Kids’ cartoons—even the silliest or action-oriented ones—are meant to be educational to some degree. Because they’re aimed at children, they introduce and reinforce important cultural aspects that adult dramas take for granted.
The basic plot lines of kid’s cartoons are fairly simple and take place in familiar, everyday settings, such as schools and homes. That means you’ll become familiar with all the everyday phrases. The characters speak more slowly, and the dialogue is typically standard, casual language, without the idiomatic phrases or regional dialects that can make it hard to understand.
The Simpsons in the '90s was smart, culturally savvy, and unbelievably entertaining TV about an average American family. At its height, no show — animated or otherwise — could reach The Simpsons' greatness. From the cleverness of "Marge vs. the Monorail" to everything Lisa Simpson ever said, '90s era The Simpsons was fearless and game-changing television.
King of the Hill depicts an average middle-class family and their lives in a typical American town. It documents the Hills' day-to-day-lives in the small Texas town of Arlen, exploring modern themes such as parent-child relationships, friendship, loyalty, and justice. As an animated sitcom, however, King of the Hill's scope is generally larger than that of a regular sitcom.
You most likely had to have parental supervision to watch King of the Hill, but the show's depiction of small town life was so accurate and warm, it was worth sitting through the "adult" moments with mom and dad in the room.
Il était une fois, also called Once Upon a Time, is a French educational animation franchise, created by Procidis. There are seven distinct series, each focusing on different aspects of knowledge. These are mostly historical, with Once Upon a Time… Man being focused on the overall history of mankind, and most of the others are more focused on specified historical fields, such as the lives and exploits of the explorers or inventors. Life, however, featured an explanation on the workings of the body.
Ilétait une fois,又名《曾几何时》，是一部法国教育动画，由Procidis创建。该动画有七个不同的系列，每一个系列集中讲述人类知识的一个方面。这些知识大多是与历史有关的，比方说《曾几何时……人类》关注的就是整个人类的历史，而其他大多数系列关注的也是特定的历史切片，比如说探险家或发明家的丰功伟绩与生活。此外，另一个系列《曾几何时……生命》的关注点就是解释人体的运行机制。
Sazae-san is more than a kids’ show. It’s a cultural institution, a national treasure and the longest-running animated series in the world, ever!
It’s about a typical Japanese大家族(だいかぞく –big family) living together in Tokyo. The central character isサザエ, an outspoken but somewhat clumsy woman in her early 20s, living with her husband, son, father, mother, brother and sister all under one roof.
All of the characters are colorful and funny, and all are named after fish! (サザエis horned turban, a seafood delicacy.)サザエさんstarted off as a comic strip, but is now better-known as a cartoon. It is not unusual for families to plan their Sundays around its 6:30 p.m. time slot.
It is a critically acclaimed and universally beloved cartoon series. Most of the episodes tell a number of self-contained stories, featuring popular characters from the author’s children’s books, such as “Tiger und B?r” and others.
Based on the comics by Walter Moers, this German cartoon series deals with the adventures of the eponymous Captain Blaub?r, a blue bear spinning yarns about his journeys on the Seven Seas. Each episode is framed by a little story where the captain interacts with his grandchildren, and at its center there is an animated cartoon detailing the often hilarious tales of the old seaman.
The plot of most of Yogi's cartoons centered on his antics in the fictional Jellystone Park, a variant of the real Yellowstone National Park. Yogi, accompanied by his constant companion Boo-Boo Bear, would often try to steal picnic baskets from campers in the park, much to the displeasure of Park Ranger Smith. Yogi's girlfriend, Cindy Bear, sometimes appeared and usually disapproved of Yogi's antics.