Franklin and Friends

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Franklin and Friends
Created by Paulette Bourgeois (Writer)
Brenda Clark (illustrator)
Starring Graeme Jokic
Elizabeth Brown
Richard Newman
Bryn McAuley
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 2 (1 aired)
No. of episodes 26 (24 aired) (List of episodes)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Infinite Frameworks
Original channel Treehouse TV
Original run March 4, 2011 – Present

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 is a revamped 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. the series airs in Finland on YLE TV2 (Franklin ja ystävät) and The series airs in Israel on Hop! (פרנקלין וחברים) and the series airs in China on CCTV-14


Aside from Franklin, (voiced by Graeme Jokic) other characters from the original series return, including 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; a grey female rabbit police officer. The series features special themes which include mysteries, Woodland events, and outdoor activities.


Season 1[edit]

No. Cartoons Original airdate
1 "1.Franklin and the Gecko Games/Franklin's All Ears" February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)
2 "2.Franklin and the Snow Princess/Franklin and the Firefly Festival" March 5, 2011 (2011-03-05)
3 "3.Franklin's Special Job/Franklin Needs a Reminder" March 11, 2011 (2011-03-11)
4 "4.Franklin Helps Out/Franklin's Partner" March 18, 2011 (2011-03-18)
5 "5.Franklin and the Pinecone Pass/Franklin and the Creepy Clock" March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)
6 "6.Franklin and the Mystery of the Blue Begonia/Franklin, The Planner" April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01)
7 "7.Franklin's Ups and Downs/Franklin's new Teacher" April 8, 2011 (2011-04-08)
8 "8.Franklin and Snail Mail/Franklin the Mooseratops" April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)
9 "9.Franklin Finds the Treasure/Franklin and the Tunnel Team-Ups" April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)
10 "10.Franklin and the Snow Dragon/Franklin Gets Bugged" April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)
11 "11.Franklin In the Stars/Franklin and Sam" May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06)

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


  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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