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->''[[SugarBowl Welcome to a world where cuddly knows no bounds,]]''
->''[[RuleOfCute a place where precious is redefined.]]''
->''[[SweetDreamsFuel Witness the miracle of cute.]]''
->''[[MightyRoar From their first triumphant calls to the wild]]''
->''[[InterspeciesFriendship to their adventures with new friends,]]''
->''[[RuleOfThree it's three different [baby animal] coming of age stories...]]''

->''[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter ...and they're awe-inspiringly adorable.]]''

->''[[TastesLikeDiabetes Because these animals are just too lovable,]]''
->''[[CuriousAsAMonkey too curious,]] [[note]]"[[{{Determinator}} determined]]" in the Puppies episodes[[/note]]''
->''[[TitleDrop Too Cute.]]''

An ''Creator/AnimalPlanet'' series focused on baby animals in all their cuteness. Most episodes feature three litters of either {{Cute Kitten}}s or [[PreciousPuppy Precious Puppies]] for the first ten to twelve weeks of their lives, showcasing various milestones while being as adorable as possible.

After three years of cuteness, the show received a SpinOff called ''Too Cute! Pint-Sized'' in 2014.
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!!This series contains examples of:
* TheAce: German Shepherd pups Riley and Bo.
* {{Adorkable}}: Winston the Bengal kitten.
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Jack Russell Terrier Mackenzie's three daughters Apple, Buttons, and Cocoa.
* AnimalThemeNaming:
** Savannah kittens Tiger, Cougar and Cheetah.
** The three Pomeranian puppies are named after birds: Sparrow, Wren, and Finch. It makes more sense since they're raised on a farm full of various birds.
* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of a "Growing Up" episode, we see that one of Truly Elegant's kittens Gizmo is now the proud mother of kittens herself.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Reginald the Persian kitten can only take so much grooming.
* BigEater:
** Eleanor the Bengal kitten. To be fair, she ''is'' the biggest in Madeline's litter.
** One particular scene has Shih-Tzus Ruby and Oreo's three daughters Ruby Jr., Kyra, and Lola all eating out of their parents' bowl of kibble. Oreo wants to know what's going on at the time.
* BrattyHalfPint: Oskar the pug puppy.
* TheBully: Della the Chihuahua is this to Shorthair kittens Noodles and Cheddar.
* BumblingDad: Sabu the Maine Coon, towards his kittens and especially [[PluckyGirl Lulu.]] Justified since he's basically a teenager.
* CantCatchUp: Rat Terrier pup Liam seemed to be this, except for being the only one who could catch up with Minnie the pony.
* ChewToy: Peaches the Shar-Pei is this to her brother Raisin, but she takes it in stride by using brains instead of brawn to deal with him.
* ChocolateBaby: Siberians Solomeya and Maksim are both white-furred, but their litter is filled with black kittens... just like the handsome tom next door. Oops.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Puppy And Kitten Holiday Special".
* ClipShow:
** "Sweetest Animal Friends" features old clips from the Domestic Shorthairs of "Kittens and Pocket Pets", the Mini Australian Shepherds of "Puppies and Ducklings", and the Ragdolls / German Shepherd of "Kitten Dolls".
** "Fluffiest Kittens" features old clips from the Siberians of "Kittens and Pocket Pets", the Persians of the very first episode, and the Maine Coons of "Kitten Cottonballs".
* CloudCuckoolander: Winston.
* ContentWarnings: Parodied: "The following program contains material that is just too cute. Viewer discretion is advised."
* CowardlyLion:
** Tiger the Savannah kitten.
** Cosmo the Russian Blue kitten starts out like this, but as time goes by, he becomes more adventurous.
** In more or less the same vein as Cosmo, Atlas the Norwegian Forest kitten was this, too.
* CuteKitten
* CutenessProximity: This is how the ''viewer'' feels.
* DaddysGirl: Mittens with her stepfather Maksim.
* {{Determinator}}: Rottweiler runt Bear.
** Maltese mix puppy Ralphie.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Wilbur the Pit Bull.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Butters and her kittens Noodles and Cheddar, Tonkinese brothers Muffin and Cookie, Shar Pei brothers Raisin and Pancake and their sister Peaches, mini pot-bellied piglet Pretzel, Munchkin kitten Porkchop, Shiba Inu puppy Cinnamon (as well as her mother Spicy), Japanese Chin mom Cookie and Cocker Spaniel puppy Coffee. Singapura triplets Pepper, Saffron and Basil from the same episode as Porkchop follow this for condiments, as well as Burmese kitten Pepper.
* EdutainmentShow
* FamilyThemeNaming: More than half of the litters wind up with themes.
* FieryRedhead: Bronson and Buster, in contrast to their brunette brother Liam.
* FloralThemeNaming: Lily and Rose, the daughters of the Persians Mercedes and King Tut.
* FragileFlower: The Chatham Hill Retriever puppy Nora.
* FraternalTwins: Hairless, all black Bella and fuzzy black and white Buttons, both Chinese Cresteds.
* GenderBlenderName: Sapphire the goat is a boy.
* GenkiGirl: Pipsqueak the pygmy goat.
** Carly the Japanese Chin puppy.
** Penny the Springer Spaniel.
** Doodle the long-haired Dachshund.
* GentleGiant:
** Lukie the dog.
** Timber the German Shepherd.
** Mari the German Shepherd.
* GirlPosse: Mixed-breed puppy Java and her sisters. The narrator even refers to the latter two as Java's "girl gang."
* GrumpyBear: Brussels Griffon puppy Humphrey.
* HasTwoMommies: Since Queenie and her daughter Princess had their litters only one day apart, they raise their kittens together.
* HeartwarmingOrphan:
** Oreo the Tuxedo kitten.
** Kitten siblings Miles and Maisey.
** Tallulah the Syrian Brown Bear cub.
** Josh Earl the baboon infant.
** Mixed-breed kitten Louise and her siblings.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Wally and Buster the Dandie Dinmont terriers.
* HotBlooded:
** Cougar the Savannah kitten. It shows when she flips out at the vet, and in order to calm her down, her ears are rubbed.
** Coco the Frenchie is very hyperactive, and sometimes it gets on her brother Chauncey's nerves.
** Pickle the Dachshund puppy.
* IneffectualLoner: Thor the Pit Bull puppy has eight other siblings, and spends most of their segments trying to find some peace and quiet.
** Trixie the Chihuahua puppy just wants to be by herself, but that's difficult to achieve when you're in a big family.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Typically combined with InterspeciesFriendship below.
** Tailed Manx kitten Charlie seems to have one with nineteen-year-old Siamese Buddy.
* InterspeciesFriendship:
** The Domestic Shorthairs were raised in a New York apartment full of various animals, most notably alongside a guinea pig named Ariel.
** German Shepherd Mari with the tiny Ragdoll Snowball.
** As well as Jaegar, another German Shepherd, with tiny Toyger kitten Tanya.
** It takes a little patience, but Maggie the mini Potbellied Pig eventually warms up to peppy Penny, a Springer Spaniel.
** Basset Hound puppy Max and hamster Dot.
** Cow Cat kitten Moo and his adopted skunk brother Duke.
** Coton de Tulear puppy Snowflake and her adopted pygmy goat sister Pipsqueak.
** Siberian kitten Boris and miniature pony Kitty.
** The Cornish Rex kittens and Timber, yet another German Shepherd.
** It takes a little while before the hoglets eventually warm up to Doodle the long-haired Dachshund.
** Tallulah the Syrian Brown Bear cub forms one with Kai, yet another German Shepherd.
** Merlin the Airedale Terrier puppy and Jerome the goat.
** Cairn Terrier puppy Doogie eventually manages to befriend Geronimo the cat.
** Havanese puppy Hazel and her fellow hedgehog Prickles.
* {{Irony}}: The Portuguese Water Pups don't like water! Domino eventually gets used to it, while his brother Ace... not so much, but he withstands a bath with Domino's encouragement.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Rory the Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy inherited the white diamond-shaped mark on his chest from his grandfather, who was a champion show dog. His cousin Thor also has the mark.
* {{Keet}}: Josh Earl the baboon infant.
** Also Sapphire the goat.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Moxie the French Bulldog watches reruns of this show.
* LovableJock: Angus the French Bulldog. His daughter Coco is a female example.
** The Chatham Hill Retriever puppies' dad Mozart.
* MamaBear:
** Truly Elegant the Persian chases off a pug that was harassing her kittens.
** Butters the Shorthair was once a street cat that would fight off her enemies. Being a mother in an apartment full of other animals made her very wary of her kittens' safety.
** Lola the Powderpuff Chinese Crested catches Cleo the Sphynx messing around with her daughter, Bella.
** Gidget the Yorkshire Terrier has her duty of protecting the household as well as her puppies, especially against the guinea hens in the yard.
* MeaningfulName:
** Abyssinian kitten Tiny Dancer is the runt of Avalon's litter.
** Jack Russell Terrier puppy Cocoa's fur is white with brown spots lighter than her sisters.
** Blue, the Sphinx kittens' father, has blue eyes.
** Callie, a cat named after her perfectly-blended calico coat [[InTheBlood just like her mama]].
** Midas the Cocker Spaniel puppy has golden-colored fur.
** Blanco is the only white puppy in his litter of brown mixed breeds. He does get some brown spots as late as three weeks old.
** Sheep lamb Cocoa has brown wool.
* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Sometimes this is the case for the dog litters. Usually combined with TooManyBabies.
* MommasBoy:
** Tiger sticks close to mother Jas Queen as much as possible.
** Moose the British Shorthair always wants to be by mother Roxy's side. Amusingly, their coat patterns match almost completely.
** Percy the Standard Poodle puppy always does what his mother Lotus Rose expects of him.
* MultigenerationalHousehold: Alongside their mother Beth, the Chihuahua puppies live with their uncle Coco Puff and their grandparents Montana and Ned. Their great-grandma Hannah even lives right next door.
* MusicalThemeNaming: Several litters have ended up with musical themes.
** One litter of pups wound up named [[Franchise/TheBeatles John, Paul, George and Ringo]].
** One litter of Bernese Mountain dogs ended up with two of the pups named [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars]] and [[Music/GunsNRoses Axel]].
** The European Burmese kittens follow this trope. To be specific, two of them are named Ludwig and Melody, which makes a lot of sense since they're reared in a music teacher's house.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The Tibetan Spaniel brothers were named after members of Music/TheBeatles.
** In "Pint-Sized", Dolly Purrton (doubling as a PunnyName). Her daughter Jolene, meanwhile, is named after one of Dolly Parton's songs.
* NominalImportance: Typically, two kittens or pups per litter are specifically named and get plenty of focus, along with their parents. In smaller litters, all the members get named.
* OddFriendship: See InterspeciesFriendship above.
* OddNameOut: Burmese runt Pepper when compared to her siblings, Luna and Midnight.
** Shiba Inu puppies Roxie, Misty, and... Cinnamon.
* OncePerEpisode: At least one 'first trip to the vet' is shown, and there's always the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
** In the hour-long episodes, one commercial break includes a "Too Cute Quiz", where the narrator asks a question along the lines of "Which of the three breeds in the episode (insert historical fact here)?" The ''Pint-Sized'' episodes instead have a look behind the scenes, often showing how the animals are very interested in the camera and other equipment.
* OneOfTheKids:
** The Rottweiler puppies' uncle Mack.
** The Maine Coons' father Sabu, who is nine months old and is a bit of a rough-houser.
** The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pups' teenage aunt Zsa Zsa.
** The Irish Terrier pups' teenage brother Gianni.
** The Persian King Tut, the father of the other Persian Mercedes' kittens.
* OutnumberedSibling:
** Roo, the only boy in an otherwise all-girls Beagle litter.
** Out of the Lab mix litter of five, Safari is the only boy.
** Blanco is the only boy out of the mixed-breed puppy litter.
** Tofu is the only boy in the Cornish Rex litter.
** American Bobtail Ruby Jo, the only girl in a litter of mostly boys.
** Pip, the only girl in the hedgehog litter.
** Clover, the only girl out of the otherwise all-boys Mini-Lop rabbit litter.
** Daisy, the lone girl in a trio of bulldog puppies.
* {{Pacifist}}: Tiny Dancer. She's a lover, not a fighter.
* PaperTiger: Pucci the Chihuahua might be able to grab his owner's attention and doesn't always get along with the Himalayans, but getting hissed at by Belle is enough to intimidate him.
* ParentalSubstitute: Sinta the German Shepherd acts like a mother toward orphaned Tuxedo kitten Oreo.
** Poncho the Golden Retreiver is chosen by baboon infant Josh Earl to be his father figure.
** The mixed breed kittens, especially Louise, see the two Dandie Dinmont terriers as possible candidates for this trope.
* PassingTheTorch: British Shorthair Roxy hands over her job of calming vet patients to her daughter Pippa; the latter then gives it to her own daughter Kate later on in "Pint-Sized."
* PreciousPuppy: So many!
* PunnyName: Two "Cow Cats" are named Moo and Bessie. In "Pint-Sized", Dolly Purrton.
* RealMenWearPink: The entirely pink-skinned Sphynx Gremlin is the biggest and bossiest in his litter.
* RebelliousSpirit: Sawyer the German Shepherd pup. He gets better when we eventually catch up to him on a "Growing Up" episode and even becomes a teacher [[GenerationXerox like his mother Minnie]] at the end.
** Standard Poodle puppy Bebe.
** Tonkinese kitten Nancy, much to her mother Ginger's dismay.
** Cockapoo puppy Freddy.
* RecordNeedleScratch: Used when Shiba Inu Spicy comes back in the room where her daughters Roxie, Misty, and Cinnamon are tearing up the pillows.
* RedOniBlueOni:
** Chow Chow pups Oscar and Tony, respectively.
** Dachshund pups Pickle and Rollo, respectively. Ironically, Rollo wears a hot dog track suit with ketchup.
** Best friends Tinsel the Teacup Pig and Minnie the Flemish Giant rabbit, respectively.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The main attraction of the show, of course.
* RuleOfCute: The show survives on this rule, the audience is attracted and held by the cuties on the screen.
* RuleOfThree: Each episode features three litters.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Manx kitten Charlie is the only one in his litter to be born with a tail.
* ShaggyDogStory: PlayedForLaughs with the Ragamuffins: unlike most cats, they dislike climbing, so when Otto tries to reach the food on the counter, it's an epic journey... only for their owner to put the plate down on the floor right as he makes it up.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Himalayan mother Ariel and her twins, Jacques and Belle, are all named for Disney characters (two Disney Princesses and a mouse friend of a third).
** In a later episode, two Savannah kittens are Zazu and Nala, after characters from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Boots and Little Bear's father King Arthur is named for, well, KingArthur.
** The hoglets' parents are named [[Literature/TheBible Samson and Delilah]].
** Miniature Poodle mom Minnow is named for the boat the cast of ''LiveActionTV/GilligansIsland'' originally travelled in.
*** What's even funnier is that her father is named Gilligan.
* ShrinkingViolet:
** Rottweiler puppy Lila, probably due to having ten rowdy brothers and sisters to deal with.
** Tortoiseshell kitten Daisy.
** Mini-Lop rabbit kitten Clover.
** Maltese mix Coco.
* SiblingRivalry: Rollo and Pickle, but it becomes a FriendlyRivalry the moment Pickle escorted Rollo to the finish line after Pickle won the race.
* SickEpisode: Queenie gets sick soon after the birth of both her kitties and her grandkittens, so Princess must take care of [[PromotionToParent both her half-siblings]] and her own babies until the matriarch gets better.
* SleepCute: Used for the background of the opening [[ContentWarnings advisory]], and a staple of the actual episodes.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Great Dane puppy Marvin.
** Savannah kitten Zazu.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
** "Sweetest Animal Friends" is a ClipShow that focuses on the stories of 3 litters from previous episodes: the Domestic Shorthairs (Noodles, his brother Cheddar, their siblings and their mother Butters) from "Kittens and Pocket Pets", the Mini Australian Shepherds (Finn, his sister Jojo, their siblings, and their mother Rosie) [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the ducklings]] from "Puppies and Ducklings", and the Ragdolls (Snowball, her siblings, and their mother Ruffian) and Mari the German Shepherd from "Kitten Dolls".
** "Extra Special Pets" focuses on pot-bellied piglets, lop-eared bunnies, and hedgehog hoglets.
** "Fluffiest Kittens" is another ClipShow, that focuses on the stories of 3 kitten litters from previous episodes: the Siberians (Mittens, her sister Socks, their four siblings, their mother Solomeya, and their stepfather Maksim) from "Kittens and Pocket Pets", the Persians (Reginald, his sister Gizmo, their sister Priscilla, their other two sisters, and their mother Truly Elegant) from the very first episode, and the Maine Coons (Dante, his sister Lulu, their three siblings, their mother Sierra, and their father Sabu) from "Kitten Cottonballs".
** Two "Animal Best Friends" specials focus on Tallulah the bear cub and Kai the German Shepherd, Joey the kangaroo and his Muntjac deer pal Darby [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Poppi the lemur]], brown lamb Cocoa and his goat buddy Sapphire, Snowflake the Coton de Tulear puppy and Pipsqueak the pygmy goat (the only friendship from a previous episode), baboon infant Josh Earl and his [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father]] Poncho the Golden Retriever, and Minnie the Flemish Giant rabbit and her best friend Tinsel the Teacup Pig.
** An episode titled "Baby Sloths" features only two actual baby sloths in focus, though a few others are seen; however, much of the special focuses on the adult sloths in a rescue sanctuary, and it's generally a complete stylistic break from the rest of the show, even including the founder and employees of the sanctuary in the story. It also is probably the only episode that will ever directly mention death. It ''is'', however, still too cute.
* SpinOff: ''Too Cute! Pint-Sized''. There, Pippa the British Shorthair cat is revealed to have a litter of her own.
* SquirrelsInMyPants: Pip, a baby hedgehog on an all-exotics episode, likes climbing up into people's trouser cuffs. (Bristle-side out, luckily.)
* TangledFamilyTree: Queenie is Princess' mother, which makes Queenie's litter Princess' half-siblings.
* TeamMom: Sinta the German Shepherd watches all of the other animals in the house, including little kitty Oreo.
* ThemeNaming: All over the place.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Siberian kittens Mittens and Socks have four other siblings, but are frequently called 'twins'.
** Safari and Sally the Lab mix puppies.
** Buttons and Bella the Chinese Crested pups.
* ThirdWheel: A non-romantic variant with siblings: Rufus the Rhodesian Riddgeback puppy is frequently ignored by his two sisters, Gemma and Clover, who are inseparable.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: The tiny Toyger kitten Tanya has no problem bossing around the much bigger Jaegar.
* TitleDrop: At least once at the beginning, and at the end of each episode.
* VisualPun:
** In their update, it's noted that Domestic Shorthair Boots remains a few steps ahead of her brother Little Bear... while they're both sitting on the stairs.
** Additionally, in the Russian Blue episode, the narrator says that Cosmo is still a few steps behind his siblings. Actually, a whole flight behind. (He's upstairs while his siblings are downstairs.)
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sometimes, they won't mention what happened to one of the named animals, such as not mentioning Cheddar at the end of the Domestic Shorthair episode.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue:
** Each episode ends with pictures showing how the babies have grown, and a brief update on how they're doing.
** In the 3rd season, we eventually get to know what happens to some of the animals in the "Growing Up" episodes.

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