Good children's programming

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wallace and gromit has been brilliant for mine when he was really young as it's action-packed and only 30 mins. we've promised he can watch 'curse of the were rabbit' when he's 3. we tried him on Toy Story but it's actually quite talky at the start so he lost interest.

kinder, Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:44 (four years ago) link

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I haven't watched the whole thing, but I've seen enough good eps of the Netflix Puss In Boots series that its existence may be enough to get me to stop bashing Shrek, a tradition I have maintained with personal pride since 2001. The season that was released last week supposedly wrapped the series, so it's all out there now.

how's life, Friday, 2 February 2018 14:49 (three years ago) link

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We just revisited Puss-in-Boots and I still like it.

Also really good is Amazon's Lost in OZ series. It suffers a little, to my mind, from the "big heads and giant eyes" school of animation. But despite its aesthetic differences, I feel like it does a good job of modernizing and serializing the world while maintaining to a reasonable extent the tone from the original film. There's great character development and the story takes you on an adventure you can care about.

The girl who does Dorothy's voice is Ashley Boettcher, who played the little girl in Aliens in the Attic, which I maintain is an underrated family comedy movie.

how's life, Friday, 20 April 2018 11:40 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

New series of Lost in OZ is out now.

how's life, Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:04 (three years ago) link

Oh, it's "Season One Part Two". Very good. Bingeing the hell out of it thos morning.

how's life, Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:42 (three years ago) link

There are wheelers, like in Return to Oz, but they aren't as creepy

how's life, Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:44 (three years ago) link

The Shadow Gnome is super creepy though.

how's life, Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:45 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

Just came on to mention Do You Know but see I am late to the party on that one! Really good, not just for kids. Although the 'fishcake factory' one has had my son asking 'how do water fish turn into eating fish?' (i.e. he's always known they are both called fish but not put 2+2 together before...)

kinder, Monday, 29 October 2018 20:13 (three years ago) link

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My 5yo son is obsessed with Numberblocks. Wakes up, plays with Numberblocks toys (they seriously need to do a tie-in with Duplo), does some Numberblocks colouring/painting, watches Numberblocks, comes up with the concept of 'cube numbers' seemingly on his own, sings Numberblocks songs...

kinder, Sunday, 12 January 2020 14:41 (two years ago) link

Numberblocks is great! And tied in really well with the way they introduced maths at F’s school.

Madchen, Sunday, 12 January 2020 15:54 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

My daughter has moved away from children's programming for the past couple of years, in favor of YouTubers but the past couple days she tuned in to Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous on Netflix and we've been enjoying that together.

wankee hotel fuckstrot (peace, man), Monday, 9 August 2021 13:45 (five months ago) link

Bluey is EVERYTHING.

Madchen, Monday, 9 August 2021 14:30 (five months ago) link

i catch bluey from time to time. it's well animated and usually has a good message imparted gently. be more patient. share stuff. everybody gets ill. watch out for faeries...

today's episode had them making a video for youngest child who was in hospital and the awkward acting in the video, looks to camera, fluffled lines, was caught so well, subtley pointing out it was a thing within a thing.

koogs, Monday, 9 August 2021 14:52 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

My 11-year-old and I are really enjoying The Mysterious Benedict Society at the moment.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Thursday, 26 August 2021 14:30 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Yeah, we were watching it week by week and had to read the book because we couldnt wait

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 20 September 2021 23:21 (four months ago) link


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