Cartoonito is a programming “block” that hosts animated series every morning on Cartoon Network. It’s specifically designed for younger kids of about 2-5 years old, and their parents and caregivers. Watch a playlist of videos here.
What makes Cartoonito special?
All Cartoonito preschool content will align with Cartoon Network’s new tagline, Redraw Your World, which aims to empower kids to feel comfortable with who they are, embrace their uniqueness and believe anything is possible.
Based on the proprietary preschool educational framework of Humancentric Learning, Cartoonito aims to support every child’s humanity by celebrating their unique selves and encouraging them to interact with others with empathy, respect, and fairness.
What is Humancentric Learning?
This modern educational framework is inspired by Positive Psychology and 21st Century Learning, championing curiosity and independence and intertwines learning with play.
In partnership with Educational Psychologist Dr. Laura Brown, Humancentric Learning was developed around the principles of identifying and developing one’s strengths, as well as feeling empathy for others so that every child can be the best version of themselves. Building on the learning’s four-pillar strengths: Curiosity, Courage, Humanity and Creativity, Cartoonito’s diverse storytelling aims to be authentic, relevant and relatable.
- Creativity – Thinking and acting in new and meaningful ways.
- Caring – Treating oneself, others, your community and the world with kindness, compassion, respect, and fairness.
- Curiosity – Being interested in, observing, and exploring oneself, other people, your community, and the natural world.
- Courage – Being brave and persisting in the face of uncertainty, fear, or difficulty.
Watch an explainer video here.
What does the channel look like?
Cartoonito will be bright, colourful and fun – bursting with music and energy. Guiding audiences through their journey are Nito, Glob, Itty and Wedge. They love exploring the world and learning new things.
Nito is a magical box of joy bursting with imagination, surprise and even other characters! Ever curious, Nito loves exploring the world and eagerly shares facts with others: “Oh, oh, oh! Pandas eat up to 40 pounds of bamboo a day!” They are a natural leader and everyone’s best friend.
Wedge can be cautious and careful, but is capable of feats of great derring-do with the encouragement of friends! A triple-threat trilingual character, Wedge is super into arts and crafts, loves to help others and is the ultimate team player.
Glob expresses themselves through shapes, not words and physically shows their emotions. A neuro-diverse shapeshifter, they love playing pretend and becoming new things. Glob is very caring and protective of their friends – especially Itty – and is always coming to the rescue in hilarious ways!
Itty is the baby of the group and is just learning to speak. Like the world’s happiest toddler, they bounce through life and radiate positivity! Communicates with giggles, goos and the occasional upchuck if upset.
Where else can I see Cartoonito?
In addition to Cartoon Network, in selected territories, Cartoonito will also be available on Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s companion channel. And also on the streaming service, HBO GO – available in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
What shows are available?
Cartoonito is the new home to Lucas the Spider, Dino Ranch, Monchichi, Alice & Lewis, Ranger Rob, Mush Mush & The Mushables and Sesame Street-inspired Esme & Roy and plenty of others.
Lucas the Spider
Lucas the Spider follows the adventures of a big-hearted, impossibly cute, little jumping spider in a human-sized suburban home. This happy, inquisitive, music-loving, 4-year-old wants us to join him as he explores and learns about this giant world, spreading love and togetherness whilst having a ton of fun with all his friends.
Esme & Roy
Esme & Roy are best friends – and the best monster-sitters in Monsterdale! This pre-school series brings little viewers along on relatable monster adventures and is packed with playful learning, humour, heart, and musical monster-y fun.
Dino Ranch follows the adventures of the Cassidy Family as they tackle life on the farm in a fantastical, “prewestoric” setting where dinosaurs still roam.
Alice & Lewis
Six-year-old Alice has a magical key that leads her to Wonderland. In this “other realm”, she’s met an endearing rabbit, Lewis, and the two have become fast friends – best friends to be exact! Alice loves going to Wonderland and teaming up with Lewis and her other friends, even if it means contending with the whimsical, hot-headed Queen.
Beyond TV shows, what else is available for kids and parents?
Cartoonito’s online home is located here: CartoonNetworkAsia.com/Cartoonito and parents can also check out @CartoonitoAsia on Facebook and Instagram. There are heaps of fun games, activities, videos and even AR filters to play around with on your phone.
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