17 Kid-friendly Netflix Series and Movies to Watch at Home


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Whether you are an anime otaku or a fan for live-action, there’s nothing like a movie that’s fun for the whole family -- kids, teens and grown-ups too!

During this time of isolation, it is more important to unwind ourselves after a long day. Here's our pick of the movies and series based on genre:

Adventure Anime

1. Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution

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Duration: 1 hour 37 mins
Episodes/Season: 1 season
Suitable for: 7 years and up

Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution is released in 2019. After accepting an invitation from a mysterious trainer, Ash, Misty and Broke meet Meowtwo, an artificially created Pokemon who wants to do battle.

Source: Netflix

2. True and the Rainbow Kingdom

True and the Rainbow Kingdom
Source: Netflix

Duration: 1 hour 37 mins
Episodes/Season:
19 episodes / 3 seasons
Suitable for: 3 years and up

True and the Rainbow Kingdom premiered on Netflix in 2017 and it follows True and her best friend Bartleby the Cat as they go around helping the quirky residents of the colorful and whimsical Rainbow Kingdom.


Source: Netflix

3. Dragons: Rescue Riders

Dragons: Rescue Riders
Source: Netflix

Duration: 24 min
Episodes/Season:
14 episodes / 2 seasons 
Suitable for: 4 years and up

A Netflix original series based on the book How to Train Your Dragon, Dragons: Rescue Riders follows the adventures of Twins Dak and Leyla and their dragon friends rescuing not just the other but also the dragons of their hometown Huttsgalor.


Source: Universal Kids Preschool

4. Ask the Storybots

Ask the Storybots
Source: Netflix

Duration: About 30 mins
Episodes/Season:
22 episodes / 3 seasons
Suitable for:
4 years and up

The StoryBots, five odd little creatures, go on different adventures each episode to find the answers to kids’ questions, from ‘How Does Night Happen’ to ‘Why Do People Look Different’. Tiny Beep, Bing, Bang, Boop and Bo travel far and wide to tackle a wide range of questions.


Source: Netflix

5. Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig
Source: Netflix

Duration: About 20 mins
Episodes/Season:
46 episodes / 5 seasons
Suitable for:
3 years and up

Peppa Pig needs no introduction to many but if you’ve never heard of it, Peppa Pig follows the life of an anthropomorphic piglet Peppa and her interactions with her family and friends, from camping trips and sleepovers to a trip to the moon! With over 40 episodes to keep you occupied, you’re likely to set for a while.

6. Go! Go! Cory Carson

Go! Go! Cory Carson
Source: Netflix

Duration: About 10 mins
Episodes/Season:
7 episodes / 1 season
Suitable for:
3 years and up

Based on the toy line Toot-Toot Drivers, Go! Go! Cory Carson is a Netflix original series featuring an all-vehicle cast. The short series follows the little mischiefs of an adorable kid car, Cory Carson.


Source: Netflix

7. My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro
Source: Netflix

Duration: 1 hr 26 mins
Suitable for: 4 years and up

Decades after its first release, My Neighbour Totoro still remains a favorite among many—young and old. Set in the Japanese countryside, My Neighbour Totoro will bring you on a journey with two young sisters who’ve befriended a mystical creature, which resides in a forest.

Educational

8. Word Party


Source: Netflix

Duration: About 13 mins 
Episodes/Season:
 4 seasons
Suitable for:
 1 years and up

What is there not to like about baby animals in diapers teaching toddlers English and Mandarin! Popular with the yonger kids, join Lulu, Kip, Franny, Bailey and Tilly in their the 4th season on Netflix!

9. The Magic School Bus Rides Again

The Magic School Bus Rides Again
Source: Netflix

Duration: 25 min 
Episodes/Season:
 26 episodes / 2 seasons
Suitable for:
 4 years and above

The Magic School Bus Rides Again and this time its Ms. Frizzle’s younger sister Fiona at the wheels bringing the kids of Walkerville Elementary on a whole different scientific adventure. And in case you were wondering, the original Ms. Frizzle is now Professor Frizzle.

Family Comedies

10. Ask the StoryBots

Source: Netflix

Duration: 25 min 
Episodes/Season:
 8 episodes / 3 seasons
Suitable for:
 1 year and above

Premiered in August 2016,StoryBots introduced five little creatures who live under our screens.  They track down to answer the kid's biggest question such as why must we brush our teeth every night.

11. If I Were An Animal

Source: Netflix

Duration: 21 min 
Episodes/Season:
 13 episodes / 1 season
Suitable for:
 7 years and above

If I were an animal is an animal documentary featuring Emma and her big brother Tim observe different animals from birth to adulthood alongside with real-life wildlife footages.

12. Morphle

Duration: 50 min 
Episodes/Season: 5 episodes / 1 season
Suitable for: 1 year and above


Mila's dad runs the only magic pet store in the city - a fantastical place where you can find all sorts of cute and quirky pets who each have their own unique magic powers, and he has gifted Mila the most magic pet of all, Morphle. Morphle turns into anything the little Mila dreams up to. Watch the series for their fun and educational journey.

13. Llama Llama

Duration: 24 min 
Episodes/Season: 10 episodes / 2 seasons
Suitable for: 1 year and above

The classic story book "Llama Llama" series was first released in 2005 and was featured as New York Times  bestselling Bookes. Debut on early this year, the 30-minute episodes will feature all of the characters we’ve come to love from the series, including Llama Llama, Mama Llama, Nelly Gnu, Gilroy Goat, Zelda Zebra and many more.

Comedy

14. Richie Rich

Duration: 1 hour 34 min 
Episodes/Season: 1 season
Suitable for: 13 years and above

The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except a playmate. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends.

15. Malibu Rescue

Duration: 1 hour 9 min 
Episodes/Season: 1 season
Suitable for: 7 years and above

Malibu Rescue features both a series and a movie. The main character, Tyler was punished by the stepfather to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program. Tyler then met a ragtag group group of children from the valley and team up to take down an elite group of snobby locals for the chance to rule Malibu's best beach tower.

16. The Willoughbys

Duration: 1 hour 32 min 
Episodes/Season: 1 season
Suitable for: 7 years and above

Released just about one week ago, The Willoughbys rise rapidly and take place as one of the top 10 movies in Malaysia. Being neglected by their horrible and selfish parents, four siblings decided to send their parent off for a vacation and embark on an adventurous journey to form a new perfect family on their own.

17. Despicable Me 

Duration: 1 hour 37 min 
Episodes/Season: 2 seasons
Suitable for: 7 years and above

The Minions — small yellow creatures who dress in blue overalls and goggles became popular since their first appearance in 2010.  The comedy is an unconventional family movie about a super villain, Gru whose plans to steal the moon is turned upside down when 3 orphan girls suddenly land in his care. Also, in the movie is a whole bunch of really cute and whimsical yellow creatures called minions! A fun movie to watch or re-watch for the whole family that will get the little ones happy and excited.  

 


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This article is prepared by

Hui Xin Tan



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