Sylvanian Families created by Japanese company Epoch in 1985. The characters, grouped into families, feature woodland creatures such as beavers, hedgehogs, mice and bears. The word 'sylvan' means 'of the forest'. Sylvanian Families include all the families of animals living in the Sylvanian forest. They are leading comfortable and happy lives in Sylvanian viallge surrounded by great Nature. For children ages 4 and up.