Remembering childhood stories

There are half-remembered stories and folk tales from when I was a kid that have been popping into my head recently.

One is a cartoon short involving a traveling merchant, two villages, onion and garlic. Casual internet searches haven't yielded anything yet, although I haven't really tried all that hard yet.

One of my favourite stories to read was The Five Chinese Brothers. Harold and the Purple Crayon was another favourite, as was Where the Wild Things Are.

There was a TV show called Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, about a little kid who has adventures through his chalk drawings. They were short little cartoons that I watched on Saturday mornings I think.