Animated TV Shows And Movies You’ll Actually Enjoy Watching With Your Kids

A lot of cartoons can be too flashy and yell-y for our tired adult eyes and ears. While sitting through another episode of Happy Tree Friends may make you want to push your TV out of an actual tree, these animated shows and movies will keep both you and your kids entertained.

Stop-motion, computer animated, and traditional 2D masterpieces are all represented in this new-age era of animation. I mean, if you loved playing with Lego’s as a kid, the movies are a total game changer. It can be hard raising a kid in today’s technology savvy world, but these shows actually stand the test of time.

Adventure Time

Join Jake the Dog and Finn the Human as they fight evil in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. This show is a surrealist masterpiece that revels in the unexpected. It’s as silly as it is profound, as dreamy as it is grounded, and as intricately plotted as it is blatantly hilarious.

Characters include a rainbow-unicorn hybrid who only speaks Korean, a dog who is able to stretch into any shape, a small elephant with a southern accent named Tree Trunks, and The Earl of Lemongrab, the lemon-headed heir to The Candy Kingdom who consumed his own clone.