Parenting The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made  

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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 Airbender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman
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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Avatar: 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
Book One: Air is the first season of the U.S. animated TV series The Legend of Korra created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Consisting of twelve episodes, it was initially ...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
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
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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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding
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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Doc McStuffins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Lara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad, Jaden Betts
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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Over the Garden Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey
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Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Wacky Races is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series, inspired by the 1965 slapstick comedy film The Great Race, features 11 different cars racing against ...more
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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Care Bears: Unlock the Magic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
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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Elena of Avalor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Aimee Carrero
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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Unikitty! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Kate Micucci
Unikitty! (Cartoon Network, 2017) is an American-Danish animated fantasy family comedy television series based on The Lego Movie character. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty and her friends make ...more
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Sonic Underground is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Maurice LaMarche, Garry Chalk, Gail Webster
Sonic Underground is an animated series that follows the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, Sonia and Manic. The cartoon follows a main plot separate from all other Sonic the ...more
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Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Sean Marquette
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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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgeh... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jaleel White, Long John Baldry, Garry Chalk
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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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 17 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 Grim Adventures of Billy a... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin
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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The Backyardigans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo, Sean Curley
The Backyardigans is a Canadian CGI-animated musical TV series that premiered in 2004 and was created by Janice Burgess. It features five animal children, who imagine that their backyard becomes ...more
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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Casey Kasem, Heather North, Vincent Price
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
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Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Star vs. The Forces of Evil is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Kari Wahlgren, Jess Harnell, J. P. Karliak
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (Boomerang, 2017) is an American animated children's television series based on L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its subsequent books. After ...more
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong
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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ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch
ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber for Nickelodeon. The series follows Rudy Tabootie, an elementary school student whose magic chalk ...more