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1->''"Well, Itchy & Scratchy are gone, but here's a cartoon that tries to make learning ''fun''! ...Sorry about this, kids, but stay tuned; we've got some real good toy commercials coming right up, I ''swear''".''²-->-- '''Krusty the Clown''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''²²As the trope's title implies, the Edutainment Show combines educational content with entertainment. As such, most shows in this genre are aimed at children; of course, some more mature fare may fit this definition, such as ''Series/MythBusters''. {{Cooking Show}}s, {{Science Show}}s, {{Nature Show}}s, and other TVDocumentary formats (especially DocuDrama programs) may also count, if they are entertaining enough. Additionally, the definition has become somewhat blurred - these days networks often pass children's programs in particular as "edutainment," when their only actual educational content is pro-social themes, such as "[[TeamSpirit work together as a team]]", "{{Reading Is Cool|Aesop}}", or "be a good friend to others."²²Many Edutainment Shows appear on PBS, the most famous example being ''Series/SesameStreet''. Nickelodeon also has had quite a few in their Creator/NickJr block, such as ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', as do specialized fact-oriented cable networks as The Learning Channel, the many Discovery channels, the History Channel, and Animal Planet. At least until NetworkDecay sets in.²²In the United States, since 1990, networks are required to air at least 3 hours of educational material a week; the tag "E/I" (for "Educational/Informative") was created to denote such shows (though in the case of stations carrying ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', the rules are susceptible to LoopholeAbuse if AnAesop is fit into the show in just the right way, and they can count as E/I). Now you know what the AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle is referring to.²²ReligiousEdutainment is a subgenre designed to teach and promote the values of a certain faith. For the VideoGame counterpart, see EdutainmentGame. See also PropagandaPiece.²²----²!!Other examples:²[[index]]²* ''Series/ThreeTwoOneContact''²* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins''²* ''Animation/ThreeThousandWhysOfBlueCat''²* ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything''²* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Alphablocks}}''²* ''Series/AmazingAnimals''²* ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina''²* ''Series/AnimalArmageddon''²* ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' occasionally had ([[EducationalSong musical]]) segments about geography, history, and science.²* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables: The Animated Series''.²* ''ComicBook/AnselmeLanturlu'' (French edutainment ''comic'')²* ''Radio/TheArchers'' was originally conceived as a way to make British farms more productive by teaching good practice; it's long since [[GenreShift outgrown this]] and become a straight SoapOpera, but still [[ShownTheirWork takes pride in the accuracy of its farming-related storylines]], retaining an "Agricultural Story Editor" for this purpose.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' - This program also [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this trope with an in-universe example. Buster claims that a program that he's making is going to be "edutainment." The characters respond to this with an "ew." The chapter-book adaptation of that episode goes even further, with Brain stating that edutainment is supposed to be a blend of education and entertainment, [[SelfDeprecation but often ends up being the worst of both.]]²** ''WesternAnimation/PostcardsFromBuster'' (SpinOff of the above)²* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' teaches history (questionably) and a little bit about culture between (often with) all the HoYay and gags. (Although the manga's depiction of Korea has sparked controversy in UsefulNotes/SouthKorea.)²* ''Series/BabyEinstein''²* ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'': the 1990 edutainment program, aimed towards pre-teen girls, finds the young girls (led by Kristin Amanda "Kristy" Thomas, the girls' lead babysitter) on a wide array of misadventures while teaching life lessons to kids. First shown on HBO in the 90s.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bali}}''²* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''²* ''Series/BBCHistoricalFarmSeries''²* ''Series/BeakmansWorld''²* ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''²* ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs''²* ''WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow''²* ''Series/BetweenTheLions'' is a Creator/PBSKids show that uses puppetry, animation, and music to teach kids how to read.²* ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch''²* ''Series/TheBigGarage''²* ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld''²** ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'': Scientist Bill Nye teaches children about various science-related topics. The popularity of the show caused it to [[FollowTheLeader influence many other future edutainment shows]], which had similar formats and were similarly quirky.²* ''Series/BlackHoleHigh''²* ''WesternAnimation/BlastersUniverse'': Based on an EdutainmentGame series.²* ''WesternAnimation/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines''²* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''²** ''WesternAnimation/BluesCluesAndYou''²* ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder''²* ''Website/{{Bogleech}}'': A rare example of one of these crossed with a GrossoutShow, in website form.²* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': a 90s sitcom with elements of edutainment. A spin-off series was also introduced as a ''Creator/DisneyChannel'' exclusive (''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'').²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bowlopolis}}''²* ''Brain Games'': HBO's take on the learning program, and it was even marketed on VHS tapes in a period when television programs on home video was just a few select episodes, not a rule.²* ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse''...sometimes.²* ''Website/BrainPOP''²* ''WebVideo/TheBrainScoop''²* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''²* ''Animation/BurkaAvenger''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}''²* ''Calling All Safety Scouts''²* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''²* ''WebVideo/TheCartoonShow''²* ''Series/CasteloRaTimBum''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHatKnowsALotAboutThat''²* ''Series/LaCatrina''²* ''Manga/CellsAtWork''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheCentsables''²* ''Series/CharlieHorseMusicPizza'': A follow-up series to ''Series/LambChopsPlayAlong'' that taught about various concepts of music.²* ''WesternAnimation/ClassicalBaby'': Teaches young children about classical music and poetry.²* ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'': Some DonaldDuck shorts of the mid-to-late 1950s had an educational bend, one of the most notable of which was ''Donald in Mathmagicland'', in which Donald, assisted by the True Spirit of Adventure, shows how "there's a lot more to mathematics than just two times two." There was also ''Scrooge Mcduck and Money'', in which Scrooge gives Huey, Dewey, and Louie a lesson in capitalism and the history of money, from the barter system to modern banking.²* ''WebOriginal/{{Chrontendo}}''²* ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}'' -- teaches its audiences about seven of the classical composers, and gives bits of trivia about what they were like and the music they made.²* ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog''²* ''Series/{{Conquest}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/CornAndPeg''²* ''WesternAnimation/CosmicQuantumRay''²* ''The Country Mouse and City Mouse Adventures''²* ''WebVideo/CrashCourse'', hosted by the WebVideo/VlogBrothers, Music/{{Hank|Green}} and Creator/JohnGreen²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Crashbox}}'': a HBO family show with various art styles. It featured different short segments about history, math, and other subjects²* ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cro}}''²* ''Literature/CuriousGeorge''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/DangerRangers''²* ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood''²* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' gets into the nitty-gritty of history: wars, different warriors, how they fought, and their weapons. Controversy or no, they dig up the most brutal aspects of humanity and pit them together in all their bloody glory.²* In a way, ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. Not only does it educate the viewers on the combatants in question, but they also frequently discuss real world scientific calculations and feats to help determine the fighters' maximum performance.²* ''Series/{{Destinos}}'': An Introduction To Spanish²** Before there was ''Destinos'', there was ''Series/{{Saludos}}'', a show teaching kids Spanish that was [[FollowTheLeader similar to Sesame Street]].²* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' teaches science through the cases the main character investigates.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Didou}}'': Step-by-step instructions on drawing various items.²* ''Series/DinoDan''²* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution''²* ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain''²* ''Series/DirtyJobs'': Mike Rowe travels around the country (and occasionally planet) finding jobs many would find too repulsive, physically strenuous, or both to work.²* ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins''²* ''Series/DoctorWho'': As odd as it seems in retrospect, this show started out as edutainment. The show was originally meant to alternate between stories set in the past that would teach kids history, and those set in the future, or on other planets, that would teach science (hence the first two companions being a history teacher and a science teacher). Then the Daleks showed up, became massively popular, and changed the emphasis of the show to pure sci-fi and scary monsters rather than education.²** Some of the stories from the first two seasons of the original series illustrate what ''Doctor Who'' was intended to be — chiefly most of the historical stories (e.g. "Marco Polo," in which our heroes meet Marco Polo in the Pamirs and travel all the way to Peking with him).²** Verity Lambert fought to get the Dalek story on TV by playing the edutainment card. According to modern accounts, she told her boss, Sydney Newman, that the story could teach us that we must curb our more belligerent tendencies, with the barren, radioactive wasteland of Skaro as their logical conclusion.²** Edutainment still shows up as late as Troughton, although sporadically - "The Moonbase", written by an actual scientist, contains a scene where Ben lectures Polly (and the audience) in how the design of spray bottles works, and a scene where Polly explains some basic organic chemistry to Ben concerning solvents, plastic and nail varnish.²* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''²** Its spin-off ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo''²** Its other spin-off ''Dora's Explorer Girls'', which was expanded into a series called ''WesternAnimation/DoraAndFriendsIntoTheCity''²* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' sometimes teaches viewers about things such as global warming, how to help homeless animals, the flat Earth theory and the history of Japan. Unfortunately, most of the educational bits are thrown away in the Bang Zoom! Entertainment dub because most episodes dubbed are of the ''fun adventure'' type, but sometimes you'll get an explanation of a fairy tale not known by Americans such as "The Honest Woodcutter" or an episode set in a historical time period.²* ''Series/DragonsWagonsAndWax'': A 1977 series shown in Ohio classrooms, remembered for its ActionHoggingOpening.²* ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''²* ''Series/DrunkHistory''²* ''{{WesternAnimation/Edebits}}''²* ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''²* ''Series/TheElectricCompany2009''²* ''Anime/ElementHunters'': An anime that manages to teach chemistry in a MonsterOfTheWeek format.²* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' : Incorporates elements of Spanish culture ²* ''WesternAnimation/ElPerroYElGato'': Teaches basic Spanish to English speakers.²* ''WesternAnimation/EsmeAndRoy'' - Following the adventures of two best friends--a young girl and her monster pal--who help many of the fascinating creatures.²* ''WesternAnimation/FancyNancy'' : Teaches kids about French culture, with a dash of fashion and culture .²* WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids: A 1970s cartoon that does a good job teaching life lessons to kids. Rarely shown on TV today due to the ElephantInTheRoom about Cosby.²* ''Podcast/FatFrenchAndFabulous''²* ''WesternAnimation/FetchWithRuffRuffman''²* ''Website/FinFurAndFeatherBureauOfInvestigation''²* ''WesternAnimation/FiremanSam''.²* ''Food Detectives'': An attempt to do for foodstuffs what Series/MythBusters does for high explosives.²* ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/FrannysFeet''²* ''Series/TheFreshBeatBand''²* ''Series/TheFriendlyGiant''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheFunnyCompany''²* ''Series/{{Futurescape}}'' with James Woods: Speculation on future technologies, and how they might actually be achieved.²* ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' has definite elements of this; there are whole episodes spent on explaining various graphic techniques.²* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': Like ''Animaniacs'', had several segments teaching kids about classic literature (which were surprisingly faithful to the source material), scientific principles and even medical information. In addition, the first three seasons' ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' shorts also had AnAesop and songs that would get the lesson across to the viewers.²* ''WebVideo/GeographyNow''²* ''WesternAnimation/GoJetters'': Teaches about geography, particularly the signature landmarks of various countries.²* ''Series/GoodEats'': Half CookingShow, half straight-up Edutainment Show. Alton prefers to educate the viewer on food science and cooking theory, rather than simply giving out recipes as most TV chefs do.²* ''Gordon the Garden Gnome''²* ''WebVideo/TheGreatWar'': Week by week coverage of the events of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne in real time on their centennial anniversary.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'', which is unique in that it also combines this with GrossOutShow.²* ''Series/GullahGullahIsland''²* ''WesternAnimation/HappyMonsterBand''²* ''[[WesternAnimation/HappyNessTheSecretOfTheLoch Happy Ness: The Secret of the Loch]]''²* The ''Head First'' books manage to do this in a book form. And they're both entertaining and educational. This being a series that deals with subjects like [[EverybodyHatesMathematics math]] and computer programming.²* ''Series/HeresHumphrey'': A [[LongRunners long-running]] Australian TV show that taught social skills with dancing, singing and a big clumsy bear.²* ''WesternAnimation/HeyDuggee''²* ''Series/HiFive''²* ''Series/HipHopHarry''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''²* ''WebVideo/HistoryBuffs''''²* ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends²* ''Series/TheHoobs''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hopla}}''²* ''Series/HorribleHistories''²* ''Series/HowItsMade''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''²* ''Series/ILoveToyTrains''²* ''Series/IkMikLoreland''²* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois''²* ''Infinity Limited''²* ''Series/TheInspectors''²* ''Series/ItsABigBigWorld''²* ''Series/ItsMeOrTheDog'': Watch enough of this and you'll learn a ''lot'' about dog-training and dog behaviors in general.²** ''Series/MyCatFromHell'' does the same thing for cats.²* ''Series/JackHorkheimerStarGazer''²* ''Series/JacksBigMusicShow''²* ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates''²* ''WesternAnimation/JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks''²* ''Series/JamesMaysManLab''²* ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon'': The American run includes a segment at the end called [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle "Dragon Talk"]] in order to earn the E/I rating.²* ''Series/JaneByDesign'': A edutainment program aimed towards pre-teen girls. Centered on Jane Quimby, a normal girl who leads a double life while attending high school and becoming a full-pledged fashion designer for Donovan Decker. Produced by ''Creator/{{ABC}}'' for ''Creator/ABCFamily''.²* ''Series/ElJardinDeClarilu''²* ''WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane''²* ''WesternAnimation/JellyJamm''²* ''[[WesternAnimation/JoJosCircus JoJo's Circus]]''²* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr''²* ''Series/JurassicFightClub'': Because EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs²* ''WesternAnimation/JustinTime''²* ''Series/{{Kidsongs}}''²* ''Series/KrattsCreatures''²* ''Series/LambChopsPlayAlong''²* ''WesternAnimation/LeapFrog'' Learning [=DVDs=].²* ''WebAnimation/TheLebrons'': A modern day Fat Albert.²* ''WesternAnimation/LetsGoLuna''²* ''Series/TheLetterPeople'': A puppet show that teaches phonics with surprisingly developed characters.²* ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'': A surprisingly sophisticated show that teaches about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.²* ''WebVideo/LifeHacksForKids''²* ''Series/LiftOff''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'': The show teaches life issues and features a lot of Swahili, also teaching zoology facts.²* ''Literature/LittleBear''²* ''Series/LittlePeople''²* ''WesternAnimation/LittleEinsteins''²* ''Literature/LlamaLlama''²* ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'': Financed by taxpayer-supported Creator/{{NHK}} and broadcasted on their Educational channel. ²* ''Series/LookAndRead''²* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Three shorts, ''By Word of Mouse'', ''Heir Conditioned'' and ''Yankee Dood It'', were financed by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and provided lessons on how the American economy works (mass production/consumption, investing, etc.), with bits of comedy in between.²* ''WesternAnimation/LunarJim''²* ''WesternAnimation/MackAndMoxy''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' (on the moral side only, show contains lots of factual mistakes) ²* ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus''²** ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBusRidesAgain'': a 2017 sequel/reboot²* ''WesternAnimation/MamaMirabellesHomeMovies''²* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks''²* ''Series/MathsMansion''²* ''WebVideo/MatthewSantoro''²* ''WesternAnimation/MayaAndMiguel''²* ''Series/{{Mentors}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''²* ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowlanf'' - Teaches kids about astronomy.²* ''WebAnimation/MiPerroChocolo''²* ''Series/MrDressup''²* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''²* ''Mr. Wizard's World''²* ''Series/ModernMarvels'': A closer look at the history of technology, including its failures.²* ''WesternAnimation/MollyOfDenali''²* ''WesternAnimation/MooseAndZee'': A series of short bumpers aired on Creator/{{Noggin}} and later Creator/NickJr. Moose and his friend Zee teach preschoolers various topics such as grammar and colors.²* ''Literature/MouseMath'': An educational picture book series that teaches basic math concepts.²* ''Anime/MujinWakuseiSurvive'': Financed by Creator/{{NHK}}.²* ''WesternAnimation/MuzzyInGondoland''²* ''WesternAnimation/MyFriendsTiggerAndPooh''²* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''²* ''Series/MysteryHunters'' was a kid's program about two young teens who travel around the world trying to explain mysterious events in the past. They tried to find rational and supernatural explanations for them. Each episode also had segments from Doubting Dave revolving around experiments you could do in your own house. ²* ''Series/MythBusters'' spells out how the myths are tested, so you can learn quite a bit from that show, in the middle of StuffBlowingUp.²** ''Series/MythBusters2017'', a relaunch of the preceding series with a new set of hosts.²* ''NASA Sci-Files'', ''NASA Connect'', and ''Destination Tomorrow'': Series made by Virginia Tech for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, respectively. ²* ''WesternAnimation/NatureCat''²* ''Series/NewZooRevue'': 1970s children's show.²* ''Newton's Apple'': an educational show for kids about science that aired in the 1980s on Creator/{{PBS}}²* ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan''²* ''WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures''²** ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', the American and Canadian re-packaged version of the show.²* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheNumtums''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts''²* ''Series/OddSquad''²* ''Series/OdiseaBurbujas''²* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', known as ''Magical [=DoReMi=]'' in the United States, Latin America, and most of Europe²* ''Series/OutOfTheBox''²* ''WebAnimation/OverlySarcasticProductions'': Predominantly about classics, mythology, ancient history.²* ''Series/OzAndJames'''s ''Big Wine Adventure'' and ''Drink to Britain'' aim to give the curious adult the basic tools for appreciating wine and other drink while following an OddCouple of middle-aged blokes around on thinly-veiled drinking holidays.²* ''Series/ThePajanimals''²* ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter''²* ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat''²* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit''²** ''Series/PennAndTellerTellALie''²* ''Series/PeppermintPark'': An obscure, almost blatant ''Sesame Street'' rip-off VHS series from TheEighties.²* ''Anime/{{Pikaia}}'': An anime teaching about animals, particularly species from the Cambrian period.²* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyDinkyDoo''²* ''WesternAnimation/PinkaliciousAndPeterrific''²* ''Series/{{Pinwheel}}'': The ''Sesame Street''-esque program that launched {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} into the limelight; the channel itself was known as "Pinwheel" until 1979.²* ''WesternAnimation/PipAhoy''²* ''Series/PJKatiesFarm''²* ''Series/PlaySchool''²* ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' has an educational SpinOff titled ''Pleasant Goat Fun Class'', where the characters are [[SpinoffBabies aged down]] and learn all about the world around them.²* ''Series/ThePolkaDotDoor''²* ''Animation/PororoTheLittlePenguin''²* ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat''²** ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess''²* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', perhaps less so nowadays, was very edutainment back in the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin']] days. It still keeps up the social morals; especially that of teamwork. A 1995 movie, known as ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' was released, despite having a "PG" rating by the MPAA.²* ''Series/{{Powerhouse}}''²* ''Series/ThePuzzlePlace''²* ''Series/PythagorasSwitch'' (''Pitagora Suichi''): A show much like ''Sesame Street'', from Japan, known for its {{Eye Catch}}es featuring intricate [[RubeGoldbergDevice Rube Goldberg devices.]]²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Razzledazzle}}''²* ''Readalong''²* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo''²* ''Series/ReallyWildAnimals''²* ''Series/ReadingRainbow''²* ''Series/RomperRoom''²* ''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles'' and Creator/RiyokoIkeda's other historical-themed mangas somewhat qualify, as [[ShownTheirWork the author was extremely accurate to the historical events]] (and ''The Rose of Versailles'' even earned her the ''Légion d'honneur'' for it).²* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' qualifies in the same vein as ''The Rose of Versailles'', as the show provides plenty of information on the Meiji Era, and the Bakumatsu War that took place during the final years of the Edo period.²* ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat''²* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'': Animated shorts, set to music, that would play between {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s on Creator/{{ABC}}.²* ''WesternAnimation/ScienceCourt''²* ''[=SciGirls=]'': a spin-off of Newton's Apple that is a hybrid animated/live-action edutainment program in which it is aimed towards pre-teen girls.²* WebVideo/SciShow, hosted by Music/{{Hank|Green}}[[WebVideo/VlogBrothers Green]].²* ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'', and its spin-off, ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''.²* ''WesternAnimation/SecretMillionairesClub''²* ''Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus'': The most notable German language example.²* Music/SenorWooly educational music videos ²* ''Series/SesameStreet: It's probably the longest Edutainment Show that's still currently running.²** ''Series/ElmosWorld''²** ''Series/MySesameStreetHomeVideo''²** ''Series/SesameStreetSongsHomeVideo''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shelldon}}'' - very much on the "pro-social values" end of the spectrum. The premiere episode, "Crabby's School Daze," actually focuses on Shelldon helping an adult friend, Crabby, to get his G.E.D. (adult diploma.)²* ''WesternAnimation/SidTheScienceKid''²* ''Webcomic/ASimpleThinkingAboutBoodType'': Downplayed. While the bulk of the series is a comedic sketch about PersonalityBloodType, it occasionally alludes to some educational topics, such as psychology. ²* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst ''²* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceRacers'' is a kids' show about space exploitation, and the science and technology involved therein. Facts verified by UsefulNotes/{{NASA}}.²* ''WesternAnimation/SplashAndBubbles''²* ''WesternAnimation/SpotTheDog''²* ''Series/SquareOneTV''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}''²* ''Series/StormChasers''²* ''WebAnimation/{{Storybots}}'': A variety of educational songs about various topics.²** ''WesternAnimation/AskTheStorybots''²* ''Series/{{Storylords}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy''²* ''Series/SwampCritters''²* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1312022/ Time Warp]]''²* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' series is a ChildrensLiterature published on a Chindren's imprint. Its anime adaptation was financed by public broadcaster Creator/{{NHK}} and aired in its education channel. As expected, there're quite a bit of life lession, plus a lot of expositions, some of which may go over the head of its tween readership. For example, the twentieth novel ''The Youkai Computer Knows'' introduces a large number of computer science terms, ranging from the several flavours of C, to Deep Learning, and to cybersecurity terms such as [=DDoS=]. In the same novel, synthetic cannabinoids was also discussed.²* ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi''²* ''WebAnimation/TenMinuteHistory'' is essentially a compressed history lecture with very snarky delivery.²* ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'' is an early example of this trope, being created in response to the "TV is a vast wasteland" speech.²* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' became this after Season 7, [[JumpingTheShark sadly for some veteran fans.]] The first seven seasons, while still edutainment, kept the learning parts to a moral that the viewers learn at the end of an episode.²** ''Series/ShiningTimeStation''²** Britt Allcroft's other show, ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', teaches such lessons as how to care for animals, French words, how to brush your teeth, manners and, most importantly, the importance of friendship.²* ''Series/ThroughTheDragonsEye''²* ''Animation/TicketyToc''²* ''WesternAnimation/TinyPlanets²* ''Series/TodaysSpecial²* ''WesternAnimation/ToddWorld''²* ''Series/TomesAndTalismans''²* ''Series/TooCute'' educates us about the different breeds of cats and dogs, as well as entices us with the cuteness of their babies.²* ''WesternAnimation/TootAndPuddle'' presents basic sciences and geographical facts, as well as moral issues, in a SliceOfLife manner.²* ''WesternAnimation/TopWing''²* ''Series/TruthOrScare'' is a kids' program hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg that discussed supernatural-related historical events or pop culture characters. It had a gothic horror tone to it. Most of the show's content was actually taken from previously produced documentaries.²* ''Series/{{Tweenies}}''²* ''Series/UnnaturalHistory'' occasionally bases its episodes on history like Sputnik, the Pony Express, and the history of Vikings in America. Unfortunately, the line between fact and fiction gets a bit murky (most likely to encourage kids and teens to do some research themselves).²* The early seasons of ''Animation/UpinAndIpin'' were supposed to teach children about the Ramadan.²* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales''²** ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTalesInTheHouse''²* ''WebVideo/VSauce''²* ''Series/WalulisSiehtFern''²** WebVideo/{{Walulis}}²* ''WesternAnimation/WallyKazam''²* Blog/WhatIf, a blog rather than a TV show, written by Randall Munroe of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' fame.²* ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'':²** ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'', though in a game-show format.²** ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'', the successor to ''World'' focusing on time-travel and history, also in game-show format.²** ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', a 90s animated series following A.C.M.E agents Zack and Ivy trying to undo Carmen's global-trotting crimes and arrest her. The adventures take place within a computer game, much like the original games.²** ''WesternAnimation/CarmenSandiego'', a 2019 animated Netflix reboot following a younger Carmen out-thieving the forces of V.I.L.E..²* ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject''²* ''Series/{{Wilbur}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/WildAnimalBabyExplorers''²* ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''²* ''Series/WimziesHouse''²* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', in some cartoons.²* ''Series/{{Wishbone}}''²* ''WebVideo/WonderQuest''²* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''²* ''WesternAnimation/WordParty''²* ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld''²* ''Series/TheWorldOfJonathanSingh''²* ''WebVideo/WorldWarTwo'': Week by week history of UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, a pseudo-sequel to ''The Great War''.²* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'': Taught kids about history and people who changed the world through the young eyes of everyone's favorite [[Franchise/IndianaJones whip-wielding hero]].²* ''WebVideo/ZinniaJones''²* ''Series/{{Zoboomafoo}}''²* ''Series/{{Zoom}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol''²[[/index]]²----²-->'''[[TheStinger Statler]]:''' Say, Waldorf, do you think this show counts as edutainment?\²'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Waldorf]]:''' Don't see why not. After all, it encourages people to quit watching and read books!\²'''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Both]]:''' [[MemeticMutation Doh-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho!]]²----

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