One of the best ways to immerse your child in learning a new language is through TV shows! Netflix offers a variety of audio dubs and subtitles, one of which is Mandarin Chinese. You can simply switch your audio to select a specific language and enjoy watching these shows while letting your kids learn Chinese basics!
Not all movies are available in Mandarin, so I manually checked each show to give you this list! I hope you enjoy this!
How to switch your audio and change your subtitles on Netflix:
Start the movie you want to watch.
In the first few seconds of the video, click on Audio & Subtitles on the bottom of the screen.
Select ‘Mandarin’ for audio.
Select your caption language (optional). I like to choose English so that I can learn along with the audio.
Here are 10 Kid Shows with Animals Available in Mandarin on Netflix:
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
Din is determined to reconnect with a childhood best friend, but is hopeless to do so until he befriends a magical, wish-granting dragon that is set to make his three wishes come true.
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
Convinced that their parents are neglecting them, the Willoughby children decide they are better off on their own and start an extraordinary sibling adventure to discover the true meaning of family.
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
This movie is enjoyable for music enthusiasts and those who agree that music can convey love. Interspersed with the original compositions and music of Lin-Manuel Miranda, follow the adventures of a musically-gifted kinkajou as he finds his way to deliver a heartfelt song to his owner's lover.
Over The Moon
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
Fueled by her passion for science and an ancient story about the Moon Goddess, a young girl decides to build a rocketship to prove the existence of the popular Chinese deity.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
In a time when machines and technology have taken over the entire planet, the quirky Mitchells sacrifice their family road trip to save humanity from a robot apocalypse.
Latte and the Magic Waterstone
IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
Even the smallest creatures have the bravest hearts, and that’s true for the hedgehog named Latte, who is on a mission to retrieve a magical gemstone that will save the entire forest from drought.
Jungle Beat: The Movie
IMDb Rating: 5.4/10
Stranded in the vast African wilderness, an alien solicits help from a group of jungle friends to bring him back to his lost ship before his Space-Conqueror father takes over the entire planet.
Duck Duck Goose
IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
Tired of being told what to do by his tight-knit flock, a high-flying bachelor goose is left on an independent adventure until he encounters two ducklings who instantly latches onto him like a child would to a parent.
IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
Chloe moves into a strange house occupied by strange garden gnomes, but discovers there's more to the strangeness of this house than these little elves and that they might be the only ones who can save the town from evil.
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
When a couple inherits a magical box of animal crackers, they discover that eating one transforms them into the animal they've just consumed. But when an evil uncle comes to steal the box and its powers, they must fight to protect it and their own animal transformations, leading to a hilarious and action-packed adventure full of surprises and daring escapes.
You may also get your kids started on Mandarin through bilingual storybooks about commonplace activities that teach valuable life lessons and highlight Chinese culture, in addition to these enjoyable kid-friendly TV series! Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, it is never too late to offer them the gift of a second language.
Are you still searching for a place to begin? You can browse through the many bilingual books I have available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Cantonese, and English. A second language is a priceless gift!
Check out these blogs for more movies available in Mandarin!