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How To Relive Your Childhood On HBO Max

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The new streaming service is here, and it is full of nostalgia for Gen Z and millennials

From Bel-Air to Sesame Street, here are ten shows and movies Gen Z and millennials can rewatch to relive their childhood on HBO Max.

10. Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo Gang


Despite coming out in 1969, the Joe Ruby and Ken Spears creation centered around the Mystery Gang has lasted nearly 51 years. HBO Max has several Scooby-Doo titles including: Scooby-Doo: Where Are You!, The Scooby-Doo Show, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Doo (2002), Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed (2004), The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, and The New Scooby And Scrappy-Doo Show. HBO Max tells subscribers:

"Brainiac Velma, jock Fred, fashionista Daphne, hippie Shaggy and the talking Great Dane Scooby-Doo, climb into their Mystery Machine van and hit the road to solve strange phenomenon. Mysteries just have a way of falling into the gang's laps."-

9. Sesame Street

Big Bird and Michelle Obama


Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie, Monster, and whole gang of the timeless show Sesame Street is available on HBO Max. Though debuting in 1969, the Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett educational program has been ingrained in our culture.

HBO Max has Sesame Street (2011-2020) and Sesame Street Classics (Season 1-Season 28) available to stream. HBO Max tells their subscribers:

"Sesame Street is the pioneering children's television program that has been entertaining and educating children for almost fifty years. With a rigorously researched curriculum, diverse human cast, and the fun, furry appeal of the Sesame Street Muppets, the experiment succeeded and thrived, with more than 1,000 studies to date showing Sesame Street's positive impact in the U.S. and around the world. Sesame Street is the most recognized show in television history, including more than 180 Emmy awards. It delivers not only school-readiness lessons like literacy and numeracy, but also age-appropriate guidance on healthy habits, self-expression and self-regulation, empathy, friendship, and much more."

8. The Spongebob SquarePants Movie

Spongebob character meetup in Universal Studios


In 2004, Our favorite yellow sponge, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie debuted on the big screen to rave reviews and massive box office success. If you ever want to go back to when you saw this film in theaters or when it aired on Nickelodeon, you now can on HBO Max. The streaming service describes the optimistic movie:

"Mr. Krabs stands accused of stealing King Neptune's crown! Can SpongeBob and his trusty sidekick Patrick get to the bottom of the mystery and clear the Krusty Krab owner's name? The laughs and excitement never stop in this fun-filled animated feature"

7. Dexter's Laboratory​

Dexter painted on a wall


The 1995 animated show centering around the child genius, Dexter is back! Lasting from 1995 to 2003, over six seasons, Dexters Laboratorymade children all around the world laugh. From experiments to humor, this show is now available on HBO Max. HBO Max describes the show:

"Dexter, a child genius, whips up dazzling, world-saving inventions in his secret laboratory. His big sister Dee Dee frequently wrecks his experiments but his bigger nemesis is Mandark, his brilliant rival at Huber Elementary School. Mom and Dad, of course, have no idea what their little angel is up to."-

6. Ben 10

Ben 10 Statue


It's Hero Time! The Cartoon Network smash hit is now fully available (along with several spin-off films and TV shows) on HBO Max including Ben 10, Ben 10 (2016), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Race Against Time, and Ben 10: Omniverse. HBO Max describes the show of our favorite shape shifting child as:

"While on a seemingly endless summer vacation with his Grandpa Max and Cousin Gwen, Ben Tennyson discovers a watch called the Omnitrix. This amazing device gives Ben the ability to transform into any one of ten spectacular and powerful aliens. During the Tennyson's epic summer RV trip, Ben and Gwen explore the country and take in the sights while keeping bad guys in check."

5. Teen Titans

Robin Figure


Titans, Go! The 2003 DC Cartoon is now fully available on HBO Max. Created by Glen Murakami, the now beloved cartoon follows Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, and Cyborg as they fight bad guys and deal with other super problems. The show lasted from 2003-2005 with 5 seasons. The popularity of the show also led to a movie and spin-off TV Shows. HBO Max describes the crime fighting animated show:

"Fighting for truth, justice and the last slice of pizza, these five superheroes are living proof you're never too young to save the planet. Protecting Earth and beyond, the Teen Titans live and operate from their T-shaped, high-tech headquarters. Using martial arts and cutting-edge gadgetry, the teens battle villains, giant monsters and alien invaders and still find time to argue over who's going to do the dishes. As the teens try to find their place in the world, they must also cope with the tribulations of adolescence."

4. The Powerpuff Girls

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Sugar! Spice! and Everything Nice! The 1998 animated adventures of Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles is now fully available on HBO Max. The show lasted 6 seasons with a total of 78 episodes. The Powerpuff Girls has been ingrained in our culture as the recent 2016 reboot was a massive success.

"The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes, whose missions in life alternate between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. The girls are frequently called upon by the town's childlike and naive mayor to help fight nearby criminals using their powers."

3. The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

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The Will Smith comedy has made its streaming debut on HBO Max. 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' was a massive success lasting 6 seasons and launching Will Smith into stardom. HBO Max describes the hit comedy:

"Will's mom sends him away from his rough Philadelphia neighborhood to live with wealthy Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian in Bel-Air. Will often has fun at the expense of stuck-up cousins Carlton and Hilary"

2. Friends

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They're back! After being removed from Netflix last year, 'Friends' is back on the new streaming platform. The 90s comedy follows Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, and Ross as they go through life in NYC. From Relationships to Thanksgiving, this TV show is arguably one of the most popular shows of all time. Including a cast of now A-list celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc. The smash hit lasted 10 seasons. HBO Max summarizes the pop culture sensation:

"Six young people, on their own and struggling to survive in the real world, find the companionship, comfort and support they get from each other to be the perfect antidote to the pressures of life."

1. All 8 Harry Potter Movies


Arguably one of the biggest franchises of all time, All 8 Harry Potter films are now on HBO Max. Fans of old and new can now revisit the movie adaptations of the equally famous books by author J.K Rowling. Harry Potter isn't just books and movies, this franchise has led to a theme park, merchandise, a broadway play, and a massive fanbase. According to Fortune.com Harry Potter is the 2nd highest grossing franchise of all time with $7.7 billion worldwide. HBO Max describes Harry Potter:

"Harry Potter learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths."

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