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The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made 

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Updated May 22, 2020 937 votes 96 voters 3k views 55 items

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

Kids have wonderful senses of imagination. Plenty of us spent our childhoods coming up with elaborate storylines for all of our toys to carry out. Many of these stories came from the television shows we all grew up watching. Kids fantasy shows revealed what was possible with storytelling. Growing up, we all believed in unicorns, monsters, brave knights, and epic quests. That love for fantasy never went away, considering people's love for Game of Thrones. That show may not be appropriate for kids, but all the series on this list are. 

Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of the most popular children's shows in the 2000s. It had much more sophisticated storytelling than other cartoons of the period, and it had plenty of humor to go along with the action. Shows like Adventure Time were wonderfully creative. What kid watching that show didn't wish he or she had a dog that could transform into any size or shape to go on whimsical adventures with?

These are the best fantasy kids shows of all time. Some went off the air years ago while others you can still tune into. One thing is certain across the board: they are all magical. Vote for your favorite fantasy shows that are kid-appropriate below. 

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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

Premiered: 2005

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more
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The Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

Premiered: 2012

The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon, 2012) is an American animated television series created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, and a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Avatar Korra ...more
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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2010

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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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

Premiered: 2001

The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the everyday adventures of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted ...more
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Over the Garden Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Over the Garden Wall Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey

Premiered: 2014

Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The series centers on two half-brothers who travel across a mysterious forest in ...more
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Star vs. The Forces of E... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Tamia Cerrate, Eden Sher, Adam McArthur
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated TV series created by Daron Nefcy. It follows the adventures of Star Butterfly (voiced by Eden Sher), the young turbulent ...more
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong

Premiered: 1998

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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My Little Pony: Friendsh... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong

Premiered: 2010

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more
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Foster's Home for Imagin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Sean Marquette

Premiered: 2004

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken. It first premiered on Cartoon Network ...more
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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Premiered: 2011

The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more
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Mighty Morphin Power Ran... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding

Premiered: 1993

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live action children's television series that premiered on August 28, 1993, on the Fox Kids weekday afternoon block. The show is about a group of ...more
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Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

Premiered: 2004

Winx Club (2004) 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 ...more
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DreamWorks Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, T.J. Miller

Premiered: 2012

DreamWorks Dragons is an American computer-animated television series based on the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The series serves as a bridge between the first film and its 2014 sequel. A ...more
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

Premiered: 2011

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an American computer-animated television series spun off from the Kung Fu Panda films. It takes place after the first film, showing Po's training to ...more
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The Grim Adventures of B... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin

Premiered: 2003

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the fourteenth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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Doc McStuffins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Doc McStuffins Lara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad, Jaden Betts

Premiered: 2012

Doc McStuffins is an animated children's television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and ...more
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The Marvelous Misadventu... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jeff Bennett

Premiered: 2008

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered on June 5, 2008, and ended on August 30, 2010. On ...more
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Elena of Avalor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Aimee Carrero

Premiered: 2016

Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel, 2016) is an American children's computer-animated television series and a spinoff of Sofia the First. Teen princess Elena Castillo Flores (Aimee Carrero) has ...more
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Jackie Chan Adventures ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan

Premiered: 2000

Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to ...more
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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Yuri Lowenthal, Ashley Johnson, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2010

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon Network's Ben 10 franchise created by team Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. ...more
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Adventures of Sonic the ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jaleel White, Long John Baldry, Garry Chalk

Premiered: 1993

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series produced by DiC Animation City and Bohbot Entertainment based on the SEGA video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first ...more
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Care Bears: Unlock the M... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made

Premiered: 2019

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic (Boomerang, 2019) is an American animated children's television series based on the Care Bears franchise. The series follows the adventures of Good Luck, Funshine, ...more
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

Premiered: 1984

Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, commonly known by the shortened title Muppet Babies, is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS. The show ...more
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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Heather North, Vincent Price

Premiered: 1985

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo is the seventh incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo, and the final first-run version of the original 1969–86 broadcast run of the ...more