Cartoons & Kids shows I grew up on

by OatGoblin | created - 19 Jan 2017 | updated - 06 Feb 2017 | Public

I'm trying to make an extensive list, but it's definitely ongoing because there are so, so many because I never really stopped watching them...

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1. Street Sharks (1994–1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

A group of teens turned into mutant sharks on rollerblades, who battle the evil Dr. Paradigm and protect the Earth. Especially Fission City. Each member is a different kind of shark, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Rannells, D. Kevin Williams, Jim Hoggatt, Lee Tockar

Votes: 1,984

2. Rainbow Brite (1984–1986)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of the color protector and her friends (sidekick Twink, the color kids, her horse Starlite, and her human friend Brian).

Stars: Bettina Bush, Peter Cullen, Pat Fraley, Robbie Lee

Votes: 1,043

3. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

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

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 14,987

4. BeetleBorgs (1996–1998)

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

Their wish to become comic book heroes forces three kids to take on the heroes' mortal enemies.

Stars: Billy Forester, Wesley Barker, Herbie Baez, Terence J. Rotolo

Votes: 1,051

5. The World of Strawberry Shortcake (1980 TV Movie)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

This is the Original Strawberry Shortcake cartoon from the 1980's. Meet Strawberry Shortcake and her friends as she believes everyone has forgotten her birthday. If the peculiar Purple ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Swenson | Stars: Russi Taylor, Robert Ridgely, Romeo Muller, Julie McWhirter

Votes: 129

6. The Care Bears Family (1985–1988)

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

The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.

Stars: Dan Hennessey, Bob Dermer, Luba Goy, Melleny Melody

Votes: 2,741

7. Jem (1985–1988)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.

Stars: Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Cathianne Blore, Cindy McGee

Votes: 2,274

8. She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985–1987)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free.

Stars: Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin, Linda Gary

Votes: 4,571

9. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

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

A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland one thousand years earlier.

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 12,807

10. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1998)

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

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 23,892

11. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–1986)

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

Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker, Stan Lee

Votes: 2,570

12. Martin Mystery (2003–2006)

22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

MARTIN MYSTERY is a dripping goo-fest of slime, thrills and comedy, starring Martin and Diana: two mismatched teenagers with hilariously opposite personalities on a mission to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan, Teryl Rothery, Dale Wilson

Votes: 1,818

13. Danny Phantom (2004–2007)

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

A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Votes: 13,654

14. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)

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

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 30,026

15. Ned's Newt (1997– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy

Ned Flemkin is a lonely child until he finally saves up enough money to buy a pet newt. But when Newton the newt eats too much Zippo brand newt food, he turns into a 500 pound fast-talking ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey Moore, Harland Williams, Carolyn Scott, Peter Keleghan

Votes: 418

16. Sonic the Hedgehog (1993–1994)

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

In a post-apocalyptic and dystopian future, all life has been challenged by oppression and tyranny, as the evil Robotnik is on the wake of controlling Mobius.

Stars: Jaleel White, Bradley Pierce, Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh

Votes: 4,247

17. Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (2001–2003)

Animation, Action, Adventure

Kirby crashes onto Planet Popstar and befriends the villagers that live In Cappytown. Unfortunately, King Dedede, the greedy ruler and Escargon, his assistant, aren't happy with that and do whatever they can to drive him out.

Stars: Ted Lewis, Madeleine Blaustein, Jerry Lobozzo, Kerry Williams

Votes: 1,166

18. Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy (2002–2004)

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

Bulging Biceps! The world of wrestling will never be the same! There's a new kid in town...Kid Muscle! A superhero wrestler, Born as Mantaro Kinnikuman, He's The Son Of The Legendary King ... See full summary »

Stars: Sebastian Arcelus, Wayne Grayson, Madeleine Blaustein, Gregory Abbey

Votes: 278

19. Monster Farm (1999–2001)

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

Genki is a young teen boy who gets zapped into an alternate world called Monster Rancher (Monster Farm in the Japanese version) where he must stop the evil Moo which can only be done by ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Francis, Janyse Jaud, Scott McNeil, Maggie Blue O'Hara

Votes: 1,109

20. Sailor Moon (1992–1997)

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

A group of schoolgirls discover they are incarnations of super-powered alien princesses, and use their abilities to defend the earth.

Stars: Stephanie Sheh, Kotono Mitsuishi, Kate Higgins, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 4,738

21. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

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

A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince

Votes: 19,027

22. 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: 34,450

23. Yu-Gi-Oh! (I) (2000–2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.

Stars: Dan Green, Wayne Grayson, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum

Votes: 16,530

24. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000)

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

Sakura stumbled upon the book of Clow Cards in a library. Accidentally setting the magical cards loose, it's now up to Sakura to catch them all with her best friend Tomoyo, and Kerberos, the guardian of the cards.

Stars: Sakura Tange, Andrea Kwan, Junko Iwao, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 3,762

25. Beyblade (2001–2005)

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

Four beybladers and their genius friend travel the world as team 'Bladebreakers' to win a championship, realizing there's much more at stake on the go.

Stars: Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin, Alex Hood, Gage Knox, Daniel DeSanto

Votes: 4,386

26. Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007–2010)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A boy wants to be the best in ranking of an inter-dimensional game.

Stars: Jason Deline, Julie Lemieux, Carter Hayden, Shawn Meunier

Votes: 1,682

27. Shaman King (2001–2005)

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

SHAMAN KING follows the adventures of a 13-year-old shaman and his teammate a samurai warrior spirit, who traverse the world fighting evil spirits and misguided shamans on their journey to be the next Shaman King.

Stars: Oliver Wyman, Andrew Rannells, Michael Sinterniklaas, Megumi Hayashibara

Votes: 4,501

28. Medabots (1999–2004)

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

10-year-old Ikki Tenrio has always dreamed about becoming a top-ranked medafighter, and now that he has his own medabot he can finally pursue his dream.

Stars: Laurent Vernin, Dwayne Hill, Julie Lemieux, Terry McGurrin

Votes: 1,862

29. 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: 199,832

30. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,143

31. 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: 6,969

32. Beast Machines: Transformers (1999–2001)

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

The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron and are chased by mindless Vehicons created by Megatron. The Maximals must free the planet from Megatron and restore it to its real way of living.

Stars: Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil, Venus Terzo

Votes: 2,072

33. Pippi Longstocking (1998– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a strong ginger and her two friends Tommy and Annika.

Stars: Melissa Altro, Richard Binsley, Noah Reid, Olivia Garratt

Votes: 334

34. Alienators: Evolution Continues (2001–2002)

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

Taking up where the movie Evolution (2001) left off, this animated series features Dr. Ira Kane, Dr. Henry Block, Wayne Green, along with new character Lt. Lucy, as they try to stop the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Andrew Francis, Mark Acheson, Tony Alcantar

Votes: 114

35. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

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

A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence.

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 21,151

36. Monster by Mistake (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

An 8 year old boy named Warren accidentally gets mixed up in a magic spell and turns into a monster every time he sneezes.

Stars: Loretta Jafelice, Sally Cahill, William Colgate, Hillary Cooper

Votes: 146

37. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 28,433

38. 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: 19,623

39. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

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

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 26,441

40. Freakazoid! (1995–1997)

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

Washington, D.C. has a new defender: Freakazoid. The comedy and insanity never stop when he's around, and he's only one of the weird heroes of the series. It's better than a nice tub of good things.

Stars: Paul Rugg, David Kaufman, Joe Leahy, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 6,790

41. The Original Ghostbusters (1986–1987)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.

Stars: Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary

Votes: 2,443

42. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The wacky adventures of the new young hip generation of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters, most of them descendants of the original classic toon cast.

Stars: Charlie Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 10,803

43. Popples (1986–1988)

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

The misadventures of Billy and Bonnie Wagner and their mischievous (though helpful) Popples.

Stars: Stevie Vallance, Len Carlson, Dan Hennessey, Daniel Brémont

Votes: 195

44. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

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

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,122

45. ¡Mucha Lucha! (2002–2005)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Story of three masked wrestlers in Wrestling school.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Kimberly Brooks, Jason Marsden, Benito Martinez

Votes: 2,154

46. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 30,335

47. The League of Super Evil (2009–2012)

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

This show follows the wannabe super villains that make up "The League Of Super Evil".

Stars: Lee Tockar, Scott McNeil, Colin Murdock, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 278

48. ReBoot (1994–2001)

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