Here's Where To Stream Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons

Here's Where To Stream Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons

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Melissa Massello
Sep 1, 2017
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We bet the sheer mention of some of these shows from the classic era of Saturday morning cartoons will bring their theme songs back to earworm status. The good news is, many of them are now available to watch again — this time digitally remastered, sans commercials — thanks to the magic of streaming TV.

It's hard to remember which came first for many of these iconic illustrated series, the show or the action figures and all that other merchandise, but one thing is for certain: you can have your own nostalgic mini-marathon over the long weekend to share with the tiny humans in your life (or maybe just invite friends over for sugary breakfast cereal and mimosas).

Often imitated but never duplicated (even when rebooted), there's something magical about the era of animated cartoons created by pen and ink and layered cells between the 1960s and early 1990s — something that deserves to be revisited and appreciated by a new generation, one that was raised on digital CGI.

Here's where to find some of our favorite retro Saturday morning cartoons and animated movies, now available to stream for free or purchase for later:

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Netflix

  • The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)
  • Danger Mouse (1981-1992)
  • The Last Unicorn (1982)
  • He-Man Masters of the Universe (1983-1985)
  • Voltron (1984-1985)
  • She-Ra Princess of Power (1985-1987)
  • Jem and the Holograms (1985-1988)
  • Robotech (1985)
  • Animaniacs (1993-1998)
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993-1996)
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Amazon Video

  • Sesame Street (1970-now)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine (1984-now)
  • Rupert (1991-1997)
  • Madeline (1989-1993), included with Prime
  • Looney Tunes: The Bugs Bunny Show (1962-1985), as part of the Cartoon Classics collection, included with Prime
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost (1979-1980), as part of the Cartoon Classics collection, included with Prime
  • Inspector Gadget (1983-1986), free with STARZ subscription
  • Babar (1989-2000), free with Dove Channel subscription/$1.99 per episode
  • Thundercats (1985-1989), $1.99 per episode/$28.99 per season
  • G.I. Joe (1985-1987), $2.99 per episode/$29.99 per season
  • Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1984-1986), $3.99 rental
  • Talespin (1990-1991), $1.99 per episode/$9.99 per season
  • Ducktales (1987-1990), $1.99 per episode/$9.99 per season
  • Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers (1988-1990), $2.99 per episode/$14.99 per season
  • Transformers (1984-1987), $1.99 per episode/$12.99 per season
  • The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show (1983-1986), $1.99 per episode/$29.99 per season
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996), $1.99 per episode/$3.99 per season
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You? (1976-1988), $1.99 per episode, $14.99 per season
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), $3.99 rental/$19.99 purchase
  • The Flintstones (1961-), $1.99 per episode/$19.99 per season
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Hulu

  • Paddington Bear (3 seasons), included with subscription
  • Curious George (9 seasons), included with subscription
  • Sesame Street (60 episodes), included with subscription
  • The Best of Barney, included with subscription
  • Thomas the Tank Engine (1984-now), included with subscription
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