One day, the chess-playing crocodile Gena receives a delivery at his humble abode. However, he has no idea that inside the box of oranges is a furry stowaway! With no memory of himself or how he got there, the creature – not quite a monkey, dog or other standard animal - is named Cheburashka by his new friend. Alongside Gena, Cheburashka will visit the zoo, play games and have other fun adventures along the way.
Dogtato-kun is one of the many half-animal/half-vegetable inhabitants of Veggietown! Along with Croconion, Cucumbird, Hedgetato and the rest of the gang, Dogtato-kun and Veggietown's edible dwellers will have fun, fall in love, and make new friends, all without losing a leaf!
Jagainu-kun and Cheburashka Arere are two quiet, kid-friendly tales of creatures and their adventures. Jagainu is potentially aimed at a slightly younger audience but these two anime should share the same fans.
Both Dogtato-Kun and Cheburashka Arere? feature a variety of lovable animal protagonists. With both series sharing a similar childlike nature and a different animation style, you may like one if you enjoy the other.
Ryoku, Aru, Muha, Ron, Hana, Cafe and Chai are colorful tea-dogs who want nothing more than to enjoy each other's company and be friends. Along with the finicky tea-cats, this group of companions will learn valuable lessons about life and friendships, in this quiet 5-minutes-per-episode series filled with positivity and morals.
Ocha-ken might be aimed at younger children, but both it and Churashka are tales of cute creatures and their adventures.
Ocha-ken and Cheburashka Arere? are both short anime aimed at children. If you fancy something cute, and innocent with animal protagonists then you may well enjoy both of these.
Michi and her parents have just move into the Happiness House, a bizarre neighborhood built atop a giant tree. As Michi ventures into her new room, a strange nut falls from one of the tree branches on the ceiling, revealing a small creature inside called Nanami-chan. The two quickly become good friends and begin to explore the Happiness House, discovering its secrets, meeting the neighbors, and teaching Nanami about the world, from daifuku to astronomy.
Both of these series feature a bizarre animal creature that comes to live with someone new and learns about the world one step at a time. If you liked the innocently fun nature of one, then you'll likely enjoy the other.
Meet Penelope the absent-minded young koala. Rarely seen without Deudeu – her favourite stuffed rabbit – Penelope likes nothing more than finding another adventure in the most unlikely of places. A simple gust of wind blowing her hat away can lead to Penelope running her own stall atop a tree stump where she trades flowers for apples, and paper planes for acorns. From games of hide and seek with her friends, to playing with the bubbles in the bath or counting sheep during nap time, Penelope’s life is never dull – even if she does wear odd socks when she gets herself dressed in the morning.
Ukkari Penelope and Cheburashka Arere? are squarely aimed at a younger audience and are utterly adorable. Both have distincitve and cute animation styles that are a bit different from the norm. Also, both Cheburashka and Penelope are quite naive and clumsy protagonists, so if you like one, you may enjoy the other.
While playing with his toy airplane one day in a field, a young boy was approached by a fox. They traded the boy’s airplane for the fox’s seed, and soon after the boy planted the seed in the ground. Little did he know that the seed would not yield a plant, but rather, a large and blue expanding house! With the new house came many friends – from elephants to lions to rabbits aplenty, a great deal of new companions showed up to fill the house with joy. But wait, the fox is returning – what could he want?