Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
The legacy lives on.
Genre: Animated
Problem Solving
Running Time: 28 minutes (full episode)/11 minutes (single episode)
Country: United States
Release Date: September 3, 2012 – present
Network(s): PBS
Created by: Angela C. Santomero
Distributed by: 9 Story Distribution
Fred Rogers Productions
9 Story Media Group
9 Story USA
Seasons: 105
Episodes: 5

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (referred to as Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood in Canada or simply as Daniel Tiger) is a American-Canadian animated kids preschool show based on its predecessor Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and created by Angela Santomero, also the co-creator of Blue's Clues. It premiered on most PBS stations on September 3rd, 2012. Based on the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, four-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of Daniel Striped Tiger, goes out everyday to play with his friends O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina. This show teaches about talking to others about feelings and how to make others better.

Why It Rocks

  1. It stays true to Fred Rogers' legacy.
  2. The songs are very beautiful, and are great remakes of the original ones, like "It's You I Like" and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?".
  3. The voice acting is pretty good, especially the kid actors.
  4. The backgrounds are well detailed and nice to look at.
  5. The show tackled death and dealing with a storm.
  6. Has good messages like "You can have some differences, and at the same time, have similarities".
  7. The designs of the characters are cute.
  8. Teaches kids how to tell sometime how you're feeling instead of ignoring it.
  9. The fourth wall/fake interactivity breaks aren't too long (or even bothersome) at all and give enough time for the viewer to answer.
  10. Some moments are really cute, like when Daniel "make-believes" with the viewer.
  11. The art style is very creative.
  12. Likable characters.
  13. The imagination segments are nice because they relate to what kids think of things.
  14. Nearly every song is great.

Bad Qualities

  1. The animation can be choppy at times.
  2. The characters can get annoying or unlikable sometimes, mostly Katerina.
  3. The 1-hour special: Tiger Family Trip had a lot of filler in it.
  4. The parents feel like helicopter parents.
  5. Sometimes when Daniel gets angry, it's just so brain-dead.