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52 Best Italian Cartoons and How to Watch Them

As someone who loves learning languages but is also incredibly lazy, watching cartoons in Italian was one of the best discoveries I’ve ever made! You can use these 52 Best Italian Cartoons to sit back and just practice your listening comprehension and build your vocabulary in Italian. Here’s how to watch them, where to find them and which ones you should start watching first!

The Best Place to Watch Italian Cartoons

For each of the shows I’ve listed below, I included whether you can find them on Netflix or Youtube. All of these Italian cartoons are available on Netflix, though!

Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t have many options for foreign language cartoons. So if you are going to invest in one streaming service for learning Italian, let it be Netflix!

I avoided including shows like Booba and Masha and the Bear that don’t use language very often (like Tom & Jerry).

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How to Choose Which Italian Cartoon to Watch

best italian cartoons

The list is divided into two: Italian cartoons meant for kids and Italian cartoons for adults.

The first 43 cartoons are created for children, however, they are the BEST resource for people of all ages to learn Italian on Netflix.

For each of the Italian cartoons I’ve included, I checked Common Sense Media to see what age group they were created for. Although you could use this to teach your child Italian using cartoons, I have also included those ages for adults.

Why? Because the best way to use this list is to start with the shows that are made for children ages 2-3, then work up to 5, 6, 7, 8, as your listening comprehension improves.

So if you are a beginner, I would start with a show like Pocoyo (for Ages 3+), then once you feel ready to move up a level, you can start watching Robocar Poli (for Ages 4+).

You may feel ridiculous watching shows like these as an adult, but I can promise you that if you are focusing on learning new words and picking up what you’re hearing, you will be having way more fun than if you were watching New Girl and drowning because you can’t pick up anything.

The second part of this list has 9 shows meant only for adults (including some personal favorites like Rick & Morty, Bojack Horseman, and South Park) but these shows are meant for ADVANCED learners. The speaking is much faster and you’ll need to know a lot more words in order to follow along.

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How to Get more Italian Cartoons on Netflix

The first thing you should do is head to https://www.netflix.com/profiles/manage and create a Kids profile if you don’t already have one.

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Then, change the Kids Section language to Italian. It will show you only kids shows that are in Italian. However, there probably won’t be a lot, which is why you are going to need to do one more thing to unlock more Italian cartoons on Netflix…

Using a VPN

I wish that no matter where you were, Netflix would show you the same content, but that’s not the case. If you are serious about learning Italian using cartoons (or teaching your children) then you definitely won’t regret investing in a VPN.

Depending on what country you are in, shows may or may not show that they are dubbed in Italian and have Italian subtitles.

I currently live in Mexico (and this was also true for France and the USA) and just searched some of my favorite TV shows and checked if they had Italian audio and subtitles and they didn’t.

HOWEVER, then I turned on my VPN and switched it to Italy and VOILA! They magically had both subtitles and audio in Italian.

Netflix subtitles in Italian

For just a few bucks a month, I have access to WAY more cartoons in Italian (not to mention, more content from the UK and in French or Spanish just by switching the VPN to a different country!)

This isn’t the case for every TV show, which is why I’ve created this list of Italian cartoons that definitely have Italian audio! (I checked every single one!)

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How to Use a VPN

There are a ton of reasons why everyone should use a VPN: to protect yourself from hackers when using public internet, to hide your IP address when streaming movies/shows illegally, and for streaming Netflix shows that aren’t available in your country.

I am not someone who has a ton of monthly subscriptions or signs up for anything very easily (seriously, we travel the world and make around 18-20,000 a year between the both of us, so we take subscriptions very seriously!) but a VPN is definitely something that is worth the small amount of money each month.

We have been using Nord VPN for the past 2 years and it has worked in every country we’ve been to so far!

I would definitely check them out and my link makes sure that you are getting a discounted deal! We have the 3-year plan since that saved us the most amount of money.

prices for a VPN to use to watch Netflix from different countries

After downloading it, you can just click a country and it tricks Netflix into thinking that that is where you live!

Italy VPN

If for some reason it doesn’t work or isn’t fast enough, just try using a different server until you find one that works!

different VPN servers for Italy

Best Italian Cartoons

1. Winx Club

Winx Cartoon in Italian on Netflix
Photo Credit: Netflix

This is the only cartoon on this list that was originally created in Italian! Which is why it’s #1 on my list and I’ve watched 6 SEASONS of this fairy cartoon.

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But guess what? Now I understand a heck of a lot more Italian than I did when I started.

However, for some reason all these fairies have boyfriends and the show focuses on that a lot, so it’s actually not that boring! I’d compare it to a Nickelodeon show meant for preteen girls.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 3 (Netflix used to have more, so this number may change!)

Meant for: Ages 10+

2. Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Where to Watch: Netflix & Youtube

Seasons: 5

Meant for: Ages 3+

3. Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

Meant for: Ages 7+

4. Adventure Time

Adventure time

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

Meant for: Ages 9+

5. Pocoyo

Pocoyo

This is one of the best cartoons on this list for beginners. The characters speak very slowly and use very simple language. In Netflix Kids, the shows like this are under the “Per imparare” section which means “For learning.”

Per Imparare Italian Cartoons on Netflix

Where to Watch: Netflix & Some on Youtube

Seasons: 3

Meant for: Ages 3+

6. 44 Cats

44 Cats

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

Meant for: Ages 5+

7. DinoTrux

Dinotrux

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 5

Meant for: Ages 7+

8. Gormiti

Gormiti in Italian on Netflix

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

Meant for: Ages 7+

9. Trolls

Trolls on Netflix

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 4

Meant for: Ages 6+

10. World of Winx

World of Winx Italian Cartoon

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 1

Meant for: Ages 10+

11. Avatar

Avatar in Italian

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

Meant for: Ages 8+

12. Regal Academy

Regal Academy

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 1

Meant for: Ages 7+

13. Pokemon

Pokemon

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 3

Meant for: Ages 7+

14. Il Principe dei Draghi (The Dragon Prince)

Il Principe dei Draghi

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 3

Meant for: Ages 10+

15. Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures

Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 3

Meant for: Ages 5+

16. Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Sandiego

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 4

Meant for: Ages 7+

17. She-Ra

She-Ra in Italian

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 5

Meant for: ages 8+

18. Robocar Poli

Robocar Poli

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 3

Meant for: Ages 4+

19. Lego Friends: Ragazze in Missione (Girls on a Mission)

Lego Friends: Ragazze in Missione (Girls on a Mission)

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

Meant for: Ages 6+

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    • 20. Parole in Festa

      Parole in Festa

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 4

      Meant for: Ages 3+

      21. Miraculous – Le Storie di Ladybug e Chat Noir

      Miraculous - Le Storie di Ladybug e Chat Noir

      Where to Watch: Netflix & Some on Youtube

      Seasons: 5

      Meant for: Ages 7+

      22. Paw Patrol

      Paw Patrol

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 3+

      23. Spongebob

      Spongebob in italian

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 7+

      24. Minecraft: Story Mode

      Minecraft: Story Mode

      Where to Watch: Netflix (Interactive)

      Seasons: 1

      Meant for: Ages 8+

      25. My Little Pony

      My Little Pony Italian cartoon

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 5

      Meant for: Ages 5+

      26. Skylander’s Academy

      Skylander's Academy

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 7+

      27. Teen Titans: Go!

      Teen Titans: Go!

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 5

      Meant for: Ages 8+

      28. PJ Masks: Super Pigiami

      PJ Masks: Super Pigiami

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 4+

      29. The Magic Schoolbus (Il Magico Scuolabus Riparte)

      The Magic Schoolbus (Il Magico Scuolabus Riparte)

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 6+

      30. Super Wings

      Super wings

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 3+

      31. Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon Tv Show)

      Dragons Italian cartoon on Netflix

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 6

      Meant for: Ages 5+

      32. Spirit: Riding Free

      Spirit: Riding Free

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 8

      Meant for: Ages 7+

      33. The Amazing World of Gumball

      The Amazing World of Gumball

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 9+

      34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 8+

      35. Baby Boss

      Boss Baby Cartoon on Netflix in Italian

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 4

      Meant for: Ages 6+

      36. Sam Il Pompiere (Fireman Sam)

      Fireman Sam or Sam Il Pompiere

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 3+

      37. Super Monsters

      Super Monsters

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 4+

      38. Guist’in Tempo (Justin Time)

      Justin Time

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 3+

      39. Kid-e-Cats

      kids e cats in italian

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 3+

      40. The Deep

      the deep

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 7+

      41. The Legend of Korra

      The legend of korra cartoon in italian

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 3

      Meant for: Ages 8+

      42. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

      Jurassic world italian cartoon

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      Meant for: Ages 9+

      43. CoCoMelon

      Cocomelon on Netflix in Italian

      Where to Watch: Youtube & Netflix (Only 1 Season on Neflix)

      Seasons: 1

      Meant for: Ages 2+

      Italian Cartoons For Adults

      44. Rick & Morty

      Rick & Morty in Italian

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Althought this show is on Hulu as well, it doesn’t have the option to watch the show in Italian! Netflix is definitely the best option for watching cartoons in Italian.

      Seasons: 4

      44. Bojack Horseman

      Bojack Horseman

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 6

      45. South Park

      South Park

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 6

      46. Family Guy

      Family Guy

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 5

      47. Paradise PD

      Paradise PD

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      48. Big Mouth

      Big Mouth

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 4

      49. F is For Family

      F is for family

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 4

      50. Final Space

      final space

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 2

      51. Archer

      Where to Watch: Netflix

      Seasons: 11

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Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Hi, just to let you but both Geronimo Stilton and Gormiti are Italian. Both were Italian properties that later collaborated with French production companies to make the cartoons, but they are still Italian.