In need of German cartoons to watch

When I first started learning Russian I watched children cartoons and movies, my favorites were чебурашка and маша и медведь. They had simple conversations and were easy to understand. That's what I really liked about them. And now that I've started learning German I was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations or cartoons to watch that are in German, it would be extremely appreciated if they had German subtitles on them rather then English. I usually watch the shows on YouTube but if you know of any good websites with them I'd be extremely thankful!

April 1, 2015


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I love Peppa Wutz. Here's a sample and I found another one the other day (I think these are longer and more complex, at least for me) Bali Folge :

April 1, 2015

oh man, dieser Fernsehsendungen sind sehr guten, Bali bist das. Auch wer kennen eine Fernsehsendungen von Amerika dubbed und subbed im Deutsch Sprache?

October 3, 2017

That 70's show. In Netflix you can watch it in German. If you use Netflix from a web browser, you can browse by audio language and filter shows that are spoken in German.

October 3, 2017

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    Thanks Klinehopper, I had not seen those cartoons, Have a great day, Carole

    April 1, 2015

    Old thread, I know! But I loved Bali. Crystal clear pronounciation, cute stories, and easy to follow. Thanks for the recommendation!

    July 17, 2017

    Hmm... I don't know about the subtitles, but here are some popular German children cartoons: "Biene Maja", "Heidi", "Wickie und die starken Männer" (all are Japanese-German co-productions), "Augsburger Puppenkiste" (no cartoon but puppets) is also a real classic...Probably many more but I don't remember them all. "Die Sendung mit der Maus" could also be fun (a mix of cartoon episodes, short documentaries etc, can be watched in the ARD Mediathek ( and is supposed to have subtitles but they seem quite off :/ )

    Also, there are German synchronisations for A LOT of series. Maybe those are an option too?

    April 1, 2015

    Thank you very much!

    April 2, 2015

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      Hi, I do not know any cartoons except this one where all characters are real except for the Pumuckle who is a cartoon. It is quite hard to understand but after watching it a few times, you end up figuring out the story:

      April 1, 2015

      Avatar the last air bender is available in German. On the UK dvds there is an option to switch the language to German.

      April 1, 2015

      This channel has cartoons in german like "recess" and "kim possible " Viel Erfolg!

      April 2, 2015

      Thank you very much! I'd love those shows when I was younger. It'll be nice to watch them again but in German.

      April 2, 2015

      You're welcome :) I have enjoyed them too when I was younger. So fun to watch and remember :D

      April 2, 2015

      I like Piggeldy and Frederick, as they are quite short and poetic. They always follow the same format, of the younger brother Piggeldy asking his older brother a question ("Piggeldy wollte wissen...") and receiving an often surprising answer.

      Also, I watch Petterson und Findus in German. This is the story of a man and his cat. I believe it's originally Swedish.

      Lastly, I like the Moomins. I saw a comment on one of these videos that the singer of the theme song has a bit of an accent since he's actually Dutch, but the German in programs is just fine, I think.

      I don't think any of these on youtubes have subtitles, unfortunately! On the other hand, they are pretty slowly and clearly spoken, so that helps,

      April 3, 2015

      Here is a link to watch the Simpsons in German:

      July 26, 2015

      I've been using My Little Pony as a good resource (don't judge), so here are the German episodes available for stream or download: And here are the transcripts:


      January 31, 2016

      Die Simpsons ist eine gute fernsehen fur das Lernen. oder sind zwei guten Web zitiert! Welche Shows beobachten Sie schon?

      May 12, 2016

      Yes I also like piggeldy and frederick they would be good for you.

      May 29, 2017

      I'm really late, but here is a link Die Schlümpfe (The Smurfs)

      July 18, 2017

      Ich werde nie Deutsch lernen

      January 21, 2018

      so far this has only worked with english for me. even if I can find a cartoon dubbed into another language the subtitles will never be the same. here in argentina I can watch netlfix originials tend to have with both audio and texts in english, german, italian and sometimes others. but only the english subtitles match. the other languages have different translations for audio and subs. my recommendation is to use netflix and, if one is a gamer, i recommend to watch already played games edited in movie-form on youtube, it is easy to find them with subtitles that match de dub audio. german, french, spanish and italian are almost always available with big games.

      August 9, 2018
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