Classic Cartoons Parents Love to Share with Kids

Remember any of these classic shows from your childhood? Whether it was waking up to Saturday morning cartoons with The Smurfs and Inspector Gadget or spending time after school with Danger Mouse and Rugrats, these terrific picks will take you on a trip down memory lane -- so bring your kids along for the ride! Check out our Best Cartoons for Kids list for more animated winners kids of all ages will love. And if you're really ready to hunker down for some quality TV time with the fam, you can't go wrong with these movie and TV streaming faves.

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The Smurfs

age 4+

Little blue gnomes share, care, and learn.

Network: Boomerang (1981)
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Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot

age 5+

Cuddly friends teach kids about feelings.

Network: CBS (2007)
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Danger Mouse

age 5+

Secret agent's globe-trotting adventures are fun for kids.

Network: Online (1984)
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DuckTales

age 5+

Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.

Network: Disney Channel (1987)
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Felix the Cat

age 5+

Classic cartoon's silly antics still entertain fans.

Network: Online (1959)
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Inspector Gadget

age 5+

Bumbling bionic detective offers worry-free laughs for kids.

Network: Syndicated (1983)
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The Jetsons

age 5+

Fun, futuristic cartoon is still a kids' classic.

Network: Boomerang (1962)
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Pink Panther and Pals

age 5+

Classic toon remake a refreshing change of pace for kids.

Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network (2010)
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

age 5+

Scoob and the gang are on the case! Families AOK.

Network: Boomerang (1969)
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Super Friends

age 5+

Classic superhero cartoon still saves the day.

Network: Boomerang (1973)
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Batfink

age 6+

Go batty for this bold '60s classic.

Network: Boomerang (1966)
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The Archie Show

age 7+

Classic, clean-cut 'toon has '60s music and dance.

Network: Online (1968)
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

age 7+

'80s classic still holds strong messages for today's kids.

Network: qubo, Syndicated (1983)
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Looney Tunes

age 7+

Classic 'toons are violent but still wildly entertaining.

Network: Boomerang (1930)
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ThunderCats (1980s)

age 7+

Classic 'toon's conflict is OK for older kids.

Network: Boomerang (1985)
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The Avengers

age 8+

Obscure superhero team will thrill comic-book junkies.

Network: Disney XD (1999)
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Jem and the Holograms

age 8+

Flashy '80s 'toon boasts positive heroines for tween girls.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (1985)
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

age 8+

Witty classic time-travel cartoon appeals more to adults.

Network: Hulu (1959)
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Spider-Man

age 8+

Complex, sophisticated action for older kids.

Network: Toon Disney (1994)
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Transformers

age 8+

Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.

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