem with that: The school’s beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea (Annie Murphy) just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.

Age Rating: Why is Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken Rated PG?

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is Rated PG for thematic elements, action, and rude humor which means some content may not be suitable for kids.


There is no profanity in Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. Language is mild with uses of stupid, dumb, and shut up. There is also the use of the phrase mother flippin’.

Mature Content: Is Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken Kid Friendly?

Some mature content for kids includes characters kissing, holding hands, and crushing on other characters. Teenage characters discuss typical teenage things like dating, prom, relationships, social media, hormones, and panic attacks.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is LGBTQ+ friendly with a queer character and a female character taking another female to prom. 

Violence: Is Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Too Scary for Kids?

There is some animated action and violence including a battle scene that puts some characters in danger. A creature is hit by a car, but is unharmed. Some violence is for comical effect.

Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken kid friendly

Is Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Appropriate for Kids Under 8?

Most of the content is kid friendly in Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, but some mature topics are aimed at a little older audience. Most characters are teens, and some of the conversations may be too old for 5-year-olds. Without that, then Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken would be more of a G-rated movie.

Parents should use their discretion in regards to content for their children. 

At around an hour and 30 minutes, the length of Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is great for little ones. There are a lot of bright colors and vivid animation to keep young kids entertained and attentive. 

Some of the story does seem reminiscent of Pixar’s Turning Red and even a little of Luca. So not terribly original, but still a lot of fun and endearing messages. I don’t want to knock family films, because we need more of them, and Ruby Gillman is a she-ro in her own right. 

Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken Age Rating

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