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Prompted about post about Bluey I'd like to ask what other children's cartoons people without kids watch.

Bluey is amazing, but here are some more I like:

Carmen Sandiego (Netflix) - it's about a thief who steals from thieves and it has lots of interesting facts incorporated in the story.

Summer Camp Island (CW) - a cozy magical adventure

Ada Twist Scientist - a cute show about science with amazing songs and the 1st season has bits with real scientist

Paper girls (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AKPZfdFZ73U) - a cozy show promoting eco-friendlieness

What children's cartoons do you like?

Prompted about post about Bluey I'd like to ask what other children's cartoons people without kids watch. Bluey is amazing, but here are some more I like: Carmen Sandiego (Netflix) - it's about a thief who steals from thieves and it has lots of interesting facts incorporated in the story. Summer Camp Island (CW) - a cozy magical adventure Ada Twist Scientist - a cute show about science with amazing songs and the 1st season has bits with real scientist Paper girls (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AKPZfdFZ73U) - a cozy show promoting eco-friendlieness What children's cartoons do you like?

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I'm an oldie, so...

Talespin: Unlike most of the Disney Afternoon, it isn't dated because it was set in a fantasy world based on the 1930s instead of the 80s or 90s. The animation is some of the most GORGEOUS 2D animation ever made. And the airplanes and vehicles (which are a huge part of the show) blend in flawlessly with the character animation. The characters, songs, and music are delightful. And Don Karnage never fails to make me laugh.

Plus, I like how it doesn't shy away from the sexism of that time period. You see Rebecca (the owner of the cargo company in the show) struggle with the demands of being a single mother and a business owner in a field that is dominated by men. Rebecca is an amazingly well done female character. She's flawed, she's loving, but also quick to frustration and anger. And you also see how lonely it gets for her raising her daughter by herself (its implied that she's a widow). I appreciate this character even more now that I'm an adult and a mother myself

I HIGHLY recommend seeking it out if you never watched it as a kid

I am going old.

Animals of Farthing Wood

And not so old.

Legend of Korra.

Classic Magic School bus! The new one seems ok too, but I haven’t seen enough episodes to whole heartedly recommend it yet.

I watched a couple episodes of the new one. It’s all right but it doesn’t have that same, pardon me, Magic that the old show had.

Puffin Rock on Netflix is such a relaxing show I used to put it on when I was having trouble calming down or needed to sleep.

Bluey is great, we love it here.

All the kids in my house love Curious George and it's funny while still being mild and not too annoying.

The oldest LOVES Hilda on Netflix (and the comics).

Puffin Rock: same! Least annoying kids show to have on in the background. In that it is actually enjoyable to have on in the background, unlike most kids shows.

Hilda is amazing, yeah! And I occasionally watch Puffin Rock as well.

Curious George is not my thing though)

One season of Daniel Tiger made me appreciate George a bit more. My mom still hates him though. 😅

What do you not like about Daniel Tiger? I've seen a few episodes and enjoyed them.

But maybe it's just because I find tigers cuter than monkeys 😂

Gravity Falls (Disney) is great for older kids. I love it so much.

My daughters love Gabby's Dollhouse (Netflix) because the titular character shrinks down to have tame adventures with her entirely cat-themed dollhouse haha.

Bluey poster here, I’ll list my other favorites.

  • Arthur is a show I like.

  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a sweet show to me.

Others include:

  • My Little Pony

  • WordGirl

  • Rugrats

  • SpongeBob SquarePants

  • Sofia The First

  • Adventure Time

I like Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly, Puffin Rock and Pui Pui Molcar. My kid loves all of these.

I loved the original Carmen Sandiego game show on PBS! I was so sad when the Chief (Lynne Thigpen) died. Her last role was on the short-lived Craig T. Nelson CBS political drama The District. I have a compilation CD with TV theme songs and every so often I'll throw it on and fast-forward to the Rockapella theme.

In terms of cartoons I like even as an adult:

  • Anything Peanuts (I'm pissed off at Apple for gatekeeping the holiday specials away from PBS)

  • The original Garfield & Friends series

  • The original Alvin & The Chipmunks shorts (from the '60s and the later '80s reboot)

  • Inspector Gadget (and I think it's awesome we have a PennyGadget on this board) 😁

  • Anything else from DiC/CINAR/Cookie Jar, like Dennis the Menace and David the Gnome (thought it creeps me out in hindsight that the U.S. import of the latter was from Weinstein Studios...)

  • The classic Mickey/Donald/Goofy etc. shorts and the "Disney Afternoon" collection (TaleSpin, DuckTales, Quack Pack, Gummi Bears, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers) -- I make it a point to eschew the reboots, because they're badly drawn IMO and squish unnecessary political crap in them. (Someone here wrote about the Chip & Dale reboot being weirdly sexual -- and oh, look, it was PennyGadget who wrote the review!)

  • The "NickToons" Nickelodeon classics like Doug, Rugrats, and Hey Arnold

  • The WB classic Looney Tunes shorts, and the '90s series from Fox/Kids WB, like Animaniacs, Tiny Toons and Freakazoid

  • The Care Bears (don't laugh!) I rewatched the original movie during lockdown, and had an interesting thought about the villain: it spawns a spell that pits everyone against each other, and makes them go at each other's throats instead of caring -- it dawned on me while watching that the evil entity is a... face book... seems prescient for 1985...

I hadn't heard of Bluey and thought it was a Blue's Clues spin-off. But I used to like that one (before they started getting weird). Apparently there's a new special that reunites the original cast (Steve and Joe) and I honestly can't wait to watch it.