The Littles

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ABC (ended 1986)

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The Littles

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This is DIC's first animated show (with the second being Inspector Gadget) and it first premiered in September of 1983 on ABC. The Littles is loosely based on The Borrowers from a creative author named John Peterson. This series focuses on one particular family of Littles - Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Dinky, and the two youngest: Tom and Lucy. In their quest to become productive adults, the Littles and their 12-year old huge friend Henry face the same kinds of problems that young children face every day - issues of friendship, jealousy, honesty, prejudice, consideration for others, kindness, responsibility, risk-taking ... and more. Each episode of the Littles focuses on one such issue, presenting it in explicit, concrete terms. And young, attractive characters with whom children can identify carry out these actions, they serve as excellent role models for young viewers. Younger and older children, boys and girls, loners and social butterflies...all can find a character with whom to identify and from whom to learn. And last but far from least, the character of Grandpa, a wise, experienced, older Little who clearly loves and cares for the Little kids, functions as the kind of non-threatening, non-didactic teacher to whom children respond. He frequently articulates the lesson inherent in the action as he interacts with and advises the Little children. He is the best kind of teacher. The exciting adventures of the Littles and the suspense generated by their frequent narrow escapes from Dr Hunter are designed to capture and hold young viewers' attention. The explicitness with which each lesson is articulated and role models with whom children can identify are designed to ensure that children note and understand the embedded pro-social content as they derive delight from the action. Theme Song Henry: "I have a very special secret, i'm the only one who knows about tiny people living in our walls called The Littles". Lucy: Hello Henry Bigg! Henry: Hello, Lucy Little! Grandpa: Wait a second, Dinky Little! Dinky: No time, Grandpa Little! Lucy: Jump, Tom Little! Henry: Someone's Coming Mr. Little: Come home kids! Lucy: Quick slick! Second Version - 1984-1985 Here Come The Littles, always running to and fro, here come the Littles, there living with ya don't ya know? One day when Henry went away, the littles fell inside his suitcase. He laid it down just half-ways. When he opened his luggage and the littles jumped out. They've been the best friends ever since. He's kept in secret there existence. Inside the walls they've always been. You cant stop the littles cause the littles dont stop! Second Version - Final Season: 1985-1986 Here come The Littles (Hurry Up Grandpa), Traveling around the world, They go from one land to the other, They know theres so much to discover,(Come on Then) Here come The Littles so you better watch out They learn with such Fascination, in almost every situation Here come the littles so you better watch out. Ending Theme - All Seasons We are the littles, tails that squiggle to and fro, we are the littles were living with you dont ya know? we keep a secret from the outside. From Mr. Bigg we gotta hide, we use a pencil for a slide, you can't stop the littles cause the littles don't stop. The show is based on a series of books written by John Peterson.moreless
Bettina Bush

Bettina Bush

voice of Lucy Little

Patricia Parris

Patricia Parris

voice of Helen Little

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Slick the turtle (Season 1)

Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Slick the (Seaons 2-3)

Robert David Hall

Robert David Hall

Dinky Little / Mr. George Bigg (voices)

Alvy Moore

Alvy Moore

voice of Grandpa Little

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Cute Show

    10
    I watched The Littles when I was a kid and I recently bought the complete series on DVD. It is a cute show to watch.
  • Don't believe the Hype, Dic cartoon fans, This one got me bored up.

    6.0
    My 50th review after another Dic Cartoon: "The Super Mario bros. Super show!"



    It's about some boy who lives with a family in a house and in the house he has tiny little people living under their pipes known as "the Littles". This cartoon is Technicality a Japanese Amercian Series. It was also the First Dic Cartoon made by some amercian and some Japanese Authors. When I saw it on a Re-run on a weekend morning on WB11, (now Cw) It was Average. This cartoon gets a C-. It gets boring after a few epiosdes you seen. Here the results:



    Voice-acting: D-- 4.0/10.0 Wimpy Voice-acting. Lucy has the Wimpest voice in the series.



    Animation: C-- 5.0/10.0 Too Blurry and Not enough color in it. Graphics: B 7.0/10.0 Decent and has cuteness in it.



    Sound: D- 4.5/10.0 Bad theme song, and could have been better.



    Dialouge: C- 5.5/10.0 Medicore. there's a few lacks in them.



    Lasting Appeal: D-- 4.0/10.0 The cartoon that puts you to sleep!



    Overall: C- 6.0/10.0 This cartoon is Average. It was never meant to be Perfect, It has a Few problems Occured to the cartoon. Dic could have done so much better with this show. Ok, That's the end of my review. Good Night everyone.moreless
  • A pretty good show.

    8.1
    I remember watching this show on SAturday mornings when I was a kid. I wish they still had cartoons like this on TV today for my kids to watch. I am not happy with the shows they play for kids today. There is a lot of violence and potty mouth. And the shows they show today have no value and also show bad examples for little kids who are watching them ( Codename: Kids Next Door, Cat Scratch, Juniper Lee). ALot of the shows they show are also no longer interesting to watch. I wish they would start showing our old favorite cartoons again.

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  • This was a great show. There was no violence or bad language. It would be nice to see The Littles brought back for kids today to watch. I enjoyed it as a kid, but I know times have changed. A lot of the shows today don't teach values.moreless

    10
    I remember watching this show on SAturday mornings when I was a kid. I wish they still had cartoons like this on TV today for my kids to watch. I am not happy with the shows they play for kids today. There is a lot of violence and potty mouth.
  • FANS OF THE GILMORE GIRLS ARE FULLY SATISFIED THIS WEEK AS THE COMPLETE SERIES IS RELEASED ON DVD. START SUMMONING THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH SOUTH PARK'S CHRISTMAS TIME IN SOUTH PARK, OR IF YOU'RE NOT QUITE READY FOR ALL THAT HOLIDAY CHEER, LET OUT SOME OF THAT AGGRESSION WITH THE TWO MASTERS OF HORROR SELECTIONS.

    November 13, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Categories

    Animation, Fantasy, Kids

    Themes

    Kids Fantasy, supernatural forces, parents and children, keeping secrets, saccharine