I came upon a Hamtaro graphic while looking for cartoon graphics to put on a child’s T shirt. Hamtaro aired in the United States about 2003, I think. I had never even heard of it. Here is one of the episodes on YouTube.
It’s a wonderful cartoon, devoid of the content of most cartoons. MOST cartoons are violent, with the characters plotting against each other, dropping bombs on each other, playing cruel tricks on one another. They’re hardly shows for children.
This cartoon is peaceful, and simple, the way a children’s cartoon ought to be. The characters are cute, and the music is catchy. Here’s the Hamtaro theme song.
I also like Sponge Bob, and the Back Yardigans.