Littlest Pet Shop (seasons 1-3)
Littlest Pet Shop is a Canadian–American children's animated television series developed by Julie McNally-Cahill and Tim Cahill for Hasbro Studios. It is based on the Littlest Pet Shop and Blythe toys owned by Hasbro.
The Littlest Pet Shop toy line comes alive in this Hub incarnation, which centers on aspiring fashion artist Blythe Baxter beginning a new life in the Big City. She and her father move into an apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop -- a day camp for an assortment of adorable animals, including a purple spaniel, pink monkey, white and indigo panda, gray and white skunk, orange hedgehog, green gecko and blue mongoose. The best part is, Blythe discovers that she alone can communicate with all of the pets, and she gets to design clothes for them! She isn't sure how or why the miracle occurred, but now that it has, she couldn't imagine not being able to talk to her four-legged friends.
Why These Seasons Rock
- The idea of a girl who has the ability to communicate with pets is interesting.
- The character designs are original and adorable. Even the elderly characters are cute.
- Amazing songs, such as "Littlest Pet Shop Pets" and "Guilty Tango".
- Very likable, unique and amusing characters with very distinct personalities, such as Blythe, the aspiring designer and Russell, the organizer of the group.
- Great voice acting, especially from Ashleigh Ball and Sam Vincent.
- Smooth Flash animation.
- Hilarious jokes, such as the moments where people continuously mistake Russel for a porcupine.
- Awesome writing and intriguing plots, such as the episode "Gailbreak!", where they break Zoe's sister out of a large pet shop.
- Very good morals for everyone, especially children, such as "believe you can achieve your dreams" and "it's better to complete tasks as a team"
- It is far more faithful to the toyline than the 1995 animated series.
- The two-part series premiere "Blythe's Big Adventure" (while decent) isn't as good as the rest of the series.
- Some bad episodes like "Game of Groans", "Spendthrifty", "Grounded", "LPS: The Moosical", "A Night at the Pawza", "Terriers and Tiaras", etc.
- The Biskit twins are irritating spoiled girl stereotypes.
- The animation can look stiff at times.
- While interesting, it’s very confusing how Blythe can talk to the pets because it wasn’t explained properly how she does it.
- The show arguably went downhill in its fourth and final season.
- Russel can be an unlikable leader during Seasons 3 & 4 sometimes.
- Blythe Baxter is one of - if not the only - animated character to have different clothes in every episode.
- Ashleigh Ball, the voice actor of Blythe Baxter, also voiced Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go! and Rainbow Dash and Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
- In Littlest Pet Shop: Plane It on Rio! (2014), a scene from My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013) can be seen in which Twilight Sparkle is talking to Fluttershy.
- Heidi is the only character to have the same name as her actress.
- Some of the voice cast who worked on this latest incarnation of the Littlest Pet Shop also worked on the previous 1995 cartoon incarnation as well.