List of Franklin characters
This is a list of characters that appear in the animated television show Franklin.
- Franklin Turtle - A green turtle who is the show's lead character and the main protagonist, Franklin tends to be very kind and he has a large circle of friends, but also tends to keep things to himself at times. Franklin's friends and his parents generally help to bring out the best in him, and he's also now a big brother (a desire he had expressed multiple times in the past). He takes good care of his pet goldfish, Goldie, and also has a stuffed dog named Sam who, despite growing older, he still hangs onto and communicates with. Franklin enjoys math. Bear is one of his best friends. He is both afraid of and fascinated by thunder and lightning, although sharing this fear with his friends helped him marginally. He even is inspired by a storm in one episode to draw a picture of it. He is capable of fully removing his shell as apparently all turtles in the show are; his shell is a combination of clothing and backpack. He sometimes wears a hat and also wears a small red scarf around his neck. Noah Reid provided the voice of Franklin for the first five seasons of the television program. In the sixth season and Back to School with Franklin movie, Cole Caplan (who previously had a small role as the one-shot guest voice of Squirrel) voiced him. Cameron Ansell replaced Caplan as the voice in the U.S.-language version of the Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure film. He is 6 years old, and later turns 7 years old.
- Bear - Franklin's dark brown bear best friend. He is very docile and friendly. It takes a lot to get him mad, but those precious few times when he does get mad, he can stay angry for some time. Although Bear is considered to be gifted, there are several unexplained occasions where he becomes spaced out and somewhat clueless with everyday knowledge and does not notice the obvious or acknowledge anything. Despite this, Bear is one of the more mature males of the show, such as times where he and Franklin are in the middle of a problem, Bear will try to resolve it with the truth, whereas Franklin will try to hide it. He has a large appetite, which earned him the derisive nickname "Snacks" in one television story. Bear can be described as very loyal to those few he considers his friends. Honesty is also paramount with him --- he stops talking to Franklin for an excruciating amount of time after Franklin breaks a promise and spoils a secret. Bear is the strongest of Franklin's friends, and enjoys sports, particularly soccer. Bear is afraid of spiders. Beginning with the third season, Bear is usually seen wearing a blue lifevest unless he's swimming. This is in contrast to the other characters, who usually do not wear any sort of clothing (with the exception of Franklin, who is rarely seen without his cap and scarf.) Bear was voiced by Cody Jones in the first season of the show. Luca Perlman assumed the role for the second-fifth seasons, his last time for the role as Bear being Back to School with Franklin. Mark McMulkin assumed the role for the sixth season. Like Franklin, he is also 6 years old, and later turns 7 years old in Hurry Up, Franklin.
- Harriet Turtle - Harriet is Franklin's younger sister introduced in the fifth season starting with Franklin and the Green Knight. She has a happy, outgoing personality and loves running around and playing fun games. She really looks up to Franklin and often doesn't understand when Franklin gets annoyed at some of the things she does. Still, she and Franklin generally get along most of the time and Harriet seems to picking up on Franklin's kindness. Franklin loves his little sister and spends time playing with her and teaching her. At one time, this leads him to overprotect her, but he stops altogether after receiving some helpful advice from his mother. Her best friend is Beatrice, who recently started attending preschool, so now she also spends time with Beaver's new little brother Kit. It's not certain at this point exactly how old Harriet is. She is born when Franklin and his friends are still in kindergarten, yet in the sixth season and Back to School with Franklin, she behaves at the physical and emotional level of a three-to-four year old, yet Franklin and his friends are only in first grade. In the fifth season and the "Franklin's Magic Christmas" special, Harriet speaks with a rather limited vocabulary and refers to Franklin as "Fwankin" or "Fwanklin." In "Back to School with Franklin" and the sixth season, her vocabulary has advanced some and she refers to Franklin by his proper name. She is 2½ years old. Harriet is voiced by Bryn McAuley and can be heard speaking on the show in the fifth season and all subsequent specials. She is also voiced by Lizzie Waterworth in the UK version of this TV show.
Franklin and Bear's friends
- Beaver - A North American beaver who is a friend of Franklin. Often overly sure of herself, Beaver sometimes shows hints of bossiness, boisterousness, and sarcasm, but is certainly one of the more intelligent of the group. Beaver is not overtly mean, though, and being with her generally more kind-tempered friends helps to keep her abrasiveness in check. Beaver likes to say things and then end with the line "everybody" knows that. Beaver is a know it all and when referencing to teenagers she would be considered a Queen bee. She loves sports. Because of her personality, she can sometimes become self-conscious. She has buckteeth and can't help sometimes chewing on her pencils. Beaver has a pet hamster named Henry who appeared in the third season episode "Franklin and the Two Henrys." She is voiced by Leah Cudmore.
- Snail - Like all snails, Snail moves slowly, and consequently needs help from others often in order to get around, often by riding on Franklin's shell. He likes to do things himself, if he can, and Snail can become annoyed if given assistance when he hadn't asked for help. However, Snail usually appreciates Franklin's help and they are very good friends, with a lot in common. Snail considers Franklin to be his best friend, even though Franklin generally considers his best friend to be Bear. Snail is a very good (if rather slow) climber, once scaling a tall cliff to gather some crystals for the group. In one episode it was stated that it took Snail an hour to cross a short bridge across a stream. Since then, he's been training to crawl faster. Even though snails are in nature hermaphrodites, Snail is a male character, although he is voiced by a female, Kristen Bone.
- Goose - The best diver among Franklin's friends, Goose (a Canada Goose) is shy, and outgoing but easily startled. Franklin learns a bit more about Goose and her family when he attends her family's migration party. She is scared of cellars just like Franklin. Goose tends to like jewelry and has been seen wearing or holding diamonds or gold in several episodes. Goose has a little brother who wears glasses, a character that has only appeared once in the series to date. Olivia Garratt was the voice of Goose for the first five seasons. Vivien Endicott-Douglas assumed the role in the sixth season and Back to School with Franklin movie.
- Fox - Sly and wily, Fox's daring nature sometimes causes him to get into trouble. In "Franklin is Lost," he led Franklin into playing a game of hide-and-seek with him in the woods and the two both became lost. In referencing to teenagers, Fox would be considered a Ladies Man. Fox has a crush on Badger and is often teased about it in some episodes. Fox seems to get along well with most of the boys. The only girl he is usually seen talking to a lot is Beaver. Stuart Landrell, Ali Mukaddam and Gil Filar voiced Fox throughout the six seasons of the program.
- Rabbit - The best long jumper in the class, Rabbit is a jolly, somewhat goofy Eastern cottontail individual. Rabbit was voiced by Down With Webster Hype man Kyle Fairlie in the first five seasons and all specials/movies to date, but is voiced by Mitchell Eisner in the program's sixth season. He can sometimes be a prankster.
- Badger - An American badger who is a shy individual, but she is afraid of public speaking, badger is a friend of Beaver and Skunk, and uses crutches to get around. Despite this, she is apparently still capable of climbing; she can be seen in the treefort in the episode "Franklin's Picnic". It's never been officially said on the show, but according to the official Nelvana character description of her, Badger has cerebral palsy. Fox has a crush on her but it is unknown if she approves. Though afraid of public speaking, Badger is helpful, kind and loves to help out. She is voiced by Ruby Smith-Merovitz.
- Otter - A dark brown Northern river otter who was once Franklin's best friend. She moves away in a story shown early in the program's first season. Otter comes for a visit in the second season, but the reunion is bittersweet, with the village not remaining the same as Otter remembered it. Otter was voiced by Sophie Lang in the first season of the show. Her return visit was voiced by Marieve Herington.
- Skunk - A very friendly and non-threatening striped skunk, Skunk is frequently seen with Badger, Beaver, or Goose. Skunk once broke her arm riding a bicycle, and Franklin learned from her what it was really like to wear a cast. At one point, Franklin and his friends thought that Skunk was moving away. It turned out, though, that she was just moving a block from her old home, which was alright. Skunk cannot swim and was upset when everyone learned about this. Since Skunk isn't part of Franklin's main group of friends, she's seen less often than some of the other young characters. She has a little sister who has only been seen once on the show. She is voiced by Annick Obonsawin.
- Raccoon - Raccoon is sometimes a member of Franklin's class, but his appearances are rather infrequent. He isn't part of Franklin's normal group of friends, but the two still sometimes play together. He has a little brother who has never been shown on the program. He is voiced by Jamie Haydon-Devlin.
- Beatrice "Bea" Bear - She's Bear's little sister and was introduced late in the first season. She only rarely appears on the series, but is learning a lot from Bear and is also Harriet's best friend. She stands slightly taller than Harriet and is rather strong --- she is capable of lifting Harriet up. Kristen Bone, who does the voice of Snail, provides the voice for Beatrice. Beatrice is also voiced by Susan Roman. She is 3 years old, one year older than Harriet.
- Kit - Beaver's younger brother was introduced in the most recent special. He tends to be rather shy and clingy, but seems to have come out of his shell a bit after meeting Harriet. Although he hasn't been seen together with Beaver, he seems to look up to her, as her going to back to school after summer vacation put him somewhat out of sorts. Kit is voiced by Amanda Soha.
- Jack the Rabbit - A cousin of Rabbit's, in his teenage years; making him "the big kid" to Franklin and his friends. He enjoys skateboarding, though is rarely seen in the show. He is also sometimes simply called "Jack," for a nickname. Jack is like an adult to Franklin and his friends. He is voiced by Tyrone Savage.
Adults / Parents
- Narrator - This "character" is never seen, but is nevertheless very important to the program. The Narrator opens the beginning of almost each television story with the line "Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes", though in the first season, the Narrator would say different facts about the main character, such as "Franklin could climb up high in a tree", or something such as. This is followed by a short description of something pertinent to the upcoming story. The voice of the Narrator has changed since the program first aired. In the first season, Judy Marshak was the voice of the Narrator. She later returned as a guest voice in the third season. Shirley Douglas assumed the role in the second to fourth seasons. Janet-Laine Green is the Narrator from the fifth season on. As a rule, the Narrator only speaks at the very beginning of a Franklin story. The only exception to date was in the special Franklin and the Green Knight in which the Narrator spoke again following the opening events. The Narrator is not used in any of the Franklin movies other than Franklin and the Green Knight, nor in the Franklin and Friends series.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Turtle - she is Franklin's and Harriet's mother. Generally very kind and patient. Like Mr. Turtle (below), she has no known occupation. Her occupation is possibly a housewife. Elizabeth Brown has voiced Mrs. Turtle on all seasons and specials/movies to date. Franklin looks up to her and occasionally asks her for help, and sometimes advice. She grew up at a farm faraway from Woodland and had parents who are married twin siblings.
- Mr. Johnathan Turtle - Mr. Turtle's exact occupation is unknown, if he even has one at all. He is Franklin and Harriet's father and Mrs. Turtle's husband. He and Mrs. Turtle are few of the couples in Woodland to be not twin siblings and from different families, they both first met each other when they were young little kids, and the Turtle Family Car was their wedding gift. He is known to fix things around the house. He always seems to be home when Franklin and Harriet are and can be seen in Back to School with Franklin doing gardening after Franklin has left for school. Franklin's father provides advice to Franklin and his sister Harriet when needed and sometimes spends times with him on sports outings and such. This includes taking Franklin golfing, which he is fairly good at, though Franklin finds the sport rather challenging. He is generally looked up to and a good father for Franklin and Harriet. He is also good with a hammer and other tools and inspires Franklin when he gives him a toolbelt. Richard Newman has always provided the voice for Mr. Turtle. In a flashback episode, Noah Reid (the original voice of Franklin) also did the voice of Young Mr. Turtle
- Granny Grace Turtle - Franklin's grandmother on his father's side. Her first name was unknown. She is a piano virtuoso and has given piano lessons to Beaver and Franklin. She loves Franklin and spends a lot of time with him, but also has other interests. She has worn glasses since she was a baby. She is voiced by Corinne Conley and is featured prominently in the film "Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure." When she was roughly Franklin's age, both her parents died in their sleep in a nighttime house fire, while she was camping in a nearby forest. After that, Granny moved away from her destroyed home at Turtle Lake and was raised by another family. Even now, remembering this event can reduce her to tears. As Franklin's Grandfather on his father's side has never been shown, it can most likely be assumed that Granny Turtle is a widow and it would be that Franklin's grandfather on his father's side died shortly after Franklin was born and before he turned 5 years old.
- Grandma Jenny Turtle- Jenny Turtle is Franklin's grandma on his mother's side, seen in the special "Franklin's Magic Christmas" (voiced by Joyce Gordon). She lives on a sort of ranch a distance outside of Woodland with Franklin's Grandfather on his mother's side which is her husband.
- Grandfather Glen Turtle - Franklin's grandpa on his mother's side and Grandma Jenny Turtle's husband. His first name is unknown. He is a kind, warm personality and can make a strong bowl of chili. Along with Jenny Turtle, he has only appeared in the special Franklin's Magic Christmas.
- Aunt Turtle - Franklin's aunt on his father's side and Mr. Turtle's younger sister. She has a youthful personality.
- Mrs. / Dr. Bear - Doctor of the village and also Bear and Beatrice's mother. She's very kind and even makes the occasional housecall when needed. Usually wears a white doctor's coat when she's 'on duty'. She is voiced by Mari Trainor, who also provides the voices of Coach Porcupine and the one-shot guest character Mrs. Bat.
- Mr. Bear - Bear and Beatrice's father, and Mrs. / Dr. Bear's husband. he doesn't appear nearly as often as Mrs. Bear. He has a number of sayings that can often be heard being repeated by Bear. These include "look on the bright side" and "forgive and forget." He is voiced by Donald Burda.
- Granny Bear - Bear and Beatrice's grandmother on their father's side. It would be that their grandfather on their father's side died some time before Mr. and Mrs. Bear were married.
- Grandfather Ben Bear - Bear and Beatrice's grandpa on their mother's side. He lives on a remote farm. He wears a farmer's hat, scarf, pants and suspenders. He is a widower too for their grandma on their mother's side died before Mr. and Mrs. Bear were married.
- Mr. Beaver - Carpenter. Built the treehouse Franklin and his friends often play in, and is always seen with his toolbelt. Likes to see everyone busy, much to the dismay of Franklin's group. He is not seen quite as often as his wife, Mrs. Beaver. However, he and his wife are close friends of Mr. and Mrs. Turtle and he was a big help when Franklin's home flooded in the fifth season. He is voiced Adrian Truss.
- Mrs. Beaver - She is the mother of Beaver and Kit and Mr. Beaver's wife. She can be a bit overbearing at times, particularly with Kit, but is generally a good mother. She often wears heavy jewelry and a hat and is one of the only characters seen wearing earrings. She has a pleasing, musical voice, provided by Valerie Boyle.
- Mr. Fox - Fox's father. A junk collector and handyman, Mr. Fox stresses the value of hard work ("Elbow Grease"). Helped fix Franklin's toy truck in one episode. Mr. Fox also drives the school bus. In the sixth season, Mr. Fox forms the Woodland Trailblazers, a sort of combination boy/girl scout group. Franklin and his friends all join. Paul Haddad is the voice of Mr. Fox.
- Mrs. Fox - Very little is known about Fox's mother who is also Mr. Fox's wife and her one speaking appearance on the series, in the special Franklin and the Green Knight, she was voiced by Elizabeth Hanna, who also provided the voice of Eagle in that film.
- Mrs. Goose - Woodland Library's Librarian and Goose's mother, though she's generally seen in the library. She and her father, older brother and sister, ex-husband, ex-husband's mother and niece celebrate Migration together. Mrs. Goose is cheerful and tends to talk in an enthusiastic tone of voice. Mrs. Goose is voiced by Catherine Disher.
- Mr. Goose - Goose's father. In the sixth season, it's revealed that he is the pharmacist at the Woodland pharmacy. He dispenses some ointment for Franklin. Voice actor unknown, due to generic credits in the program's sixth season. In Franklin and Friends it is revealed that he and Mrs. Goose are divorced and this is why he does not live with them.
- Mr. Skunk - He runs the ice cream shop where Franklin and his friends sometimes stop in for cool treats. He is also Skunk's father. He isn't seen very often. The few times that he does speak, he is voiced by Shane McPherson. He's also one of the few fully clothed characters; generally seen wearing blue overalls.
- Mrs. Skunk - Skunk's Mom, and Mr. Skunk's wife and like Mr. Skunk, not seen very often. She was seen a few times pushing Baby Skunk in her stroller. She is voiced by Catherine Disher, who also voices Mrs. Goose.
- Mr. Groundhog - A veritable recluse but a usually friendly meteorologist, Mr. Groundhog is harassed when he enters the village for groceries by the inhabitants asking him for more or less snow. Franklin befriends the seemingly grumpy Mr. Groundhog and finds out he's not all that bad. Sometimes he considers Groundhog Day his least favorite holiday because everybody wants a different forecast. Later, in the sixth season, Franklin spends more time with him and gains a desire to become a meteorologist. Mr. Groundhog is voiced by Chris Wiggins, who was also the voice of Mr. Collie in the Franklin's Magic Christmas special.
- Mr. Mole - Rotund and spectacled, Mr. Mole possesses a cheerful optimistic nature. He owns a hardware shop which catches fire in one episode, and also tends to his garden. He has a grandson, Mole, who has only been seen once or twice. Mr. Mole is a long-time friend of Mr. Turtle. He is an important member of the community, helping out in a number of civic functions. He is voiced by William Colgate. In a flashback episode, Young Mr. Mole was voiced by Jared Wall.
- Ms. Muskrat - Franklin's elderly muskrat babysitter. Somewhat like Mary Poppins, she has a bag with all sorts of entertaining things. Having been babysat by Granny in the past, Franklin was shy of her at first, but quickly warmed up to her. She has a beautiful backyard decorated with things she made from broken glass, as Franklin found out when he paid a visit to her home in the fifth season. Mrs. Muskrat also sometimes drops in on the hockey games of Franklin and his friends to provide hot chocolate and watch. Mrs. Muskrat is voiced by Marcia Bennett.
- Mr. Owl - The Great horned owl village teacher. Appropriately wise, Mr. Owl is patient and resolves conflicts peacefully in the classroom. Mr. Owl allows ample time for creativity with different projects. Mr. Owl is usually only seen teaching Franklin and his friends. However, he did show he has a playful sense of humor when he made them think he was a ghost at a Halloween party. Since it is known that there are older children in the village as well, it can only be assumed that there is another unshown teacher, as Franklin and his classmates let out from school in the afternoon, not leaving time for another class afterwards. He is voiced by James Rankin.
- Miss Koala - A replacement teacher who filled in for Mr. Owl beginning on the first day of first grade in the special Back to School with Franklin. Mr. Owl had to leave due to a family emergency and so she came riding up on her motorbike. She has a vibrant personality and loves trying new things and doing things a different way. At first, Franklin doesn't like her, especially when she makes him give up his favorite seat next to Bear for a while because he was goofing off. After he learns more about her, such as that she's from Australia and learns to understand her Australian sayings such as "good on ya'" and "fair dinkum," he warms up to her. She creates a soccer team consisting of Franklin's entire class and has them play against another class she once taught. She is voiced by Carolyn Scott.
- Coach / Ms. porcupine - Soccer coach and troop leader. She normally coaches Franklin and his friends, and her absence in the Back to School with Franklin film is unexplained. She is voiced by Mari Trainor, who also voices Mrs./Dr. Bear and Mrs. Bat on the show.
- Mr. Rabbit - Presumably Rabbit's father. He works at a Pizza Parlour as seen in the episode "Franklin the Detective". Not much else is known about Mr. Rabbit. He is voiced by an uncredited actor.
- Mrs. Rabbit - Rabbit's mother and Mr. Rabbit's wife. She isn't seen much and never has a speaking role.
- Officer Rabbit - A grey female rabbit police officer who could be Mr. Rabbit's sister and Rabbit's aunt on his father's side.
- Mr. Badger - Woodland's Postman and very friendly. Presumably Badger's father. Mr. Badger is voiced by Neil Crone.
- Mrs. Badger - Little is known about Badger's mother, Mrs. Badger who is Mr. Badger's wife. She is voiced by Coretta Jafelice.
- Mr. Raccoon - See "Constable Raccoon" under Minor characters
- Mrs. Raccoon - See above.
- Mrs. Panda - She appeared in "Franklin's Music Lesson"
At this point the only major character's parents that haven't been shown on the program are Otter's (who moved away in the first season). Snail's parents both appear in the Franklin and Friends series and Snail's mother also appears in the book Franklin Says I Love You.
- Miss Lynx - She manages a historical village that Franklin and his parents visit in the second season. She tries to keep them busy with all sorts of activities. She was voiced by Diane D'Aquila.
- Mr Lynx - He is the janitor at the library. When he was putting up the banners at Bookfest Franklin had hidden one of them (being a picture of him as a baby reading a baby book). But when his Granny had arranged the banner Franklin felt bad for hiding it so after some attempts to get it hung. Mr Lynx sorted it all out.
- Pioneer Worker Bear - He is one of the main inhabitants of the historical village that Miss Lynx runs. He is shown pushing a wagon. He wears a pioneer hat, some blue pants and white suspenders.
- Railroad Worker Fox - He is one of the creatures that works at the train station. He is shown brushing the floor. He wears some green overalls with blue suspenders.
- Conductor Goose - He is at the train station. He wears a cap, some glasses and a cape.
- Dynaroo - Franklin's hero, a masked and caped marsupial. She carries a golden lasso to catch evildoers, and is said to also have a rocket jetpack. Appeared in person in one episode during a book signing, with no spoken dialogue. (Stitches on her thighs combined with her silence suggested that she may have been an actor in a mascot suit, as often seen at children's events.) Has a sidekick, like most superheroes.
- Mr. Coyote - A coyote (a member of the fox family), who tried his hardest not to photograph Franklin. Franklin was on a mission to do go deeds and make into the paper. He made it in, but there was no picture of him and Mr. Coyote incorrectly gave his name as "Frank." Mr. Coyote was voiced in his only appearance by Stephen Ouimette.
- Coyote- Hockey player - Not the same person as Mr. Coyote. A hockey player who Franklin and Bear actually get to meet. He's a great player, but he tells them that the person they really should look up to is Mrs. Muskrat. Elijah Wood provides the voice of Coyote.
- Bill Buffalo- Hockey player- A hockey playing American bison who inexplicably replaces Coyote as Franklin's favorite in the sixth season. Franklin also gets to meet him. He gives Franklin his very own Franklin rookie card. He is voiced by Dan Green.
- Constable Raccoon Police officer - The law-enforcement official of Woodland. To date, no crimes have ever been mentioned on the series, so the Constable's work focuses mainly on issues of safety. He is most likely Raccoon's father. And Mrs. Raccoon would be likely his wife or twin sister. Dan Lett provides the voice of Constable Raccoon.
- Mr. Heron Ecologist -A Great blue heron who gives Franklin a small tree seedling and encourages him to look after it. When Franklin doesn't think much of it at first, Mr. Heron helps him to see its value. Mr. Heron planted the tree that now houses the tree fort which Franklin and his friends sometimes play in. Mr. Heron is voiced by Wayne Robson.
- Mrs. Heron - Very little is known about Mrs. Heron, but it can be presumed she is Mr. Heron's wife or perhaps Mr. Heron's sister. It's possible that she may run a coffee shop, as she was seen coming out of one in the second season. She is voiced by Kay Hawtrey.
- Mrs. Periwinkle Pilot - She's the only adult snail character seen on the program to date. She helps Snail achieve his dream of flying high in the sky. Snail had been told that snails can't fly, but back when she was a kid, she was told that girls can't be pilots. Mr. Turtle introduces Snail to her when Franklin tells him about Snail's dream. She was voiced by Jill Frappier.
- Martin the Magnificent Magician - A performer who inspires Franklin to try his own magic tricks. Seen in only one story so far. His repertoire of tricks includes making things appear and making himself disappear. Although only appearring in one episode, he was mentioned once in the fifth season. Voiced by Keith Knight.
- Sparrow, Duck, Polar Bear, Mr. Lion - A series of characters in a tale in the first season story "Franklin in the Dark," which was based on the first-ever Franklin book. The story is about a little turtle who meets all of these animals and learns about the things they're afraid of. The Bird was voiced by Richard Binsley, the Duck by Elizabeth Hanna, the Polar Bear by Phillip Williams and Mr. Lion by Gary Krawford.
- Moose - A teenaged moose who appeared only in one episode, "Franklin's New Friend," Moose was a new kid in Franklin's class who is awkward and shy. Franklin eventually comes to befriend him after being upset at Moose for breaking his favorite colored pencil. He also helped Franklin with a bake sale. It was also said he moved from somewhere far away. He is voiced by Jason Anthony Griffith
- Mrs. Moose - Appeared as Moose's mother in the same episode that Moose did. She is voiced by Ellen Ray Hennessy.
- Porcupine - Porcupine shows up in a first-season episode and creates a secret club, but won't let Franklin join. Possibly, Coach Porcupine's daughter. She was voiced by Sharai-Ann Ross-Laney.
- Squirrel - A cheerful grey squirrel who is a bit younger than Franklin and his friends. In the third season, Squirrel shows up while Franklin, Raccoon and Fox are playing and wants to know if they'll play with him. Franklin becomes a sort of surrogate big-brother to him. In this story, Squirrel was voiced by Cole Caplan, who would later assume the role of Franklin beginning with the special "Back to School with Franklin." Squirrel's real best friend is Possum (below).
- Possum - A young opossum who becomes a good friend of Bear's when he and Franklin attend day camp. Franklin grows jealous of the friendship and acts goofy to try to get Bear's attention. Possum was voiced by Jake Goldsbie in his only appearance on the show.
- Mole - Mr. Mole's grandson. Mole only shows up once or twice as a visitor to Franklin's town. He appears in the second season and is voiced by Jamie Haydon-Devlin, who later assumes the voice of Raccoon from the third season on. As shown in Mole's debut, he is a hard child to be friends with. Mole has a personality that is very similar to that of a brat, as he wants whatever he can get, and refuses all of Franklin's ideas in lieu of his own. Mole even goes as far as to turn down a soccer game invitation from Franklin's friends, because Mole would rather play with Franklin's toys (without Franklin's consent).
- Bat - He appeared in an episode called "Franklin and His Night Friend." Like any bat, he's most active at night and hangs upside down in trees. Franklin, however, learns that despite these differences, they can still be friends. In his only appearance to date, Bat was voiced by Jonathan Malen.
- Mr. Bat - Bat's father. Voiced by Donald Burda, who is also the voice of Mr. Bear.
- Mrs. Bat - Bat's mother. Voiced by Mari Trainor, who is also the voice of Mrs./Dr. Bear and Coach Porcupine.
- Bunny - A young rabbit who's been seen in a few episodes. He is Rabbit's little brother. Voiced by Kristen Bone.
- Junior Marmot - A young marmot who loses a puppy in the third season of the program. Franklin finds the puppy and is a bit sad to give it back at first. He changes his mind once he sees how happy Junior Marmot is to have the puppy back. Voiced by Frannie Diggins.
- Mrs. Marmot - Junior Marmot's mother. Voiced by Judy Marshak, who was also the voice of the Narrator in the first season of the show.
- Mr. Marmot Safety inspector - Franklin and Bear meet him in the sixth season and find him working to reinforce a river bank. When he tells them that he's a safety inspector, Franklin starts becoming obsessive about safety. He annoys his friends with it, but saves them all when he discovers a problem with the treehouse. Later, Mr. Marmot is seen laying a telephone cable. Mr. Marmot may be Junior Marmot's father, although this is unknown. Voice actor is unknown, due to generic credits.
- Ermine - A young ermine in the fourth season who Franklin keeps seeing, but none of his friends spot him. They begin to think that Franklin is making him up. As it turns out, Ermine is just shy. Voiced by John Hagley.
- Grandma Ermine - Ermine's Grandma. Voiced by Kay Hawtrey, who's also the voice of Mrs. Heron. She reappears in the sixth season briefly, pushing around a shopping cart.
- Possum - A different opossum from the previous entry, sometimes babysat by Franklin's Granny. Granny introduces him to Franklin and they try to play together, but Franklin becomes a bit jealous of all the attention Possum gets from Granny. He eventually gets over it once he learns that Granny brags about him a lot to Possum. Voiced by David Klar.
- Betty - Beaver's cousin. Could be mistaken for Beaver if she doesn't wear some sort of identification on her, though she is a slightly lighter shade of brown and doesn't have whiskers like Beaver. Additionally, she has light brown eyes, unlike Beaver's, which are black. She usually dons a purple sweater. She totally admires Franklin's sandcastle, and likes pretending to be a knight as well. She wears a unicorn pin, which she gave to Franklin. Has only appeared in one episode to date. Her friendship with Franklin caused Franklin to be teased about having a girlfriend. She is voiced by Stephanie Beard.
- Wolverine - A rough-playing fellow, Franklin and his friends didn't like how he plays rough at first. Franklin was also afraid that he'd hurt Harriet, but realizes that he was wrong after seeing Wolverine play nice with Harriet. Has only appeared in one episode so far. Wolverine's voice actor is unknown.
- Little and Big Crab - Two crabs who Franklin and Bear met during a trip to the seashore. After a misunderstanding, they ended up being friends. These two have only been in one episode. Marc Donato was the voice of Little Crab, while Nickolas Swan was the voice of Big Crab.
- Granny Goose - Goose's grandmother on her father's side. It would be that Goose's grandfather on his father's side died of natural causes before Mr. and Mrs. Goose were married.
- Grandpa Goose - Goose's grandpa on her mother's side. He wears glasses, a shirt and some pants and suspenders. He is a widower. For Goose's grandmother on her mother's side sometimes after Goose's grandfather on her father's side died and before Mr. and Mrs. Goose were married.
- Aunt Goose - Goose's aunt on her mother's side.
- Uncle Goose - Goose's uncle on her mother's side and Aunt Goose's husband and twin brother.
- Giselle - Goose's younger cousin on her mother's side and the daughter of Aunt Goose and Uncle Goose who are married twin siblings.
- Great Aunt Harriet - Great Aunt Harriet has been mentioned on the TV show, but never seen. She has appeared in at least one Franklin book, Franklin's Christmas Gift and is rather old and wears glasses. She is known for giving great gifts filled with love. In both the TV show and the books, Franklin names his little sister Harriet in honor of her. It appears that she could be the older sister of Grandma Jenny Turtle and Grandfather Turtle.
- Carbunkel - A museum tour guide who appeared only in the book Franklin's Class Trip and in the stage show Franklin's Big Adventure. She thinks a lot of her abilities and enjoys greeting and being greeted with a cheerful "hello." Franklin doesn't think much of her somewhat wacky personality at first, but later warms up to her. The spelling of her name is unusual --- Carbunkel instead of Carbunkle.
- Dinosaur - An actual dinosaur that Franklin and Snail talk with and sing a song with in "Franklin's Big Adventure." He makes sure that they know he's a vegetarian and eats trees, but just the leaves.
- Aunt Lucy - An archaeologist. Her goddaughter is Sammy. She could be Franklin aunt on his mother's side and the older sister of Mrs. Turtle.
- Aunt Kay and Uncle Carl Turtle - Franklin's aunt and uncle on his mother's side
- Franklin's Cousin - Franklin's cousin on his mother's side and the son of Aunt Kay and Uncle Carl Turtle.
- Bear's Cousin - Bear's cousin as mentioned in the episode called Franklin and the Thunderstorm.
- Samantha "Sam" - The goddaughter of Aunt Lucy.
- Ms. Stoat- appears in Franklin's Dance Lesson
Note that in the first, fifth and sixth seasons of the program, Franklin uses a generic voice credits screen that only lists some roles and appears at the end of every episode. In the second to fourth seasons, voice actors/actresses were credited in the episodes that they appeared in. Most, if not all characters, that have speaking roles of any sort are now listed. Many of these, as well as many that have been mentioned, seem to flit on and off the series with little or no explanation.