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This could very well be Pucca. Similarities: Started airing in 2006. Main character is a girl who has a hopeless crush on a boy Said boy (Garu) is a ninja in training There's an older character called Uncle Dumpling Colorful, Asian-style animation The characters have large, round heads and look very much like the Powerpuff Girls. Here's the intro: ...
Tenchi Muyo! involves several women who are interested in a guy. There involves an older man who is usually knowledgeable in martial arts, but often provides comic relief, likely through food. It appeared on Toonami around 2000. for some reason, I feel this would be the closest to what you described,however I would hardly consider the writing to be clever. ...
You're looking for The Halloween Tree from 1993. Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend. The creepy old man is Mr. Moundshroud, there's a scene where the kids are running on floating bricks, and in the end: Moundshroud, holding Pip's pumpkin, tells the children they did not make it in ...
Gogs? 2d stop motion comedy show about cavemen circa 1994 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109915/
It is definitely Barnyard. There is also a tv show with the same characters Back to the Barnyard, but it is currently not on Netflix.
You're looking for the Gummi Bears, an animated show from the 80s and early 90s. The potion that they drank which enabled them to bounce away from their enemies was called Gummiberry Juice. Here's the intro and its catchy theme song: ...
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