Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Extraordinary Tales is an animated adaptation of five classic Edgar Allan Poe stories, and it's aimed at mature teen and young adult audiences. The creepy themes and the dark subject matter, paired with intense moments like bloody murders and an overall obsession with death make it generally frightening and inappropriate for most children and tweens. The stories include dismemberment, blood, torture, starvation, and Poe's signature fascination with death and paranoia. One segment shows naked dead bodies tumbling into a mass grave and a brief shot of naked revelers cavorting, caressing, and kissing in baths at a masquerade ball -- not to mention drinking and smoking hookah pipes.
In one segment, there's a masquerade ball in which a man touches a woman's cleavage and brief nudity in communal baths where masked couples are kissing and caressing.
The stories include animated death, starvation, torture, dismemberment, paranoia, etc. There's blood, horror, men dying, solitary confinement, etc. Dead bodies are thrown into a mass grave.
The message seems to be that Poe will become a great literary figure -- but at the cost of being known for his fascination with death. Also, you can't outrun or cheat death, so you shouldn't hurt others for personal gain, because you'll have to pay in the end.
Drugs / Tobacco /
People drink and smoke pipes at at masquerade ball and dinners.