Franny's Feet

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Franny's Feet
Genre Animation
Format Children's
Created by Cathy Moss
Susin Nielsen
Written by Nicole Demerse
Shelley Hoffman
Louise Moon
Cathy Moss
Robert Pincombe
Directed by Joanne Boreham
Voices of Phoebe McAuley
George Buza
Katherine Crimi
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Steven DeNure, Neil Court, Beth Stevenson
Producer(s) Elana Adair, John Mariella, Kym Hyde
Editor(s) Paul Hunter
Location(s) Vancouver
America
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Production company(s) Decode Entertainment
Distributor WNET New York
Broadcast
Original channel CBC (Canada former)
Family (Canada current until former)
PBS Kids PBS Kids Sprout
V-Me (U.S. Spanish)
Channel 5, Discovery Kids, Playhouse Disney (until former) and Tiny Pop (UK)
France 5 and Piwi+ (France)
Rai 2 (Italy)
TVP1 and MiniMini+ (Poland)
Picture format 4:3
16:9
Original run January 1, 2004 – present
External links
[[[www.pbskids.org/frannysfeet]] Website]
[[[www.frannysfeet.com]] Production website]

Franny's Feet is a Canadian/American animated series for children. It is produced by DHX Media/Halifax Film in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and created by Cathy Moss and Susan Nielsen. The show follows the adventures of Frances "Franny" Fantootsie (a portmanteau of "fantasy" and "tootsie") as she tries on various pairs of shoes and travels to different places in the world. Its very first appearance was on Ask.com/television in September 2001; it later appeared on CBC Television on January 1, 2004, then began to air on Family the following September, and was introduced to PBS Kids Sprout in the U.S. beginning in June 2006. In the U.K., it has aired on Discovery Kids UK, Channel Five, Playhouse Disney UK and Tiny Pop. A fourth season began in September 2009.

Summary[edit]

Frances "Franny" Fantootsie visits with her Grandpa every day at his shoe repair shop in Vancouver. They like to talk about matters until a customer comes. The customer presents the problem shoes to Grandpa, and he gives the pair to Franny to place inside the shoe repair box. Franny tries on the footwear (either in her stocking feet or barefooted) and they take her to a magical place such as a Native American powwow in Wyoming, a sunny beach in Jamaica, or a high mountain in China. At the end of each episode, after Franny solves the problem in a magical place, she receives a treasure and adds it to her shoebox treasure keeper and solves her own problem. In the fourth season, Franny's clothes change into a costume based on where her imagination takes her (for example, a swimsuit in Jamaica, pioneer clothing for a pioneer-time farm, etc.). The opening has also been redone; the theme is the same and shows the same events as the first three seasons but the animation has been redone to show Franny in costume for the events, as opposed to her regular clothes. At the end of each show in seasons one and two on PBS Kids in the United States, comes Music Time with SteveSongs; in season three, it was Dot's Story Factory. In season four and onwards, it was "Who's That Dog?", a segment that shows a live-action child showing the viewers his/her dog and its special tricks.

The show is designed to teach children about the joys of exploring for the first time. It has been praised by critics in the United States and Canada and has been honored as an Outstanding Product of 2006 by iParenting Media Awards May 2011.

In 2009, a Franny's Feet movie called Franny's Feet: Arctic Antics was made on May 2011.

Cast[edit]

  • Phoebe McAuley as Franny
  • George Buza as Grandpa
  • Katherine Crimi as Lucy

Additional voices[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • Note: This list is of the 30 minute episodes. Each 30 minute episodes is made up of two 15 minute episodes, each with their own opening.

Season 1 (2004-2007)[edit]

  • 101 Jingle Dress/A Home for Herman
  • 102 The Colossal Fossil/Lighthouse Lily
  • 103 Pilot Project/Not Yeti
  • 104 Double Trouble/Bedtime for Bears
  • 105 Birds of a Feather/Yummy in My Tummy
  • 106 Paper Presents/You Bug Me
  • 107 Hop to It/Night Time
  • 108 Arctic Antics/Octopus’s Garden
  • 109 Armadillo Allergy/Fowl Weather
  • 110 Say Jamaica/Pink Flamingos
  • 111 Reindeer to the Rescue/It’s a Big Job
  • 112 Bright Idea/Iguana Play Paddleball
  • 113 Happy Halloween/Snowy Jamaica

Season 2 (2005-2008)[edit]

  • 201 Puppet Pals/Sweet Mystery
  • 202 The Lonely Library/Wonderful Woolies
  • 203 Paint Job /Visit to the Vet
  • 204 Fancy Footwork/Mischievous Magpies
  • 205 Shiver Me Timbers/Ride 'em Cowboy
  • 206 Swamp Thing/Franny's Manners
  • 207 Lost in Mexico/No Place Like Home
  • 208 The Fais Do Do/A Stand Out Performance
  • 209 Make Them Laugh/Bear Facts
  • 210 Mount Do It Later/A Pony Tale
  • 211 Egg Sitting/Bee Patient
  • 212 Chez Lou Lou/Under the Sea
  • 213 Long Stories/A Little Moose Music

Season 3 (2006-2009)[edit]

  • 301 Monkey Stuff/Small Is Beautiful
  • 302 Jumbo Hi Jinx/Princess Tia
  • 303 Whiz Kid/Best in Show
  • 304 Season's Greetings/Opening Night Jitters
  • 305 Granny Nanny Goat/Franny and Five-Pin
  • 306 The Great Museum Caper/It's Snow Small Feat
  • 307 Tunnel Vision/Greece Is the Word
  • 308 Like Magic/Light in the Night
  • 309 Nat The Yak/ The Big Race
  • 310 Westward Ho/Messy Monkey
  • 311 Scatterbrained Squirrel/What's So Funny?
  • 312 A Pirate's Treasure/Game Over
  • 313 Unhappy Hippo/Net Worth

Season 4 (2007-2011)[edit]

  • 401 Stargazing/Tower Power
  • 402 Slippery Sandcastle/Butterfingers
  • 403 Picture This/Sound Advice
  • 404 Rainforest Games/Shake Those Beans
  • 405 Flight of Fancy/Totem Trouble
  • 406 Papa Penguin/Ballroom Bugaboo
  • 407 Wedding Day Woe/A Perfect Fit
  • 408 On Your Toes/It Figures
  • 409 Iwi the Kiwi/Clothes Call
  • 410 Lots of Space/Tulip Parade
  • 411 Pandamonium/So to Speak
  • 412 Sweet Talk/Old Friends, New Friends
  • 413 Going Ape!/Halloween Harvest

See also[edit]

  • Mr Benn - 1970s BBC children's TV series with many similarities

Funding[edit]

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