Many parents teaching Cantonese are constantly looking for Cantonese cartoons. Cartoons, when used judiciously, can help to increase exposure to a minority language. The constraints, however, are that Cantonese DVDs are hard to find, unless you are in Hong Kong. However, YouTube comes to the rescue, with plenty of Cantonese cartoons for you to choose from.
Below, I consolidate a list of many cartoons that I have found YouTube, based on recommendations in groups and forums, or just based on researching on YouTube. If what you are looking for is not on the list, you can search for it by adding the following search terms 粵語卡通 (Cantonese cartoons) or adding 廣東話or 粵語 (Cantonese) to the cartoon name.
Please use your judgement to decide which ones might be suitable for you child or children. Please also note AAP’s guidelines regarding screentime for children.
Cartoons that Are Originally in Cantonese
Sunshine Family 陽光笑容家庭
Donut and Ah Meow
Gee Dor Dor 智多多
Cartoons Translated from English
Raa Raa 嘩嘩小獅子
Peppa Pig 粉紅豬
Patrick n Friends
Thomas and Friends
PJ Masks 睡衣小英雄/ 蒙面睡衣侠
My Little Pony 小馬寶莉
Lego Friends 樂高好朋友
LEGO NINJAGO 樂高旋風忍者
This may not be viewable in some countries
Cartoons Translated From Korean
Robocar Poli 救援小英雄珀利
Robot Trains 動感火車家族
Cartoons Translated From Japanese
Chibi Maruko-chan 樱桃小丸子
Update: Most of the videos are no longer on YouTube.
Hello Kitty 愛漫遊
Captain Tsubasa 足球小將
Heidi, Girl of the Alps 飄零燕
Heidi, Girl of the Alps is a 1974 Japanese anime series by Zuiyo Eizo based on the Swiss novel Heidi’s Years of Wandering and Learning by Johanna Spyri.
IQ博士 (Dr Slump)
我係小忌廉 Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel
长腿叔叔 Daddy Long Legs
This post is part of the Cantonese Kids Resources on YouTube Series
- Cantonese Storytime and Book Reading on YouTube
- Cantonese Nursery Rhymes 粵語兒歌 on YouTube
- Cantonese Bible Stories on YouTube
- Cantonese Christian Kids’ Songs 粵語兒童詩歌 on YouTube
- Cantonese Stories粵語兒童故事 on YouTube
Anything Else I should Include?
As you can see, there are plenty of Cantonese cartoons on YouTube, many of which are classics. I featured as many of the popular ones as I could, but if you have any good channels and playlists that you would like to recommend, please feel free to leave comment below. I will continue to update this post with more resources.
28 thoughts on “Cantonese Cartoons Compilation on YouTube”
成語動畫廊 is a fantastic resource for learning Cantonese, culture and of course the Chinese proverbs
Thanks Hilda! It is indeed a fantastic resource and I will be including it in my next post Cantonese Stories on YouTube.
Donut and ah Meow
Thanks Adrian! Donut and Meow look really fun and I’ve just included it in.
If you can find Paw Patrol in Cantonese that would be super awesome? What about those unboxing video or learning colour-playdough videos? Anyone making those in canto out there? There are not very good videos to watch, but my kids seem to like them. Better to watch it in canto at least!
Thanks Debs for your suggestions. I have been looking too, but have only found 汪汪隊立大功 in Mandarin. I’ll have a look for unboxing videos.
Would love to see if Rene/Nobody’s boy 1970’s Cantonese version is available.
I know they have it in Spanish version but I remember watching this in Cantonese.
I also have a screenshot of the cover but can’t attach it to this message.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for sharing! I’ve not seen it before, but just had a look, and it seems very exciting. There has been a lot of remakes, but i couldn’t find the one form the 1970s. I’ve found the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody%27s_Boy:_Remi.I came across these possible names for the cartoon, but couldn’t find anything on YouTube : 咪咪流浪记/無家可歸的孩子蕾米/星仔走天涯/小孤燕/沒有家的孩子/無家可歸的小孩蕾米. I saw some in mandarin. Would you know the Chinese name of the cartoon that you have watched? You can also send the screenshot to my Facebook page if the name is not one of these https://www.facebook.com/cantoneseforfamilies. Thanks!
I’d love to watch 79-80’s Daltanious in Cantonese.
I watched Daltanious in cantonese when I was a little kid and missed it since then. Do you know any site or possibility to get it in cantonese??? Thanks for reply!
Kind regards, Chi
This is a Cantonese unboxing channel called Chestnut Mama, but I think she stopped making more videos 🙁
lots of cantonese cartoons here
Some of those aren’t even originally in Cantonese. Most of them were originally Japanese or Korean. There’s also a lot of the original Cantonese Cartoon that is missing from the list.
Thanks Soolee for your feedback. Yes, this is a list of cartoons that are in Cantonese on YouTube. As indicated in the post, some are translated from other languages, including Japanese, Korean and English. The list are for people looking for cartoons in Cantonese. I would love to include original Cantonese Cartoons, but many are not available on YouTube. If you have any channels to recommend, I would love to learn about them, and to include them where appropriate. Thanks!
Your blog is really informative and comprehensive! I enjoy reading it. Thank you very much!
My boys like 忍者亂太郎 too!
Thanks so much for sharing this list. I’ve been having a hard time finding Cantonese cartoons for my son. You did an awesome job making these resources available for overseas parents. Kudos to you!
Thanks for your lovely feedback. I’m so happy to hear that this list is of help! I hope your son enjoys the cartoons!
Thanks again for all the resources. I live in South San Francisco, California. The library here offers a virtual Cantonese Storytime/Craft time on Facebook every other week or so. I thought it may be of interests to other readers. Here’s a link to one of them. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=597550671122622
First at all, thanks for your sharing!
Do you know why is not possible to watch a lot of videos in cantonese? For example, Ninjago we can only watch 1 of 66 videos.
We live in Europe.
Thanks in advance.
Unfortunately the Ninjago videos are not accessible to us in Australia either. According to google, there are two main reasons : 1) Video owners have chosen to make their content available only to certain countries/ regions (usually due to licensing rights) 2) YouTube may block specific content to comply with local laws.
Your IP address indicates your geographic location.
Ninjago is available in Cantonese on Netflix. I also have Paw Patrol in Canto if anyone is interested.
Thanks for so generously sharing this information. Appreciate it!
I was interested in the link for Paw Patrol in Cantonese.
In what country?
In Spain there is not in cantonese
Thank you for sharing so much great info!
My kids recently have gotten into My Little Pony. They love to watch it so much, and their Cantonese has improved a lot since watching (and rewatching) the episodes on youtube. Do you know where I can find more MLP cantonese episodes?? I know the series has 9 seasons, but the youtube playlist only has maybe 10 episdoes. It would be such a shame that something has sparked their language interest, only to have it stunted by lack of access.
Thanks for any help you can give me! I am based in the US.
It is great that your kids enjoy Cantonese cartoons and that it is helping their Cantonese. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but although I have been looking, I haven’t been successful either in finding any other My Little Pony in Cantonese 小馬寶莉粵語. I have seen the movie DVD for sale on Amazon, but not much else. Hopefully there will be more available soon.
I just wanted to say thank you. As a third generation honkie in Australia who can’t read or write but want my child to learn some canto this is such a great site!