The best kids’ shows to stream now

Trolls. (Image Supplied)
Trolls. (Image Supplied)

Whether you’re trying to survive the school holidays, or just find something to entertain the family on Friday Movie Night, Showmax has some great series and movies that everyone will enjoy. 

Trolls World Tour (Movie)

Trolls just want to have fun! Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake are back for another musical adventure. As Queen Poppy and Branch, they are on a quest to save all the Troll kingdoms from a power-hungry ruler. Watch this smash-hit sequel first on Showmax »

Zog and the Flying Doctors (Movie) 

In this sequel to the beloved Zog, Pearl, Gadabout and Zog have formed a flying doctor trio who care for unicorns, lions and more. But when Pearl decides to visit her uncle, the king, he locks her up in the castle in an attempt to convince her to be a “proper princess”. Watch it first on Showmax »

This is the latest in a series of star-studded BBC adaptations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaeffler’s timeless books. Also look out for The Snail and the Whale, which was Oscar shortlisted, The Gruffalo, Stickman, and more. 

Jungle Beat: The Movie (Movie) 

An alien crash-lands near the colourful African jungle. His new animal friends need to teach him about friendship before his Space Conqueror father can take over the planet. South African-made animation that’s popular all over the world. Watch now »

The Despicable Me Collection (Movies)

Relive the adventure from the beginning with all three Despicable Me movies, plus Minions. They’re rollicking, sly fun from the word go. (Or should that be the word bello?). See all the movies here »

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Movie)

Five years after everything was awesome, the heroes of Bricksburg are back and this time they have to find a way to defeat LEGO DUPLO space invaders who are destroying everything in their path. Watch now »

Barbie movies

Barbie

The glamorous, ambition doll has been around for decades, and she’s as popular as ever. Whether Barbie is being a fairy, a mermaid or an intrepid horse rider, she’s out to teach little girls that their only limits are their imaginations. See all the Barbie movies on Showmax here »

Abominable (Movie)

Three teenagers encounter a young Yeti and want to help him find his way back home to the highest point on Earth. But a cunning businessman and an evil zoologist, who want the Yeti for themselves, are hot on their heels. Watch now »

Alex Rider (Series)

Based on the popular spy novels by Anthony Horowitz, Alex Rider scored 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Guardian describing it as an “action-packed romp for all your escapism needs”. Teen spy Alex is sure to appeal to older kids. Watch it first on Showmax. 

Kiri And Lou (Series)

This Kiwi series was created by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, who also voices one of the characters. Two best friends have various sweet adventures in the prehistoric jungle. Watch it first on Showmax »

Paw Patrol (Series and Movie) 

Ryder and his pup pack, including firefighter-in-training Marshall and wannabe police-dog Chase, spring to action to save the day in Adventure Bay. Whenever you’re in trouble, just yelp for help! Watch now » 

Plus, watch the full-length pup feature in Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Special where the pups get super powers! 

Shaun the Sheep (Series)

Shaun the Sheep

The world’s favourite sheep and his flock are here for five seasons of farm fun. Preschoolers will also love learning with little lamb Timmy in Timmy 2.0 and other shows. Watch Shaun the Sheep now »

Utopia Falls (Series) 

Utopia Falls

In the future, a group of teens is chosen from the last human outpost, New Babyl, to perform in a competition. Then they discover a hidden stash of forbidden music and art from the past which changes everything. A diverse YA dystopian drama that was hotly anticipated. Watch now »

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