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Reksio

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It’s easy to delight both children and adults, when serving up a 3-D animated feature with songs recorded by pop artists, jokes full of innuendos that go way over your kids’ head, and celebrity voiceovers. But the simplicity of Polish cartoon Reksio, which aired over the course of nearly 20 years, from 1965-1988, is what is so appealing about it. (Aside from the fact that you’re giving your kid an early start in watching foreign films–next stop, The Seventh Seal or 8½?) The language barrier doesn’t exist since Reksio, a cute little animated pup, speaks Mammalian.

The genuine sweetness of this cartoon will appeal to you and your kiddo, and will be a great antidote to your cynicism overload after watching too many episodes of “Girls” or “American Horror Story.” In one episode, Reksio meets his alien counterpart and is overjoyed to find he’s not alone in the universe (let’s hope Reksio was onto something!) The retro music (similar to what you’d hear in a Gumby episode) adds a layer of nostalgia to the episodes. No one will know what you’re talking about when you say your kid likes Reksio rather than Yo Gabba Gabba or Dora–and that’s exactly the way you like it.

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