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 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.


List of Franklin and Friends episodes

First Original Air Date: Feb 14, 2011 Season 1: 2011-2012 episodes 27 March 4, 2011 Season 2: 2013-2014 episodes 51 Aug 03, 2013 Aug 03, 2014

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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