Hilda (2018- )
Is Netflix's Hilda meant for children? Technically yes, but in the same way that many of the best cartoons of the past decade, like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Over the Garden Wall, all are. The series, based on part of the Eisner Award-nominated comics by Luke Pearson, appeals to a multi-generational audience who gravitate to its marbling of humor and emotional depth as Hilda, her mother Johanna, and her incredibly cute deerfox Twig adjust to city life after their pastoral mountain cottage was accidentally razed by the unpredictable hazards of dwelling in solitude in a magical, whimsical Scandinavian-type forest. Hilda, in particular, has trouble with the change in pace at first, having grown up forming relationships with strange, fantastical woodland creatures -- like a rickety wooden guy who delivers... wood, and a society of small, invisible elves who are fond of bureaucracy and, especially, paperwork. It's maybe the twee-est cartoon of the year, yet despite a blip when the Grimes-written theme song emerged online, the hype, sadly, never seemed to swell into a real wave.
Where to watch it: Netflix