Kids' Entertainment

HBO Max has dozens of shows for kids that are so much fun to watch.
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40 Kid-Friendly Shows On HBO Max Your Family Will Love

From artsy original shows to classic cartoons, there is something on HBO Max for every kid.

by Casey Suglia
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HBO Max is home to many interesting documentaries, compelling series, gripping dramas, and a ton of new and classic movies. But what some people who love marathon-watching The Sopranos and Sex and the City might not know is that HBO Max is also filled with dozens of great family-friendly shows for children.

HBO Max is Warner Media’s streaming service, which comes with content from both HBO and all of Warner Brother’s most iconic properties, like Looney Tunes as well as everything from the Cartoon Network. Not to mention, HBO Max is now the official home of Sesame Street. So not only will parents find something they’re interested in, but the kids will also have plenty to watch.

HBO Max is taking kids’ programming very seriously. The streaming service will launch Cartoonito, a programming block for preschoolers this fall, with brand new series starring beloved characters like Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry.

To access HBO Max’s extensive streaming catalog of shows and movies, you’ll need a subscription, which costs $14.99 per month. And between all of the incredible programming that the subscription service has to offer, you’ll certainly find something perfect for everyone in the family. From Ben 10 to The Powerpuff Girls, here’s a look at some of the best kids’ shows your little one will love to stream.


Adventure Time

12-year-old Jake and his magical dog, Finn, are friends and unlikely heroes who roam the Land of Ooo battling evil in this series which originally aired on Cartoon Network in 2010.

Rated TV-PG


Adventure Time: Distant Lands

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Explore more of the Land of Ooo and get to know its citizens in this Adventure Time spinoff series, exclusively streaming on HBO Max.

Rated TV-PG


The Amazing World of Gumball

Gumball Watterson is a 12-year-old cat and middle school student who is always getting involved in shenanigans in his hometown in this colorful Cartoon Network comedy.

Rated TV-Y7


Apple & Onion

Apple and Onion attempt to fit in to their new city, populated by other food citizens in this Cartoon Network series.

Rated TV-Y7


The Batman

The iconic superhero, Batman, is the star of this animated series focusing on his life as a billionaire and crime fighting superhero.

Rated TV-Y7


Ben 10

A typical kid named Ben begins living a not-so-typical life after he discovers a mysterious device that transforms the wearer into 10 different species of aliens.

Rated TV-Y7



Follow along with the adventures of an aspiring young chef named Chowder in this series as he finds himself in predicaments due to his insatiable appetite.

Rated TV-Y7


Classical Baby


This animated series introduces young children to classical music, painting, and dance in 30 minute long episodes.

Rated TV-Y


Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage the Cowardly Dog is a pink beagle that lives with a pair of farmers, who often finds himself getting into some really strange, paranormal adventures.

Rated TV-Y7



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YouTuber LaurDIY stars as the host of this epic kid’s crafting competition show, streaming exclusively on HBOMax.

Rated TV-G




Viewers are the participants in an outrageous game show featuring brain teasers and puzzles that they can do interactively.

Rated TV-Y7


Dexter’s Laboratory

Dexter is a child genius who comes up with whimsical inventions, often wrecked by his little sister Dee Dee in his laboratory.

Rated TV-Y7


Ed, Edd n Eddy

Three best friends with the same first name tackle life’s greatest challenges in the suburbs in this Cartoon Network classic from the late ‘90’s.

Rated TV-Y7


Esme & Roy

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Esme is a young girl and Roy is her monster best friend. Together, they team up for babysitting adventures in this animated series from the creators of Sesame Street.

Rated TV-Y


Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

After kids get too old for their imaginary friends, they go to Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, where they wait to be adopted by kids. This delightful series focuses on the importance of friendships.

Rated TV-Y7


The Flintstones

The modern family of the Stone Age live life to the fullest in this classic animated series from the 1960’s.

Rated TV-G


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will, a Philadelphia teen, is sent to live with his wealthy Aunt and Uncle in Bel-Air, California where he shakes things up a bit.

Rated TV-G


The Fungies!

Explore the whimsical pre-historic Fungietown with the help of Seth, a student at Fungietown Elementary.

Rated TV-Y7


Happily Ever After: Fairytales for Every Child


Classic fairytales are retold through different cultures in this HBO original kids series from the late 1990’s.

Rated TV-Y


Little Baby Bum


This fun and educational show teaches kids nursery rhymes through song and magic.

Rated TV-Y


Looney Tunes

Explore every episode of this iconic series starring the iconic Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird.

Rated TV-PG and TV-Y7


Looney Toons Cartoons

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The hilarious Looney Toons characters are back in this brand new series and take on the classic Looney Toons scenarios, streaming exclusively on HBO Max.

Rated TV-PG


The Powerpuff Girls

Three girls, who also happen to be superheroes, balance going to school and fighting crime in order to save the world before bedtime in this Cartoon Network series from 1998.

Rated TV-Y7


Regular Show

Mordecai and Rigby are best friends whose adventures always seem to be interrupted by zombies, weird creatures, oh and Death himself.

Rated TV-PG


Scooby-Doo Where Are You!

Join Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby Doo as they drive the Mystery Machine around looking for mysteries to solve.

Rated TV-G


Sesame Street

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The sun is always shining on Sesame Street, the long running kid’s show meant to educate kids in a fun and entertaining way.

Rated TV-Y



In a fictional colony, small blue creatures named The Smurfs, that live in mushroom shaped houses reign supreme.

Rated TV-G


Steven Universe

Steven is an energetic boy who accompanies a team of magical beings on their adventures to save the planet in this Cartoon Network show from 2013.

Rated TV-PG


Summer Camp Island

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In this HBO Max original show, Oscar and Hedgehog live in a magical sleep away camp where anything is possible.

Rated TV-Y7


Tom & Jerry

Tom and Jerry are rivals whose wits match against each other in different situations in this iconic TV series.

Rated TV-PG


Tom & Jerry In New York


The iconic cat and mouse rivals are back in this brand new series, set in the Big Apple. Tom is the resident mouse chaser at a 5-star-hotel in Manhattan while Jerry is the resident mouse. Needless to say, hijinks ensue as they chase each other all over the iconic landmarks that NYC has to offer.

Rated TV-PG


Super Friends


The greatest DC comics superheroes come together and work together to uphold good in this animated series from the 1970’s.

Rated TV-G




YouTuber Rosanna Pansino hosts and judges this super inventive cooking show, which invites bakers to come up with delicious and inventive desserts that are sometimes larger than life.

Rated TV-PG


Love Monster


Love Monster is the only monster in Fluffytown, who does his best at following his heart and doing the right thing in this HBO Max original series.

Rated TV-Y


My Sesame Street Friends


Your kid’s favorite friends from Sesame Street are featured in this HBO Max original series, where they explore the magic of learning through a number of topics.

Rated TV-Y




Set in the charming and unique town of Jellystone, Jellystone! focuses on Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Huckleberry Hound, and other lovable Hanna-Barbera characters who live in unity while trying to not destroy their town.

Rated TV-G


Tig n’ Seek

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Tiggy, an 8-year-old boy, and his gadget building cat, Gweeseek, help people search for lost items at the Department of Lost and Found in their home of Gee City.

Rated TV-Y7 and TV-PG


Infinity Train

After being trapped on a mysterious, inter-dimensional train, an aspiring computer programmer and her robot companion meet a number of strange characters and encounter puzzles they must solve in order to make their way back home.

Rated TV-PG


Mo Willems Storytime Shorts!


See the titles from beloved children’s author, Mo Willems, come to life in this adorable animated series that is packed with super fun surprises.

Rated TV-Y


Little Ellen

In this brand new series premiering on HBO Max this fall, Little Ellen focuses on an animated, 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres, as she explores imaginative lands, meets new friends, and goes on adventures in her hometown of New Orleans. While a premiere date is still TBD, it will be super fun to see this new take on the hilarious, dancing talk show host.

Little Ellen premieres sometime this fall.

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