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Kipper is a British animated children's television series based on the characters from Mick Inkpen's Kipper the Dog picture book series, It ran from 1997 to 2000.
Why It Rocks
- The show is very faithful to the original books as some episodes are based off some of the books and the animation style looks exactly like the books.
- Kipper is a likeable and enjoyable protagonist.
- The voice acting is great and is pleasant to listen to.
- There are handful of great characters including Tiger, Arnold, Jake and Pig.
- Some enjoyable episodes including "The Visitor", "The Seaside”, "The Costume Party" and etc.
- The music by Bob Heatlie is wonderful to listen to.
- The animation is awesome.
- The theme song is very catchy and awesome to listen to.
- While the music is great, it can get a bit repetitive at times.
- Pig can be selfish and dumb sometimes:
- In "The Picnic", he invited himself and Arnold to Kipper and Tiger’s picnic and eats their remaining food.
- In "Clay Time", Pig came over to Kipper’s house and he thought Kipper and Tiger’s clay were cookies and accidentally eats one of them.
- He also can be too bossy to Arnold sometimes in some episodes.
- Some episodes can have some scary imagery, for example, one episode called "The Magic Lamp" had a scene where Kipper and Tiger end up in an unknown and mysterious planet-like land where a dragon resides. The dragon's design looked a bit creepy, so it would be possible that it scared children who watched the episode. This episode could've been banned from television for that aforementioned reason.
- The show can lack common logic at times, one example is in the episode "Buried Treasure", where Kipper and Tiger eat fudge treats and feed some to ducks. Since Kipper and Tiger are dogs, fudge is made of chocolate, which could poison or kill dogs. Same thing for the ducks since chocolate is bad for ducks as well.
- There are less female characters than there are in the books. The mouse that lives in Kippers house who appeared in 6 episodes is one example. However, in the original books, there was this character named Holly, who appeared in the book version of "Pigs Present", as well all some of the other original books, but was mentioned in the episode adaption of the aforementioned book and made no physical appearance.