One of the great things about Netflix is that there's a massive library of kids shows and movies that is readily available without having to pay a cable companies (sometimes ludicrous) subscription fees. As well as that, it's not just newer shows that are available, but some of the classic stuff we used to watch as kids. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the kids shows of today but maybe I'm a bit old fashioned. What I am happy with is that Lillibug is just as entertained by my favourite kids shows as I was.
This classic 80's cartoon that featured the voice talent of David Jason ("Only Fools and Horses") followed the adventures of an eyepatch wearing white mouse, who also happened to be a secret agent. His sidekick, Penfold (a mild mannered, nervous hamster) accompanied him on his many adventures, most of which were under the orders of his boss, Colonel K (a chinchilla, of course). It's a quick witted show with plenty of action and irreverent humour. Coincidentally, a new updated version of the show will be airing on Netflix early next year!
Released in 1985, "The Care Bears Movie" was a video that I practically wore out as a kid, and it still holds up pretty well to this day on Netflix. Lillibug loves acting out scenes with her own teddies and dancing along to all the songs, and I still get some nice flashbacks to my own childhood when it is on.
I was a little older when Rugrats was at it's best, but I still enjoyed it an awful lot. There are plenty of laughs for Lillibug, and an equal amount for me still. This was a very well written show that had jokes for adults but at the same time they were never inappropriate, which isn't the same for all kids shows. For a programme that started in 1991, for it still to be fresh and enjoyable is a great achievement.
What shows from your youth do you show your little ones? How do you feel they compare to today's popular programmes? Let me know in the comments!
*Disclaimer: I'm a member of the Netflix Stream Team and for this I received a complimentary subscription for one year & an Apple TV (Box). All opinions are my own, and I will be posting once a month in relation to Netflix Stream Team. Stay tuned........