[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tvtropespage_2925.JPG]]

''The Littl' Bits'', known in Japan as ''Mori no Youkina Kobito-tachi'': ''Belfy to Lillabit'' (''Cheerful Dwarves of the Forest'': ''Belfy and Lillabit'') was a children's anime created by Creator/TatsunokoProduction in 1980, brought to America and shown on Creator/NickJr in the early 1990s. It focused on a race of tiny people living in a place known as Foothill Forest. While the show usually had lessons to teach, it did so in a subtle, non-{{Anvilicious}} manner.

Not to be confused with ''Literature/TheLittles'' (though both deal in {{Lilliputians}}).
----
!!This show contains examples of:

* TheAce: Willabit is a minor version
* AdultsAreUseless: Subverted; the children go on a lot of wild adventures but their parents and other guardians are always there to worry about them and help them out.
** However, there were a few moments when the adults actually WERE useless and needed the kids to show them the errors of their ways - notably, the "Election Day" episode, where the kids have to remind the apathetic adults to cast their ballots; and [[spoiler: the "Wanderbits" episode, in which a tearful Lillibit decides to leave the village with her parents after her parents are rejected by the adults, and Willibit and the other children declare their intentions to leave with her, thus forcing a change of heart in their parents]].
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjs0c0_yyyyyyyyy-yyyyyyyyyyy-op_music#.USGpwmcrGSo Japanese theme song]] is different from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9Wk6hCois English theme song]].
* BeachEpisode: "Let's Go To The Sea".
* BettyAndVeronica: Gender-flipped and averted; while the two guys fought over the girl, Lillibit made her preference for Willabit perfectly clear.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Uncle Snoozabit was originally a habitual drinker; in English they edited that to his being simply lazy. And what was obviously wine that he was drinking was explained away as "dandelion juice."
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Snagglebit, sort of. He tended to argue with the others and want his own way a lot, but he was never painted as a bad person because of it or humiliated into learning a lesson every episode.
* CulturalTranslation: Although the original Japanese version predated "The Smurfs", the show did not make its way Stateside until the early 1990s, thus the reason why a "Smurf"-like naming scheme is used in the English version. Most other versions of the show kept the original Japanese names for the characters or some variation thereof, but in English, Belfy became "Lillibit", Lillibit became "Willibit" (yes, Lillibit was the name of the male, and not the female, lead in the original), Chuchuna became "Teenybit" and so on. The English name changes even carried over into some later European dubs (e.g. Dutch).
* TheDeterminator: Chip in episode 2. He wants to be a doctor and he won't take no for an answer, he'll even wait out in the rain until Dr. Snoozabit agrees to take him on as an assistant.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Lillibit, so much that she can even ''communicate'' with animals
* GreenEyedMonster: Snagglebit's feelings for Lillibit every now and then
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Browniebit's quest to find a certain feather he was told would grant him courage. Though he failed to actually get it, the fact that he'd climbed a treacherous mountain in order to find it was bravery in and of itself.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Snagglebit and his father, Mayor Bossabit
* LetsGetDangerous: Dr. Snoozabit is a lazy drunk, but when there's serious medical business to be dealt with he'll do it 110%. ''Even if he himself is in pain after falling into a hole.''
* {{Lilliputians}}
* LostEpisode: Four episodes are ''extremely'' rare in English.
* MouseWorld
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "The Mystical Monument". Snagglebit, after being a first-class JerkAss to Browniebit over losing a bullfrog rodeo, immediately regrets his behavior when he finds out Browniebit has gone off to explore a dangerous cave. He even outright admits it's his fault.
** Even the normally sweet-tempered Lillibit (Belfy) had such a moment in one episode... the flying squirrel (Snuffly) kept trying to join in her games with Willibit but always messed them up, and Lillibit yelled at him. Not until Snuffly ran away as a result did she realize what she had done.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Aside from the studio (Tatsunoko), there was composer Takeo Watanabe (of CutieHoney fame) and episode director Mizuho Nishikubo, who later worked on Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold, [[Anime/RedPhotonZillion Zillion]], and Manga/VideoGirlAi.
* TheNapoleon: Snagglebit. His original name even ''was'' Napoleon!
* ParentalAbandonment: Lillibit is an orphan who lives with her uncle. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that her parents are actually still alive, but were members of a shunned race called Wanderbits and gave up their daughter so she could live a happy life in Foothill Forest.]]
** MissingMom: Snagglebit's mother died when he was very young.
* PluckyGirl: Lillibit
* RapunzelHair: Lillibit.
* TagalongKid: Willabit's sister Teenybit
* ThreePlusTwo: Snagglebit, Willabit and Lillibit are the lead trio. Chip and Browniebit are Snagglebit's close friends outside the two others and while important, they don't get ''so'' much face time as the former three.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Lillibit, Willabit and Snagglebit most of the time
----