Western Animation: Anytime Tales
Anytime Tales is a Stop Motion Puppet Shows-esque cartoon for children by King Rollo Films (who made Spot the Dog and, obviously, King Rollo), which was broadcast on British television in 1992.The show was really a series of stories by David McKee and Tony Ross that had been adapted for TV, such as Not Now, Bernard and The Little Princess.Unlike most cartoons, the episodes run long or short individually. The series was narrated by the likes of Johnny Morris (David McKee ATs only), Victoria Wood, and Steve Steen.
- Animated Adaptation: And how!
- Brown Note: Veronica plays her violin to a song so sad, that it makes even the whole world cry!
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: The show had been on one children's compilation for charity... twice! In NSPCC Children's TV Favourites Volume 2 in 1993, "Elmer" came first, then "I Want a Cat" came after "Nellie The Elephant".
- Never My Fault: "Oscar Gets the Blame".
- Not Now, Kiddo: Trope Namer and one of the episodes.
- Oddball in the Series: "Elmer" is an in-universe example.
- Too Dumb to Live: Elmer and Veronica.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: In "Not Now, Bernard", the main character tells his parents that there's a monster that's about to come and gobble him up, but they both keep saying the episode's name, even at the end when the monster tells Bernard's mother that he ate Bernard.