[[caption-width-right:200:Fox Kids Rocks Kids!]]

Fox Kids was a [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday morning]] and weekday afternoon (and weekday morning for a while) [[UsefulNotes/BlockProgramming programming block]] that aired from 1990 to 2002 on Creator/{{Fox}}. Besides it's own in-house productions, it also aired shows produced by Creator/SabanEntertainment and/or [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel Productions]], as well as those made by Creator/DiCEntertainment, Creator/WarnerBros Animation, Creator/{{Universal}} Cartoon Studios, and Gaumont Multimedia/Xilam. It often aired on Fox owned-and-operated stations, though it also aired on those owned by Creator/{{UPN}}, Creator/TheWB, and independent stations.

It started as a result of a dispute between Disney and Fox founder Barry Diller over carriage of WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon, which was set to air on Disney's own KCAL in Los Angeles (now owned by Creator/{{CBS}}), rather than Fox station KTTV. Long story short, Diller rallied against Disney and the four-year-old network started their own kids' division. Much like its prime-time counterpart, Fox Kids[[note]][[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness which didn't start using that specific name (at least vocally) until the 1993-1994 season]], and even then, they continued to use the "Fox Kids Network" name on-screen until 1996 when Fox Children's Productions (the block's in-house production division) merged with Saban Entertainment; the "Network" bit was still part of the logo until 1998.[[/note]] had a different scheduling pattern than the Big 3; it aired three hours on Saturdays, and a half-hour on weekdays, something none of the Big 3 have done since 1982, when CBS booted ''Series/CaptainKangaroo'' from weekdays in favor of national news. Eventually, as its ratings grew, it was expanded to four hours on Saturdays and three hours on weekdays- it also gained a fan club and magazine (which could be customized for each individual station). However, as the years wore on, possibly thanks to the MoralGuardians pouncing on ''Franchise/{{Power Rangers}}'', the censorship they'd subject their series to got increasingly ridiculous- Woody Woodpecker couldn't peck people on the head, and the stuff they imposed on the staff of ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider-Man: The Animated Series]]'' is legendary.

Starting with the launch of Fox Kids in Australia in 1995, Fox Kids started to expand internationally as their own cable channels. By the end of its American life, Fox Kids channels could be seen in Latin America, Europe, and Australia.

They also aired a mini-block called ''The Fox Cubhouse'', which was aimed at preschoolers. This would last from 1994 to 1996.

The death of Fox Kids has its roots in two separate moves in 1994 and 1996. First, Fox's deal with New World Communications to acquire several VHF stations led to Fox Kids being separated from its parent network in many markets, as most of the new Fox affiliates didn't want anything to do with the block (see DisasterDominoes for more on ''that'' whole mess). This relegated Fox Kids to one of two options in the affected markets: be carried by a station taking up a rival network affiliation, or move to a low-rated independent. [[note]]One of two exceptions was in St. Louis, where they tried to move the block to a religious station- unfortunately, the station angered Fox by having their reverend owner replace ad breaks with his own views on controversial topics; not only that, but the station's reception sucked, even on cable and they couldn't handle the flood of stuff related to one of the country's largest Fox Kids Clubs (possibly second only to Cleveland's, which also had to move to another station, WBNX-55, Cleveland's WB station), so after a few months it went to the new Fox station, KTVI-2, a former ABC station. The other exception was, oddly enough, in Honolulu, HI, where KHON-2, a former NBC station, picked it up without any complaints and ran the block until its' demise, including the weekday portion.)[[/note]] The second move came in 1996 when Creator/SabanEntertainment bought a stake in the network[[note]]and its previously mentioned production division Fox Children's Productions.[[/note]]]. This meant that the company was now a joint venture called "Fox Kids Worldwide" (to account for the internation FK networks). The next year, they bought a network called The Family Channel[[note]]which began in the late 1970s as the CBN Satellite Service[[/note]]. They renamed the network to the Fox Family Channel (with the company itself being renamed "Fox Family Worldwide"), and it became a hub for Fox Kids' programming, as well as programming from Creator/{{Teletoon}} and Creator/{{YTV}}. Unfortunately, the network struggled in ratings, thanks to infighting between Fox and Saban over who ran the channel, no clear strategy, mediocre reaction to their new programming, and an ill-fated attempt to create "Boyz" and "Girlz" networks on digital cable, and they needed to sell it to avoid further money drainage. Saban's production houses and the in-house Fox Kids library (which included most of the Marvel Productions and Creator/DePatieFreleng catalog, not including co-productions with Warner Bros., Creator/SunbowEntertainment/Creator/{{Hasbro}}, and Creator/UnitedArtists) were included in this sale. Long story short, Creator/{{Disney}} won the bid for Fox Family (now known as Creator/{{Freeform}}) in late 2001, effectively giving them the last laugh after the aforementioned dispute 11 years ago, and Fox put the time space up for bidding. The winner? Creator/FourKidsEntertainment.

The operations of Fox Kids were moved to Fox's in-house studios in LA until the fall of 2002, when 4Kids took over and named their block Fox Box, and later [[Creator/FourKidsTV 4Kids TV]]. The block came to an end at the end of 2009 due to issues with Fox (they'd already gotten their hands on Creator/KidsWB's time space on Creator/TheCW by that time), and now the latter half of the space airs {{infomercial}}s, while the earlier half was given back to the affiliates, allowing them to run the required E/I programs; Fox later partnered with Steve Rotfeld Productions to show the Xploration Station block on several Fox stations, including several that refused to show any other blocks, such as former New World stations owned by Fox and Tribune.

Meanwhile, Disney moved the "Kids" moniker over to Creator/{{ABC}}, replacing the previous ''Creator/OneSaturdayMorning'' block, and shared new ''Power Rangers'' episodes until the creation of the Jetix block on ABC Family and Creator/ToonDisney, at which point Jetix took over premieres until ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', which aired exclusively on ABC Kids, as did a re-versioning of the first season until Creator/SabanBrands bought back the rights. All of the international Fox Kids channels (except the Australian one which was retained by Fox, but later shut down anyway) became Jetix, and most later became Creator/DisneyXD, though a few Eastern European countries got their own version of Creator/DisneyChannel instead.

Fox Kids is widely held in high regard by people raised in TheNineties. A side effect of this includes substantial [[MisBlamed misblame]] directed towards both Disney and 4Kids for supposedly destroying the block, even though the reality (as explained above) was more complex than that.

Since Disney's purge of the Fox Kids name off its channels, Fox itself has started an InNameOnly Fox Kids block in Finland.

See also Creator/KidsWB and Creator/OneSaturdayMorning, two more 1990s kid-centered blocks.

!Shows featured on Fox Kids (and Fox Family), in alphabetical order:

* ''[[Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes Attack of the Killer Tomatoes]]''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld Bobby's World]]''
* ''Series/FunHouse'' (third and final season only)
* ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/PiggsburgPigs Piggsburg Pigs!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids''
* ''Zazoo U''

* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} Beetlejuice: The Animated Series]]'' (season 4 only)
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures]]'' (moved from Creator/{{CBS}}, with production shifting to Creator/DiCEntertainment)
* ''Little Dracula''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleShop''
* ''ComicBook/SwampThing''
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater Dark Water]]'' (initial miniseries only; moved into syndication, and to ABC)

* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman: The Animated Series]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/DogCity''
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends]]'' (moved from syndication)
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' (third and final season only)
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen''

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

* ''[[WesternAnimation/LifeWithLouie Life with Louie]]''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider-Man: The Animated Series]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''
* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' ([[EditedForSyndication edited half-hour versions, for a brief time in the summer of 94]])
* ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego''

* ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'' (which used it's own customized [[ContentWarnings "rating" screen]])[[note]]"'Goosebumps' is rated GB-7 / May be too spooky for children under 7."[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' (ran as part of the Fox Cubhouse, and by itself during the last week of 1996. The show's Christmas special also ran as a stand-alone program. It was also later reran on Fox Family).
* ''Series/MaskedRider''

* ''[[Series/{{Beetleborgs}} Big Bad Beetleborgs]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{C Bear and Jamal}}''
* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''

* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
* ''Series/EerieIndiana'' (reruns from NBC, though the popularity of the reruns led FOX to create ''Eerie Indiana: The Other Dimension'').
* ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'' (imported from Canada)
* ''[[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation]]''
* ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' (imported from Australia; only select episodes from seasons one and two aired)
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs''
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' (imported from Canada and shown with parts cut to make room for commercials)

* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes''
* ''WesternAnimation/BadDog''
* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries Godzilla: The Series]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate''
* ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' reruns
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow''
* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''
* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches''
* ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretFilesOfTheSpyDogs The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}''
* ''Series/YoungHercules''

* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''
* ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagician''
* ''WesternAnimation/NASCARRacers''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show]]''
* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''
* ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury''
* ''WesternAnimation/Xyber9NewDawn''

* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan2000'' (not to be confused with the earlier DIC Entertainment series)
* ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda''
* ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix''
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''
* ''Anime/DinoZaurs''
* ''Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective''
* ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' (reruns only; originally aired in syndication)
* ''[[Series/{{Endurance}} Moolah Beach]]'' (similar format later used for the show Endurance)
* ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''
* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' (as ''Escaflowne'')

* ''[[WesternAnimation/AlienatorsEvolutionContinues Alienators: Evolution Continues]]''[[note]]Broadcast in the U.K. as "Evolution: [[TitleTheAdaptation the Animated Series]]".[[/note]]
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers''
* ''Los Luchadores''
* ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}''
* ''Anime/MonColleKnights''
* ''Moolah Beach''
* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRippingFriends'' (from [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]] creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi.)

* ''Series/{{Galidor}}''
* ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' (first 26 episodes only)