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Kipper is a 1997 British animated children's television series based on the characters from Mick Inkpen's Kipper the Dog picture book series. Some episodes are based on particular stories by Mick Inkpen. 78 episodes were produced. The videos have won awards including a BAFTA award for best children's animation. The show was released on VHS and DVD by HIT Entertainment PLC.

Summary[]

The series follows Kipper the Dog as he goes on many fun and exciting adventures with his friends, Tiger, Pig, Arnold, and Jake.

Broadcast[]

The series aired on CITV in the United Kingdom and Nick Jr.PBS Kids and CBS in the United States. It also aired in Canada on YTV around the late 1990s as a part of its YTV Jr. lineup.

Reception[]

Common Sense Media gives Kipper four out of five stars, and it says the show's characters are positive role models, except Tiger, "but he always learns his lessons"; all the characters "do lots of exploring and learn lessons about friendship, kindness, and the difference between right and wrong". A list published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute names Kipper as the top television show for two- and three-year-old children because of its focus on "developing social and emotional intelligence" through interactions among its characters.

Home media[]

In the United Kingdom, HIT released various VHS and DVD releases of the series.

In the United States, VHS tapes of the show were originally released by Hallmark Home Entertainment through Family Home Entertainment and Artisan Entertainment, and later on by HIT themselves.

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