Everyone knows Maus (not the Comic) over here. That Comic may be award winning, but "Die Sendung mit der Maus" has a much bigger audience. Too bad it's not available in your language, you're missing out quite a bit. It's a kids show, of course, but I still enjoy watching their "how stuff works" features every now and then.
The show is as award winning as the comic. It's one of the few shows for kids that actually treat them as human beings and not just easily influenced target groups... I guess you can't help selling some merch, though.