After the preschool years, kids still like cartoons, but they want something more complex than straightforward messages about friendship and sharing -- they like a bit of conflict, some bad guys (that aren't too scary), other-worldy characters like superheroes, aliens, and dragons. These picks feature all this, plus the positive messages and hidden learning that parents will appreciate.
A thoughtful cartoon for kids to grow up on.
Engaging cartoon teaches cultural diversity.
Brainy heroine uses vocab to outwit bad guys.
Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.
Medieval adventure is a soaring delight.
Zany fun and positive social messages are great for kids.
Funny, well-rounded 'toon has great social messages.
Action, comedy, super-slugs, and great messages for tweens.
Teenage Ben's comical adventures are fun but violent.
Sharp take on comics hero has fighting, angry bad guys.
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Former sidekicks battle villains in action-packed cartoon.