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    Hello, I'm searching for a cartoon that I watched as a child in the early to mid 90's. I can't stress how important it is to me to find this particular cartoon because it's part of my earliest memories. I have no idea how to find it and details I have are limited to the images in my head. I don't know the title, the artist or studio who made it or it's exact age when I watched it in the 90's. What I can tell you are the details I can remember.

    1) Produced on VHS.
    2) 2 episodes I can remember. Both about the same young boy.
    2a) One episode is about the boy bird-sitting. The bird eventually escapes the cage it stays in, leading the boy to the roof of he house. As far as I can remember, the bird is found on perched on the roof edge, the boy struggles to grab the bird and possibly slips off the roof edge - but that as far I can remember.
    2b) The other episode is about the boy racing a home-built box car, made from basic materials. He enters a race that takes place on the nearby suburban streets. 3) The cartoons are single stories, not connected like a series. 4) The front cover of the VHS was the boy reaching to grab a bird, with only a could of feathers in his hand, while he appears to fall backward off the roof top. 5) I have a feeling the cartoon was produced in the 80's at the earliest, but no later than 1995 when I owned it.

    I'm really sorry I can't be so more specific, but I am desperate to find more information, a name, a studio, something, that will aid my search. I have looked on Google under various search terms like "cartoons of the 90's" (or 80's), "forgotten cartoons" and the likes of, including web and image results. The closest I get is to anything related to the bird episode is "90s cartoon + bird" which results in a lot of PNG image files (image search) of green birds. I'm trying not to get confused as I know memories can alter over time, but according to my parents, I am on the right track as they can remember vague similar details when I've mentioned it to them. Please please help, no matter how small, even if it's a redirection or database. I just don't know what to do - my search is motivated by sentimental value as it was the last VHS I owned (aged 5 or so) before my parents split up (I'm 30 years old now lol). I appreciate you taking the time to read - and any any pointers you can give.

    Many many thanks, Rafe Whysall
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