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This is a list of children's animated television series (including internet television series); that is, animated programs originally targeted towards audiences aged 12 and under in mind.

This list does not include Japanese, Chinese, or Korean series, as children's animation is much more common in these regions.

1970s

United States

Title Genre Seasons/episodes Show creator(s) Original release Network Studio Age rating Technique
Doctor Dolittle Cartoon series 1 season, 17 episodes • David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
• Paul Harrison
• Lennie Weinrib
September 12, 1970 – September 2, 1971 NBC • DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
20th Century Fox Television
N/A Traditional
Groovie Goolies • Comedy horror
Musical comedy
1 season, 16 episodes September 12, 1970 – September 17, 1972 CBS Filmation TV-G Traditional
Josie and the Pussycats 1 season, 16 episodes • Dan DeCarlo
• Richard Goldwater
September 12, 1970 – January 2, 1971 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Sabrina the Teenage Witch • Comedy horror
Fantasy
Sitcom
Slapstick
• Supernatural
1 season, 31 episodes September 12, 1970 – August 31, 1974 CBS
• Syndicated
Filmation Associates
• The Sabrina Company
N/A Traditional
Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 1 season, 16 episodes • Lou Scheimer
• Norm Prescott
September 12, 1970 – September 2, 1972 ABC Filmation N/A Traditional
Archie's TV Funnies Sitcom 1 season, 16 episodes • John L. Goldwater (comic)
• Bob Montana (characters)
September 11, 1971 – September 1, 1973 CBS Filmation N/A Traditional
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! 1 season, 16 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 11, 1971 – January 8, 1972 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
The Jackson 5ive 2 seasons, 23 episodes September 11, 1971 – October 14, 1972 ABC • Rankin/Bass Productions
• Motown Productions
• Halas and Batchelor
• Topcraft
TV-G Traditional
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show 1 season, 16 episodes • Charles A. Nichols (animation director)
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
September 11, 1971 – January 1, 1972 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Comedy-drama
Educational
8 season, 110 episodes Bill Cosby September 9, 1972 – August 10, 1985 CBS
• First-run syndication
Filmation TV-Y7 Traditional
Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space 16 episodes September 9, 1972 – December 23, 1972 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Sealab 2020 1 season, 13 episodes Alex Toth September 9, 1972 – December 2, 1972 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-Y7 Traditional
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan Mystery 1 season, 16 episodes Earl Derr Biggers (character) September 9, 1972 – December 30, 1972 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
The Barkleys Animation 1 season, 13 episodes • David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 9, 1972 – September 1, 1973 NBC DePatie–Freleng Enterprises N/A Traditional
The Brady Kids Animation 2 seasons, 22 episodes Sherwood Schwartz September 9, 1972 – October 6, 1973 ABC Filmation
Paramount Television
TV-G Traditional
The Flintstone Comedy Hour Comedy 1 season, 18 episodes William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
September 9, 1972 – January 26, 1974 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
The Houndcats 13 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 9, 1972 – December 2, 1972 NBC DePatie–Freleng Enterprises N/A Traditional
The Osmonds 17 episodes September 9, 1972 – December 30, 1972 ABC • Rankin/Bass Productions
• Halas and Batchelor
N/A Traditional
The Roman Holidays Animated sitcom 13 episodes September 9, 1972 – December 2, 1972 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Lassie's Rescue Rangers Animated 1 season, 15 episodes November 11, 1972 – December 22, 1973 ABC Filmation Associates
• Wrather Productions (as Wrather Corp.)
TV-G Ended
Butch Cassidy Mystery 1 season, 13 episodes September 8, 1973 – December 1, 1973 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Emergency +4 Adventure cartoon 2 seasons, 23 episodes • Harold Jack Bloom
• R. A. Cinader (live-action basis program)
September 8, 1973 – November 30, 1974 NBC • Fred Calvert Productions
• Mark VII Limited
• Universal Television
N/A Traditional
Goober and the Ghost Chasers Mystery 1 season, 16 episodes September 8, 1973 – December 22, 1973 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Inch High, Private Eye Comedy
Adventure
Mystery
1 season, 13 episodes September 8, 1973 – August 31, 1974 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Jeannie 1 season, 16 episodes September 8, 1973 – December 22, 1973 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions
• Screen Gems
• Columbia Pictures Television
N/A Traditional
Mission: Magic! Cartoon series 1 season, 16 episodes September 8, 1973 – December 22, 1973 ABC Filmation
Paramount Television
N/A Traditional
Speed Buggy 1 season, 16 episodes September 8, 1973 – December 22, 1973 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Star Trek: The Animated Series 2 seasons, 22 episodes Gene Roddenberry September 8, 1973 – October 12, 1974 NBC Filmation
• Norway Productions
• Paramount Television Service
TV-Y7 Traditional
Super Friends • Action
Adventure
Science fiction
16 episodes • E. Nelson Bridwell
• Carmine Infantino
• Julius Schwartz (consultants)
September 8, 1973 – December 22, 1973 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions
National Periodical Publications
N/A Traditional
The Addams Family • Animated sitcom
• Comedy horror
1 season, 16 episodes Charles Addams September 8, 1973 – December 22, 1973 NBC Hanna-Barbera N/A Traditional
Yogi's Gang Adventure
Comedy
15 episodes September 8, 1973 – December 29, 1973 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Devlin Comedy 16 episodes William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
September 7, 1974 – December 21, 1974 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Hong Kong Phooey Comedy 1 season, 16 episodes William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
September 7, 1974 – December 21, 1974 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Partridge Family 2200 A.D. Science fiction 1 season, 16 episodes September 7, 1974 – March 8, 1975 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions
• Columbia Pictures Television
N/A Traditional
The New Adventures of Gilligan 1 season, 16 episodes Sherwood Schwartz September 7, 1974 – October 18, 1975 ABC Filmation TV-G Traditional
These Are the Days 16 episodes September 7, 1974 – September 27, 1975 ABC Filmation N/A Traditional
The U.S. of Archie Comedy
Historical
16 episodes • John L. Goldwater (comic)
• Bob Montana (characters)
September 7, 1974 – September 1976 CBS Filmation TV-Y7 Traditional
Valley of the Dinosaurs Adventure
• Action
Drama
• Science fiction
16 episodes September 7, 1974 – December 21, 1974 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch Animation
Adventure
• Action
Cartoon series
Science fiction
1 season, 13 episodes September 7, 1974 – November 30, 1974 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-Y Traditional
Return to the Planet of the Apes Animation 13 episodes September 6, 1975 – November 29, 1975 NBC • DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
20th Century Fox Television
N/A Traditional
The Great Grape Ape Show Animation
Comedy
1 season, 16 episodes September 6, 1975 – December 13, 1975 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-Y Traditional
The Oddball Couple • Children's television series
Animation
Comedy
Cartoon series
1 season, 16 episodes September 6, 1975 – December 20, 1975 ABC • DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Paramount Network Television
N/A Traditional
The Tom and Jerry Show Animated sitcom 16 episodes September 6, 1975 – December 13, 1975 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
Clue Club Animation 1 season, 16 episodes August 14, 1976 – September 3, 1977 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Jabberjaw 1 season, 16 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 11, 1976 – December 18, 1976 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 36 episodes Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) August 14, 1976 – September 6, 1980 CBS Filmation N/A Traditional
The Mumbly Cartoon Show Animation 16 episodes September 11, 1976 – September 3, 1977 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
The Scooby-Doo Show Comedy
Mystery
Adventure
3 seasons, 40 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 11, 1976 – December 23, 1978 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour 16 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 11, 1976 – December 18, 1976 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
The New Adventures of Batman 1 season, 16 episodes February 12, 1977 – May 28, 1977 CBS Filmation
DC Comics
Warner Bros. Television
N/A Traditional
Baggy Pants and the Nitwits Cartoon series 1 season, 13 episodes Arte Johnson September 10, 1977 – December 3, 1977 NBC DePatie-Freleng Enterprises N/A Traditional
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 3 seasons, 40 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 10, 1977 – June 21, 1980 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
CB Bears Animation
• Comedy
13 episodes Charles A. Nichols September 10, 1977 – December 3, 1977 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali Animation 1 season, 13 episodes • Fred Calvert
• Kimie Calvert
• John Paxton
September 10, 1977 – December 3, 1977 NBC Farmhouse Films N/A Traditional
Laff-A-Lympics • Comedy
Sports
2 seasons, 24 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 10, 1977 – October 28, 1978 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics Comedy 24 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 10, 1977 – October 28, 1978 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Space Sentinels 13 episodes September 10, 1977 – December 3, 1977 NBC Filmation N/A Traditional
The All-New Super Friends Hour • Adventure
Fantasy
Science fiction
60 episodes • E. Nelson Bridwell
• Carmine Infantino
• Julius Schwartz (consultants)
September 10, 1977 – September 2, 1978 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions
DC Comics
N/A Traditional
The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour September 10, 1977 – September 2, 1978 CBS Filmation N/A Traditional
The New Archie and Sabrina Hour 1 season, 13 episodes September 10, 1977 – December 3, 1977 NBC Filmation N/A Traditional
Rickety Rocket 16 episodes September 1, 1979 – January 1, 1980 ABC • Ruby-Spears Productions N/A Traditional
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle Cartoon series 1 season, 16 episodes September 8, 1979 – April 8, 1980 CBS Filmation
• Viacom Productions
TV-Y7 Traditional
Buford and the Galloping Ghost Animation
• Mystery
• Comedy
13 episodes September 9, 1978 – September 1, 1979 NBC Hanna-Barbera N/A Traditional
Challenge of the Superfriends • Adventure
• Fantasy
• Science fiction
• Superhero
2 seasons, 16 episodes • E. Nelson Bridwell
• Carmine Infantino
• Julius Schwartz (consultants)
September 9, 1978 – December 23, 1978 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions
DC Comics
TV-Y7 Traditional
Fangface Animation
• Mystery
2 seasons, 32 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 9, 1978 – September 27, 1980 ABC Ruby-Spears Productions TV-G Traditional
Galaxy Goof-Ups Animation
• Adventure
• Comedy
13 episodes September 9, 1978 – September 1, 1979 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-Y7 Traditional
Tarzan and the Super 7 1 season, 16 episodes September 9, 1978 – September 6, 1980 CBS Filmation N/A Traditional
The All New Popeye Hour Animation
Comedy
5 season, 56 episodes September 9, 1978 – September 5, 1983 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions
• King Features Syndicate
TV-G Traditional
The New Fantastic Four • Superhero
• Action
• Adventure
1 season, 13 episodes Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
September 9, 1978 – December 16, 1978 NBC • DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
• Marvel Comics Animation
TV-Y7 Traditional
Yogi's Space Race Animation
• Comedy
• Adventure
Sports
Sci-Fi
• Fantasy
13 episodes September 9, 1978 – December 2, 1978 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
The New Fred and Barney Show Animation
• Comedy
2 seasons, 17 episodes February 3, 1979 – October 20, 1979 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Fred and Barney Meet the Thing Animation 1 season, 13 episodes September 8, 1979 – December 1, 1979 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions
Marvel Comics Group
TV-G Traditional
Casper and the Angels • Animation
• Adventure
• Comedy
• Sci-fi
13 episodes September 22, 1979 – December 15, 1979 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions
The Harvey Entertainment Company
N/A Traditional
Mighty Man and Yukk 32 episodes September 22, 1979 – January 5, 1980 ABC Ruby-Spears Productions N/A Traditional
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo • Comedy
• Mystery
• Adventure
1 seasons, 16 episodes Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 22, 1979 – January 5, 1980 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
Spider-Woman • Superhero
• Action
• Adventure
1 season, 16 episodes September 22, 1979 – January 5, 1980 ABC • DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
• Marvel Comics Animation
TV-Y7 Traditional
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon 2 seasons, 32 episodes Alex Raymond September 22, 1979 – November 6, 1982 NBC Filmation
• King Features Syndicate
TV-Y7 Traditional
The New Shmoo 1 seasons, 16 episodes Al Capp September 22, 1979 – November 15, 1980 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G Traditional
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
September 22, 1979 – February 28, 1981 ABC • Ruby-Spears Productions
DC Comics
TV-G Traditional
The Super Globetrotters Cartoon 1 season, 13 episodes September 22, 1979 – December 15, 1979 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions N/A Traditional
The World's Greatest SuperFriends • Adventure
• Superhero
8 episodes • E. Nelson Bridwell
• Carmine Infantino
• Julius Schwartz (consultants)
September 22, 1979 – September 27, 1980 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions
DC Comics
TV-Y7 Traditional

Co-productions

Title Genre Seasons/episodes Show creator(s) Original release Network Studio Age rating Technique
The Funky Phantom • Comedy
• Mystery
• Adventure
17 episodes September 11, 1971 – September 2, 1972 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions
• Air Programs International
Traditional
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