• Kelly J.

    Wow! When I saw the pictures, my childhood came rushing back. Didn’t want too much TV growing up, but I do remember Sagwa, especially when she and her family did calligraphy with their tails. Also loved Between the Lions.

  • Lauren Rodriguez

    Hola! When I saw you had reviewed Sagwa: The Chinese
    Siamese Cat, I literally squealed so loudly, my own tabby cat, Rajah, meowed
    and ran under the bed! I love this show! I grew up with it and I
    still watch it! I agree with everything you said re: it. I love how
    it emphasized the importance of family and I loved Sagwa’s bond with Sheegwa! I even had a Sagwa plush at one time!
    My favorite Human character is Cook. I love how he treated Sagwa and her
    family and was always gentle when handling them. Especially in Sagwa’s
    furcut after Sagwa is covered in clay from a potter’s wheel. I highly
    recommend Sagwa to everyone!

    • Jordan Briskin

      Glad to see there’s another SAGWA fan out there!

  • OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT THIS SHOW!! I watched I don’t remember how many eps when I was super young but just looking at the art from this I totally remember liking it so much! SO MUCH NOSTALGIA AT ONCE AHHHH!!

  • Chelsea Warner

    I’ve heard of it, but never seen it. I think it was after my time.

    • Jordan Briskin

      Well, it aired from September 3, 2001 to October 5, 2002; maybe that accounts for it.

      I grew up with it, though, and recently rediscovered it via episodes that fans have uploaded to YouTube.

  • Juuchan17

    I loved this show back then, and I still love it now! It really is an interesting look at Chinese culture while also mixing a bit of fantasy & moral lessons for people of all ages and races. Plus, it’s a show about animated cats that shows the simple beauty of calligraphy writing as an artform. What show can you think of that teaches that anymore?

    I really hope this gets a complete series release or something. It’s a cartoon with a lot of charm and heart.

    • Jordan Briskin

      Yeah, I hope that the complete series gets released on DVD at some point, too…

  • I did grow up on this show and loved it! I especially loved how so many of the cast were also voice actors on Arthur!

  • PBS had another show called Liberty’s Kids that did a great job of telling the history of the American War without making the whole ordeal appear black and white.

    I also adored Sagwa as a child and still enjoy watching the episodes today.

    • Jordan Briskin

      Don’t worry, I’ll review LIBERTY’S KIDS, as well!

  • Frank Coufal

    I totally almost forgot about this show! I used to watch it a lot when I was a kid. Sagwa, along with other PBS Kids shows around this time were part of my childhood. Too bad it currently isn’t available on DVD or streaming; I hope it does. Good old childhood memories.

  • Alex Beezley

    I watched this show quite a bit when I was younger, but I barely remember anything about it. This review certainly brings back memories.