One of the things I learned about when I started dating my wife was the character of чибурашка.
Vinnie Poo speaks very quickly and is hard to understand, but this may be a good practice to listen to and hopefully start to catch parts you understand since they speak somewhat more slowly.
It includes English subtitles as well to help.
Чебурашка и Крокодил Гена is such a good show!! As a native Russian speaker, I strongly recommend watching it! :)
On my birthday, my father in law sang me the birthday song from it. When I looked up the translation, I found one of my favorite musical lyrics ever...
Прилетит вдруг волшебник В голубом вертолете И бесплатно покажет кино. С днем рожденья поздравит И, наверно, оставит Мне в подарок пятьсот «эскимо».
Something to the effect of: "A wizard in a light blue helicopter will take me to see free movies, then he will tell me happy birthday and probably give me hundreds of eskimo pies."
Whenever someone asks me what I want for my birthday, it's been my answer for the last 10 years. Most of the time it leaves them amused if not slightly confused.
I haven't got time to watch it right now, but I certainly will later. Thank you!