Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows and podcasts you might have missed. Or, in this case – those rare cartoons that you’ll enjoy almost as much as your little ones do.
Archibald’s Next Big Thing
The Mr Bean of chickens navigates soup recipes and sock-wrestling in this charming series, the brainchild of Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep). (Netflix)
There’s slick animation and clever writing in these shorts, which rediscover the slapstick spirit of Disney’s original Silly Symphonies. (Disney+)
Over 20 years on the series remains as anarchic as ever. Don’t you want your kids to be a little bit weird? (10Play)
Bizarre world-building, coming-of-age warmth and a protagonist with a magical bellybutton make this a sci-fi epic for all ages. (Stan)
Yes, of course the universally beloved Bluey gets a mention. What are we, pitbulls? (ABC Kids)