Ellen's Acres, Cartoon Network
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I didn't get to see much of this, but it wasn't bad. It's about this 5-year-old girl named Ellen, whose parents moved from L.A. to a small town in Nevada, where they took over a hotel called the Emerald Acres. So now Ellen doesn't have anyone to play with, but is constantly using her imagination to have incredible adventures. Oh, and she has a feather duster and an old tire that she plays with. They become different things in her imagination. Mostly whatever adventures she's imagining have some relation to whatever's going on in real life, and tend to serve as a way for her to have fun while doing helpful things for other people, like her parents, the hotel staff (Connie and Cooter), or the guests. She really is a very smart, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful, cute little kid, with a great imagination. I sometimes almost worry that she could lose her grip on reality, or get into dangerous situations while she's off on her own, seemingly not paying attention to reality, but actually... things always turn out quite well, and in the end, she's always aware of reality and seems to be very happy and well-adjusted. I also feel like mentioning that she talks kind of like Dora the Explorer (her voice really projects and almost every other word seems to be heavily stressed), but I like her more than Dora, and I think her show's a lot more interesting, even if they're both for preschoolers. (And I don't have anything against Dora, though I have little interest in watching a full episode of that show.) And I guess that's all I can think to say, except that I wish this show had lasted longer.


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