Hedgehog in the Fog / Ёжик в тумане

Hedgehog in the Fog (Ёжик в тумане) is a 1975 Soviet short animated film. It’s rather dark and philosophical, and not exactly meant for children; but even if you can’t understand every word, it’s beautiful...

Filemon the Cat / Kot Filemon

The Strange World of Filemon the Cat (Dziwny świat kota Filemona) and The Adventures of Filemon the Cat (Przygody kota Filemona) are two connected Polish cartoon series from the 1970s and ’80s. The Strange World aired from...

Mordziaki

Mordziaki is a Polish children’s series. It is part animated, part puppet, and part live action, depending on which characters are being depicted. It aired from 1993 all the way to 2000, yet there are only nine...

King Matt the First / Król Maciuś Pierwszy

King Matt the First (Król Maciuś Pierwszy) is a Polish–French–German animated children’s series, with dubbed versions in each language. It’s based on the children’s book of the same name, by the Polish writer Janusz Korczak, first...

Fantazy the Bear / Miś Fantazy

Fantazy the Bear (Miś Fantazy) is a Polish children’s cartoon series. It was quite long-running, from 2008 to 2015, but there are still somehow only 13 episodes and one season. Each episode is about 13...

Mami Fatale

Mami Fatale is a Polish children’s series that aired from 2013 to 2014. It consists of two seasons, each with 13 10-minute episodes. It was produced by Studio Miniatur Filmowych—the classic Polish animation studio that...

Parauszek and Friends / Parauszek i przyjaciele

Parauszek and Friends (Parauszek i przyjaciele—though “Parauzek” is translated as “Flapper” in the show’s English-language teaser) is a Polish children’s puppet show that aired in 2013 and 2014. There are two seasons and 26 episodes,...

Cheburashka / Чебурашка

Cheburashka (Чебурашка) is one of the great classics of Russian culture (one could say). The cartoons, which basically all Russians and Russian language students know and love, aired between 1969 and 1974. The Cheburashka episodes are actually a...

Hip-Hip and Hurra / Hip-Hip i Hurra

Hip-Hip and Hurra (Hip-Hip i Hurra) is a Polish children’s cartoon series. It’s your standard comedic/educational program, with talking animals for main characters and various life lessons at the end of every episode. It also features...

Włatcy móch / The Lord of the Flies

Włatcy móch (The Lord of the Flies—though the Polish original is intentionally misspelled) is a Polish cartoon series meant for adults. Much like the American South Park, it features four young boys and their very unchildlike...

Bolek and Lolek / Bolek i Lolek

Bolek and Lolek (Bolek i Lolek) is a Polish cartoon that dates back to the 1960s. It tells the story of two brothers, Bolek and Lolek (short for Bolesław and Karol), and their adventures. There are...