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Children’s movies and tv shows that are free to stream!


Free children’s shows and movies for African American families to watch.

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African American Children's Movies

Are you looking for a way for your child to watch Black movies and tv shows for free? Look no further for African American children’s movies and television shows on free services for streaming that provide positive messages of courage, intelligence and strength to break barriers.


All the movies and TV shows on this list are free to watch on any smartphone, tablet, computer, firestick, or television with internet capabilities. All you must do is click the link attached to the name of the show or movie. The content listed is from free video streaming services, Tubi, PBS, Crackle, Amazon Prime Video, and Kanopy.  Kanopy requires a library card to use. Only selected content from Amazon Prime Video is free.


The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the free children’s shows and movies prior to watching.


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Free Children’s Shows Rated TV-Y

Strawberry Shortcake (TV-Y)

This lovely spin-off of the beloved original series takes place in the fanciful community of Berry Bitty City, complete with new adventures. (Tubi)


Barbie Dreamtopia (TV-Y)

Join the animated adventures of Barbie and her little sister, Chelsea, as they travel the sweet and colorful world of Dreamtopia in imaginative ways! (Tubi)


Kerwhizz (TV-Y)

Kerwhizz is a CGI experience with a Live Action host and audience.  (Tubi)


In the Night Garden (TV-Y)

In the Night Garden is about a magical picture-book place that exists between waking and sleeping in a child’s imagination. (Tubi)


Odd Squad (TV-Y)

Young government agents Olive and Otto use math to investigate strange occurrences in their town. (PBS)


Super Why (TV-Y)

Four fairytale friends go on magical adventures and become reading-powered superheroes. Follow the Super Readers as they jump into books that come to life. (PBS)


Daniel’s Tiger Neighborhood (TV-Y)

Every day Daniel puts on his red sweater, ties his shoes, and invites a new generation of preschoolers into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. (PBS)


Hero Elementary (TV-Y)

Members of the Sparks’ Crew — Lucita Sky, AJ Gadgets, Sara Snap and Benny Bubbles — work with their teacher, Mr. Sparks, to help people and solve problems. (PBS)



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Free Children’s Shows and Movies Rated G

Monster High: The Adventures of the Ghoul Squad (TV-G)

Join Draculaura, Frankie, Clawdeen, and all their ghoulfriends as they travel all over the world to solve mysteries and help monsters in need! (Tubi)


The Secret of Kells (G)

In the remote Irish woods, Cellach prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. (Kanopy)


Ruby’s Studio (TV-G)

Ruby wants all children to feel welcome in her art studio to discuss their feelings, ideas, and enjoy original songs and silly DIY crafts. (Tubi)


Kid’s Animated History with Pipo (TV-G)

Using the Time Compass, funny-bone tickler Pipo guides kids on adventures in history, traveling everywhere from ancient Egypt to classical Greece. (Tubi)


Adventures in Zambezia (G)

Zambezia is a new feature film by Triggerfish Animation Studios about a young high-spirited falcon who journeys to the famed bird city of Zambezia. (Crackle)


Rio 2 (G)

After learning that she and Blu may not be the last blue macaws after all, Jewel decides that their little family should visit the Amazon jungle. (Amazon Prime Video)



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Free Children’s Shows and Movies Rated PG

A Cat in Paris (PG)

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico – a slinky cat burglar. (Kanopy)


Ernest and Celestine (PG)

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. (Kanopy)


The Wannabes (TV-PG)

This comedy sitcom follows six performing art school tweens who “wanna be” pop stars, even if they must keep dressing up as fruit and rocking out in a local cafe. (Tubi)


Defenders of the Earth: The Story Begins (PG)

It is Flash Gordon, whose spaceship crashes near Mandrake and Lothar’s mansion, who tells us of evil Ming’s plan to destroy the earth. (Tubi)


Clockstoppers (PG)

A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still. (Crackle)


Annie (PG)

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. (Amazon Prime Video) 


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Still unsure if a movie or TV show is appropriate for your children? The Motion Pictures Association offers more information, including an interactive guide on understanding TV and movie ratings.


Is your favorite film or tv show not on our list of Free Children’s Shows and Movies? Do you have other services to stream movies and TV shows for free? Let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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