Now that summer vacation is here how do you plan on keeping the kids busy? For those heading out on a road trip, a flight, maybe a few days or weeks at a cottage kid-friendly entertainment could be an issue. This list of apps provides you with access to a variety of fun cartoons for the kids so that boredom never has a chance to creep in.
The best iPad apps for cartoon lovers
19 Aug 2021, by  Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Popcornflix Kids™, the iPad app for cartoons is GREAT FAMILY MOVIES FREE, the premium channel for watching FREE feature length family films! Use this FREE channel in the Popcornflix app to watch hundreds of family-friendly films instantly without any subscription or fees. These feature length films showcase some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, in full-length feature family movies!
- No subscription or fees!
- Stream hundreds of films instantly.
- New films added daily!
- Lots of genres, including: Adventures, Animated, Comedy, Fairy Tales, From Books, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Wild Kingdom
- No limit on how many films can be viewed.
Whether you want to catch up on the latest full episodes (available the day after they air!) or take a quick peek at some hilarious clips, you can watch tons of awesome videos in the Emmy® award winning Cartoon Network App, the Cartoons app for iPad! With the Cartoon network app, you will enjoy a selection of full-length episodes from your favorite Cartoon Network shows without any login or authentication. Download the free app and start watching! Just look for the episodes without a key. (Episodes with a key still require your TV provider info.)
- All your favorite shows in one place
- Watch your own custom mix
- See unlocked episodes—no login required
- App exclusive premieres
Toon Goggles, the kids’ cartoons app has thousands of cartoons and live-action videos that are 100% Kid-Safe and parent friendly. Toon Googles Cartoons for kids’ app has content from your favorites including Talking Tom and Friends, Angry Birds, Om Nom, Gummy Bears, Roblox, Minecraft, and more. Toon Goggles brings a hybrid experience mixing in live channels that allow you to sit back or channel flip, or continue to explore our library of on-demand content.
- Parental controls so you can monitor your child's viewing.
- 100% free to stream all content, and parents can choose to upgrade to a premium
- Create a custom playlist and keep your child busy with auto-play videos of your choice.
- Let your child create his or her own Toon Goggles account, avatar & screen name to ensure complete anonymity while interacting with the app.
- Let your child be the star with TG Shortiez, a video recorder with fun filters.
- Download episodes for offline viewing via the app’s Toon Box.
Happykids.tv is a FREE and SAFE app for kids that entertains and educates kids of all age groups with Popular Shows, Movies, Music, Rhymes, Stories, DIY, activity guides and more. HappyKids.tv has ZERO ADS on mobile app! All our content is segmented age group wise for 0-2 yrs (Toddlers), 2-4 yrs (Preschoolers), 4-6 years, 6-10 year old Boys and 6-10 year old Girls, and a separate section for Kids and Family Movies and TV shows. This makes it super easy and accessible to find the videos best suited for your child.
- Content divided among age groups for ease of discoverability
- Choose from a huge library of Kids content
- Rights to popular characters like Blippi, Talking Tom, Badanamu, Care Bears, Gigglebellies, and many more
- HD Quality, Legal videos – completely FREE, and WITHOUT ADS on mobile
- Search feature to find exactly what you feel like watching
The evil wizard Gargamel and his ever present cat companion, Azrael, have finally found the Smurfs’ village and have scattered our lovable blue friends far and wide throughout the enchanted forest. Come along with familiar friends, like Papa Smurf, as they guide you on a family fun adventure to build a new forest village for the Smurfs to call home. Smurfs' Village app review
- HARVEST SMURFBERRIES - Use in-app purchase to speed up the growth of your crops and your blue village
- SMURFY MINI-GAMES – While your village is growing, play multiple mini-games.
- CONNECT WITH FRIENDS – Share your Smurfs Experience on Facebook and Game Center and send gifts to your friends' villages.
- PLAY OFFLINE - Manage your village anytime without having to connect to the internet.
Animate your dreams and bring them to life! FlipaClip's powerful and fun animation tools make frame-by-frame animation easy. Joina growing community of animators and artists creating unique and exciting animations every day! Share your creations with the world on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok.
- Learn frame-by-frame animation, draw pictures and turn them into animated gifs, or draw over videos to create a rotoscope video.
- FlipaClip comes with everything you need to start animating.
- Draw cartoons with frame-by-frame animation to bring them to life, add audio and share your animated works with the world!
- Challenge your animation skills and participate in contests! You could win exciting prizes just by having fun!
Download the re-designed Pokémon TV app, complete with awesome new features and even easier navigation! Watching your favorite Pokémon animated adventures on all of your devices has never been easier. Stream movies, episodes and special animated features starring Ash, Pikachu, and all of their friends, all for free! Pokémon TV app review
- When you sign in with your Pokémon account, your episode and season progress will be saved across all of your devices.
- If you’re planning to be without service for a while, don’t worry! With the updated app, you can download episodes or a movie for offline viewing.
- Catch up on full seasons at a time. Current full seasons include: Season 1: Indigo League, Season 20: Sun & Moon, and Season 21: Sun & Moon - Ultra Adventures.
- Get push notifications to alert you when new movies and episodes have been added.
It's hard to keep track of what your kids are watching at all times so the KidsFlix Free app offers a worry-free solution for parents. The app contains more than 10,000 videos that offers 2,000 hours' worth of kid-friendly content. Everything within the app is safe for kids, there are no subscription fees, and it uses child-friendly controls so they can navigate on their own. There are literally hundreds of channels for them to check out. There are also parental controls here so you can set such things as a bed time, a time limit, WiFi only restriction, and more.
- This app is filled with kid-friendly content
- There are no subscription fees
- There are hundreds of channels
- There are plenty of parental controls
- Explore more than 2,000 hours’ worth of content
- The user interface is kid-friendly
If you've got a young child then there's a good chance the Disney channel is on in your home on a regular basis. Well now kids can enjoy the content on the go with the WATCH Disney Channel app. Some of the features of this app include live TV, access to full episodes that can be viewed anytime, view video clips, music, and shorts, and view premieres and new episodes. Radio Disney will prove to be a big hit as well giving kids a wide selection of kid-friendly music and there are games to check out. This one feels like a complete entertainment offering in all senses. Watch Disney Channel App Review
- The app is loaded with kid-friendly content such as games, video clips, shows, and animated shorts
- View full episodes through the app
- The user interface is kid-friendly
If your child loves watching cartoons why not give him/her the chance to create their own cartoons with the MomentCam – Customized Cartoons and GIFs app. This app gives kids the chance to see what they would look like as a cartoon character by using a picture of themselves and then transforming it into something fun and unique. Kids can add to the cartoon by selecting a background, adding accessories and features, and even emoticons with gestures. Their cartoon can be shared on WeChat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and if they like they can even make cartoons of other people such as family and friends.
- Kids can create their own caricatures of themselves, friends, and family
- Add accessories
- Pick a background
- There are emoticons with gestures
- The results can be shared by WeChat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook