These are the 12 Showmax Shows your Kids Need to See

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me… Pardon the excitement but its Christmas! Well, seven more days to go to be exact.  Anyway, tis the season of festive cheer and lounging by the sofa for those of us taking a hiatus or sabbatical from the office. For those with kids or expecting to host kids during this festive season, there’s no need to fight for the remote. Showmax has the perfect lineup for kids to enjoy as you catch up with your friends and family,

 

1.Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar

A princess who wants to be a music star trades places with a look-alike singer who wants to find out what royal life is like.

Available on Showmax

 

2.  My little Pony: friendship is magic

This revamped incarnation of the “My Little Pony” franchise not only appeals to the little girls that the toy line is primarily marketed to, but has drawn a cult following of teenagers, self-proclaimed “geeks,” and even adults that remember the TV series, specials and films dating back to the 1980s. In this series, Princess Celestia sends her star pupil, the bookish unicorn Twilight Sparkle, to Ponyville to improve her socialization skills. Twilight quickly makes five new four-legged friends: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity. Each instilled with the respective spirits of magic, honesty, loyalty, laughter, kindness and generosity, the animals learn that by working together they can achieve the most important element of all: harmony. That ultimate underlying message may sound corny as all get-out, but the snappy dialogue and expressive animation make the treacle surprisingly palatable.

Available on Showmax

 

3. Disney’s PJ Masks

Kids like superheroes, so what could be better for tykes than becoming superheroes themselves? That’s what happens at night for young friends Connor, Amaya and Greg. When they put on their pajamas and activate their animal amulets, they turn into their alter egos — Catboy, Owlette and Gekko — before embarking on adventures that are filled with action. Along the way, they solve mysteries and learn valuable lessons. The animated series is based on the “Les Pyjamasques” book series by French author Romuald Racioppo.

Available on Showmax

 

4. Ultimate Spiderman Web-Warriors

Spider-Man, whose real name is Peter Parker when not fighting crime, is an iconic comic book character that has been featured in a number of feature films and TV shows through the years. In “Ultimate Spider-Man,” Peter Parker is a teenager trying to juggle the usual growing pains of high-school life with the not-so-usual growing pains of being a superhero. Peter is invited to train with Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where his masked alter ego joins forces with four other teenage superheroes — Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist — as they work to become Ultimate Superheroes.

Available on Showmax

 

5. Disney’s Sofia the First

Disney has featured many princesses in its TV shows and movies through the years — but never a little girl princess. Until now. This animated series features Sofia, an ordinary girl who becomes a princess overnight when her mom marries the king. The adventurous young girl, first introduced in the 2012 TV movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess,” must learn how to adjust to royal life. Offering Sofia words of wisdom are classic princesses — including Ariel, Belle and Jasmine — who make special appearances as they help advise the youngster during her transition to royalty. Throughout her journey, Sofia learns that it isn’t having a title that imparts royal demeanor; it’s that having the characteristics of honesty, loyalty, compassion and grace make one worthy of the role.

Available on Showmax

 

6.Disney’s: Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates

This series, a new take on the classic “Peter Pan” story, follows the Never Land adventures of a group of child pirates — Jake, Izzy and Cubby — as they try to outwit Captain Hook and Smee. The show features original music performed by the Never Land Pirate Band.

Available on Showmax

 

7. Disney’s Doc McStuffins

Dottie “Doc” McStuffins is a nurturing 6-year-old girl who cares for stuffed animals and toys in her playhouse clinic. When she puts on her stethoscope, something magical happens — toys, dolls and stuffed animals come to life and she can communicate with them. Like any good doctor, Doc has assistants helping her at her clinic. Her stuffed animal friends who assist Doc include exceedingly proud dragon Stuffy, cuddly best friend Lambie and caring hippo nurse Hallie. Whether it’s loose stitching, low batteries or a blow-up toy that has sprung a leak, Doc and her friends are there to fix up the stuffed animals and toys.

Available on Showmax

 

8. Curious George

Curious George is a sweet monkey who can’t help but run into trouble. George’s friend, “The Man in the Yellow Hat,” tries very hard to care for George and is always saving the day. The show’s themes are about learning, forgiveness and playful curiosity.

Available on Showmax

 

9. Paw Patrol

A group of six rescue dogs, led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder, has adventures in “PAW Patrol.” The heroic pups, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” work together to protect the community. Among the members of the group are firedog Marshall, police pup Chase, and fearless Skye. All of the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their rescue missions. Whether rescuing a kitten or saving a train from a rockslide, the PAW Patrol is always up for the challenge while also making sure there’s time for a game or a laugh.

Available on Showmax

 

10.Dora the Explorer

“Dora the Explorer” features the adventures of young Dora, her monkey Boots, Backpack and other animated friends. In each episode, viewers join Dora on an adventure in an animated world set inside a computer. The titular character seeks viewers’ help in solving a puzzle or mystery she faces in each episode.

Available on Showmax

 

11. Dora and Friends

Young viewers and parents familiar with Dora, Diego and the rest of the “Dora the Explorer” gang have new characters to learn about, as Dora heads to school in the city of Playa Verde. She works alongside her friends to give back to the community, while going on a variety of adventures. Her pals include artistic Kate, intelligent Naiya, musical Emma, athletic Alana and playful Pablo. Also helping Dora solve mysteries is new technology; rather than relying on a paper map, she now navigates the city using a map app on her smartphone, and overcomes obstacles with the aid of a magical charm bracelet.

Available on Showmax

 

12. Rugrats: All Grown Up

The characters of “Rugrats” TV series are now preteens. Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica and Susie now have to deal with adolescent issues. Making their way through middle school, making new friends and following their dreams, the kids are just trying to cope.

Available on Showmax

 

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