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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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Over the Garden Wall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey
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Star vs. The Forces of Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate
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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Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 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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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awes... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg
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 Marvelous Misadventures of... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jeff Bennett
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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Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 14 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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DreamWorks Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, T.J. Miller
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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Jackie Chan Adventures is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan
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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The Grim Adventures of Billy a... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor
Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an American animated television series based in part on the DC Comics series The Brave and the Bold which features two or more super heroes coming together to ...more
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien
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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Paddington Bear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Tim Curry, Georgia Brown, Charlie Adler
Paddington Bear was the second television adaptation of the children's animated series and made by Hanna-Barbera in association with Central Independent Television. The character of an American ...more
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Doc McStuffins is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Elena of Avalor is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Sonic Underground is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Hotel Transylvania: The Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Kids Shows Ever Made
Bryn McAuley, Evany Rosen, Gage Munroe
Hotel Transylvania: The Series is an animated fantasy television series produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana. It is based on the 2012 film Hotel Transylvania. The events in the series ...more
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Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 25 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