Shows to introduce to my kids.

by emasterslake | created - 16 Sep 2014 | updated - 10 Mar 2016 | Public

When I do become a dad, these will be the shows I will introduce to my kids while they are still young. This list will only include shows that are OK to show to a kid or I believe its OK to show to a kid. While shows that I believe will be ok for them when they are 13 years of age or older will be for another list.

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1. 2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

"Two Stupid Dogs" follows the lives of two dogs: the overly excited Little Dog (the dachshund) and easy-paced Big Dog (the sheepdog). These crazy canines don't know how to fit in the world,... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Garrett, Mark Schiff, Jess Harnell, Jim Cummings

Votes: 3,526

2. The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Shaggy and Scooby and friends must return 13 ghosts to a magic chest which they inadvertently released.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Vincent Price, Susan Blu

Votes: 2,038

3. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Horror

The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles, Gregg Berger

Votes: 9,771

4. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1995–2000)

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

The completely-bonkers Ace Ventura continues to tackle cases involving stolen or missing animals, usually arriving at the solutions by pure fluke as he blunders his way through the facts in his inimitable way.

Stars: Michael Daingerfield, Richard Binsley, Bruce Tubbe, Al Waxman

Votes: 712

5. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 13,139

6. The Addams Family (1992–1993)

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

The further misadventures of the eccentrically macabre family.

Stars: John Astin, Nancy Linari, Debi Derryberry, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 1,690

7. Adventure Time (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A 12-year-old boy and his best friend, wise 28-year-old dog with magical powers, go on a series of surreal adventures with each other.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, Tom Kenny, Hynden Walch

Votes: 70,188

8. The Adventures of Blinky Bill (1993–2004)

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

Following the destruction of their village by loggers, a young koala and his friends help to rebuild anyway they can.

Stars: Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 439

9. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

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

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh

Votes: 8,873

11. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Votes: 8,681

12. The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police (1997–1998)

TV-Y | 12 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The continuing adventures of Sam the Bogart-like dog and Max the hyper-kinetic bunny.

Stars: Harvey Atkin, Rob Tinkler, Tony Daniels, Catherine Disher

Votes: 529

13. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993–1996)

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

Sonic and Tails are willing to save the planet Mobius from Dr. Robotnik and his robots which they plan to take over in these slapstick based adventures.

Stars: Jaleel White, Long John Baldry, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett

Votes: 2,642

14. The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Join Mario, and Luigi in 26 action packed adventures based on the classic NES video game.

Stars: Walker Boone, Tony Rosato, Tracey Moore, John Stocker

Votes: 810

15. The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the young reporter, his faithful dog and friends as they travel around the world on adventures.

Stars: Colin O'Meara, Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière

Votes: 15,966

16. Aladdin (1994–1995)

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

Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.

Stars: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Welker

Votes: 9,273

17. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 29,783

18. A.L.F. (1987–1989)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The adventures and misadventures of ALF, under the real name Gordon Shumway, on his home planet of Melmac before he crashlanded on Earth.

Stars: Len Carlson, Rob Cowan, Don Francks, Paul Fusco

Votes: 354

19. ALF Tales (1988–1990)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

ALF and his friends retell classic stories in their own unique way.

Stars: Tabitha St. Germain, Peggy Mahon, Thick Wilson, Dan Hennessey

Votes: 205

20. The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977–1978)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of the greatest DC Comics superheroes protects Earth with the help of a pair of alien sibling apprentices.

Stars: Norman Alden, Michael Bell, Danny Dark, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,431

21. All That (1994–2016)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

A zany sketch comedy featuring many wacky characters hosted for kids and by kids.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Soup

Votes: 6,481

22. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)

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

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman

Votes: 2,679

23. The Alvin Show (1961–1962)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Following the incredible popularity of the novelty record "The Chipmunk Song", this animated series about the singing rodents was created. Manager David Seville spends his days taking care ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian, Shepard Menken, Bill Lee, June Foray

Votes: 199

24. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 11,245

25. The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)

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

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette, Terry Wood

Votes: 12,840

26. Animaniacs (1993–1998)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 20,013

27. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 12,576

28. Astroboy (1963–1966)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a future where science fiction is reality, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image. Named Astro Boy, the robot can swim oceans, leap over mountains, and even fly ... See full summary »

Stars: Billie Lou Watt, Esperanzita Martínez, Mari Shimizu, Ray Owens

Votes: 720

29. Astroboy (1980–1981)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Originally intended to be kept a secret, the Pinocchio-like character becomes a publicly renowned superhero -- complete with devices like laser-firing fingers, uncanny hearing, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Ganoung, Bob Gonzalez, Debby Holmes, Hisashi Katsuda

Votes: 760

30. Astro Boy (2003– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Starring Astro, Japan's first Superhero and a modern folk hero- an anime adaption for the new century based on the seminal manga 'Astro Boy' by the 'God of Manga' Osamu Tezuka.

Stars: Roland Angelo Crisolo, Tabitha St. Germain, Olivia Hack, Candi Milo

Votes: 328

31. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1990–1991)

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A group of people thwart a mad scientist trying to take over the world with evil mutated tomatoes that he can change into people.

Stars: John Astin, Christian Guzek, Kath Soucie, Neil Ross

Votes: 348

32. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 207,740

33. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 17,678

34. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 80,371

35. The Batman (2004–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Billionaire Bruce Wayne fights crime and evil as the mysterious Batman.

Stars: Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara, Danielle Judovits

Votes: 9,182

36. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fuelled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy), he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 22,749

37. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)

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

An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 7,126

38. The Batman/Superman Hour (1968–1969)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dynamic Duo battles crime in Gotham City.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule, Jane Webb

Votes: 1,114

39. Beakman's World (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

Stars: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 2,250

40. Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The Transformers' war continues in an older time, through a new generation. On pliocenic Earth, the heroic Maximals and the evil Predacons battle for survival against each other and against a violent planet.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Richard Newman

Votes: 7,045

41. Beetlejuice (1989–1991)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.

Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain, Elizabeth Hanna

Votes: 6,358

42. Beware the Batman (2013–2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman, a crime-fighting vigilante of Gotham City, goes up against the underworld.

Stars: Anthony Ruivivar, Sumalee Montano, JB Blanc, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 3,658

43. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 15,469

44. The Big O (1999–2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic city with lost memories, an expert negotiator fights threats to the city with the help of an android and his own giant robot.

Stars: Mitsuru Miyamoto, Steve Blum, Akiko Yajima, Motomu Kiyokawa

Votes: 1,796

45. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

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