Eckhart, a half-hour animated series, celebrates the pioneering spirit, and the joys and challenges of growing up in beautiful, magical Prince Edward Island. The family series explores really big themes from a very small perspective - that of a small mouse named Eckhart, who is full of irrepressible wonderment about the mysteries of his world. Written by
This Canadian animated series about an adventurous young mouse growing up on
Prince Edward Island is just impossible not to like. I catch it unexpectedly
now and again when I have morning TV on, and each time I usually find myself
thinking "This is too good for TV".
There's nothing that unusual about the show's formula. It's just something
about the beautiful rural scenery of its setting, the way it manages to be
warm and meaningful without being preachy or moralistic (I suspect its being
Canadian has something to do with this), and the wonderfully drawn
characters (anyone who remembers 'The Secret of NIMH' will feel they're
having a pleasant, languorous flashback)
It's an old-style series that is wholesome in the genuinely good sense of
the word. Great stuff.
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