Chucklewood Critters was an American line of television specials and an animated TV series, which centered on two woodland animals: Buttons, a young bear cub, and Rusty, a fox cub. It started as a Christmas special in 1983 called The Christmas Tree Train, followed by eight more holiday/seasonal specials made through 1994. In 1997 it was developed into a series titled The New Chucklewood Critters, which ran for two seasons.Tropes include:
- Ambiguously Evil: Selma is thought to be this at first, but she's really a case of Dark Is Not Evil.
- Cool Old Guy: Franklin, the owl
- Cowardly Lion: Eugene the skunk from Scenter Of Attention.
- Cunning Like a Fox: Rusty.
- Gang of Critters
- Happily Adopted: Frisky. She's also a Doorstop Baby, having been left on Lester's doorstep before he decided to give her to Bearbette's parents to raise.
- Keet: Rusty is pretty much this.
- Shrinking Violet: Eugene
- Token Human: Ranger Jones the park ranger.