Cartoon with King Arthur, Arthur's horse Alan, Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot. Arthur (voiced by the fabulous Rik Mayall, The Young Ones) and Merlin (voiced by brilliant Matt Lucas, Little ... See full summary »
FETCH with Ruff Ruffman is a reality game show for kids. Blending live-action and animation, FETCH. revolves around an animated dog named Ruff Ruffman, who develops, produces, and hosts his... See full summary »
12-year-old Cleo's knowledge of Ancient Egypt is turned on its head when a bolt of lightning awakens the mummified body of child Pharaoh Tut-ankh-en-set-amun on display in a local museum. ... See full summary »
I stumbled across this show one Saturday morning, and was thoroughly impressed. It is something completely unique and refreshing that much of children's programming has been lacking of late. The main characters are far from flat or one-dimensional--they have history, issues, and deal with pretty serious moral or ethical issues that many young kids might face in their own lives. And yes, they do tend to come away unscathed, learning a lesson about doing the right thing, but there are moments of tension and gravity along the way, and the lessons are far from heavy-handed. The animation is a bit different than most of the other CGI shows around, but I like it--it looks like a page from a children's storybook brought to life. The music is upbeat but unobtrusive, and the dialogue is actually pretty funny--there are several jokes (especially from Dragon) that are really funny, even for adults. I highly recommend taking a look with your kids--you won't regret it!
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