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The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best kids adventure shows that have aired on television.

Kids have an innate need to explore. Part of the reason why kids can't wait to grow up is that they want to leave the confines of their neighborhoods to go out into the world. For many of us, we weren't allowed to go past the end of the block, so we had to live out our fantasies in TV shows. These kids adventure shows saw heroes going to distant lands, the bottom of the ocean, and into outer space. Grab your compass and your best friend because we are counting down the best adventure children's shows of all time. 

For many '90s kids, the perennial adventure show was TaleSpin. Baloo and his cohorts would go on adventures and encounter all kinds of colorful characters. Most of the time, they ran into Don Karnage and his gang of pirates or the residents of Thembria, and they had to find a way out of sticky situations. A more modern example of an adventure show for kids is Steven Universe. Steven and the Crystal Gems would have to travel to various worlds to defend Beach City from evil. 

No matter what age you are, you can go on an epic adventure and vote for your favorite shows on this list. Embark on the quest of a lifetime. 

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Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal
Gravity Falls is an American animated television series created by animator Alex Hirsch for Disney Channel, now on Disney XD. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin ...more
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the eleventh incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo animated series, and the first incarnation not to be first-run on Saturday mornings. The series is ...more
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Jake and the Never Land Pirate... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
David Arquette, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett
Jake and the Never Land Pirates is an Annie Award-winning musical and interactive animated television series shown on Disney Junior. It is based on Disney's Peter Pan franchise, which in turn is ...more
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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more
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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more
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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, David Tennant
DuckTales (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy-adventure animated television series developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones. The series is a reboot of the original 1987 series ...more
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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong
The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, ...more
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Digimon Adventure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Jōji Yanami, Kappei Yamaguchi, Junko Takeuchi
Digimon Adventure, known in North America as the first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters, is a Japanese anime television series created by Akiyoshi Hongo and produced by Toei Animation in ...more
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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Zach Callison, Deedee Magno, Estelle
Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar, former storyboard artist, writer, and composer for Adventure Time. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, ...more
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TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers
TaleSpin is a half-hour animated adventure series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as a preview on The Disney Channel and later that year as part of The ...more
12
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie
Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner, Robert Larkin III, and Barbara Pyle, produced by Pyle, Nicholas Boxer, Andy ...more
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Nin... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith, Omar Benson Miller
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American 2D-animated television series based on the fictional superhero team the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Deep in the ...more
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Sofia the First is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Sara Ramirez, Ariel Winter, Wayne Brady
Sofia the First is an American computer-animated television series that incorporates characters from the Disney Princess franchise. The series stars Ariel Winter as Sofia, a young girl who ...more
15
The Aquabats! Super Show! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
The Aquabats! Super Show!
The Aquabats! Super Show! is an American action-comedy television series which aired from March 3, 2012 to January 18, 2014 on the United States cable network The Hub. The series was created by ...more
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The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child ...more
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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more
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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley
Land of the Lost is a children's adventure television series created by David Gerrold and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, who co-developed the series with Allan Foshko. During its original ...more
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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry
Danger Mouse (CBBC, 2015) is a British animated television series, and a reboot of the 1981 series. Danger Mouse, the "world's greatest secret agent", and his hamster sidekick Penfold, ...more
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Star Wars Rebels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall
Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and five ...more
21
Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou
Winx Club is an Italian animated television series directed, created and produced by Iginio Straffi and his company Rainbow S.r.l. in co-production with Rai Fiction. It is part of the larger ...more
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Tales from the Neverending Sto... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Greg Kramer, Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Mark Rendall
Tales from the Neverending Story is a one season-only TV series that is loosely based on Michael Ende's novel The Neverending Story, produced and distributed by Muse Entertainment, and aired on ...more
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Buddy Thunderstruck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Brian Atkinson, Ted Raimi, Harry Chaskin
Buddy Thunderstruck is an American stop motion comedy television series created by Ryan Wiesbrock as a Netflix Original series, produced by American Greetings Entertainment and Stoopid Buddy ...more
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more
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The Adventures of Puss in Boot... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Kids Shows Ever Made
Eric Bauza, Jayma Mays, Joshua Rush
The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Netflix, 2018) is an American computer-animated web television series based on the character Puss In Boots from the Shrek franchise. The series follows the ...more