Top 10 21st Century Kids Shows

The Top Ten

1 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.

Modern spongebob is terrible.
Seasons 1-4 are the best.
Season 5: Started to get a little bad.
Season 6-7: You will pass out if you watch these episodes. They are just so bad it makes people not want to watch it anymore.
Season 8: Started to go a little better.
Season 9: Improved:
Season 10-11, It felt like people were going to go back to season 1.

SpongeBob is the best show on Nick. I have been watching it ever since the 1st episode. And I don't know what people are talking about when they say SpongeBob is annoying. His voice and laugh do not even phase me at all. My favorite character if Squidward because he is really funny and sarcastic.

He got annoying between seasons 5 and the first half of season 9. But SHUT UP if your including the first 3-4 seasons. Those seasons have similar content to "Rocko's Modern Life".

This show is idiotic. If you want to watch a decent show, turn on Gravity Falls, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Teen Titans (the original show, not the crappy remake), or even Danny Phantom. The only thing that leaves me thinking about SpongeBob is wondering how it managed to still be running.

You're half wrong. It used to be good, but now it's a load of crap, since 2008.

As a kid I had no idea what was sometimes going on in the show but now I think that its something I would never want my kids to see... but if you ignore the last bit of episodes SpongeBob square pants was a good show.

2 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

Gravity Falls is one of the few shows in the WORLD, let alone for children, that actually understands the concept of time traveling, foreshadowing and continuity. The fact that it also doesn't belittle children's intelligence by dumbing things down to the eighth degree and incorporates adult topics and jokes only makes it better. You say it's a rip-off of Scooby Doo? Does Scooby Doo have genuine sibling friendship? Does it have relatable characters with rich lives and backstories apart from each other? Does it have an awesome female lead whose traits are inheritantly feminin? Does it take place within a finite, believable timeframe? No? I didn't think so. So don't say it's a rip-off. Just. Don't.
Gravity Falls should be first on the list, no matter how long Spongebob or Fairly Oddparents has run.
Peace out! -mckee11223

SpongeBob SquarePants, really people? You would pick that idiot sponge over the ingenuity of Gravity Falls? Gravity Falls has intelligent yet flawed characters, a continuing plotline and plenty of action. I've got nothing against Phineas and Ferb, but that show has no continuity! Both Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb take place during a summer vacation, but while Phineas and Ferb's summer is seemingly endless with no plot linking the episodes, Gravity Falls's timeline actually progresses and you actually get the feel that Dipper and Mabel only have so long to achieve their summer goals.

SpongeBob!? REALLY!? This show is pure genius, mixing adult and kid humor, a GREAT mystery, and interesting, fun characters. This (or Avatar: The Last Airbender) should be #1.

When you first look at it, it may seem kinda weird, but it gets deeper if you dare to all the episodes, specifically Not What He Seems and Weirdmageddon 3.

3 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

Most would say that having a fictional world in which a war brings every neighbouring country onto the brink of disasters a bad influence on kids. I'd say that this is very much the opposite! Children aren't going to stay young forever. Some kids live in war-torn countries. And when they watch shows like this they can relate. Who in their right mind would watch SpongeBob and "relate" to the character? It has a sense of reality in it that if someone told me that this was actually happening in and alternate universe somewhere -I'd probably not have second thoughts! So well done Nickelodeon, now all you have to do to make my life better is to adapt the graphic novel Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi and turn it into a 2d animated show. Then you'll be top dog!

Just the first season is enough for it to be no. 1 on this list much more all 3 great action, plot, humor, and twists. It blows the doors off of SpongeBob. The bare idea is so epic SpongeBob can't touch it. Plus it's the best show on Nickelodeon and SpongeBob is on Nickelodeon so there's another reason it's better. Combines epic manga style with classic humor

Avatar: The Last Airbender is inspirational and is totally addictive if you watch the first season you'll be itching to watch the next to seasons unlike the other children's shows like fairy odd parents or SpongeBob which do not make any sense at all. at least all the characters in this show have a story behind them.

SpongeBob has absolutely nothing on this show. He is a very bad influence on kids. This show is inspiring, action packed, and has a great storyline. SpongeBob has no story line. After you see the first season of this show, its beats out SpongeBob like a pitbull vs a chihuahua.

I do agree that Avatar: The Last Airbender is better than SpongeBob SquarePants, even in SpongeBob SquarePants' golden years, but you obviously have jog seen SpongeBob SquarePants in the golden years of the show.

4 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

Everything on this list is good exepect for Pokemon and Barney. Lets keep voting for this until it reaches Number 1!

Fairly Odd Parents is the best cartoon in the world.

Well yea its good but sometimes I do not like it

Best cartoon ever cosmo You need to see this

5 Total Drama Island/Action

This aired in 100 countries I totally agree 2nd best show I've ever seen. 1st is Dance Moms!

Man I love this show it has comedy with a pinch of drama. Just the way I love it

TDI was the best. I just want another season like TDI.

I like this show more than anything!

6 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.

This makes me inspired to use more often on my imaginations and believe that you can do anything. It is also funny and some are romantic.

The series is imaginative, fun and showcases something new every episode despite having a redundant story line.

I love actions like Perry the platypus do to Dr. Doofenshmritz. And cool inventions too that Phineas and Ferb invented.

Extremely creative and a perfect example of "it's so stupid its funny! "

7 Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

Regular Show is SO awesome! It has a good mix of a bit of adult humor, but more children excitement and humor for the kids to enjoy. the main characters being a blue jay and a raccoon, you can put pretty much everything in it (It's original motto was "Regular Show-its anything but"). It has got the classic touch of succeeding but then realizing you forgot something, or you fail and everything goes okay. Mordecai (the blue jay) and Rigby (the raccoon) are two slackers who get into large scenarios, and tend to get away with it from their angry, but sometimes cool boss, Benson. All the elements of this show make Regular Show the perfect T.V. series.

Regular show was the thing that got me through my middle school years. It's got this feel to it that makes it so fun to watch (it did decline in later seasons, though)

I used to like this show! But I don't know the new episodes aren't as good as the old ones...maybe I should watch it again and see.

I just hate it when they fight it when the 2 best friends fight bbut also cool.

8 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Love this show, wish so much that it would be continued

One of Disney's few succeseses, and probably their only live one.

This show just made my childhood awesome..

Love this show so sad it ended

9 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

This and Avatar: The Last Airbender both need to be at the top of the list. This show is amazinggg. It is the first Cartoon Network show to be created by a woman, it has one of the first LGBT couples shown on a "kids" show, and breaks countless other barriers. Great plot, action, humor, CHARACTERS *feels*, and everything in between.

Love love love this show.

Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and Avatar the Last Airbender all need to be A LOT higher on this list! They all get really deep and not to mention hilarious

Did you know that Paradox was written as an inspiration from "Invader Zim". These 2 shows have so much in common.

How on earth is this so low?!? This show is absolutely beautiful!

10 Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network.

SUCH A GOOD SHOW! The music is inspiring and the story is magnificent! If you haven't seen the show, it's only ten episodes and it will change your life!

It’s not just the best kids show not just the best T.V. show ever, but the best work of fiction I’ve ever seen ever

Meh, I’ll stick with Owl House

The Contenders

11 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world ...read more.

I just want to see it back running again

12 Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

Marceline is my little flower

This should be number 1!

One of The Greatest Show Ever

13 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

'I want to be the best, like no one ever was' who dosen't sing the theme song whenever it turns on, no other show has 900 episodes, 17 seasons, beast storyline and cool characters like this show. Kids these day don't know what they missed, them few 11-13 year olds and all the 14-26 year old know what actual good shows are.

1. Pokemon
2. Fairly odd parents
3. Lilo and Stitch
4. Suite life of Zac and Cody
5. That's so Raven
6. Jimmy Neutron
7. Wizards of Waverly Place
8. Dexters Labratory
9. Looney Tunes
10. ICarly

You just have to agree.

Pokemon is my favorite show right next to total drama island.

Love it! Kinda wish I had a jiggly puff. She is just adorable!

The bare idea is so epic sponge bob can't touch it

14 Jimmy Neutron

This show is so good that it should have never ended. I mean come on a boy that is smart and build weapons, now that's a show I will always watch

I am still pissed at Nick for cancelling it... Very underrated.

This destroys Phineas and Ferb

Are you going to finish that cwasoun?

15 Dexter's Labororatory

One of the best Cartoon Network shows ever made!

16 Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015, the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.
17 We Bare Bears An animated comedy show by Daniel Chong about three different species of bears - Grizzly, Panda and Ice bear (polar bear). Since they were little, they wanted to get adopted by owners separately. But then they missed each other too much, so they reunited again. Now as adults, they now live in a cave ...read more.

New ones coming out in April 2017

Best show in Cartoon Network, even better than TAWOG.

18 The Amazing World Of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

How is this not in the top ten? And where is Zim? I must have ZIM!

19 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is an American animated science fiction/adventure/comedy series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.

It Should be In First

20 Super Mario World Super Mario World is an American animated musical comedy television series loosely based on the Super NES video game of the same name.

This was made in 1991

21 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

I loved this show, so great way better than the stupid chibi style one. Which, by the way, is so gr I hate it sooo much it's a total change.

So weird,yet so funny

I HAD TO PUT TEEN TITANS ON THE LIST MYSELF, MAKES ME SO MAD, THAT WAS THE BEST CARTOON SHOW EVER. IT WAS SO awesome. COME BACK ROBIN, WE MISS YOU SO MUCH.

22 Star vs. The Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her ...read more.

Get this to the top 10, this show is underatted.

23 Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

I TOTALLY AGREE! I have, however seen some negative reviews saying it's dumb because it's a kids shows. Screw people who think that, the only bad thing about this show is the horrible flash animation that started recently. BUT STILL, IT RULES!

What's with the Jamaican music?

Forget Sesame Street, Arthur is the best on PBS.

So underrated

24 The Legend of Tarzan

I don't like or love this show

25 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2020, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

I know it's not a kid show, but I think it's appropriate or kids.

The simpsons is not a kid show but however it is a good show

The Simpsons is not a kids show

Yeah but it's a cartoon gem

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