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Charlie and Lola 

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Animation following a boy's efforts to get his stubborn little sister to try new things.

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Lauren Child
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Series cast summary:
Ryan Harris Ryan Harris ...  Marv 28 episodes, 2005-2008
Morgan Gayle Morgan Gayle ...  Lotta 27 episodes, 2005-2008
Daniel Mayers Daniel Mayers ...  Charlie / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Clementine Cowell Clementine Cowell ...  Lola / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Jethro Lundie-Brown Jethro Lundie-Brown ...  Charlie 14 episodes, 2005
Maisie Cowell Maisie Cowell ...  Lola 14 episodes, 2005
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Charlie has a little sister named Lola; she is 'small, and very funny'. Lola often gets caught up in situations that she (inadvertently) causes, whether it's running out of money at the zoo and having to borrow Charlie's, to forgetting her entire suitcase when having a sleepover at a friend's house. These situations are sometimes comedic (for example, in the episode 'Help. I Really Mean It!') but often reflect real-world problems that younger children may face, for example losing a best friend, not getting the preferred part in a school play, or becoming too excited about an upcoming event and accidentally ruining it. Written by David Rau

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Animation | Family

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UK

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English

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3 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Charlie e Lola See more »

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At the annual Vinnie Ball, sponsored by the Independent Film Association of Schools in Ireland, Charlie and Lola played for twenty-six hours straight due to a communications error See more »

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Adorable, well made kids show you shouldn't dismiss just because you don't have kids.
6 April 2019 | by GiraffeDoorSee all my reviews

I think this show is adorable.

I was just about finishing childhood when it was first being shown but a few years later I did fall for its simple charm.

It maintains the same collage-based animation style reminiscent of the original books, making it not as kitsch or garish as a lot of animated shows (I like this style, don't misunderstand me, but it can be excruciating to watch them with people).

The easy going but well paced stories nicely fill that 11 minutes before bed since they're not very challenging or emotive and aren't too sanctimonious with their message.

Lola herself is adorable: her playful and naive personality is really the centre of the show. She feels and speaks like a child yet is still articulate enough to not be an infuriating or boring character.

Her relationship with Charlie is also quite wonderful; without being heavy handed or unrealistic, they've presented a sororal bond (is there a gender neutral term for "fraternal"?) that has a genuine substance. They're not co-dependant, they have friends their own age but it's rather lovely to see siblings of disparate ages that aren't in permanent antagonism without it feeling like parental propaganda.

Of course every episode has a moral, but rather than being given a heavy handed lesson, I felt that I was just experiencing the conflicts that a child faces. It is narrated by Charlie, but rather than being redundant and soul crushing (like Peppa Pig) it fits in with the tonality of the series.

I'm not even kidding, sometimes when I have watched Teeth, of Human Centipede First Sequence, after it's finished I think to myself "Well that was cool. But I can't go to bed after that".

This show serves as a nice sorbet to cleanse the pallet from heavier stuff.

I want a Lola of my very own! It makes me wish I'd had a little sister. I don't know if kids will like this but once in a while, I do.


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