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1. Dora the Explorer (2000–2019)

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

3.9
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Along with her friend Monkey Boots, Dora goes on adventures.

Stars: Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez, Caitlin Sanchez

Votes: 4,701

2. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 84,296 | Gross: $79.57M

3. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

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

8.6
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Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 5,743

4. Sesame Street (1969– )

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

8.1
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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: 10,864

5. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 48,888

6. Adam Ruins Everything (2015– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, History

8.1
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Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are.

Stars: Adam Conover, Adam Lustick, Emily Axford, Amos Vernon

Votes: 5,448

7. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

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

6.8
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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: 4,035

8. Pawn Stars (2009– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.

Stars: Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell, Richard Harrison

Votes: 14,244

9. Bubble Guppies (2011–2019)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The adventures of six fish-tailed kids- Molly, Gil, Oona, Deema, Nonny, and Goby.

Stars: Brianna Gentilella, Tino Insana, Jacob Bertrand, Teddy Walsh

Votes: 959

10. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 32,309

11. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

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

6.7
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A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 9,728

12. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

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

7.8
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A group of teenagers solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,099

13. Wishbone (1995–1998)

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

8.1
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 3,068

14. Wild Kratts (2011– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis, Jonathan Malen

Votes: 792

15. Beakman's World (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

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

Votes: 2,185

16. Curious George (2006–2015)

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

7.2
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Follows the mischievous adventures of a Monkey by the name of George.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

Votes: 1,242

17. Go, Diego! Go! (2005–2011)

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

4.0
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A young Mexican boy goes on adventures to save animals with his little baby pet jaguar.

Stars: Rosie Perez, Jake T. Austin, Keeler Sandhaus, Jose Zelaya

Votes: 1,165

18. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.3
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 3,283

19. Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

4.6
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In Hollywood, California, Cool Cat, alongside his human father Daddy Derek, embarks on his most challenging journey yet: saving the kids from Butch the Bully. Can he do it?

Director: Derek Savage | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Erik Estrada, Derek Savage, Jason Johnson

Votes: 4,937

20. Super Why! (2007– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.0
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Super why is a great adventure to get kids to "look in a book!" Wyatt and his pals usually have to solve a problem by looking into a story and solving a puzzle. My infant son loves this ... See full summary »

Stars: Siera Florindo, Tajja Isen, Zachary Bloch, Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh

Votes: 490

21. Handy Manny (2006–2013)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

5.5
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A show about handyman Manny Garcia and his helpful talking tools, who make repairs and fix problems in the small town of Sheetrock Hills.

Stars: Wilmer Valderrama, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Nancy Truman

Votes: 1,234

22. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.0
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Robert Keeshan).

Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 1,024

23. Team Umizoomi (2010–2015)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

5.9
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Umifriend, Team Umizoomi needs your help! Build a super fast speedboat with shapes. Use pattern power to make chocolate and strawberry milk. Fix a broken subway train and so much more with these tiny super heroes!

Stars: Donovan Patton, P.T. Walkley, Ethan Kempner, Madeleine Yen

Votes: 580

24. Hansel and Gretel (2007 Video)

27 min | Short, Action, Drama

6.0
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Based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a dark and stylized, black and white, German Expressionistic silent picture featuring detailed design and an eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Luke Allison, Kelly Eggers, Isabella Pease

Votes: 21

25. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

7.6
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Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

Votes: 1,975

26. Adventures in Wonderland (1992–1994)

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

8.0
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A young girl named Alice has many zany adventures with her friends in a magical world on the other side of her looking glass.

Stars: Robert Barry Fleming, Elisabeth Harnois, John Hoffman, Richard Kuhlman

Votes: 498

27. WordGirl (2007–2017)

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

6.8
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Satirical yet educational animated series about a young girl who is secretly the superhero Wordgirl, armed with superhuman strength, abilities, and a skilled vocabulary.

Stars: Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Ryan Raddatz, Chris Parnell, Maria Bamford

Votes: 771

28. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.1
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A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens, Val Hawk

Votes: 2,817

29. In the Night Garden... (2007–2009)

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

6.5
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A toddler/infant adventure garden which tip-toes between the twilight state of a child being awake and moving through to a state of sleep. It is somewhat psychedelic, yet to a child it is ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Nick Kellington, Andy Wareham, Rebecca Hyland

Votes: 577

30. Peep and the Big Wide World (2004– )

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

6.9
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Peep, Chirp, and Quack explore the "Big Wide World" around them, leading to mischief and adventures.

Stars: Jamie Watson, Joan Cusack, Maxwell Uretsky, Scott Beaudin

Votes: 483

31. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.

Directors: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Jeff Bergman, Townsend Coleman, Wayne Collins

Votes: 943

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

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

8.2
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Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,150

33. Come Outside (1993– )

Adventure, Family

8.3
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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: 463

34. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

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

7.9
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 965

35. Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

7.9
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The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer, Nina Keogh

Votes: 597

36. Salvage Hunters (2011– )

Reality-TV

7.7
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Meet modern-day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard. With demanding customers, high turnover, and one of the biggest decorative salvage yards in the UK, Drew is constantly on the road, ... See full summary »

Stars: Drew Pritchard, Ralph Ineson, Rebecca Pritchard

Votes: 267

37. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,629

38. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,523 | Gross: $0.67M

39. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,623

40. Biodiversity: Wild About Life! (1997 Video)

53 min | Drama, Family

5.4
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Three high-schoolers enter a contest to win $1000 by submitting a video about biodiversity.

Director: Linda Harrar | Stars: Alissa Bartozzi, Sarah Bockian, Mary Chapman, Bo Chun

Votes: 26

41. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )

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

7.1
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Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.

Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

Votes: 265

42. Kiri and Lou (2019– )

5 min | Family

8.6
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Kiri and Lou is an animated series about empathy, hand-crafted in stop motion with creatures made of clay, in a forest of cut out paper. Each five minute story is told with humour and joy, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Olivia Tennet, Rima Te Wiata, Jaquie Brown

Votes: 12

43. The Berenstain Bears (2002–2004)

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

7.4
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Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister jump from their beloved children's books right into their all-new animated TV show! They are presented with many situations, such as new neighbors, watching ... See full summary »

Stars: Camilla Scott, Benedict Campbell, Michael Cera, Tajja Isen

Votes: 1,313

44. The Crocodile Hunter (1996– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous wildlife.

Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Michele Santopietro, Sui the Dog

Votes: 2,414

45. Boohbah (2003– )

TV-Y | 20 min | Family, Fantasy

3.9
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Boohbah is a T.V. show for babies or toddlers. It follows 5 colorful characters with their own secret language as they teach children basic motor skills and common things like counting and identifying colors.

Stars: Emma Ainsley, Alex Poulter, Cal Freestone, Philip Maurice Hayes

Votes: 445

46. Art Attack (1990–2007)

Family

7.4
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An educational series presenting various art project suggestions and creations.

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

Votes: 2,026

47. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

8.9
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,546

48. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carlos Alazraqui, Jack Angel

Votes: 2,410

49. Origins (2015– )

30 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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Origins: The History of Everything explores the remarkable origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, products, games, and ideas from technology, sports, medicine, business and more.

Votes: 67

50. Polka Dot Door (1971–1993)

30 min | Family, Musical

8.0
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Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.

Stars: Arielle Di Iulio, Dallas Goyo, Debra Goyo, Robert Lee

Votes: 266



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