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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

★★★★½

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective The completely-bonkers Ace Ventura continues to tackle cases involving stolen or missing animals, usually arriving at the solutions by pure fluke as he blunders his way through the facts in his inimitable way. Produced by Nelvana

Original Airdates1995-2000
TypeSeries

Astroboy

★★★★½

Astroboy Doctor Boyton, a brillant professor has been trying to create a new type of robot; A robot with a soul, a robot capable of human emotions. When his son runs away from home and is tragically killed in a car accident. Doctor Boyton, driven mad by his grief, goes on to secretly complete his robot with a soul in the likeness of his son. This robot, is As ...

Original Airdates1983-1984
TypeSeries

Babar

★★★★

Babar Based on the famous books by Laurent de Brunhoff, this is the animated story of Babar, a young elephant who undergoes many challenges and adventures. But Babar always finds the strength to rise above difficulty and search out every cloud's silver lining. Babar is crowned king of the elephants, plans and builds Celesteville, and becomes a father himself. ...

Original Airdates1989-1994
TypeSeries

Beetlejuice

★★★★½

Beetlejuice Lydia loves everything spooky and morbid, causing her parents, friends and classmates to wonder about her. So, to escape from blonde snobs and homework, she calls on her best friend: the Ghost with the Most, Beetlejuice. The rude prankster takes his good-hearted mortal companion on many adventures in his home the Netherworld.

Original Airdates1989-1991
TypeSeries

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The The Busy World of Richard Scarry was a 13-part animated series which brought to life Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo, Sergeant Murphy and the whole Busy Town cast known from Richard Scarry's bestselling books. Each show contained three different stories, and the strange vehicles— like banana and tomato cars—were sure to charm the little ones.

Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Canada Vignettes

★★★★½

Canada Vignettes Canada Vignettes from the National Film Board of Canada were a staple throughout the late 70's and 80's. The vignettes varied in length from between 30 seconds to 5 minutes and touched a wide variety of Canadian history and present-time topics.

Original Airdates1977-?
TypeShort

Care Bears, The

★★★★½

Care Bears, The Get ready, there's fun and excitement brewing in the clouds of Care-A-Lot! This charming animated series follows the Care Bears as they tackle the most difficult job of all: growing up. The Care Bears help each other and their friends come to the right decisions about life's little problems based on what their feelings tell them, good and bad. These lov ...

Original Airdates1985-1988
TypeSeries

Curious George

★★★★

Curious George Every weekday, these animated stories found George, the inquisitive little storybook monkey, in any number of situations, all of them faithful to the spirit of the original books and maintaining the joyous qualities that have delighted children, parents and educators over the decades. Three of the four-minute segments, 104 in all, were presented in a 15 ...

Original Airdates1979-1982
TypeSeries

Dinosaucers

★★★★★

Dinosaucers Two factions of warriors from outer-space crashland on Earth; a good one consisting of creatures resembling herbivore dinosaurs, and an evil one consisting of similar carnivores. The herbivores join forces with several Earth children to stop the carnivores from conquering this new world.

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Dog City

★★★★★

Dog City Get ready to jump through a few hoops - this is the hot-diggety-dog show to watch. Combining the puppet mastery of Jim Henson Productions with the high-energy cartoon craziness of Nelvana's animation, this series revolves around the tail-wagging adventures of Ace Hart, Private-Eye canine in the dog-eat-dog world of his live-action puppet creator, Eliot ...

AkaJim Henson's Dog City
Original Airdates1992-1994
TypeSeries

Droids

★

Droids This series recounts the adventures of C-3P0 and R2-D2 before they met Luke Skywalker as they serve various masters over the years. As it turns out, their lives were no less hectic as they became involved in battles versus gangsters, pirates, the Empire and even Boba Fett on one occasion.

AkaDroids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3PO; Star Wars: Droids
Original Airdates1985-1986
TypeSeries

Eureka!

★★★★★

Eureka! Eureka! is a series of humourous, and information-packed programs that bring "boring" physics concepts to vibrant, vigorous life. Each program takes a simple and direct approach to the subject matter; while the basic concepts are explained in a voice-over, cartoon characters and a variety of animated objects demonstrate the principles on the screen. Con ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Fraggle Rock

★★★★★

Fraggle Rock Animated version of the popular Muppet series "Fraggle Rock". As in the original, the Fraggles are a group of odd creatures that live underground with the workaholic Doozers, while trying to avoid the giant Gorge's and the people in the human world.

AkaAnimé Fraggle Rock, Les; Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

George and Martha

George and Martha This animated series is based on the popular books by James Marshall and co-produced with Maurice Sendak, creator of Nelvana's show Seven Little Monsters and acclaimed author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are. George And Martha is the sweet story of two best friends who happen to be hippos. These dear, ditzy, down-to-earth hippos, voiced by Acade ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Hoze Houndz

★★★★★

Hoze Houndz Six fire-fighting Dalmatians run a fire department but spend most of their time on wacky cartoon adventures in this light-hearted new series. Residing in the small cat and dog town of Bonehead Hollow, the Hoze Houndz have personality traits that make them a less than cohesive team. But the crazy canines have more than their own problems to deal with - t ...

Original Airdates1999-2003
TypeSeries

Marvel Superheroes Show, The

★★★★★

Marvel Superheroes Show, The In 1966 the very first Marvel cartoons were released. Marvel Superheroes was an umbrella title for five different series. The animation was incredibly basic (little more than still frames from the actual comics with minor animation added) and most of the stories pretty well identical to some of the comics which they had been developed from. Each hero ha ...

AkaCaptain America; Incredible Hulk; Iron Man; Mighty Thor; Sub-Mariner
Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

Max, The 2000 Year Old Mouse

★★★★½

Max, The 2000 Year Old Mouse The animated Max, the 2000 year old mouse, used to recall his adventures over the last 2000 years giving historical lessons. Each episode lasted about 5 minutes and sometimes played at the end of a Rocket Robin Hood episodes as a time filler. A total of 104 episodes were produced by Steve Krantz for Krantz Animation.

Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

My Pet Monster

★★★★½

My Pet Monster My Pet Monster was an animated series produced by Toronto's Nelvana Films. The series was based on a stuffed toy of the same name. In the series, a boy (Max) longing for a best friend finds one in the shape of a furry stuffed animal. The stuffed animal (Monster) transforms into a friendly creature when his handcuffs are removed. The series debuted o ...

AkaP'tit monstre (French title)
Original Airdates1987
TypeSeries

New Adventures of Pinocchio, The

★★★★½

New Adventures of Pinocchio, The Canadian actors and technicians cooperated with Japanese puppetry experts to produce this Pinocchio cartoon series for television. The Pinocchio series was made with stringless puppets, a technique popular in Japan but which was unknown on this side of the Pacific. Dentsu Advertising Agency of Tokyo provided the puppet sequences and the U.S. provide ...

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

Night Hood

★★★★★

Night Hood As burglars go, he's the most handsome, the most elegant, and certainly the most clever of rogues. Wicked? Immoral? Of course not! Arsène Lupin belongs to the genre of outlaws that steal from the rich and powerful to give to the poor and weak. He's the worthy descendant of Robin Hood and Zorro, children's longtime favorite heros. Maurice Leblan ...

AkaThe Adventures of Arsene Lupin; Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin (French title)
Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

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