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Western Animation / The Adventures of Dawdle the Donkey

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I wake up in the morning and I see another new day.
Rain or shine, well I don't mind, I'll never be alone.
I've got my friends and in the end, as long as we're together
it's one for all and all for one as everybody knows...
That's what friends are fooooooor.
That's what friends are fooooooor.
That's what friends are fooooooooooooooooooooor (that's what frieeeends aaaare fooooor)
Opening Song

The Adventures of Dawdle the Donkey is a British cartoon written by Elizabeth Beresford, and produced by Chris De Burgh, who also wrote the song for the show.

The show follows the titular Dawdle, a female donkey. Having lost her home, she is looking for a new one when she meets Rola Polar Bear, who is also looking for a home because his iceberg home melted right out underneath him, and Archie The Cat. The trio soon find another orchard they are quite happy to be in, and settle there. From there, the show follows their lives together.

The show ran from 1996 to 1998.

The Adventures Of Dawdle The Donkey contains examples of:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The mole from "Dawdle And The Mole Field" wears eyeglasses and nothing else.
  • Birthday Episode: Dawdle And The Birthday Party, where the trio discover the concept of birthdays and decide to celebrate their own.
  • Cats Are Mean: In "Dawdle And The Intruder", there's a black cat who has chased Archie out of his tree, and steals any food that Dawdle and Rola offer him.
  • Fur Is Clothing: Sometimes Rola Polar Bear will reach into the fur on his sides and pull things out, like they were pockets.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Rola Polar Bear wears pants with suspenders, a scarf, and a hat, but never a shirt. Sometimes he will put on sunglasses.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Between a donkey, a polar bear, and a cat, naturally.
  • Origins Episode: Looking For A Home, which shows how the three protagonists met and came to live in the valley.
  • Talking Animal: Dawdle the Donkey and Rola Polar Bear can both speak English. Archie... not so much.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Rola the Polar Bear and Archie the Cat (two guys), and Dawdle the Donkey (a girl) are the three protagonists of the show.
  • Wormsign: In "Dawdle And The Mole Field", the mole leaves a trail of dirt everywhere he goes.