During the glory days (in our opinion) of animation, you had to wait until Saturday morning to get your fill of cartoon fun. Now, tech-savvy kids have access to what seems like an unlimited number of shows, and—luckily for you—the cult-favorites are available too. From wascally wabbits to Thundercats, Ho!, here are nine classic cartoon series perfect for streaming with your little people.
The Magic School Bus
You used to wish Miss Frizz was your quirky-but-magical science teacher. Re-join The Frizz and her third grade class, including Carlos, Janet, Keesha, Tim, Arnold, Dorothy Ann and of course, Ralphie on extraordinary adventures aboard their trusty school bus for a trip down memory lane (and maybe an esophagus or two). The best of the animated excursions take place in off-beat locations like a spa for reptiles, an arctic floe, an electric line and even inside the kids, but each episode is a lot of fun. Keep your ears open to hear Lily Tomlin (as The Frizz herself) and other entertainers: Dolly Parton, Alex Trebeck and Dom DeLouise.
Ages 5 & up.
Available on Netflix.com, free with subscription.
What’s your favorite classic cartoon? Share with us in a Comment below!
— Gabby Cullen