Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat (Partially lost episodes of animated series; 2001-2002)


Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat
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Status Partially Lost

Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat was an animated educational show created by Amy Tan and produced by CinéGroupe and Sesame Workshop that originally aired on PBS and TVO-Kids from September 3rd, 2001 to October 5th, 2002 for a total of 40 episodes (79 total segments). It followed the misadventures of Sagwa, her two siblings, and occasionally their friends as they went to various locations and learned more about their history, China's residents, and even themselves.

Despite the show's fairly short run, it was very successful and popular, winning four awards and generally getting good ratings on the network. Consequently, the show re-ran on most PBS affiliates lasting until 2009.

The show was re-broadcasted on TVO until 2013, and on the Knowledge network until 2014. In Canada Sagwa is currently being broadcasted in 2-episode sets on TFO at 9:30 am.

Availability

While the show was generally a success, only 24 segments were released on VHS/DVD, meaning that less than half of the show's episodes were released on any official home media. Additionally, 16 segments (five of which were also released on home media) are available on TFO's French website, but they are region-locked to Canada. The youtube channel "Canadian TV Broadcasts" had uploaded some of the episodes to youtube with original english audio.

Due to the show's popularity, however, many Youtubers have collectively uploaded nearly every episode online for people to view. A list of lost and found episodes can be viewed below.

Found Episodes

Lost Episodes

Comments


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EssentialBiscuit

11 months ago
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I remember this show, I remember playing games on the old PBS site... Sagwa looked different back then, more realistic
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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
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I wish those missing episodes get uploaded on youtube but I still wish that the show comes back on TV again.
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Anonymous user #2

9 months ago
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This makes me very upset... Sagwa was my favorite show as a kid, but I never owned any of the episodes. I still remember a majority of the episodes, but not enough that would be helpful :(
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Anonymous user #3

8 months ago
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I remember Sagwa, I watched it all the time and then it mysteriously disappeared. I thought it was a dream until I found the intro on YouTube.
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Anonymous user #7

6 months ago
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me too!
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Mewtwowimmer

7 months ago
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I just hit the jackpot.
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Gorillaz27

28 days ago
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But nobody fell for the bait...
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Anonymous user #4

7 months ago
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Childhood...
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Anonymous user #5

7 months ago
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The Jade Rabbit is lost!?! That was one of my favorite ones. Master of Mistakes was one I remember very well too... sad to see them lost :(
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General Ironbeak

6 months ago
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The Jade Rabbit has a foreign dub on Youtube
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Anonymous user #6

6 months ago
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I remember this show. This was aired after playhouse disney segments in my country
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Caramell95

5 months ago
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Hi, it's CatscratchFan4004. I uploaded "Tea For Two" (titled here as "Tea For Two Monkeys") from one of my own VHS tapes and "Tribal Cats" in high quality that I found on a forum from a Canadian encoder.

https://www....=eY7BKPrx018 - Tea For Two

https://www....=mOsW1A7NZrM - Tribal Cats (HQ)
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Anonymous user #8

5 months ago
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Thanks a ton! :)
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Astreniss

4 months ago
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I'm anon user 2, didn't have an account until now. I keep coming back hoping that there will be something. I'd contribute to the search, but I don't know where to start :(
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Anonymous user #9

4 months ago
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i remember this show and then when it mysteriously disapeard
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Casualbrowser

4 months ago
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I loved that show as a kid! It was so cute. It's sad and sort of surreal that there's missing episodes. Any time media like this that used to just be part of regular life growing up turns out to be lost or partially lost, it's the weirdest feeling. It was just something I took for granted as a kid. I watched it all the time and obviously it wasn't obscure. So weird that some thing are just part of your normal life, but then you figure out there's parts that can only be found in your memory, until/unless it resurfaces. I think something like this would probably be more likely to resurface than a lot of things. Still though, there's a lot of things we wish we had a time machine for so we could go back and prevent them from being destroyed, so we could archive them, record them, ect. It kills me inside thinking that the first full length animated film is gone forever. Animation has so much work put into it; it should just die like that.
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The Other Ace

4 months ago
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Every episode is available in Chinese if you look on Baidu or Youku. http://tv.cn...8fcb18eaaaae and http://www.s...er_search~10 are good links to start with. If these don't help, search "傻瓜猫" to find them.
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DariusPumpkinRex

2 months ago
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Oh, I remember this show!! I really liked watching it as a kid.
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Anonymous user #10

2 months ago
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TFO is airing ALL the episodes on a loop, and they're starting again with episode 1 this Friday. Great opportunity to record them all in HD.
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TheYoshiState

2 months ago
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In the French dub, right?
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Anonymous user #10

2 months ago
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Yes, French.
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CDCB

1 months ago
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https://driv...BdWE0aWdSNlE

Here's Snagged By a Thread / Master of Mistakes, straight from my collection. We can cross that off the list now.
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DJStarfish

1 months ago
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https://1drv...aSA_nw-VWuEd

Here is the missing Sagwa French episode I capped from TFO, "Homesick Jun". I'll post it on YouTube later.
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