TV That Inspires Courage

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. These TV shows help kids learn the value of taking on challenges despite risks, speaking up for what's right no matter what, and being true to their own convictions. The character strength of courage surfaces in these titles by being intrinsic to the story, being repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and "wins" over character flaws such as cowardice. (See even more movies and TV shows that inspire courage.)

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Well-rounded heroine is great role model for preschoolers.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
(2017)
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Cute pups rescue neighbors in friendly cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
(2013)
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Spunky medieval hero teaches problem-solving to tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
(2012)
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Princess crossover features two strong female role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Bumbling bionic detective offers worry-free laughs for kids.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
(1983)
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Simba's son monitors circle of life in meaningful series.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
(2016)
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Classic 'toon mixes spinach and stereotypes.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1960)
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Courage, adventure, and a great role model in sweet series.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Strong role models stand out in family-friendly cartoon.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
(2017)
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Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Superb classic still entertains, but know your kid.
Network: Online
(2015)
(1982)
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Is it a bird or a plane? No, it's a super series!
Network: Boomerang
(2006)
(1996)
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Superhero spoof works for kids and adults.
Network: Toon Disney
(2005)
(2001)
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Hero finds super strength and responsibility with new peers.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
(2012)
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Asian mysticism meets epic fiction in top-notch 'toon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
(2005)
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A dark, violent comic book comes to life.
Network: Boomerang, Disney XD, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1992)
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Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Movie-inspired show has strong relationships, role models.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
(2012)
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Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
(2014)
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Stressful global race features tense moments, teamwork.
Network: CBS, Travel Channel
(2006)
(2001)
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Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
(2010)
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Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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80s action hero relies on smarts, not violence.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1985)
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Strong female lead shoulders the weight of superhero series.
Network: CBS
(2015)
(2015)
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Campy '90s tale still delights, but expect some violence.
Network: ABC, Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
(1993)
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Strong female lead defies stereotypes in tantalizing series.
Network: ABC
(2015)
(2015)
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Inspiring docu explores female heroes in comics, real life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.
Network: Logo, Oxygen
(2004)
(1995)
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Cult vampire series has witty bite and strong role model.
Network: FX
(2005)
(1997)
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Wildfire docu is informative, artistic, and disturbing.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Avengers TV follow-up is violent but thrilling fare.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(2013)
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Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.
Network: ABC
(2005)
(2004)
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Smart modern detective tales with dark, morbid elements.
Network: PBS
(2010)
(2010)
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Darker, more violent Trek still has positive messages.
Network: CBS
(2017)
(2017)
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Smart action drama with a strong female lead.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2005)
(2001)
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