Western Animation: Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families (1987) is an animated series produced by DiC to cash in on the Sylvanian Families franchise which was reaching the peak of its popularity at the time. Each episode, a small child with a problem makes a wish about something that might cause An Aesop, and then meets a magic woodkeeper who opens a door to Sylvanian Forest and shrinks them. They enter and meet a few of the Sylvanian Families, after which they learn the Aesop of the episode, which usually has something to do with either how you should have been happy all along, or that you should quit being such a Jerk Ass.In 1988 there was a short four-episode stop-motion series.
- An Aesop (all episodes)
- Barefoot Cartoon Animals
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animals
- Merchandise-Driven: Based on the Japanese toy line known today as "Calico Critters" in the U.S..
- Talking Animal: All the Animals in the Sylvanian Forest can talk.