We don’t have cable. My kids love cartoons. Beside the Disney and Blues Clue’s DVDs and assortment of VHS tapes purchased at yard sales, they mainly watch “commercial cartoons” on PBS. I have been present often enough to have some favorites. Here is my list from 1 to 10:
I love D.W. The little sister of Arthur is so annoyingly realistic. The writers must have kids that age.
- Word Girl:
Two words: Captain Huggyface. Her sidekick is a monkey named Captain Huggyface. The little segment where he dances always cracks me up. Also, the catchphrase is, “Word Up!”
- Curious George
Hard to beat “Monkey George,” as Eva calls him. Has a great theme song. The movie wasn’t as good as the TV series IMHO, but did have a great soundtrack of mellow acoustic music.
Greatest dog ever? Maybe not. But a cute show.
- Super Why
This is a newer one but the kids love it. Alpha Pig and Princess Presto and the other two solve problems by using well-known stories.
Christopher Lloyd voicing the villian? Gilbert Gottfried as a robot bird? Come one, that’s awesome. Plus Math and Science have never been cooler.
- Between the Lions
I like the punny title plus that all the family have a variation of the same name: Leo, Leona, Lionel
- Elmo’s World (segment on Sesame Street)
Classic, but gets old.
Mainly for the Scottish accents.
- Dragon Tales
This only makes the list for the theme song, which is super catchy.
Well, what do you think? I left Caillou, Bob the Builder, and Thomas the Train off my list. How do you see it?