Gaspard and Lisa
|Gaspard and Lisa|
Gaspard and Lisa title card
|Created by||Anne Gutman|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Original run||1 May 2001– 2013|
Gaspard and Lisa is an animated entertainment series aimed at pre-school children. The show follows the adventures of six year-old best friends Gaspard and Lisa who have adventures in and around their home town of Paris, France. The series is based on the books written by Anne Gutman and illustrated by Georg Hallensleben. The series was made as a co-production between Chorion and animation company Impossible TV UK
Gaspard and Lisa engage in various adventures and activities. Though they try to do good deeds, their behavior sometimes causes disturbance to other people, especially Mr. Huget (pronounced hoo-zhay). When they learn that they have created a problem, they say, "Uh oh! Catastrophe!" But when they fix the problem, they shout, "Yes, triumph!"
- Gaspard (Connor Fitzgerald)[dead link] (Peter Harris in US version) is an anthropomorphic 6-year-old black dog. He wears a blue scarf, and lives in a high rise apartment. He even shares the same classroom with his best friend Lisa.
Gaspard is also the newest member in his school. During his early days in class, he was a shy fellow whom the children laugh at because he brought a large bag with a lot of props. Thankfully, Lisa made him look special in front of them, and he got over his shyness.
- Charles (Jo Wyatt): Gaspard's older brother, he is a 13 year old black dog. He always wears headphones around his neck. He often gets angry when Gaspard and Lisa ruin his fun accidentally, such as losing his kite or breaking his model rocket. Because of his age, he frequently criticizes what Gaspard and Lisa do and how childish they act.
- Gaspard's Dad (Richard Epcar): Gaspard and Charles' father. He wears a blue and green striped tie, and works as a newspaper columnist. He is also allergic to cats.
- Gaspard's Mom (Teresa Gallagher): Gaspard and Charles' mother. She is a housewife and wears a purple pearl necklace.
- Mamie Mathilde (Teresa Gallagher): Gaspard's father's mother. She lives in a blue house far from the city of Paris with a dog named Prince.
- Lisa (Kisholi Perera-Merry) (Charlotte Cohen in US version) is an anthropomorphic 6- year old white dog. She wears a red scarf, and lives in a pile of shipping containers. Her best friend is Gaspard and she sits next to him in class. Whenever Gaspard is upset or glum, Lisa tries to cheer him up with song and dance.
- Victoria (Bessie Cursons): Lisa's older sister, she is 10 years old. She wears a pink blouse. She often gets angry at Lisa for making a mess. Her only compliment to Lisa occurred when her little sister learned to ride a bicycle without training wheels.
- Lila (Teresa Gallagher): is the baby sister of Lisa and Victoria. She wears a purple onesie. A full-length episode of the series tells the story of when Lila was born and how Lisa was jealous at first but then began to love her sister.
- Lisa's Papa (Richard Epcar): is the father of Lisa and her two sisters. He works as a carpenter and wears a gray jacket.
- Lisa's Mama (Teresa Gallagher): Lisa, Victoria and Lila's mother. She is a housewife and wears a green necklace.
- Mlle Baladi: Gaspard and Lisa's teacher.
- Monseur Huget: An old man who happens to share Gaspard's apartment. He is often the brunt of Gaspard and Lisa's wild antics.
- Bastian: One of Gaspard and Lisa's classmates.
- Adrian: A French boy of African heritage, and another of Gaspard and Lisa's classmates.
|1||Space Rocket||Gaspard and Lisa accidentally break Charles' model rocket and have to find a way to fix it before the big contest.|
|2||Our Class Pet||Lisa takes the school guinea pig home with her, but when it gets loose, she and Gaspard have to decide whether to cover up or come clean.|
|3||Victoria's New Wallpaper||Lisa's father is putting up new wallpaper in her older sister Victoria's room. But this means Lisa will have to share her room with her sister until the wallpaper is up. Lisa isn't happy about sharing her room, especially when her sister tries to take over. So Gaspard and Lisa decide to finish the job, so Lisa can have her room back.|
|4||Gaspard's Garden for Maman||Returning to the city after visiting his grandmother in the country, Gaspard and his family bring home a box of fresh vegetables from his grandmother's garden. As his mother loves fresh tomatoes, he decides to grow tomatoes just for her. So with Lisa's help he makes a 'secret garden' under his bad. However when he waters the tomatoes he doesn't realise he's actually watering M. Huget's ceiling as well.|
|5||Maman's Broken Vase||Gaspard and Lisa accidentally break Maman's favorite vase and work together to fix the damage.|
|6||The Kite That Got Away||Gaspard and Lisa accidentally let Charles' special kite go and they have to retrieve it.|
|7||Gaspard's Egg||After Gaspard and Lisa let a chicken out of Mamie Mathilde's neighbour's henhouse, they have to keep the egg warm while they search for the missing bird.|
|8||Prince's Muddy Mess||Prince gets muddy while Gaspard and Lisa are watching him, and they have to figure out a way to make things right with Mamie Mathilde.|
|9||Our Talent Show||Gaspard and Lisa argue about who's the star of the magic act they are going to put on at the school talent show, and Gaspard quits, only to return to help Lisa.|
|10||Best Friends' Puppet Show||Gaspard and Lisa try to stage their own puppet show, but catastrophe: the puppets have gone missing and everyone has arrived for the show.|
|11||Gaspard's Toys For Sale||Gaspard wants a shiny new truck but doesn't have enough money, so he and Lisa try to find ways to raise funds.|
|12||School Pet Day||Gaspard and Lisa borrow M. Delpy's parrot to take to school pet day, but the parrot gets loose and they have to retrieve it.|
|13||A Christmas Surprise||It’s almost Christmas and Gaspard and Lisa need to find a present for their teacher, fast. Gaspard is full of ideas, but none of them seems quite right.|
|14||Mystery Of The Missing Tomatoes||Lisa helps Gaspard when he accidentally ruins a family photo that was supposed to be a present for his parents.|
|15||Maman's Special Day||Catastrophe: the gift Lisa has made her mother for Mother's Day has been ruined. Can Gaspard help Lisa find her mother a new gift in time?|
|16||Shopping With Maman||Gaspard and Lisa cause havoc in the department store while waiting for Victoria and Maman. At that time, Charles tries to be part of the chess game with the best in the world.|
|17||Mr Monsieur Huget's Special Day||Gaspard and Lisa resolve to make M. Huget smile as he bird-watches, but then learn the truth behind his sad mood—it's his birthday.|
|18||Our Walk With Jean-Claude||Gaspard & Lisa accidentally let Mlle Baladi's pet dog loose in the park and have to retrieve him.|
|19||Our First Train Ride||Gaspard and Lisa are excited to take their first train ride, and when they get in trouble with the Conductor, Papa comes to their aid.|
|20||Our Sweet Treat||The special pastry that Lisa's maman has made gets eaten on Gaspard & Lisa's watch, and they have to figure out how to replace it.|
|21||Gaspard's Puppy||Gaspard babysits a puppy with Lisa's help and finds out it's harder than he thought.|
|22||Our Very Special Delivery||Gaspard and Lisa ruin the special cake they've picked up for Lisa's grandparents' Anniversary party and try to restore it.|
|23||When Gaspard Met Lisa||Gaspard and Lisa recall how they first met and, after a bumpy start, became best friends.|
|24||Seaside Sculptures||Gaspard and Lisa visit the beach with their class for Art Day, and, even though a wave destroys their sand castle, they learn that the tide can give back as well|
|25||Our Big Big Sale||Gaspard and Lisa help Mamie Mathilde get ready for a junk sale, but when the keys get locked in the car, Lisa saves the day.|
|26||Best Friends Forever||The friendship is threatened when Gaspard learns to whistle and Lisa can't.|
|27||Gaspard The Great||Magician Gaspard thinks he's made Lisa's grandpere disappear, and they have to 'bring him back' before Maman gets home.|
|28||Gaspard Posts A Letter||Gaspard offers to mail an important letter for Charles by the end of the day but, despite Lisa's help, he keeps forgetting.|
|29||Gaspard's Hoppy Friend||Gaspard and Lisa bring a frog home from the country by mistake, and Gaspard decides to keep it as a pet.|
|30||Our Big Baking Disaster||Grandmere comes over to teach G&L how to make croissants, but when they add too much yeast to the dough — catastrophe!|
|31||Our School Concert||Gaspard and Lisa bring their instruments home from school to rehearse for the big show, but have to improvise when the instruments get lost.|
|32||Our Treasure Hunt||Gaspard and Lisa have to play pirates when Prince buries Mamie Mathilde's bracelet somewhere in the yard.|
|33||Our Clubhouse||Gaspard and Lisa decide to start their own club, but have trouble finding a secret place to meet.|
|34||Our Snowy Day||On a snowy day at school, Gaspard and Lisa build a giant snow bear in the playground, but when they try to move it — catastrophe!|
|35||Lisa's Scarf||Lisa's scarf is carried off by the wind, and she and Gaspard and M. Huget have to track it down.|
|36||Lisa's Kitten||Lisa has found a stray kitten and, with Gaspard's help, secretly keeps it in his bedroom until they're found out.|
|37||Best Bicycle Friends||Lisa feels left out when Gaspard learns to ride his bike without training wheels.|
|38||Papa's Important Paper||Gaspard's Papa loses an important piece of paper, and Gaspard and Lisa 'help' him find it, turning his home office upside down in the process.|
|39||Best Friends' Baguette||Gaspard and Lisa are given the important task of buying a baguette, but end up eating it before they get home and have to figure out how to replace it.|
|40||Lisa's Hiccups||When Lisa's dance performance is jeopardized by a case of the hiccups, Gaspard tries to help her get rid of them.|
|41||Parrots On The Loose||Lisa and Gaspard, helping out in M. Delpy's pet store, accidentally let the parrots out of their cage and have to retrieve them before the store opens.|
|42||Our Judo Lessons||Gaspard gets upset when Lisa joins his judo class and becomes better at it than he.|
|43||Gaspard's Bag Of Trouble||Gaspard's bag gets a hole in it, and he and Lisa have to retrieve all the lost objects, including an important library book.|
|44||The Perfect Family||Lisa helps Gaspard when he accidentally ruins a family photo that was supposed to be a present for his parents.|
|45||The Big Bicycle Race||Gaspard and Lisa accidentally send the local bicycle race off-course and, trying to correct their mistake, end up joining in.|
|46||The School Project||When Gaspard stays home from school with a cold, Lisa has to cope with missing her friend and figure out how to present their school project.|
|47||Gaspard's Masterpiece||Gaspard's art class painting gets lost, and Lisa helps him find it, in the most unusual of places.|
|48||Ducks In A Row||Gaspard and Lisa make friends with a duck at the park, but chaos reigns when the duck invades the family picnic with some of his friends.|
|49||Monster Hunters||When they hear mysterious sounds, Gaspard and Lisa are convinced that there's a monster trapped at Gaspard's and are determined to get rid of it.|
|50||Our Best Christmas Ever||Gaspard and Lisa learn about the true spirit of Christmas when they both ask Santa for the same snow globe — but it's the only one in the world!|
|51/52||Lisa's Little Sister||In this series finale, Lisa remembers how she felt neglected when her little sister was born, until she realized that she'll always be special to her Maman.|
Networks or Channels
|Argentina||Discovery Kids |
|Australia||ABC 4 Kids |
|Brazil||Discovery Kids |
|Mexico||Discovery Kids |
|Japan||Disney Channel Japan |
|New Zealand||TVNZ Kidzone24 |
|United States||Disney Junior|
|Portugal||RTPI and Canal Panda|
|Taiwan||Disney Junior |
|United Kingdom||Disney Junior and CITV|
|Hong Kong||Disney junior|
|South Korea||Disney Junior|
- Chorion Limited
- Discovery Kids: Gaspard and Lisa Characters
- Gaspard and Lisa news, May 2011
- Annecy 2011 Official Selection: Gaspard and Lisa - The Big Bicycle Race
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- Impossible Television