Toot and Puddle is a fantastic show, inside and out, for kids of any age.
The messages that are being set forward in the series extend beyond the specific morals outlined in each episode, as the entire show has very deeply rooted themes of the acceptance of diverse people, cultures, and lives. Each character has a unique personality, and the writers really seem to take care in maintaining their differences even through their mutual learning and development experiences in each episode, and ensure each character has their own perspective to bring to any given scenario, even when they all come to the same understanding in the end.
Every episode has a lesson to teach, and the underlying themes tie it all together so that those lessons are continually remembered and demonstrated.
Besides brimming over with positive messages, the series is visually stunning. Every background is beautifully painted, and every scene carefully depicted. The characters are expressive and lively without being spastic or random, so the show feels very peaceful while still keeping your attention. The colours are bright and the scenery enchanting. What can I say? It's pretty.
From an industry standpoint, the quality at every level of production really highlights the benefits of placing productions within the control of studios that actually care about them. Likewise, it demonstrates the importance of having projects your studio employees can actually endorse. I was lucky enough to be a part of the animation team for a short while and it was a project I sacrificed a lot (and would do again) to be a part of. The attention to detail in every department paired with incredible organization added up to a fantastic television series that I'd gladly introduce to any child in my family.
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