Tuesday, January 27, 2015

熊出没 -- Boonie Bears Chinese cartoon

We just found another Chinese TV show that I really like. It's called Boonie Bears, in Chinese it's called 熊出没. It's sort of a slapstick comedy about 2 bears that try to stop a logger from chopping down trees. We watched three episodes today and I thought they were all pretty funny (this is the husband writing). It's way more entertaining for adults than something like qiaohu 巧虎. My kids (ages 3 and 4) still would prefer to watch qiaohu since they get a little scared with this show, but they certainly got some great laughs when the hunter (called 光头强) gets beat up. I think in time they will love it, they've just never watched very many slap stick comedy cartoons. [edit: my 4 year old now LOVES watching this show, even more than qiao hu!]

Every episode resolves the conflict, and they are only 13 minutes long, so even though there are a few scary parts it always ends happy. I think it's a very fun show, the animation is very good, and the Chinese is more advanced than qiaohu 巧虎. I think we'll build some good memories watching this together. It also improves my Chinese as a westerner, and the Chinese subtitles are good as well. It's a good show, check it out!

We give it an A.

Here's an episode with the playlist of all the shows. Has some English episodes in playlist.

Here's a different playlist, maybe a better one since it's only Chinese.

What do you think?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Chinese Sesame Street -- 芝麻街

I don't know why we didn't know about this earlier... but there is a Chinese version of Sesame Street! I think they only produced a few seasons of it, but it's fun. My kids are watching it right now. In Chinese, it's called 芝麻街. The episodes are short and they are all pretty repetitive, singing the same songs at the beginning and end. I think this is why my kids seem to get a little bit bored, but they love the stuff in the middle.

We rate it a B.

Here's a playlist on youtube that has a season of 23 episodes:


And here's an episode:

Do you like this TV show? Comment below!