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Netflix original series aren't just about dysfunctional political power couples and quirky female prisoners. There are plenty of shows that cater to the whole family.

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1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Presenting the remaining episodes to this beloved Star Wars animated series after Cartoon Network dropped it, The Clone Wars captures the exciting adventures that take place between Episodes II and III. The CGI show greatly expands the cast of characters in the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on fighters from all sides of the war from Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his precocious padawan Ahsoka to individual clone troopers.

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2. Pompidou

British comedian Matt Smith created, directed, and stars as the titular character in this Mr. Bean-esque series about a pompous yet impoverished lord of a manor. While the show verges on the absurd, it remains a fun, slapstick, and family friendly Netflix option meant to be enjoyed by all ages.

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3. All Hail King Julien

Who needs Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, or the penguins of Madagascar when you can get King Julien front and center? The consummate party animal and king of the lemurs goes through many schemes and shenanigans to keep his community happy and safe from the Fossa in this prequel CGI animated show.

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4. The Adventures of Puss in Boots

Shrek's swashbuckling furry friend is back in the spotlight in the CGI animated series The Adventures of Puss in Boots. Continuing the Shreksensibility that appeals to kids and adults alike, Puss's new venture features his efforts to protect the city of San Lorenzo from bandits, thieves, and assorted villains after he accidentally breaks a spell that had protected the town.

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5. Turbo FAST

For a tiny snail in Starlight City, Turbo lives life in the fast lane. A continuation of the movie Turbo, the 2D animated series actually improves upon the film, with a whip-smart sense of humor, dynamic voice cast, and vibrant animation.

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6. Ever After High

Who knew the next generation of fairy tale heroes and villains would end up in the same high school? Based on the Mattel doll franchise, Ever After High is exactly what you would expect from a series based on fantastical, slightly macabre Barbies. Tailored to those who already own (or wish they owned) the dolls, the show remixes classic fairy tales.

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7.Inspector Gadget

Go-go gadget TV show! Classic '80s cartoon Inspector Gadget returns to TV (sort of) in this CGI-animated reboot. The format isn't the only update the show has received: Penny is now a recognized teen inspector in training, joining her bumbling cyborg uncle on his missions. Some things still haven't changed; Penny still can't quite get Inspector Gadget to realize she's really the one responsible for saving the day.

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8. The Short Game

This original Netflix documentary centers on the best of the best in the kids' golfing scene. Profiling eight contestants, none of whom are older than eight, the film explores just how talented and adorable budding golf pros can be.

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9. Dragons: Race to the Edge

For kids (and kids at heart) who can't get enough of Hiccup and Toothless's high-flying adventures, Dragons: Race to the Edge showcases an older Hiccup and crew trying to map the world outside the island of Berk. As a prequel, the series ties directly into the Golden Globe-winning How to Train Your Dragon 2 and reprises most of the voice cast, including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and T.J. Miller.

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10. Mako Mermaids

Not every mermaid is a little cartoon. Mako Mermaids is an Australian live-action series that chronicles what happens when land boy (read: human) Zac stumbles upon a magical moon pool and its guardians, three mermaids.