Best 90’s Kids TV Series on Netflix

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If you were born in the 1980’s or 1990’s then the chances are you used to binge watch some of these shows. They were the shows you looked forward to watching every day and look back on now with fondness and nostalgia.

It’s worth noting that most of your childhood memories will likely to be linked to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon titles. Sadly, most of these cannot be found on Netflix because in the case of Cartoon Network, it lost most of its library a couple of years ago. With Nickelodeon, Netflix doesn’t have a relationship with its parent company, Viacom anymore.


Released: 1998
Seasons available: 5

This is the perfect throw-back series to watch if you’re after something nostalgic. The show first aired in 1995, and finished in 1998 but is still watched and loved today. Goosebumps is based on the lives of ordinary children who are taken on adventures that they will never forget. Encountered by many horrors, the children must find their way out of the things that haunt them. Goosebumps is based on R.L. Stine’s award-winning books and will take you back to your childhood memories where you’d come home and watch a new episode.

The Real Ghostbusters

Released: 1990
Seasons available: 5

We all know that annoyingly catchy theme tune when we hear it, to the point where even those who never watched Ghostbusters growing up dance at the sound of the song. The show was one of the biggest cartoons on screen during the 1980s because of its cheesy lines, dark stories and teamwork while exterminating ghosts. This is the type of show that generations since have enjoyed, and generations to come will also. Ghostbusters is a spinoff of the previous 1984 comedy movie and involves lots of spooky shadows for the team to capture. The show stars Frank Welker and Maurice LaMarche as the two main characters. So, who you gonna call?

The Magic School Bus

Released: 1997
Seasons Available: 4

Learning about Science is made fun with the 1990s series The Magic School Bus. Whether it’s going to outer space or under the ocean, the bus will take you there. You may be thinking: how does a bus go into all these different places? Well, it can shrink, transform and change depending on where they want to go. This series, as any kids TV show, has many morals and is an educational experience for children. Ms Frizzle is a teacher like no other – she takes her students on the most exciting adventures to different places and therefore gives them a different outlook on the world of Science. The Magic School Bus is based on the book series of the same name, which was written by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Released: 1993
Seasons Available: 1

Produced by DiC Animation City and Bohbot Entertainment, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is based on the video game which was made by Saga. There’s always a threat to any world, planet, or town and in this case, planet Mobius is under attack from the evil Dr Robotnik and his army of robots. Sonic the Hedgehog and his friend Tails must use all of their power to save the planet and stop those around them from being harmed. Sixty-five episodes were produced in the makings of this 1993 animated series and some of those are available to watch on Netflix.

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

Released: 1997
Seasons Available: 1

1997 brought us the 17-year-old Ninja Turtles but this time with a new female edition named Venus – all five of the turtles have their own quirks and stories. The series holds a few other changes compared with the previous shows, including a different enemy too. They may be older than in the movies or other cartoons, but the show is still action packed and interesting. All 26 episodes are available on Netflix and are around 20 minutes in length. The show was produced by Saban Entertainment and from 2011 was distributed by Saban Brands.

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Alice Willis gained her degree in creative writing with journalism at Kingston University Alice and is our United Kingdom Netflix expert. Alice covers the weekly new additions for the UK region while also contributing to our top lists section. Alice loves new shows and movies, particularly rom-coms and teen dramas. Alice resides in Maidstone, UK.