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Lidia Morejudo  Identity Verified
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Sep 17, 2010

Hello,
I'm trying to find the names of popular French TV cartoons or series for children. Anything that would be suitable for 6months up to 6-7 years old.
I have asked many friends living or having links with francophone countries, but apparently nobody "watches" tv this days. I find it difficult to believe, but there you go!
Any ideas anyone?


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Orlea
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Babar Sep 17, 2010

Hi,

I suggest Babar the Elephant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_the_Elephant


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Melzie
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here are a few Sep 17, 2010

for the v. young didou

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6jwcs_didou-dessinemoi-un-ecureuil_fun

Code lyoko

http://www.codelyoko.fr/

Linus et boum

http://www.linus-et-boom.fr/

France 5 tend to have quality and not too much 'Dora-style' stuff.

http://www.france5.fr/visite/conception/jeunesse/index.htm


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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When they grow a bit older... Sep 17, 2010

A reckon an interesting option is French-Japanese Ulysse 31, around Greek mythology, very dynamic, great values, and interesting animation for its time. I loved it when I was a teenager, and love it now when my kids watch it. I have it in Spanish, but being a French series with Japanese production, it's bound to be good to promote now just French but also culture among your little ones.

I have this "coffret", although in Spanish.

(My kids are 6 and 5 right now.)

[Edited at 2010-09-17 10:53 GMT]


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David Ruddock/ Janica Lundholm  Identity Verified
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l'âne Trotro Sep 17, 2010

Trotro was my sons absolute favourite for years - it's very good!

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Lidia Morejudo  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 17, 2010

Thanks to all the suggetions, they are great!

Tomás, I remember Ulises 31. I watched as a kid, but I always thought it was a Spanish series. You learn everything new every day!


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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«¡Chanquete ha muerto!» Sep 17, 2010


Lidia Morejudo wrote:
Tomás, I remember Ulises 31. I watched as a kid, but I always thought it was a Spanish series. You learn everything new every day!

(I hope nobody's reading this. There is a big secret I want to share with you but only you: Chanquete is dead!)


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Lidia Morejudo  Identity Verified
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El barco de chanquete... Sep 17, 2010

Yes, that was a great one as well. It would be impossible to have a series like that nowadays. If they had filmed "Verano Azul" in our times they would be drugs, sex, alcohol... Chanquete would have been accused of pedophilia and one of the girls would have got pregnat! Those were the days... when computer screens were green...

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Arianne Farah  Identity Verified
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...I still watch some of them when I can find the DVDs! Sep 17, 2010

For very young children:
Caillou

For ages 5 & up:

Les mystérieuses cités d'or (by far my favourite of all time)
Astro le petit robot
Saint Seiya (a.k.a. Les chevaliers du zodiaque)
Goldorak
David le Gnome
Il était une fois... la vie
Il était une fois... l'homme
Le petit castor
Tao Tao
Calimero
Les trois mousquetaires

Many of these are Japanese cartoons that were adapted for the French market WAY before it became popular to do so in English - a few of these series have now been dubbed to English - such as Astroboy and the Mysterious Cities of Gold.


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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
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Several series for ages 1-7 years Sep 17, 2010

Here are what my kids watch on regular basis in France with French as their dominant language.

Babar, Petit Ours Brun, Franklin (Canada), Heïdi, Casimir

Some are translated, but they are available in French.

Jeff


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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My version of it Sep 17, 2010


Lidia Morejudo wrote:
Yes, that was a great one as well. It would be impossible to have a series like that nowadays. If they had filmed "Verano Azul" in our times they would be drugs, sex, alcohol... Chanquete would have been accused of pedophilia and one of the girls would have got pregnat! Those were the days... when computer screens were green...

My adaptation of Verano Azul for modern times looks more like Chanquete is an ex-priest who has horizontal encounters every now and then with Julia, the owner of a tatoo and piercing studio. Her customers --the youngsters-- are all ultragreen people who are trying to fight current law to get married all together, and spend their summers in an isolated organic community where the girls try to get pregnant with donations FedEx-ed to them in a portable freezer by colleagues from a friend community in the Adriatic coast.


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Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
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French shows for kids Nov 15, 2010

Drôles de Petits Bêtes 2 - 5
Trotro - 2 - 5
T’Choupi - 2 - 5
Samsam - 4 - 8
Petit Potam - 3 - 5 yrs old
Yakari - 5 - 8 yrs old
Teletubbies in French for the really little ones.

My boys are 5 and 8.

(I tried to send this post a few times, so sorry if it double posted.)

Thanks!
Eve


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