Empire's Classic Kids' TV Shows That Still Rock Our World

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1.
Hong Kong Phooey (1974 TV Series)
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A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime. (22 mins.)
 
2.
Mr Benn (1971 Mini-Series)
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Popular British children's animation series, repeated almost constantly since 1971. Mr Benn is the ordinary... (15 mins.)
Director: David McKee
Stars: Ray Brooks
 
3.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 TV Series)
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The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 TV Series)
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. (23 mins.)
 
5.
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985 TV Series)
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A young man leads a small band in search of his father while fighting the forces of Sawboss using the various vehicles they carry with them. (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Tick (1994 TV Series)
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An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Biker Mice from Mars (1993 TV Series)
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When three alien motorcycle riding mice are forced to leave their home planet of Mars thanks to the evil mining Plutarkians, they rebel against their enemies on planet Earth and the city of Chicago. (30 mins.)
 
8.
X-Men (1992 TV Series)
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A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe. (23 mins.)
 
9.
Godzilla (1978 TV Series)
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The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Thunderbirds (1965 TV Series)
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In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service. (50 mins.)
 
11.
Danger Mouse (1981 TV Series)
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans. (25 mins.)
 
12.
Captain Pugwash (1957 TV Series)
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The adventures of Captain Pugwash and his crew aboard the pirate ship - the Black Pig. (5 mins.)
 
13.
Le manège enchanté (1964 TV Series)
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Cult classic children's animated series about a group of human and animal characters that gather at the roundabout / carousel in the park. Although the original series is French there are multiple versions from various countries. (5 mins.)
 
14.
The Wombles (1973 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a fantasy folk community dedicated to cleaning up litter and put it to their own use. (5 mins.)
 
15.
Battle of the Planets (1978 TV Series)
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A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. (30 mins.)
Director: David E. Hanson
 
16.
The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982 TV Series)
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A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado. (28 mins.)
 
17.
Animaniacs (1993 TV Series)
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Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko... (21 mins.)
 
18.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
 
19.
Johnny Bravo (1997 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a dumb blond egomanaic who is deluded about his own manliness. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Moomins (1977 TV Series)
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A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson. (9 mins.)
 
21.
Ulysses 31 (1981 TV Series)
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To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition. (25 mins.)
 
22.
Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
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A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Terrahawks (1983 TV Series)
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In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda... (23 mins.)
 
24.
Centurions (1986 TV Series)
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The Centurions are the most powerful fighting force of the 21st century. Equipped with special Exoframe suits... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! (1991 TV Series)
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Bucky and his crew must fight the evil toads who are bent on taking over the universe. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Earthworm Jim (1995 TV Series)
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An average Earthworm stumbles upon a supersuit that makes him a superheroic worm! (30 mins.)
 
27.
MASK (1985 TV Series)
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Matt Tracker leads a team of masked crimefighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against the forces of V.E.N.O.M. (22 mins.)
 
28.
Paddington Bear (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a little Peruvian bear living in London, UK. (30 mins.)
Director: Barry Leith
 
29.
Chorlton and the Wheelies (1976 TV Series)
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A wonderfully eccentric series about Chorlton, a happy-go-lucky dragon (named after a suburb of Manchester) who unintentionally foils the evil schemes of a mad Welsh 'Kettle Witch' who tries to stop wheelie people having fun. (12 mins.)
Director: Chris Taylor
Stars: Joe Lynch
 
30.
The Transformers (1984 TV Series)
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Wallach
 
31.
Dungeons & Dragons (1983 TV Series)
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A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981 TV Series)
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Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar. (22 mins.)
 
33.
The Real Ghostbusters (1986 TV Series)
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The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service. (30 mins.)
 
34.
D'Artacan y los tres mosqueperros (1981 TV Series)
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In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Bagpuss (1974 TV Series)
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A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his... (15 mins.)
 
36.
Willo the Wisp (1981 TV Series)
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A series of 5 minute cartoons about a group of inhabitants of a forest. Willo the Wisp is a sprite formed from gas who narrates each story... (5 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Spargo