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Stanley is an animated series that aired weekdays in the United States on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney block. Though Stanley is no longer in production, 65 episodes were produced. It premiered in 2003 and has been on and off Playhouse Disney's lineup since then. In each episode , Stanley and his friends learn about animals, as well as how to solve problems of every day life. Stanley knows he's a lucky kid because he has The Great Big Book of Everything, a very special book. Stanley uses the book to look up animals, as Stanley is a major animal-lover. Stanley, full-name Stanley Griff, lives with his mother and father, as well as an older brother, Lionel. His father is a work-at-home cartoon artist, while his mother is dentist. As for Lionel, while the brothers often argue, they learn ways to get along throughout the series and grow closer together. You can find two DVDs featuring episodes of the show, as well as DVDs of Stanley's Great Big Book Adventure and Stanley's Dinosaur Roundup. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program – Charles Shaughnessy.

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  • With a "TV Show" comes responsibility - the responsibility not to annoy viewers!

    A kid learns various factoids on different animals in a magical book that only him and his friends know about. (Talk about lame!)

    This show tries to educate children, but can be more of an annoyance than educational. Being a complete time waster, this show doesn't deserve a person's time at all!
  • A Boy with a big head that loves animals, jumps in a big dictionary and finds out info about animals.

    Ohh this show is sooooo retarded. No offense but It does not make sence. I mean if any of those animals show him walking around studying them like they were freaks, they would have ate him up!I mean A tiger is not going to let a meal get away. Oh and sometimes animal sometimes jumps out of the picture?! Who thought of this. That song too! The Baha Men just lost my respect for them!moreless
  • The great big book of everything. Wow how creative and original.

    Really if you had a great big book of everything do you know how big it would be. Bigger then it is on this show. And do the parents know that the animals can talk. I would be a little uncofortable talking to a fish. This show is not that creative and not that original.
  • stupid

    why would ANYONE watch that? it's stupid and a COMPLETE waste of time. it was funny when i was younger, but now it's just plain retarded (no offense to anyone). if it is a great big book of everything, wouldn't it be A LOT bigger? and what about elsie and harry? their song gets really annoying after three episodes. really. also, why is everyone's head square? it's really creepy. also, lester and stanley's dad have their ears on their necks. THAT'S just disturbing. i mean it. it is. also, how does stanley's dad keep his glasses up when his ears are below his chin? that's just weird.moreless
  • Just like the Classification says. The reason I called it that is because of this.

    First thoughts:

    Just like "PB&J Otter" this is another of those Playhouse Disney and/or Nick jr. shows that they put on for about three months and then they forget about it. I still remember the Noodle Dance from "PB&J Otter". Why were those shows so short? Where they not good enough for you? Never mind.


    Anyways about "Stanley" I'm sorry but with a title based by the main character I knew this show was going to be bad. I mean Seriously "Stanley"? What kind of a title is that? Why couldn't it be called "the great big book" or something?


    The Plot of the show is that there is this kid named Stanley who likes animals allot. Which is fine but Stanley in Obsessed with animals! He even has Animal posters and Stuffed animals All over his room. I wouldn't be surprised if he kept live wild animals in his room! In his room he also has a dictionary about 26 animals. One animal Per Letter A to Z! I find that stupid because even though I'm not an animal expert I know there are a lot more animals then that. And what's even more messed up is he calls the book "The great big book of everything" If that's the great big book of everything the book should be A lot bigger. If that book knows everything Then What's the meaning of life? Are there aliens? What were they thinking when they thought of the name for that book? Shouldn't that book be called "the great big book of animals"? I don't know. And Stanley has a Mom and Dad and a Brother to.

    Other: A lot of people my think that this show is educational they think the show is teaching kids about animals. Well I have one problem the animal desings are completely off! For example Clown fishes are orange and white right? Well in the show they picture clownfish as a fish in a clown suite. What were they thinking! Were they thinking kids don't know the color orange and white so they desisted to put a clown suite on a fish Instead of an orange and white fish? The animal designs aren't the only thing that's off the people are off to. E.g. the dad has ears on his neck. One of the characters has his/her nose between his/her eyes. It looks completely messed up. One time my sister told me "Why are their ears on their necks" And I did not know what to say. Final thoughts:

    This show is annoying; gives false facts, and looks weird next time you want your kids to learn about animals you should watch Animal Planet.

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