Penelope is a cute and lively young koala. Through her mischievous streak Penelope cunningly plans various ways to draw on the walls and furniture, or imagine a method that allows her to be noisy early in the morning. Along with her friends Aladin, Lily Rose, Cezarine and Strombouli, Penelope imagines what she wants to be when she grows up – that is, if she can decide! With new experiences each day from befriending the birds in her garden and celebrating her birthday to hunting for shapes around the house with twins Milo and Madeleine, Penelope lives every moment to the fullest. No matter what happens, every day is a new adventure for the blue koala – even if she is a little absent-minded.
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.
If you liked the innocent nature of Ukkari Penelope 2009, then you may well enjoy Cheburashka Arere? as well. Both Penelope and Cheburashka are young, adorable protagonists with a slight clumsiness about them, and if you enjoy one, I reckon that you would enjoy the other.
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!
Both of these series follow the day-to-day lives of the animal protagonists. While Dogtato-kun has the added twist of each animal representing a different fruit or vegetable, both are really sweet little series. If you fancy something a bit more on the child-like side, then both of these series are for you.
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.
If cute and innocent animal protagonists are your thing, then both Ukkari Penelope and Nanami-chan are for you! Both are suitable for the whole family and leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside after watching them.
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.
Both Ocha-ken and Penelope Tete en L'air are short animations that are primarily aimed at younger children. Both are also ridiculously cute. If you enjoyed one of these, I would really recommend watching the other.