The next cartoon I remember loving was also a Nick Jr show that had a magical tone: David the Gnome, starring Mr. Cunningham himself. Tom Bosley might very well be the first voice I ever recognized. While I loved this show's premise, I did tend to find the episodes a little boring. The character that really kept me watching was Swift the Fox. The (relatively) giant, stalwart animal friend that doubles as a mount is a trope I'm always a fan of, and I think Swift was the first exposure I had to that idea. As I kid I thought he was just beautiful. I don't think he even talked- did he? Did the other animals talk? I'm afraid to go back and watch the show because I have a feeling it was actually really horrible, and I'd prefer to keep my fond memories of it untainted by criticism.