Franklin and Friends

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Franklin and Friends
Format Children's television series
Created by Paulette Bourgeois (Writer)
Brenda Clark(illustrator)
Starring Graeme Jokic
Elizabeth Brown
Richard Newman
Bryn McAuley
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 1 (Season 2 planned)
No. of episodes 39 (20 aired) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Infinite Frameworks
Nelvana
Broadcast
Original channel Treehouse TV
TFO
Original run March 4, 2011 – November 22, 2013 (Season 2)

Franklin and Friends is a Canadian CGI children's television series produced by Nelvana. It is the second adaptation of the classic characters from the Franklin the Turtle series of children's books written by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark, the first of which was Franklin, which was also produced by Nelvana. The new series was announced by Nelvana on September 28, 2010,[1] and it debuted on Treehouse TV on March 4, 2011.[2] The theme song itself is a revamped up to date version of the original series theme, "Hey It's Franklin". It premiered in the United States on Nickelodeon on February 13, 2012 and Nick Jr. on March 1, 2012. It also premiered in the Singapore on Mediacorp on February 15, 2012.

Overview[edit]

Aside from Franklin, himself, (voiced by Graeme Jokic) many other characters from the original series return, including almost all of Franklin's friends (Bear, Fox, Rabbit, Beaver, Goose, Skunk, and Snail), as well as his baby sister Harriet. Badger, appears to be gone. Aunt T a new character, is introduced in this series; she has a youthful personality. Another new character is Officer Rabbit who could be Mr. Rabbit's sister, a grey female rabbit police officer. The series also features special themes which include mysteries, Woodland events, and outdoor activities.

Episodes[edit]

List of Franklin and Friends episodes

  1. Franklin and the Gecko Games/Franklin's All Ears 6-3-2013
  2. Franklin and the Snow Princess/Franklin and the Firefly Festival 6-10-2013
  3. Franklin's Special Job/Franklin Needs a Reminder 6-17-2013
  4. Franklin Helps Out/Franklin's Partner 6-24-2013
  5. Franklin and the Pinecone Pass/Franklin and the Creepy Clock 6-31-2013
  6. Franklin and the Mystery of the Blue Begonia/Franklin, The Planner 7-7-2013
  7. Franklin's Ups and Downs/Franklin's new Teacher 7-14-2013
  8. Franklin and Snail Mail/Franklin the Mooseratops 7-21-2013
  9. Franklin Finds the Treasure/Franklin and the Tunnel Team-Ups 7-28-2013
  10. Franklin and the Snow Dragon/Franklin Gets Bugged 8-4-2013
  11. Franklin In the Stars/Franklin and Sam 8-11-2013
  12. Franklin Flies His Kite/Franklin`s Flying Lesson 8-18-2013
  13. Franklin and Harriet`s Buggy/Franklin Changes the Rules 8-25-2013
  14. Franklin`s Spaceship/Franklin and the Missing Monarch Mystery 9-1-2013
  15. Franklin`s Super Sleepover/Franklin and the Snoring Situation 9-8-2013
  16. Franklin and The Dance/Franklin's Summers Day 9-15-2013
  17. Franklin's Sick day/Franklin and the Toy Train 9-22-2013
  18. Franklin and The Bully/Franklin's Rocket 9-29-2013
  19. Franklin VS Bear/Franklin and Bear's New Friend 10-5-2013

International Broadcast[edit]

Country Channel
Canada Canada Treehouse TV
United States United States Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.
United Kingdom United Kingdom Tiny Pop and Channel 5 - Milkshake!
France France TF1 and TiJi
India India ZeeQ Kids Channel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nelvana’s MIPCOM Slate Features New CG Franklin And More". September 28, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Franklin and Friends premieres March 4 on Treehouse". February 1, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 

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