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Western Animation / We Are Little Creatures

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A short lived series that aired on Teletoon during the early years of the 2000s, We Are Little Creatures is a Band Toon about the titular band Little Creatures, a duo comprised of Jade, a radical-minded punk, and Alejandra, a more hippie-ish type, and their ascent from jamming out simple three-chord tunes in their garage to widespread reknown. Notable for a rather fitting sketchy and edgy artstyle.

Only aired sporadically in some select Canadian territories over a single season of 13 episodes, and has yet to receive any form of physical or digital release.


Tropes in We Are Little Creatures include:

  • City of Weirdos: Bizarre and fantastical events are an everyday occurrence in the town, but no one ever passes even a second glance.
  • Deranged Animation: Has a very doodly, crude artstyle to fit that punky edge of the band.
  • Fake Band: Little Creatures.
  • Funny Animal: Jade and Alejandra.
  • G-Rated Drug: Jade is frequently shown smoking cigarettes, which are quickly revealed in the first episode to be the chewing-gum ones.
  • Garage Band: Jade and Alejandra start the band out this way.
  • Growing the Beard: After their first few mixtapes, the band begins to diversify their sound into other genres and longer song lengths.
  • Limited Animation: The series employs very minimalist, basic animation, although showier animation is employed occasionally when the plot needs it.
  • Middle-of-Nowhere Street: The entire series takes place in Jade and Alejandra's apartment and the few blocks surrounding it. An outside world is mentioned, but not shown or discussed further than acknowledging its existence.
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  • Narrator: One pops in every so often, usually at the beginning of episodes.
  • Off-Model: Character proportions are followed very loosely, likely an intentional stylistic choice.
  • Short-Runners: Aired only a single season of bite-sized five-to-six minute episodes.
  • Shout-Out: References to old punk bands abound:
    • Their homemade mixtapes homage the covers to several legendary punk albums, such as Bad Brains' self titled and Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime.
    • Their band name could potentially be a reference to the Talking Heads album of the same name.
  • The "The" Title Confusion: The band name is just Little Creatures, thank you. Whenever the band gets a gig the emcee will almost always erroneously refer to the band as The Little Creatures much to their annoyance.
  • Three Chords and the Truth: The band's first releases adhere to this.
  • Uncanny Valley: Located in the center of the town is a creepy-looking statue of the city's founder. Townsfolk like to tell spooky stories about it.

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