The Best Kids TV Shows of my childhood

by chloe993 | created - 19 Jan 2012 | updated - 23 Jan 2012 | Public
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1. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,082

The Best one EVER!!!

2. Little Bill (1999–2004)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

A smart, inquisitive five year old boy called "Little Bill" explores what life is like with the help of his big imagination.

Stars: Gregory Hines, Xavier Pritchett, Phylicia Rashad, Ruby Dee

Votes: 1,615

3. The Hoobs (2001– )

Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

HabaHaba sends some of his hoobs to earth so he can know about humans(tidleypeeps).

Stars: John Eccleston, Bronté Terrell, Don Austen, Mark Jefferis

Votes: 119

4. Bill and Ben (2001– )

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Bill and Ben are two Flowerpot Men who play in the garden with their friends: Weed, Scamper, Rose, Whoops, Pry, Tad, Slowcoach, Whimsy and Thistle.

Stars: John Thomson, Jimmy Hibbert, Ève Karpf

Votes: 101

5. Brum (1991–2002)

Not Rated | Animation, Comedy, Family

Brum is a car who loves to go around the city each day. Follow him as he helps save the day by identifying criminals, dances with people and sometimes even gets up to no good, only to be helpful later.

Stars: Toyah Willcox, Mike Cavanagh, Tom Wright, Mark Powlett

Votes: 1,246

6. Penny Crayon (1989–1990)

10 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of a mischievous schoolgirl who loves to draw.

Stars: Su Pollard, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 97

7. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 29,300

8. Rosie & Jim (1990– )

15 min | Adventure, Family

Rosie and Jim are two rag dolls that magically come to life when no-one is looking. They explore different aspects of Great Britain as they travel along the canal network aboard the narrow-boat "Ragdoll" with the boat's owner.

Stars: Robin Stevens, Rebecca Nagan, Neil Brewer, John Cunliffe

Votes: 211

9. Tots TV (1993– )

11 min | Family

Three rag doll puppets live together in a countryside cottage: Tilly, a French girl, with red hair, who speaks in basic French; Tom, a blue haired boy with glasses; and Tiny, the green-haired youngest Tot.

Stars: Robin Stevens, Andrew Davenport, Véronique Déroulède, Jane Pardoe

Votes: 191

10. Bob the Builder (1998–2004)

TV-Y | 10 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Lorelei King, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 3,374

11. Fireman Sam (1987–2018)

TV-Y7 | 10 min | Animation, Crime, Family

The adventures of a community fireman, Sam.

Stars: Steven Kynman, David Carling, Tegwen Tucker, Andrew Hodwitz

Votes: 1,202

12. Postman Pat (1981–2006)

G | 15 min | Animation, Family

This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi, Melissa Sinden

Votes: 1,920

13. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 20,332

14. Bear in the Big Blue House (1997–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Geoffrey Holder, Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz

Votes: 2,782

15. Teletubbies (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Votes: 6,281

16. Tweenies (1999–2003)

40 min | Action, Family

Four preschool-aged best friends have fun together in their playgroup and learn about the world around them through engaging songs, stories, crafts and more.

Stars: Colleen Daley, Justin Fletcher, Bob Golding, C.H. Beck

Votes: 776

17. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 39,507

18. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 33,529

19. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,159

20. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 11,056

21. Rubbadubbers (2003– )

TV-G | 10 min | Animation, Family

SHERIFF TERENCE: Howdy, partner! Terence wishes he could make the rules for the bathroom so he won't get splashed. In an imaginative trip to the Wild West, Sheriff Terence meets Finny the Kid in a showdown!

Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Sean Hughes, Maria Darling

Votes: 168

22. The Story Makers (2002– )

20 min | Family

When midnight strikes in the children's library, it is time for the Story Makers to come out to make magical books with stories that come to life!

Stars: Gary Martin, Danny John-Jules, Aliex Yuill, Nick Mercer

Votes: 197

23. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt, Carey Stinson

Votes: 3,975

24. Bananas in Pyjamas (1992–2001)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

The many adventures of full-size bananas, B1 and B2. They live on Cuddles Avenue which is also home to three Teddies (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a sneaky Rat-in-a-Hat.

Stars: Karina Kelly, Nicholas Opolski, Taylor Owyns, Jeremy Scrivener

Votes: 2,338

25. The Wiggles (1998– )
Episode: Story Time (II) (2007)

TV-Y | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Add a Plot

Stars: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page

Votes: 12

26. Hi-5 (1999– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

Australian weekly children's educational series.

Stars: Fely Irvine, Steven Nicholson, Lauren Brant, Tim Maddren

Votes: 135

27. Noddy (1998–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

Three children spend their time after school at Notions, Oddities, Doodads and Delights of Yesterday, an antique toy store where the toys and the shopkeeper's pet crawfish come to life.

Stars: Sean McCann, Jayne Eastwood, Gil Filar, James Rankin

Votes: 1,447

28. The Koala Brothers (2003– )

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Family

Follow the adventures of the Koala Brothers, Frank and Buster, living in the Australian outback whose mission in life is to help others.

Stars: Jonathan Coleman, Lucinda Cowden, Janet James, Rob Rackstraw

Votes: 323

29. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,941

30. Little Bear (1995–2003)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

Based upon a series of children's books, a grizzly cub has many misadventures with his friends.

Stars: Kristin Fairlie, Andrew Sabiston, Jennifer Martini, Sean McCann

Votes: 2,825

31. Bagpuss (1974)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily brings them a new object, the toys come to life to work out what the strange new thing ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Emily Firmin

Votes: 730

32. Come Outside (1993– )

Adventure, Family

Children's educational programme in which Auntie Mable and her dog Pippin fly in their spotted plane looking at and finding out how everyday things work.

Stars: Lynda Baron, Pippin, Valerie Hunkins, Ashok Srivastava

Votes: 471

33. Pingu (1986–2006)

TV-G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

"Pingu finds himself in tricky and comical situations, but he always learns a lesson. Pingu spends his days with his parents and baby sister, Pinga. Everyone in his town speaks ""Penguinese."" Laugh along and find out what happens.

Stars: Carlo Bonomi, David Sant, Marcello Magni

Votes: 5,157

34. The Woody Woodpecker Show (1999–2018)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An updated iteration Woody Woodpecker and friends with Chilly Willy and even Winnie Woodpecker, Knothead and Splinter appearing in their own segments.

Stars: Billy West, Mark Hamill, B.J. Ward, Andrea Martin

Votes: 668

35. Art Attack (1990–2007)

Family

An educational series presenting various art project suggestions and creations.

Stars: Neil Buchanan, Peter Corey, Mitchell Knight, Jim Sweeney

Votes: 2,036

37. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 28,388

38. The Clangers (1969–1974)

10 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

The series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space.... See full summary »

Star: Oliver Postgate

Votes: 552

39. 64 Zoo Lane (1999–2013)

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Family

64 Zoo Lane is a kid show about a girl who goes outside her house at night to play with her zoo friends including a giraffe, zebra and more. The show is definitely a show for the whole family to watch.

Stars: Adrienne Posta, Keith Wickham, Dan Russell, Bob Saker

Votes: 498

40. Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (2000– )

56 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An anthology series that centres around horrible children getting their comeuppance, often in horribly gruesome ways.

Star: Nigel Planer

Votes: 522

41. Elmo's World: The Wild Wild West (2001 Video)

Family

Elmo heads to the wild west in this fun filled adventure. Learning how to ride a horse is just the beginning for Elmo in this fun filled adventure that features cowpoke songs and country music star Travis Tritt.

Directors: Victor DiNapoli, Jim Martin, Ted May | Stars: Kevin Clash, Kristin Chenoweth, Bill Irwin, Michael Jeter

Votes: 28



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