Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

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Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
Genre Children's
Format Animated series
Created by
Voices of
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
  • Clive A. Smith
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel
Original run June 5, 2000 (2000-06-05) – February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)
External links
Website
Production website

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a Canadian animated TV series based on the books by Michael Paraskevas and his mother Betty.[1]

In the show, Maggie creates her own map of her imaginary world called Nowhere Land that, in reality, takes the characters nowhere. She imagines that (Beast and Hamilton Hocks) are her friends. The show also features friends like mice, cows, and rabbits.

The theme song for the show is "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast in Nowhere Land," which is an original song by an unknown artist. Maggie and The Ferocious Beast is produced by Nelvana and directed by Jamie Whitney and Stuart Shankly. The series debuted in 2000 and the series aired its last episode 2004. The show was distributed by Nelvana, which owned the distribution rights. In the UK, the show was dubbed with British voice actors, replacing the original American soundtrack.

The show first aired on Teletoon on August 26, 2000.[2]

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast once aired on American children's channel Nick Jr. from July 15, 2000 until October 30, 2010 and has not been shown on any US station ever since.

Characters[edit]

  • Maggie: Maggie is a girl who is Hamilton's and the Beast's best friend. They both look up to Maggie very much and always turn to her for advice. Maggie is the leader of the group and is always there to be the compassionate voice of reason to her dear friends.
  • The Ferocious Beast: The Beast does not appear very scary or ferocious, however, he can shout louder than anybody. He is yellow, with big red removable spots, and 3 horns on his head. His favorite catchphrase is "Great Googly Moogly!", which he says several times per episode. He is just a big softy, despite his bold appearance. The Beast loves pumpkins, which is convenient since there is an impressive pumpkin patch in Nowhere Land. As a matter of fact, Beast loves pretty much any kind of food and is almost always hungry. He even loves baths. He loves Hamilton's cooking. Maggie and Hamilton are his best friends. He wears multi-colored Galoshes which he pronounces as "Goo-loshes". Hamilton always corrects him about the pronunciation, but he doesn't believe him.
  • Hamilton Pig: Hamilton can be bossy and quite fussy anthropomorphic pig, but he has a warm heart. He lives inside a portable cardboard box which he loves, is the best cook in Nowhere Land, and is a total clean-freak. Hamilton's most prized possessions are his beautiful "H" sweater and his cardboard box. Maggie and the Beast are his best friends.
  • Rudy the Mouse: Rudy is a cheese-loving mouse who lives in a large wheel of Swiss cheese in a part of Nowhere Land called Cheese Town. It is revealed in one episode that Rudy's hat and boots do not come off because they are glued to him. Strangely enough, this character started off with the name Pippy, but was renamed by the writers soon after for some reason.
  • Nedley the Rabbit: Nedley speaks in rhymes. He says rhymes almost all through every episode that he appears in, but sometimes he talks normally a little bit before starting his rhyme again. Nedley lives in a rabbit hole next to his carrot patch in Nowhere Land.
  • The Moo Sisters: They are the three cows who live in a part of Nowhere Land called Mooville. They love to sing and do it often. They are sisters and their names are Mavis, Millicent, and Marge.
  • Mr. Moon: He is the only non-human and non-animal character in the episode, "The Blue Moon". The credits do not show his name and his voice actor was unknown. He Is usually grumpy because people mistake him for "Blue Cheese".
  • The Kindly Giant: The Kindly Giant is not at all scary but instead kind-hearted. The others are scared at first but they soon get used to him and they sometimes go to him for advice or a favor. He refers to Maggie, Hamilton, and the Beast as "little ones." He owns a garden full of fruit and vegetables, of which he always lets the ever-hungry Beast scarf up a giant blueberry or two. His face is never shown and he only appears in a few episodes. He is big and strong. Even the Beast seems small compared to the giant. The Kindly Giant lives in an area of Nowhere Land where all the fruits and vegetables are giant sized. Usually, his shoes and ankles are only seen due to his largeness.
  • The Dream Sheep: A white sheep that makes "baa" noises in "Go To Sleep, Sheep". They are occasionally up in the clouds.
  • The Jellybean Team: They are a group of eight jellybeans.There is a red one, orange one, yellow one, purple one, blue one,a black one and two green ones. They are small, of course, but have big personalities. They also tend to argue with each other a lot because they all think they are more important than each other.
  • The Triplets: Maggie's baby nephews (Zack, Max, and Oscar). They only appear in four episodes, "One Two Three", "Home of the Kindly Giant", "The New Rubber Ball", and "Which Way Did They Go?". However, in "One, Two, Three", Oscar playfully throws dirt at the Beast, Zack is the only one that still crawls around, and only Max can sit up and play patty cake. Voiced by Tara Strong.
  • BB Cat: BB (Billy Bob) is a cat who lives near the Muck Bridge. He is a soulful jazz musician who plays bass and wears sunglasses.
  • Sidestep: Sidestep is a very cranky crab who once got his house (or a sand castle, for that matter) destroyed by the beast accidentally. His home has been rebuilt by the characters twice on the series. Sidestep lives on the beach of Nowhere Land.
  • Whales: A parent with her baby were seen in the episode, "The Beached Whale". Only the baby speaks, however, Baby Whale's voice actress is unknown because her name isn't shown in the credits after the episode, "Desert Cactus". Mother Whale appears in the map in the intro and website. The whales in the series are purple. They are possibly sperm whales.
  • Wish Fish: A goldfish like fish that lives in a well. However, his voice actor is unknown when his name wasn't seen in the credits after the episode, "The Wishing Fish".
  • Big Duck: A big duck who appeared in "The Big Duck", and was mentioned in "Guess Who I Am". She doesn't speak but only quacks.
  • Calli The Camel: He only appears in desert episodes, and his voice actor is unknown since his name wasn't listed in the credits.
  • The Teddy Bear: He appears as a helper with Maggie and her friends.
  • Henry The Worm: Only appears in "Oh, Give Me a Home". He comes from an apple.

There are many creatures who do speak in the series, like the chicken sisters (The Chicken Ladies), the other birds (in each episode), the Buffle Headed Booby (The Buffle-Headed Booby) and more.

Episodes[edit]

This is a list of episodes of the show.[3]

Season 1[edit]

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast season 1 episodes
Series # Season # Title Original airdate
1 1 "My One and Only Box/Spot the Spot/Recipe for Trouble" June 5, 2000 (2000-06-05)
Hamilton's cardboard box gets damaged while sledding; Maggie gets stuck in a tree while trying to count the Ferocious Beast's spots; the gang travel to a river in search for special ingredients to a recipe. 
2 2 "The Lemonade Stand/Walk the Walk/What's in a Laugh?" June 6, 2000 (2000-06-06)
Hamilton sets up a lemonade stand; The Ferocious Beast inadvertently destroys Sidestep's home; The Ferocious Beast wants to know what makes a laugh. 
3 3 "Pack Up Your Troubles/Rub a Dub Dub/The Tomato" July 4, 2000 (2000-07-04)
Hamilton has troubles, Maggie tells him to pack them up; The Ferocious Beast wants a bath; The Ferocious Beast wins a competition for the best tomato. 
4 4 "Out of Water Beast/Rain, Rain, Go Away!/Hamilton the Ham" June 8, 2000 (2000-06-08)
There is a beast in the water and it turns out to be The Ferocious Beast's Cousin; In the past week Nowhere Land has had only water and the gang want it to stop raining; Hamilton's ham gets ruined after The Ferocious Beast steps on the ham. 
5 5 "This Little Pig/Hide and Go Beast/One, Two, Three" June 9, 2000 (2000-06-09)
Hamilton's little pig comes to visit; The Ferocious Beast wants to play hide and seek; Hamilton learns how to count. 
6 6 "What's In The Bag?/Beastly Picture/The Push-Me Popper" June 12, 2000 (2000-06-12)
Hamilton gets stuck in a bag; The Ferocious Beast wants a painting of himself; The Ferocious Beast plays with a toy that doesn't belong to him. 
7 7 "Sun Spots/Say Cheese/Sailing Away" June 13, 2000 (2000-06-13)
The Ferocious Beast's spots come off; Hamilton brings his cheese to The Ferocious Beast so he can eat it; The gang make their own raft to sail down the river. 
8 8 "Hamilton's Pet/Slooow Motion/The Big Duck" June 14, 2000 (2000-06-14)
9 9 "Flim-Flam-A Fiddle/A Beastly Garden/Spring Cleaning" June 15, 2000 (2000-06-15)
10 10 "Three Little Ghosts" June 16, 2000 (2000-06-16)
11 11 "Mr. Shivers/Nap Time/Up, Up, and Away" June 19, 2000 (2000-06-19)
12 12 "Louder! Louder!/Once Upon a Time/Maggie the Mommy" June 20, 2000 (2000-06-20)
13 13 "Hamilton's Box Car/Happy Birthday to All of Us/The Really Big Show" June 21, 2000 (2000-06-21)

Season 2[edit]

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast season 2 episodes
Series # Season # Title Original airdate
14 1 "Hamilton Blows His Horn/The Big Cheese/Roll Over Archie" March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)
15 2 "Desert Treasure/Morning in Nowhere Land/The Missing Sweater" December 23, 2002 (2002-12-23)
16 3 "Guess Who's Coming to Visit/The Lonesome Traveler/The Home of the Kindly Giant" December 26, 2002 (2002-12-26)
The Ferocious Beast's cousin comes to visit.; The Ferocious Beast sets out on his own adventure.; The gang takes Maggie's cousin to the Kindly Giant's garden. 
17 4 "The Snow Show/School Days/The Nowhere Land Parade" December 31, 2002 (2002-12-31)
18 5 "Don't Dump That Junk/Soup Bowls and Roller Coasters/Rainy Day" January 2, 2003 (2003-01-02)
19 6 "Just a Little Off the Top/Little Pig Lost/The Cecil Bunions Detective Agency" January 3, 2003 (2003-01-03)
Maggie pulls together a barber shop quartet.; Hamilton's surprise for Maggie goes awry.; The gang decides to become detectives. 
20 7 "The Jelly Bean Express/Let's Play Croquet/Little Ducky" January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06)
The Jelly Bean Team gets their own train.; The gang plays croquet.; The Ferocious Beast is followed by a newly hatched duckling. 
21 8 "Message In a Bottle/A Visit to Cake Town/Hamilton's Important Letter" January 7, 2003 (2003-01-07)
The gang pretends to be pirates.; A trip to Cake Town leads to disaster.; Hamilton's 'H' goes missing. 
22 9 "The Big Hat/Camping Trip/The Leaning Tower of Carrot" January 8, 2003 (2003-01-08)
Hamilton opens a restaurant; The gang goes camping and worry about bears; Rudy's carrot is in trouble. 
23 10 "The Funny Smile/Guess Who I Am/A House for a Mouse" January 9, 2003 (2003-01-09)
24 11 "Nothing in the Beach Ball/Picnic Time/The New Rubber Ball" January 10, 2003 (2003-01-10)
25 12 "Ride 'Em Cowboy!/Right Next Door/Hamilton's Sailboat" January 13, 2003 (2003-01-13)
The gang searches for bandits.; The Beast moves next door to Hamilton.; Hamilton captains his very own ship. 
26 13 "Catch Me If You Can/Strings, Pumpkins, and Hats/The Missing Bass" January 14, 2003 (2003-01-14)

Season 3[edit]

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast season 3 episodes
Series # Season # Title Original airdate
27 1 "The Chicken Ladies/Nedley Needs a Box/Tag-Along Reggie" September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22)
28 2 "The Beast and the Balloon/The Beast's Big Surprise/Land of the Antique Toys" September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
29 3 "Maggie's Song/The Buffle-Headed Booby/Hamilton and the Bee" September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24)
30 4 "The Beached Whale/A Flag for Nowhere Land/Desert Cactus" September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25)
31 5 "Hamilton's Magic/Nedley's Circus/Chasing a Rainbow" September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
32 6 "The Invitation/Trick or Treat/The Trade Off" October 31, 2003 (2003-10-31)
33 7 "Go to Sleep, Sheep/The Missing Spot/Blue Moon" November 17, 2003 (2003-11-17)
34 8 "The Ice Cream Cart/That's A-Mazing!/The Humongous Fungus" November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18)
35 9 "The Bunny Slippers/The Windy Day/Where's Maggie?" November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19)
36 10 "Curtain Up/Icing on the Cake/Nedley's Glasses" November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)
37 11 "Blast Off/Hamilton's Hat/The Wish Fish" November 21, 2003 (2003-11-21)
38 12 "The Big Chair/Oh Give Me a Box/Where did Hamilton Go?" January 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)
39 13 "Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton/New Year's Day/The Baby Pig" February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Show Summary". nelvana.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nelvana's "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast" soars to a ferocious No. 1 on Nick Jr. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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