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German Cartoons and Comic Book recommendations?

Hi all,

I'm very keen to learn german and one of the ways some people have recommended learning a new language is to watch cartoons and / or read comic books.

Can anyone recommend any good german cartoons to watch or comic books to read? Ideally the cartoons would be those cartoons that every german kid watches so I can also start learning some of the cultural stuff too - something similar to what the Simpsons is to the US for example.

I did a search on the forum and didn't find anything so any suggestions appreciated. thanks!
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Watch Toggo. Then you can talk like all the kids in my town whose parents let them watch too much TV and speak perfect Toggo-Duuutsch instead of the local dialect.
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Re: German Cartoons and Comic Book recommendations?

Pingu was a successful cartoon series produced in Switzerland by "Trickfilmstudio Otmar Gutmannn" in the 1990s. Unfortunately, it takes place in Antarctica and the characters speak in a rather peculiar way. As an introduction, this is a German episode called "Pingu's Geburtstags-Feier":

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Re: German Cartoons and Comic Book recommendations?

Indeed Pinguese is rather a lingo of its own. All Swiss Kids, and also those I am teaching DaF, love Globi and Papa Moll. The latter a bit more difficult because of rhyming verses and some peculiar vocabualry. I am sure you will find a whole range of Globi and Papa Moll volumes in the kids section in your local library.
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Re: German Cartoons and Comic Book recommendations?

Since you did not specify which kind of German you are looking for, or if cartoons should have an expiration date, here are some older lovely cartoons I used to watch as a child (back home cartoons did not come doubled, but with subtitles...):

Die fliegende Windmühle
Ferdy (I loved this one, but I was a little terrified of the snail...)
Biene Maja
(not exactly cartoon, but child series nonetheless) Pippi Langstrumpf

Yes, I am aware that some of these were done in Czechoslovakia... But we got it in German, same way anime came in French :P
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Re: German Cartoons and Comic Book recommendations?

Many TV show that we used to watch as kids were dubbed from English so not really helpful (like Tom and Jerry, Mickey Mouse, Gummi Bears etc.). Others were dubbed from other languages like Finish for “Mumis” or Italian for “Abenteuer auf in Venedig” or “Grisu der kleine Drache” or “Calimero” or “Pinocchio” (not the Disney version). Also many were co-productions with Eastern Europe like “Die Tintenfische aus dem zweiten Stock” or “Pan Tau”. Also many movies for children from “Eastern Europe” were popular. The most famous one probably “3 Nüsse für Aschenbrödel”. It’s still a most for many every year before Christmas. Also the French cartoons “Barbapapa” or “Babar”. Very popular (but for a bit older kids) were also the Swedish classics like “Nils Holgersson”, “Karlsson auf dem Dach”, “Pippi Langstrumpf” or “Wickie”. Generally all books by Astrid Lindgren were hugely popular and will hardly find a child that does not know these stories.
But there were also some German productions J “Biene Maya” is one, “Pumuckl” another one. A very good show for children is “Sendung mit der Maus” or “Löwenzahn” or “Augsburger Puppenkiste”.
A Swiss classic is “Kasperli” but that is purely Swiss German and definitely needs a good command of the language because a lot of it is word-play. Probably a great exercise if you’re up for it. You can rent the CDs in most public libraries (no movies just “Hörspiel”). Might be worth to try.
That was fun to think of all these shows J. I am sure I forgot some. Try youtube and you will find lots of episodes. Also many public libraries have DVD that you can rent. That way you check see if you like it and if you understand it well. Enjoy!
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