Oso, a lovable teddy bear who is, however improbably, a special agent in training, turns to young viewers at home to complete his missions for the United Network for Investigating Quite Usual Events (UNIQUE), an international consortium of stuffed animals charged with teaching kids how to complete everyday tasks such as mailing a letter, using a library or just cleaning their room. Oso's adventures carry titles inspired by James Bond films: "Gold Feather," "A View to a Book" and "Carousel Royale," among others.
Fun-loving 5-year-old Henry Hugglemonster, the middle child in a close-knit monster family, goes on adventures where he learns various life lessons like learning to work in a team and helping others. Joining Henry on his adventures are his parents, Daddo and Momma, and siblings Cobby, Summer and baby Ivor. Each episode features two stories, which usually end with a musical interlude featuring an upbeat, character-driven song. The animated series is based on the "I'm a Happy Hugglewug" series of children's books.
Dottie "Doc" McStuffins is a nurturing 6-year-old girl who cares for stuffed animals and toys in her playhouse clinic. When she puts on her stethoscope, something magical happens -- toys, dolls and stuffed animals come to life and she can communicate with them. Like any good doctor, Doc has assistants helping her at her clinic. Her stuffed animal friends who assist Doc include exceedingly proud dragon Stuffy, cuddly best friend Lambie and caring hippo nurse Hallie. Whether it's loose stitching, low batteries or a blow-up toy that has sprung a leak, Doc and her friends are there to fix up the stuffed animals and toys.
Everyone is familiar with the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," but there's never been a follow-up that lets people know what happened after Goldilocks found the porridge that was just right. "Goldie and Bear" fixes that by reuniting the girl with Bear as they begin a new, unexpected friendship. Along with their friends and neighbors -- who are all taken from popular storybook tales -- Goldie and Bear seek out fun and adventures, which include helping Jack and Jill get up that infamous hill and rescuing Humpty Dumpty after his great fall. While the episodes might be filled with fairy-tale characters, they provide valuable real-life lessons for children, including how to develop friendships.
Zou is just like any normal kid -- if you ignore the fact that Zou is a young zebra. Although he is well-supported by his close-knit family, Zou is anxious to gain more independence and broaden his horizons. Each episode finds Zou, who is constantly fascinated by the world around him, going on a journey of discovery and exploration. Among the adventures Zou embarks on are baking a cake for Mother's Day, camping in the backyard, putting on a fashion show with friend Elzee, and making his own newspaper.
In the town of Sheetrock Hills everyone gets help from handyman Manny Garcia and his talking tools, including Turner the screwdriver and Dusty the saw. The series teaches basic Spanish words and phrases and exposes kids to Latin culture. Other lessons focus on working together and problem solving as a team.