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Series: Too Cute
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An Animal Planet series focused on baby animals in all their cuteness. Most episodes feature three litters of either Cute Kittens or Precious Puppies for the first ten to twelve weeks of their lives, showcasing various milestones while being as adorable as possible.


This series contains examples of:

  • The Ace: German Shepherd pups Riley and Bo.
  • Adorkable: Winston the Bengal kitten.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Jack Russell Terrier Mackenzie's three daughters Apple, Buttons, and Cocoa.
  • Animal Theme Naming:
    • 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.
  • Babies Ever After: 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Reginald the Persian kitten can only take so much grooming.
  • Big Eater:
    • Eleanor the Bengal kitten. To be fair, she is the biggest in Madeline's litter.
    • One particular scene has 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.
  • The Bully: Della the Chihuahua is this to Shorthair kittens Noodles and Cheddar.
  • Can't Catch Up: Rat Terrier pup Liam seemed to be this, except for being the only one that can catch up with Minnie the pony.
  • Chew Toy: 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.
  • Chocolate Baby: Siberians Solomeya and Maksim are both white-furred, but their litter is filled with black kittens... just like the handsome tom next door. Oops.
  • Christmas Episode: "Puppy And Kitten Holiday Special".
  • Clip Show:
    • "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".
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Winston.
  • Content Warnings: Parodied: "The following program contains material that is just too cute. Viewer discretion is advised."
  • Cowardly Lion:
    • 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.
  • Cute Kitten
  • Cuteness Proximity: This is how the viewer feels.
  • Daddy's Girl: Mittens with her stepfather Maksim.
  • Determinator: Rottie runt Bear.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Wilbur the Pit Bull.
  • Edible Theme Naming: 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.
  • Edutainment Show
  • Fiery Redhead: Bronson and Buster, in contrast to their brunette brother Liam.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Lily and Rose, the daughters of the Persians Mercedes and King Tut.
  • Fragile Flower: The Chatham Hill Retriever puppy Nora.
  • Fraternal Twins: Hairless, all black Bella and fuzzy black and white Buttons, both Chinese Cresteds.
  • Genki Girl: Pipsqueak the pygmy goat.
    • Carly the Japanese Chin puppy.
    • Penny the Springer Spaniel.
    • Doodle the long-haired Dachshund.
  • Gentle Giant:
    • Lukie the dog.
    • Timber the German Shepherd.
    • Mari the German Shepherd.
  • Girl Posse: Mixed-breed puppy Java and her sisters. The narrator even refers to the latter two as Java's "girl gang."
  • Grumpy Bear: Brussels Griffon puppy Humphrey.
  • Has Two Mommies: Since Queenie and her daughter Princess had their litters only one day apart, they raise their kittens together.
  • Heartwarming Orphan:
    • 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.
  • Hot-Blooded:
    • 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.
  • Ineffectual Loner: 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.
  • Interspecies Friendship:
    • 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 Tanya.
    • It takes a little patience, but Maggie the mini Potbellied Pig eventually warms up to peppy Penny, a Springer Spaniel.
    • Bassett 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.
  • 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.
  • It Runs in the Family: 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.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Moxie the French Bulldog watches reruns of this show.
  • Lovable Jock: Angus the French Bulldog. His daughter Coco is a female example.
    • The Chatham Hill Retriever puppies' dad Mozart.
  • Mama Bear:
    • 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.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • 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 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.
  • Massively Numbered Siblings: Sometimes this is the case for the dog litters.
  • Momma's Boy:
    • 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.
  • Multigenerational Household: 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.
  • Musical Theme Naming: 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.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: The Tibetan Spaniel brothers were named after members of The Beatles.
  • Nominal Importance: 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.
  • Odd Friendship: See Interspecies Friendship above.
  • Odd Name Out: Burmese runt Pepper when compared to her siblings, Luna and Midnight.
    • Shiba Inu puppies Roxie, Misty, and... Cinnamon.
  • Once per Episode: At least one 'first trip to the vet' is shown, and there's always the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • The One Guy:
    • 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.
    • Inverted with American Bobtail Ruby Jo, the only girl in a litter of mostly boys.
    • Inverted with Pip, the only girl in the hedgehog litter.
    • Inverted with Clover, the only girl out of the otherwise all-boys Mini-Lop rabbit litter.
    • Inverted with Daisy, the lone girl in a quartet of Bullmastiff puppies.
  • One of the Kids:
    • 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.
  • Pacifist: Tiny Dancer. She's a lover, not a fighter.
  • Paper Tiger: 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.
  • Parental Substitute: 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.
  • Precious Puppy: So many!
  • Punny Name: Two "Cow Cats" are named Moo and Bessie.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The entirely pink-skinned Sphynx Gremlin is the biggest and bossiest in his litter.
  • Rebellious Spirit: 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 like his mother Minnie at the end.
    • Standard Poodle puppy Bebe.
    • Tonkinese kitten Nancy, much to her mother Ginger's dismay.
  • Record Needle Scratch: Used when Shiba Inu Spicy comes back in the room where her daughters Roxie, Misty, and Cinnamon are tearing up the pillows.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • 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.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The main attraction of the show, of course.
  • Rule of Cute: The show survives on this rule, the audience is attracted and held by the cuties on the screen.
  • Rule of Three: Each episode features three litters.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: Played for Laughs 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.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: 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 The Lion King.
    • Boots and Little Bear's father King Arthur is named for, well, King Arthur.
    • The hoglets' parents are named Samson and Delilah.
  • Shrinking Violet:
    • Rottweiler puppy Lila, probably due to having ten rowdy brothers and sisters to deal with.
    • Tortoiseshell kitten Daisy.
    • Mini-Lop rabbit kitten Clover.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Rollo and Pickle, but it becomes a Friendly Rivalry the moment Pickle escorted Rollo to the finish line after Pickle won the race.
  • Sleep Cute: Used for the background of the opening advisory, and a staple of the actual episodes.
  • Sleepyhead: Great Dane puppy Marvin.
    • Savannah kitten Zazu.
  • Something Completely Different:
    • "Sweetest Animal Friends" is a Clip Show 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) 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 Clip Show, 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 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 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.
  • Spoiled Sweet:
    • Truly Elegant and her kittens.
    • American Curl Ikea and her kittens, especially Jonas and, to a greater extent, Fabrina.
    • Isabelle the Cocker Spaniel.
    • Burmese Sugar and her kittens got their own room added to their owner's house. Now that's clear proof of how much love they get from their owners.
  • Squirrels in My Pants: Pip, a baby hedgehog on an all-exotics episode, likes climbing up into people's trouser cuffs. (Bristle-side out, luckily.)
  • Tangled Family Tree: Queenie is Princess' mother, which makes Queenie's litter Princess' half-siblings.
  • Team Mom: Sinta the German Shepherd watches all of the other animals in the house, including little kitty Oreo.
  • Theme Twin Naming: 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.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: The tiny Toyger Tanya has no problem bossing around the much bigger Jaegar.
  • Title Drop: At least once at the beginning, and at the end of each episode.
  • Visual Pun:
    • 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.)
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue:
    • 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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