Maisy

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Maisy
MaisyLogo.gif
Genre Children, Animated
Created by Lucy Cousins
Voices of David Collins, Shane Dundas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 27 (108 segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 24 minutes
Distributor MTV Networks
Broadcast
Original channel United States Nick Jr.
Noggin
United Kingdom CBeebies
Original run February 11, 1999 – November 22, 2001
External links
Website

Maisy is an American children's animated television series based on the book series by Lucy Cousins. In the United States, it aired on Nick Jr. and on Noggin (now Nick Jr.). The series was produced by PolyGram Television and later as Universal Television when PolyGram folded into Universal.

It uses a reggae-influenced theme song and voice characterizations by the Umbilical Brothers.

Plot[edit]

The show focuses on the lives of Maisy Mouse and her friends. A mellow-voiced narrator narrates the action and communicates with the characters while the animals go through their paces without speaking; they instead grunt, yowl, mumble, moan, and make various odd sounds and noises. Only the narrator can understand them because he's the only one that speaks. The animated series keeps the two-dimensional visual style of the books.

Characters[edit]

  • Maisy - Female mouse who lives in a yellow house with a red roof.
  • Panda - Maisy's stuffed toy companion.
  • Tallulah - A female chicken almost always seen wearing a dress and a bow on her head.
  • Cyril - A male squirrel who wears a bowtie.
  • Eddie - A male elephant who is often in settings where he is too big to participate.
  • Charley - A male crocodile who loves to eat.

Episodes[edit]

The series lasted for one season, consisting of 27 episodes. Each episode was made up of four segments.

Video releases[edit]

Maisy was released on VHS in the UK from 1999 until 2003, at which point it was replaced with DVD releases. Universal Studios Home Video released several Maisy VHSs in the US, most of them with the Macrovision copying protection system.

VHS releases[edit]

  • "Count with Maisy"(1999)
  • "Maisy's Bedtime" (1999)
  • "Maisy's Colors and Shapes"(1999)
  • "Maisy's Friends" (1999)
  • "Maisy's Birthday" (2000)
  • "Play with Maisy" (2000)
  • "Maisy Makes Music" (2000)
  • "Maisy's Winter Fun" (2000)
  • "Maisy's Springtime" (2001)
  • "Maisy's ABC's" (2001)

VHS and DVD releases[edit]

  • Maisy – Colors and Counting (2000)
  • Maisy – Animal Stories (2000)
  • Maisy – Birthday and other stories (2000)
  • Maisy – Christmas and other stories (2000)
  • Maisy – Bedtime and other stories (2000)
  • Introducing Maisy (2001)
  • Maisy's Fun in the Sun (2001)
  • Maisy's Farm (2001)
  • Maisy – Playtime (2001)
  • Maisy's ABC (2001)
  • Maisy – Circus (2002)
  • Maisy and Panda (2002)
  • Maisy – Activity Time (2002)
  • Good Morning Maisy (2003)
  • Maisy – Fun and Games (2003)

DVD releases[edit]

  • Good Morning Maisy(2004)
  • Playtime with Maisy (2004)
  • Good Night Maisy (2004)
  • Maisy – Splash (2006)
  • Maisy – Animals (2006)
  • Maisy On the Go (2010)
  • Maisy Discovers (2010)
  • Maisy – Garden (2010)
  • Maisy – Adventures (2010)
  • Maisy Helps (2010)

External links[edit]