Remember being a kid in Australia before iPhones, Instagram and Uber Eats?
A time where you’d get home from primary school, open a packet of Burger Rings, skull a Pop Top, download your favourite song off Limewire and watch ABC on TV?
Those were the days right?
But can you actually remember what you watched? Whilst most shows were made overseas, Australia came to embrace some of these masterpieces.
Let’s take a look at 10 kids shows every Australian has forgotten about!
*Shows like Arthur, Bob the Builder and Pingu were not considered as we all still remember those classics NOOT NOOT!*
1. Franny’s Feet
Where will my feet take me today? Ring a bell? Franny’s feet follows the nearly six-year-old Franny Fantootsie, who is transported to different places in the world when she tries on various shoes in her grandpa’s shoe repair shop.
2. Martin Morning
Almost a different version of Franny’s feet, although nine-year-old Martin wakes up each morning as a different character. No shoes involved here, as Martins friends also play along and join him on adventures inspired by each transformation.
3. The Save-Ums
🎶 On the land, in the air under the seaaaa 🎶
I swear I dreamt this show up! You bet I tuned in to watch these cute little heroes save the day. This show was like a fever dream – I can barely remember anything, other than a character called Noodle and another named Custard. That’s enough for me!
4. George Shrinks
Ever wanted to know what it would be like to live life as the size of an insect? George Shrinks’ positivity to use his size to his advantage and solve problems is what makes this show elite. It’s one that we may have forgotten, as it is completely underrated and doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
5. Jakers! The Adventures of Piggly Winks
This show may be lost in the memory bank, but needs to be talked about. The pigs, ducks and bulls sound, act and FEEL like real kids which is so powerful in a children’s animation. Each episode follows the same format- a modern day Grandpa Piggley tells stories to his three grandchildren about his adventures growing up in rural Ireland. This show is one of few children’s animations that can be watched as an adult as it is beautifully written.
6. Sitting Ducks
This by far is one of the coolest cartoons that were around in the early 2000s. Sitting Ducks is based in Ducktown – a city which looks like humans once occupied – and follows one of the city’s most well liked duck, Bill and his alligator best friend, Aldo. The show is visually appealing and is entertaining for both young and old!
7. Angela Anaconda
What even was this show? Had a funny and catchy intro and was wacky as. If you can stand the voice of Angela, then it’s certainly worth checking out again. Angela Anaconda is your typical primary school comedy where Angela tries to focus on destroying her arch enemy Nannette Manoire (Ninny Poo). If it was on Netflix, it would be a guilty pleasure of mine!
Someone definitely needs to get this song up and playing at nightclubs. Seriously good intro, but not much more. Had potential to be a good show, but should probably stick to creating more bangers.
9. The Koala Brothers
While the show is set in Australia, it was actually produced in America. The intro is very catchy, the characters are fun and likeable and the animation is really top-notch. Now let’s sing along to that iconic intro!
10. Tiny Planets
I remember the show but I can’t recall any episodes. This show was coooooooked! Everyday after they’ve washed and had breakfast, Bing and Bong fly through space on their living room sofa–visiting planets and helping out their communities. These two Sasquatch looking aliens going absolutely bananas for 15 minutes, was definitely visually arousing as a seven-year-old. Who could forget the absolute banger of an intro too!