There’s an abundance of great things to watch on streaming services, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. So here at Women Write About Comics, we’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest animated treasures that the internet has to offer! Whether you’re having a low energy day or just need something inspiring to watch while you work, we’ve collected five of the best, cutest, and sweetest shows for your viewing pleasure.
Little Witch Academia – Netflix
Telling the story of Atsuko and her adventures at Luna Nova Academy, this beautifully animated, magical series began as a short film funded on Kickstarter. The original short movies are also available on Netflix, but you can easily jump right into this gorgeous show. Following Atsuko as she struggles to pursue her dream of being like the renowned witch Shiny Chariot whilst making the world see that magic’s still a wondrous thing, this is a uniquely sweet and enjoyable anime series. It is a joy to watch.
Home: Adventures of Tip and Oh – Netflix
Based on the Dreamworks movie of the same name, this bright, bold, and brilliant show is packed full of fun. Picking up directly where the movie left off, this is a buddy comedy with heart. Following Tip and her alien bud Oh as they get used to living together in Tip’s family home, this is one of the loveliest and most fun animated shows in a long while.
Ronja: The Robber’s Daughter – Amazon
A Studio Ghibli project you might not have seen? What? Yes, it’s true this Studio Ghibli animated show slipped under many people’s radar, likely due to the unconventional computer generated animation. Though still recognisably a Ghibli production, this gorgeous take on a classic Swedish kids book by Astrid Lindgren tells the tale of the adventurous daughter of a famous thief whose inquiring mind and love of life gets her into all kinds of scrapes.
Danger & Eggs – Amazon
One of the most interesting new cartoons in years, this brand new series from Shadi Petosky is a beautifully kind, sweet, and touching show which still keeps the wackiness factor high seeing as it centers around a girl D.D. Danger and her best friend Phillip who happens to be an egg. Colourful, thoughtful, and generally lovely, Danger & Eggs is a radically queer show by a trans creator and is utterly unmissable.
Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear – Official Little Bear Youtube Channel/Amazon
This educational kids classic is one of the best and sweetest cartoons around. Focusing on the titular woodland creature and his family, Little Bear is an absolute joy to behold. Exploring the forest and spending his days in the idyllic wildlife, this is one of the most chilled out and relaxing cartoons around.