27/01/2015 11:26 GMT | Updated 03/03/2016 22:59 GMT

From 'Bagpuss' To 'Rainbow', The Top 25 Kids' TV Shows That Adults Secretly Love

We all know that we should probably be watching some critically-acclaimed serial-killer thriller, or catching up oon our history with an award-winning documentary, but sometimes... don't we all want to put our feet up and watch some SpongeBob?

What was initially created as child-orientated has well and truly crossed over into the adult mainstream. Commuters of all ages could be seen devouring the Harry Potter books throughout the last decade; colouring books are back in vogue; and Pixar has cornered the box-office with a series of instant classics beloved by all.

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SpongeBob with the rest of his cronies from the underwater city of Bikini Bottom

'Up' made anyone with a heart reach for a hanky in its opening moments. And on the small-screen some of the best writers in the industry are cutting their teeth on children’s TV – developing colourful dreamworlds in which the strong moral messages are balanced by off-beat, and often rather naughty, humour.

We’ve compiled a list of 25 Shows Adults Love Every Bit As Much As Kids. Ready to put your hand up for your favourite?

Kids' TV Shows That Adults Secretly Love