Kids Shows, Ranked (In progress)

by AGLisicki16 | created - 08 Jul 2017 | updated - 11 Jul 2017 | Public

Who said all kids shows are stupid and can't be enjoyed by teens and adults? Not me! This list is to show the great variation in children's programming, from very entertaining for all ages, to pandering and insulting to the intelligence of even the youngest.

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1. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2019)

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

After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Andrea Libman

Votes: 18,132

The effort put into this show is astounding. Simple yet beautiful animation, and little to no low-brow humor.

2. Pokémon (1997– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 34,446

Thoroughly entertaining.

3. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011–2019)

11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The life of a twelve-year-old boy who happens to be a blue cat as he lives with his family and other strange creatures.

Stars: Dan Russell, Teresa Gallagher, Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Jacob Hopkins

Votes: 17,186

Clever, but has some weird characters though.

4. Skylanders Academy (2016– )

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

"Skylanders Academy" follows the heroic adventures of Spyro, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz as they travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers.

Stars: Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks, Chris Diamantopoulos

Votes: 488

It's alright, but has its share of problems. Spyro, of course, gives it a lift (no pun intended) from what it would be otherwise. Could tone down the pop culture references a bit.

5. Word World (2007– )

TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Family

In Word World, words actually become the objects they represent in an innovative, educational and entertaining adventure for your kids.

Stars: H.D. Quinn, Lenore Zann, George Bailey, Daryl Ekroth

Votes: 229

Creative and educational, but not entertaining for those above the age of 7 really.

6. The Penguins of Madagascar (2008–2015)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Short, Action

The daily adventures of penguins living in New York's Central Park Zoo.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, Jeff Bennett, James Patrick Stuart

Votes: 14,625

Fine storylines, but unsettling CG animation.

7. Nature Cat (2015– )

TV-Y | Animation, Family

An adventurous house cat goes on crazy trips and adventures with his friends to learn all about animals and nature.

Stars: Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kate Micucci, Bobby Moynihan

Votes: 242

Weird animation and catch-phrases, but interesting storylines.

8. Cyberchase (2002– )

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

Three kids, Jackie, Matt, Inez, and their bird friend Digit, must save cyberspace from the evil Hacker with the use of strategy and math skills.

Stars: Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon, Bianca DeGroat

Votes: 1,799

Never really gotten this one, but not too bad.

9. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

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

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 17,929

Creative and different, but uncomfortably risque considering its target age.

10. Dinosaur Train (2009–2019)

TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Family

Friendly dinosaurs climb aboard a train to visit different times throughout the prehistoric age, learning about dinosaurs and having fun adventures.

Stars: Ian James Corlett, Erika-Shaye Gair, Claire Margaret Corlett, Ellen Kennedy

Votes: 561

Repetitive storylines, and when they aren't repetitive, they're strange. Animation is pleasing.

11. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Keith Wickham, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,133

Absolute snooze fest for children and adults alike.

12. Fish Hooks (2010–2014)

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

Three friends attend a school for fish submerged in a pet shop.

Stars: Chelsea Kane, Justin Roiland, Kyle Massey, Laura Ortiz

Votes: 2,817

Animation is horrendous.

13. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

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

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 75,763

Started off mediocre, and has been going lower and lower ever since.

14. Caillou (1997–2010)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

An imaginative four-year-old boy learns life lessons and discovers new things with his friends and family.

Stars: Evan Smirnow, Ellen David, Jennifer Seguin, Merlee Shapiro

Votes: 2,225

Not a fan of bratty bald children, are you?

15. Sid the Science Kid (2008– )

TV-Y | 27 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A young and curious boy constantly wonders the fields of science.

Stars: Drew Massey, Victor Yerrid, Mia Ella Mimica, Alice Dinnean

Votes: 448

Play-doh animation and terrible voice acting.

16. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

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

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 19,695

Drugs must have been involved in this show's creation. Voice acting is ok, though.

17. Teen Titans Go! (2013– )

TV-PG | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?

Stars: Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Greg Cipes

Votes: 15,472

Absolutely insulting to its audience, and to fans of the original.

18. Fanboy & Chum Chum (2009–2014)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Short, Action

This show is based around two children that dress up as superhero-themed people and go around creating havoc wherever they go, but in the end of some episodes, a resolution is reached, in ... See full summary »

Stars: David Hornsby, Nika Futterman, Jeff Bennett, Dyana Liu

Votes: 2,865

ADHD cringe-fest

19. Sanjay and Craig (2013–2016)

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

The always odd and often gross-out adventures of a young boy named Sanjay Patel and his talking pet snake Craig.

Stars: Maulik Pancholy, Chris Hardwick, Grey Griffin, Matt Jones

Votes: 1,976

Bottom of the barrel humor. Craig's normal animation isn't repulsive, I don't guess.

20. Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015–2017)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A series of absurd interwoven stories about four friends and roommates, naive Pig, bohemian Goat, selfish Banana, and mad scientist Cricket.

Stars: Matt Jones, Candi Milo, Thomas F. Wilson, Paul Rugg

Votes: 498

High shock-value garbage.

21. Breadwinners (2014–2016)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Family

Two ducks fly around in a rocket-powered van, delivering bread to other ducks in Pondgea.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Eric Bauza, Alexander Polinsky, S. Scott Bullock

Votes: 2,088

IQ-lowering in every way possible.



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