Each month, I bring you my list of the top 50 series for kids that are available on Disney+, which include series from across Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic and Pixar. There is a wide selection of live action and animated shows available on Disney+ including Lizzie McGuire, Star Wars Rebels, Marvel’s Spider-Man and much more.
Here is the “What’s On Disney Plus” Top 50 series on Disney+:
50) Star Wars Resistance
This new animated series set before the events of “The Force Awakens” follows Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot for the Resistance, is tasked with a top secret mission to investigate the First Order, a growing threat in the galaxy. The animation style is very different to “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels”, but if you want a more modern Star Wars animated series, try it out.
49) The Many Adventures Of Winnie the Pooh
If you love Winnie The Pooh, then this series needs no introduction since we get to follow more adventures of Pooh and his friends. It’s cute, lovable and exactly what you would want from a Disney series from the 80’s.
48) Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Season 1-2)
Randy Cunningham is a ninth-grader who is an unlikely hero with a superhuman ninja suit, the NinjaNomicon. Randy uses the suit and help from his best friend, Howard, to battle evil while trying to survive high school and guard his secret identity — all while trying to protect his school and the world from certain destruction. Seems like an average life for a high-school freshman, right?
47) Kim Possible
Kim Possible is an animated series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere and often lampoons the conventions and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres.
46) Marvel Hero Project
This 20-episode Disney+ series shares the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities across the country. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are by welcoming them into Marvel’s Hero Project.
45) The Little Mermaid
This series is a spinoff from the original animated classic and features the adventures of Ariel as a mermaid prior to the events of the film. Many of the voice actors of the film reprise their roles in the series including Jodi Benson as Ariel, Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian, Kenneth Mars as King Triton, and Pat Carroll as Ursula. If you enjoyed the Little Mermaid and haven’t seen the series, give this one a chance.
44) Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy
After the huge success of the live action movie, this animated series follows the adventures of Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, who joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer. If you want some more adventures of this motley crew, this animated series should keep you covered.
43) Ultimate Spider-Man
This series is one of best modern series featuring our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It sees Spider-Man team up with a number of new superheroes including Nova, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and White Tiger. The series also includes many classic villains and if you aren’t so keen on the older Spider-Man shows available on Disney+, try out this one.
42) The Proud Family
“The Proud Family” follows the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl who’s doing her best to navigate through the early years of teen-dom. Penny’s every encounter inevitably spirals into bigger than life situations filled with hi-jinks, hilarity and heart. Her quest to balance her home, school and social lives are further complicated by friends like the sassy Dijonay, Penny’s nemesis LaCienega Boulevardez, her loving, if not over-protective parents and her hip-to-the-groove-granny, Suga Mama.
41) Diary Of A Female President
In this Disney+ series “Diary of a Future President,” we see the origin story of a future leader. Told using the narration of 12-year-old Cuban American girl Elena’s diary, this new family comedy follows her journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States.
40) Big City Greens
The offbeat adventures of 10-year-old Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family – older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice.
39) Lizzie McGuire
Lizzie McGuire is a shy, compassionate and clumsy teen who dreams of being popular at school, with the help of her best friends Miranda and Gordo.
The adventures of 13-year-old, self-centered Anne Boonchuy who is magically transported to the fictitious world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. With the help of an excitable young frog named Sprig, Anne will transform into a hero and discover the first true friendship of her life.
37) Mickey Mouse
In this series of cartoon shorts, Mickey Mouse finds himself in silly situations all around the world! From New York to Paris to Tokyo, Mickey experiences new adventures with his friends! It’s a modern take on the classic Disney characters.
36) Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Join the world’s sweetest heroes for high adventure in a mystical land of giants and wizards, ogres and dragons, and wondrous creatures both good and evil. Meet Gruffi, Zummi, Cubbi, Grammi, Tummi, Sunni, and all the legendary Gummis as they laugh, play, foil dastardly plots, and fight for what’s right.
35) Smart Guy
T.J. is a boy genius who gets bumped up from the fourth grade to high school. T.J. tries to adjust to his new life, but he shares some classes with his 14 year-old brother Marcus, the school jock, and his clueless and self-absorbed 16 year-old sister Yvette.
Baloo the Bear stars in an adventurous comedy of love and conflict with his friend Kit Cloudkicker. Rebecca Cunningham and her daughter Molly purchase Baloo’s failing company and Baloo must fly transport runs to clear his debt while dodging Don Karnage and his sky pirates.
33) Star vs. The Forces of Evil
The biggest new addition to Disney+ this month, which sees a intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrive on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
“Doug” follows his adventures as he writes in his journal. He falls in love with Patti Mayonnaise and befriends Skeeter Valentine. … When he isn’t playing with friends Skeeter, Patti and Beebe, Roger Klotz is one of Doug’s rivals. Doug likes to write in his journal and fantasize that he is a superhero named Quailman.
31) Goof Troop
When Goofy and his son Max move to a new house in Spoonerville, Goofy is surprised to discover his new neighbor is his old high school nemesis, Pete! Max and Pete’s son, PJ become fast friends and team up to end their dads’ rivalry. There’s no telling what kind of goofy adventures these guys will get into!
Recess portrays life at Third Street Elementary School, where students have set up a microcosm of human society complete with its own government, class system and unwritten laws.
29) Milo Murphy’s Law
Milo Murphy is the personification of Murphy’s Law where anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Suffering from Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML), Milo always looks to make the best of the cards he’s been dealt and his endless optimism and enthusiasm can turn any catastrophe into a wild adventure. Together, he and his friends will learn that it’s all about a positive attitude and not to sweat the big stuff… and it’s all big stuff.
28) X-Men: Evolution
Follow the X-Men as Professor Xavier trains these mutants to use their powers for good. His main opposition, Magneto, does the same, but for evil purposes. To complicate matters, the heroes and villains attend the same high school!
27) The Muppets
The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show, which is similar to “The Office”. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. It’s just a shame the original Muppet Show wasn’t available, since this modern series didn’t hit the same tone, as they tried to make it an adult Muppet show, but for “kids” of all ages.
26) Austin & Ally
A comedy about the unique relationship between a young songwriter, Ally Dawson, and Austin Moon, the overnight internet sensation who gains sudden notoriety after performing one of Ally’s songs. Austin and Ally struggle with how to maintain and capitalize on Austin’s newfound fame. Austin is more of a rebel type who doesn’t follow the rules and is somewhat immature for his age, while Ally is conservative yet self-conscious.
25) LEGO Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures
Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, The Freemaker Adventures centers on a family of three young siblings—young boy Rowan, his sister Kordi, and their brother Zander—known as the Freemakers, who salvage parts from destroyed or damaged ships which they use to build new ones, which they sell in order to make their living. If you enjoyed the artistic style of LEGO movies or video games, this series could be right up your street.
24) Elena Of Avalor
The story of a brave teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as a crown princess until she’s old enough to be queen. This show features positive messages for young viewers, but is still enjoyable for all ages.
23) Tron Rising
TRON: Uprising is part of the TRON franchise and is set between Tron and Tron: Legacy movies, so if you enjoyed the Tron universe, this is worth checking out. A young program named Beck becomes a leader of a revolution in The Grid. Beck is trained by Tron to become a great warrior, teaching him fighting skills and mentoring him as he becomes a powerful leader. Beck’s destiny is to lead a revolution to stop the reign of Clu 2 and his henchman General Tesler, and to lead his home and friends to freedom.
22) Good Luck Charlie
One of the few Disney Channel sitcoms that appeals to families, not just for children. It focuses on a Denver family, the Duncans, as they try to adjust to the births of their fourth and fifth children, Charlotte “Charlie” Duncan and Toby Duncan. In each episode, Teddy Duncan creates a video diary containing advice for Charlie about their family and life as a teenager, with each video diary ends with Teddy saying the eponymous phrase, “Good luck, Charlie”. One of the few sitcoms available currently on Disney+.
21) That’s So Raven
This great Disney Channel original series tells the story of a young Raven Baxter is a winsome teen whose ability to glimpse flashes of the future often gets her into hot water. The addition of her “abilities” makes this show stand out from other Disney Channel shows from the same era and if you enjoyed this, there is also a new follow on series called, “Raven’s Home” also on Disney+.
This Disney Channel live action series brings an idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as nanny for a high-profile couple with four kids. Helping to keep her moral compass in check are Bertram, the family’s butler, and Tony, the building’s 20-year-old doorman.
Gargoyles is one of later popular shows from the Afternoon Series in the 1990’s and the series is credited for its relatively dark tone, complex story arcs, and melodrama; character arcs were heavily employed throughout the series, as were Shakespearean themes.
18) Hannah Montana
One of the biggest Disney Channel shows of all time and a perfect way to see Miley Cyrus growing up. The show tells the story of Miley Stewart, a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she emerges as the glamorous and talented Hannah Montana. Having the “Best of Both Worlds” is a complicated proposition, and keeping her identity under wraps leads Miley and her friends into some hilarious capers as she tries to balance her normal life with her rock star persona.
17) Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
One of the all time classic animated series from the 1980’s, Disney’s fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly. This was one of the series I used to adore as a child and is one no doubt many more people will be going back to.
16) Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck is one of the most popular series from the Disney Afternoon period in the 1990’s and it featured the eponymous anthropomorphic duck superhero whose alter ego is mild-mannered single quacker Drake Mallard. This one will no doubt be very popular for anyone from the “Afternoon” era.
15) The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
This classic Disney Channel sitcom tells the story of two 11 year-old identical twins called Zack and Cody, who are the newest residents of Boston’s swanky Tipton Hotel. Living in a suite with their mom Carey, the boys treat the tipton like their own personal playground.
14) Big Hero 6: The Series
This series is a sequel to the animated classic and follows Hiro as he now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. Though the animation style is slightly different, for fans of the movie, this is worth looking into.
13) Wizards Of Waverly Place
One of most popular Disney Channel series from the noughties, sees Alex, Justin and Max Russo are not your ordinary kids – they’re wizards in training! While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers.
12) Phineas & Ferb
Each day, two kindhearted suburban stepbrothers on summer vacation embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who tries to bust them. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. This is one of the best animation series from recent times and with the new Disney+ Original movie coming soon, this is a perfect opportunity to catch up on the adventures of Phineas and Ferb.
11) Spider-Man – The Animated Series
There have been many Spider-Man animated series over the years, but the 1990’s series feels closest to the original comies. With 65 episodes, that include a wide variety of different villains and interwoven storylines throughout, it truly raised the bar for animated shows.
10) Legend Of The Three Caballeros
This animated series featuring Donald Duck, Jóse Carioca and Panchito Pistoles is only available on Disney+. The trio find themselves inheritors of a heroic legacy, and resume their ancestors’ quest with the aid of a valiant Greek goddess.
9) Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World is an classic American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. And recently Disney brought the characters back for Girl Meets World, so if you fancy going back to where it all started, there are seven seasons available.
8) Andi Mack
One of the most important Disney Channel series ever made, with its modern storylines and great cast. Andi is contemplative and artistic and sheltered by overprotective parents. But on the eve of her 13th birthday, Andi’s free-spirited older sister Bex returns home with a revelation that changes everything and sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery.
7) Star Wars Rebels
Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. The motley crew of the starship Ghost make a stand against the Empire. And together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures, and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. If you are a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this is a must watch and also helps fill in those gaps between the two trilogies.
One of the most popular “Afternoon” animated shows from the 1980’s, Ducktales tells the story of Scrooge McDuck, who finds his hands full at home when nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie move to Duckburg. Joined by their loyal pals Launchpad McQuack, Gyro Gearloose and Mrs. Beakley, the DuckTales gang never fails to deliver a wealth of adventure. This will no doubt be a very popular series for adults to go back to. And if you like this, you might also want to check out the newest version of the show, which is also really good.
5) Gravity Falls
This series is all about twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines, who end up on an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. This is one of the best modern Disney channel animated series, that is great for adults and children alike.
4) High School Musical: The Musical – The Series
This drama series has become my non-so secret guilty pleasure on Disney+. A group of East High students countdown to the opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” Showmances blossom; friendships are tested while new ones are made; rivalries flare and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only a high school drama club can provide. This is one series not to skip.
3) Star Wars: The Clone Wars
This series fills in the story between “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge Of The Sith”, where Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists. The 7th season of the show will be a Disney+ exclusive and with over a hundred episodes, this is one of the most binge worthy shows on Disney+.
2) X-Men: The Animated Series
Easily my personal favourite Marvel animated show, this series from the 1990’s features lots of different X-Men characters and will introduce you to the world of mutants better than any of the live action movies. The series showcases how the X-Men fight for mutant rights against hostile Government agencies, whilst at the same time protecting mankind from mutant supremacist Magneto who seeks to destroy the human race in return for the atrocities committed against mutant kind. For Marvel fans, this is a must watch.
1) The Simpsons
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general. There is 30 seasons of this show, with almost 700 episodes!
What show are you going to watch next?