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When it comes to keeping the kids entertained, more is more. So here are 25 of the top-rated and most popular kids’ shows on Showmax that you can download for your kids to watch offline later – while at the airport, in the air, on the road or at Granny and Grandpa’s house where there’s no Wi-Fi.

Download one episode from each series to give your children plenty to choose from, or download multiple episodes of their favourites.

From Boomerang classics and Disney fan favourites to Nickelodeon adventures and brand-new shows for pre-schoolers, tweens and teens that you won’t find anywhere else, Showmax has one of the most comprehensive kids’ line-ups around.

Oh, and one more thing – every single title on Showmax is available for downloading. There are no restrictions on what you are able to download.

1. Pablo S1 | First on Showmax

Pablo is only on Showmax
Image: CAKE

Pablo may have autism, but that doesn’t stop him from tackling the world. With the help of his imaginary friends, who he creates with his crayons, he learns that he can handle whatever comes at him. Download now »

2. Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee on Showmax
Image: BBC

This adorable CBeebies series recently won The Best Pre-School Animation prize at the 2018 BAFTAs, and it’s not hard to see why. Lovable dog Duggee is a scout leader of sorts, teaching the “squirrels” all kinds of life skills that help them to earn their badges for everything from “cake” to “treasure hunt” to “paper boat”. Download now »

3. Find Me in Paris S1 | First on Showmax

Find Me in Paris is only on Showmax

Lena the ballerina is on the cusp of fame in the year 1905 – until her boyfriend gives her an old family necklace that transports her to the 21st Century. While trying to find a way back home, she learns how to fit into the modern world – and realises that she might not want to go back at all. Download now »

4. Revolting Rhymes | First on Showmax

Revolting Rhymes if first and only on Showmax
Image: Magic Light Pictures

Roald Dahl’s hilarious twists on classic fairy tales were brought to life by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation in collaboration with Magic Light Pictures in this delightfully gory series that was nominated for an Oscar and won 15 major international awards. Download now »

5. Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place S1-4

Wizards of Waverly Place is on Showmax
Image: Disney

Alex and her brothers come from a long line of wizards and they need to master their magic powers or lose them forever. The three young wizards get into all sorts of trouble as they handle school, friends and magic. Download now »

6. Guess How Much I Love You S1-2

Guess How Much I Love You is on Showmax
Image: 9 Story

Big Nutbrown Hare and his son Little Nutbrown Hare live happily together and always look for different ways to show their love for each other. Illustrated in beautiful watercolours, this is an inspiring and entertaining show. Download now »

7. Disney’s Sofia The First S4

Disney's Sofia the First on Showmax
Image: Disney

Dragons, sea monsters… even flying camels – this is set to be the zaniest season for Sofia yet. New adventures, mysterious lands and strange magical creatures await her and her friends, so come along for the ride. Download now »

8. Adventure Time S1

Adventure Time on Showmax
Image: Cartoon Network

Finn and Jake are the heroes of Ooo, a land filled with quests and monsters to be vanquished. Whether it’s the evil Ice King or doing an errand for the lovely Princess Bubblegum, there is always a new adventure waiting for them. Download now »

9. Ben 10 S1A

Ben 10 is on Showmax
Image: Cartoon Network

Ben is just another boy until he finds a strange watch that can turn him into 10 different powerful aliens. His new powers help him save people, but there are others who also want that device in this exciting action series. Download now »

10. Zelly Go S1

Zelly Go S1 is on Showmax
Image: IMIRA

All they want are jelly beans and these strange little blue men will do anything to get them from a massive vending machine. But something always gets in the way in this cute animated skit show for young kids. Download now »

11. The Powerpuff Girls S1

The Powerpuff Girls is on Showmax
Image: Cartoon Network

Sugar, spice and everything nice – and a little dose of Chemical X – created the powerful trio of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. Sure, they are adorable, but you don’t want to mess with these superheroes. Download now »

12. Regular Show S1

Regular Show on Showmax
Image: Cartoon Network

Mordecai wants to do a good job as a groundskeeper, but he’s lazy. Rigby, his pal, is always looking for trouble – and trouble is what they find. How these guys aren’t fired yet is anyone’s guess… Download now »

13. Tom and Jerry Show S1

Tom and Jerry Show is on Showmax
Image: Boomerang

The rivalry between the world’s best-known cat and mouse heats up in all-new adventures. Tom tries everything to catch the wily Jerry, be it at home, at a witch’s cabin or in space. But this is one smart mouse…
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

14. The New Looney Tunes S2

New Looney Tunes on Showmax
Image: Boomerang

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and everyone’s favourite characters are up to their old tricks in a brand-new show. Enjoy the wacky humour and crazy characters that made the Looney Tunes world famous.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

15. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! S1

Be Cool Scooby Doo on Showmax
Image: Boomerang

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back. Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma join the snack-loving pooch and hit the road for a summer vacation. But mystery and danger await them as they uncover monsters and villains along the way.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

16. Disney’s Tangled S1

Disney's Tangled on Showmax
Image: Disney

Destined to be the ruler of Corona, Rapunzel realises she has to learn a lot more about the world. Luckily Eugene, Pascal and Maximus are ready for the adventures. But so is the hair…
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

17. Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood on Showmax
Image: 9 Story

Play and learn! Put on your stripes and join Daniel Tiger in the Neighbourhood of Make-Believe. Get ready for adventures with O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina. Download now »

18. Disney’s Star vs The Forces of Evil

Disney's Star Versus the Forces of Evil on Showmax
Image: Disney

Star Butterfly is a magical princess living in hiding as a foreign exchange student on Earth. Star and her friend Marco form a brave duo who must deal with normal school life and battle the evil villain Ludo.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

19. LEGO Disney Frozen: Northern Lights S1

Lego Disney Frozen Northern Lights is on Showmax
Image: Disney

The northern lights haven’t arrived when they should, so Elsa, Anna and the gang go to find them. Disney’s magic snowy fairytale blends with LEGO animation to create a special adventure with everyone’s favourite royal sisters.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

20. Peppa Pig Special: Christmas Party

Peppa Pig on Showmax
Image: eOne

It’s Christmas in the Pig household and everyone is invited for a great big party! Who will show up and what gifts will they bring? And is there a chance we’ll see Santa Claus himself?
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

21. Garfield In Paradise Special

Garfield in Paradise is on Showmax
Image: 9 Story

Garfield, Jon and Odie go on a tropical vacation and rent a mysterious car. But this car has an interesting secret and when a wayward trip takes them deep into the jungle, our heroes are in for a big adventure!
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

22. A Garfield Christmas Special

Garfield Christmas Special on Showmax
Image: 9 Story

Garfield has to survive a Christmas on the farm with Jon’s family. And everyone on the farm wants to be active! Fortunately, there are plenty of naps and good food to help him cope.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

23. Paw Patrol, S1-2

Paw Patrol on Showmax
Image: Nickelodoen

Ryder and his pup pack, including firefighter-in-training Marshall and wannabe police-dog Chase, spring to action to save the day in Adventure Bay. Whenever you’re in trouble, just yelp for help! Download now »

24. Nella the Princess Knight

Nella the Princess Knight on Showmax
Image: Nickelodeon

Nella isn’t your average princess. She is a princess-knight and with the support of her friends solves problems around her kingdom. No matter what happens, Nella stays true to herself. Download now »

25. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel's Spider-Man is on Showmax
Image: Disney

Peter Parker, a new student at the famous Horizon High, fights evil super-villains as the costumed superhero Spider-Man. Download now »

Stream or download these and more much-loved children’s shows on Showmax »

How to download on Showmax

  1. If you don’t already have a Showmax account, go to to sign up.
  2. Download the Showmax app for iOS or Android.
  3. Open the app, sign in and choose the episode or movie you want to download.
  4. Click on the DOWNLOAD button or icon. (The icon looks like a cloud with an arrow pointing downwards.)
  5. Choose a download quality option – Low Quality, Standard Quality, Good Quality and High Quality. Low or Standard Quality is perfect for small screens and saves data and space on the device.
  6. Downloads should start immediately. Enjoy your viewing offline once the download is complete.

Read this article for more.

The fine print on downloading

  • Downloads stay on the device for up to 30 days, but once the kids have started watching an episode or movie, they’ll have to finish it in 48 hours before it expires.
  • You need to be signed into the app to see your downloads.
  • If you don’t have space for all 25 downloads on your device – delete old photos and videos to free up space and download on low or standard quality settings to keep file sizes down.

Start watching now »

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