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.
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.