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16 Best Kids Cartoons to Stream Right Now

16 Best Kids Cartoons to Stream Right Now

Famous streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max offer a never-ending list of options for cartoons not just for kids. From Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” to Dreamworks and Netflix collaborations like “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts,” there are plenty of choices to cater to audiences of all ages.

Here we are making your choices easy, Insider has compiled the Best Kids Cartoons to Stream Right Now.

16 Best Kids Cartoons to Stream Right Now

1. “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”

Where to watchNetflix

Who should watch: Teens and adults; those who enjoy music and adventure

Dreamworks and Netflix’s “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”. Created by Radford Sechrist, this series shows a 13-year-old girl Kipo Oak as she steers through a world in which anthropomorphic animals rule the land. Kipo makes friends with Wolf, a tough-as-nail veteran surface dweller, Benson and Dave, a human and mute pair of friends who travel together, after she was forcefully said to leave the underground bunker she grew up in. 

2. “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”

Where to watchNetflix

Who should watch: Lover of fun and adventure, teens and adults.

Created by Noelle Stevenson, “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” revolves around the relationship between Catra and Adora, childhood friends and soldiers of Horde, an alien force invading the planet of Etheria. Adora on the way realises that she has the powers to transform into “She-Ra”. She deflects her path from the Horde putting her relationship with Catra into a serious conflicting place.

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3. “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy

Where to watch: Netflix 

Who should watch: Teens and adults;  Guillermo del Toro fans

All age suitable, featuring plenty of action and simpletons directed by Guillermo del Toro is “Tales of Arcadia”. Situated in Arcadia Oaks, California, where trolls live beneath the crust, aliens crash land while fleeing a coup d’etat on their home planet, and wizards hide amongst men.

4. “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir”

Where to watch: Netflix

Who should watch: Younger kids and those who enjoy slow-burn romance

A series focusing two middle school classmates Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste who are unaware of each other’s identities as two Parisian superheroes Ladybug and Car Noir protect the city against people who have been given evil powers by supervillain Hawkmoth. Interestingly Marinette has  crush on Adrien while he infatuates Ladybug.Created by Thomas Astruc, “Miraculous” is a fandom hit.

5. “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”

Where to watchNetflix and Hulu 

Who should watch: Younger kids and those who enjoy musical cartoons.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” an entertaining series featuring a fun cast and catchy original soundtrack. Ruler of a fantasy world Equestria Princess Celestis sends her protégée Twilight Sparkle to Ponyville to gain knowledge about the magic of friendship as a part of her training. With nine seasons the friendship of Twilight and her friends intensifies and they defeat various evils with the power of friendship.

6. “Hilda”

Where to watch: Netflix

Who should watch: Cheering for all ages

Based on a graphic novel is this fanciful series with the protagonist Hilda an adventurous child whose world is drastically changed when she and her mother move from their woodland cabin into the city. Eventually she makes friends and is explores the city and its creatures.

7. “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Where to watch: Netflix

Who should watch: Teens and adults; lovers of fantasy and adventure

A Nickelodeon classic, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is placed in a world divided into four elemental nations:  people are born with the ability to manipulate either earth, air, water, or fire. Aang the main character is given the ability to bend all four, and in return is tasked with maintaining the balance between humans and spirits. 

8. “The Legend of Korra”

Where to watch: Netflix

Who should watch: Teens and adults

The sequel to “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”Korra, a 17-year-old from Southern Water Tribe, is the new Avatar. A master of bending water, earth, and fire travels to the bustling metropolis of Republic City to learn air bending. As she grows into a fully realized Avatar, Korra confronts political forces and villains that seemingly target her worst flaws. Kora attract all ages with its mature tone.

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9. “Phineas and Ferb”

Where to watchDisney Plus

Who should watch: Younger kids; those who grew up with the series

Phineas and Ferb a pair of innovatively intelligent brothers who spend all their summer vacation inventing new things while their older sister, Candace attempts to bust them by exposing their activities to their mother.”Phineas and Ferb” is timeless and resoundingly funny and endearing for every age group. 

10. “Tangled: The Series”

Where to watchDisney Plus

Who should watch: Older kids and “Tangled” fans and Alan Menken enthusiasts

This movie is the successor of the animated film “Tangled”. Rapunzel the princess of Corona, sets out on a quest to discover the origins of the mysterious black rocks that restored her magical blonde hair. The show’s greatest strengths lie in its Alan Menken and Glenn Slater-penned soundtrack.

11. “The Proud Family”

Where to watchDisney Plus

Who should watch: Older kids and those who grew up with the series.

Created by Bruce W. Smith  “The Proud Family” shows a family, which includes teenage daughter Penny, her infant twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, mother Trudy, father Oscar, and grandmother Suga Mama. It is one of the first series to highlight a Black Family.

12. “Gravity Falls”

Where to watchDisney Plus

Who should watch: Teens and adults; those who enjoy supernatural

 Created by Alex Hirsch, is one of Disney’s weirdest cartoon series in the best way possible.

Siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines are sent to spend the summer with their great uncle — Stan, who runs the “Mystery Shack,” a tourist trap located in Gravity Fall. Over the summer, they  unravel Gravity Falls’ various mysteries.

13. “Steven Universe”

Where to watch:  HBO Max 

Who should watch: Teens and adults; those who enjoy musical series and crying over cartoons

A must watch for all ages, “Steven Universe,” created by Rebecca Sugar, follows the adventures of Steven Universe, a half-human, half-gem child being raised by three humanoid aliens — Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl called the Crystal Gems. With the journey of saving the earth from hostile gems Steven learns about his mother, universe and his own destiny.

14. “Adventure Time”

Where to watchHuluHBO Max

Who should watch: Teens, and adults; those who enjoy goofy humour and one-off episodes

Created by Pembleton Ward, this cartoon shows best friends Jake the Dog and Finn the Human on their adventures throughout the Land of Ooo. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic society that’s colourful, random, and empathetic. A delightfully weird series but with a slow pace and scope for character development.

15. “Infinity Train”

Where to watchHBO Max

Who should watch: Teens and adults; those who enjoy introspection and adventure

Created by Owen Dennis, “Infinity Train” takes place on a mysterious and endless train that picks up passengers with unresolved emotional trauma. They must complete various challenges to resolve their problems and the  progress is measured by a number on their hand. Once that number reaches zero, they’re able to depart the train. 

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16. “Danger and Eggs”

Where to watchAmazon Prime Video

Who should watch: Young kids; those who enjoy goofy, wholesome shows

 Created by Shadi Petosky shows D.D. Danger and her best friend Philip, a giant egg, as they create their own adventures in Chickenpaw Park. The show was praised for its casual LGBTQ representation, concepts of chosen family, gender and friendship. A delightful and heartwarming series. 

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