Lions and tigers and bears? Oh, no. How about house cats and Tibetans and bonobos?

* The best bet for the week is "Little Monk," a half-hour documentary by 15-year-old filmmaker Chaille Stovall. The film, airing Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on HBO Family, shows a 6-year-old Tibetan boy who is sent by his family to live in a monastary.

* "Jane Goodall's State of the Great Ape" makes a case to help save the orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos. Saturday's 8 p.m. Animal Planet premiere has pretty pictures and interesting facts. But, at two hours, it tends to drag.

* Happy 25th birthday to Nickelodeon. The cable network celebrates with new episodes of favorite cartoons and some "u-pick" selections, weekdays 5 to 7:30 p.m.

* "Garfield: The Movie" follows the "Scooby-Doo" model, with a mix of live-action and computer animation. The question is: With Bill Murray providing the voice of the lazy cat, will the humor get lost in translation?

* Popular Mechanics for Kids has two video titles for younger viewers. The kid reporters uncover

"Slither & Slime and Other Yucky Stuff" and "Radical Rockets and Other Cool Cruising Machines."

* "Ribbit King" is out this week on multiple game platforms.

-- Scott Moore

"Little Monk" tells the story of a 6-year-old Tibetan.