Mike the Knight
|Mike the Knight|
|Created by||Alexander Bar|
|Narrated by||Gary Anthony Williams (uncredited)|
|Theme music composer||uncredited|
|Country of origin||Canada
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||104|
|Running time||24 min.|
|Original channel||Treehouse TV (CAN)
Nick Jr. (US)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original airing||September 8, 2011|
Mike the Knight is a Canadian/British animated television series created by Alexander Bar and written by Marc Seal. It currently airs on Treehouse TV in Canada, Nick Jr. in the United States (originally Nickelodeon yet later burned off), CBeebies in the United Kingdom, Discovery Kids in Latin America, ABC 4 Kids in Australia and TV2 in New Zealand.
The series is about Mike whose father, the King, is a knight who is away exploring other lands. Looking up to his father, Mike wants to be a knight too. However, he is still a knight-in-training. With his two dragon friends, Sparkie and Squirt; his sister, witch-in-training, Evie; and his horse, Galahad, Mike tries to be the bravest knight of all. Throughout his adventures, he learns from the mistakes he makes—eventually realising, in every episode, how to 'be a knight—and do it right!'
- Mike is the main character of the series. He is a 10 year old "cheeky yet bountiful" knight-in-training and tries to be a brave knight like his father. He is voiced by Jake Beale, later, Trek Buccino in North America and Benjamin Baker in the United Kingdom.
- Evie is Mike's sister. She is an 9-year-old witch-in-training and likes, whenever she can, to join Mike on his missions. Unfortunately, her magic always goes wrong - to disastrous but hilarious effect. She is voiced by Erin Pitt in North America and Jessica Hann in the United Kingdom.
- Galahad is Mike's horse.
- Sparkie is a loyal and kind, red fire-breathing dragon who is one of Mike's sidekicks. He is voiced by Martin Roach in North America and Colin McFarlane in the United Kingdom.
- Squirt is a small, blue water-squirting dragon who is also one of Mike's sidekicks. He is voiced by Andrew Sabiston in North America and Russell Tovey in the United Kingdom.
- Mr. Cuddles is Evie's pet frog and best friend.
- Queen Martha is Mike and Evie's mother. She is "warm, wise, and caring". Voiced by Alyson Court in North America and Beth Chalmers in the United Kingdom.
- Yip and Yap are corgis that Queen Martha owns. The duo often run into trouble, usually caused by Mike's knightly interests or Evie's magic.
- Fernando is the resident bard and his witty ditties begin and end each episode on a humorous note. Voiced by Jake Beale, later, Trek Buccino
- Trollee is a troll who is one of Mike's friends. He can be very shy sometimes, depending on the situation. He is voiced by Samantha Reynolds
- Robin & Marian are young children who sometimes help out.
|United States||Nickelodeon||February 6, 2012|||
- "Press Release - Treehouse Fall Lineup Celebrates The Power Of Imagination And The Value Of Learning With New Series And Returning Favourites". Corusent.com. August 16, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- "Full cast and crew for "Mike the Knight (North American)"". IMDB. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- "Introducing Mike the Knight". BBC. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Mike the Knight rides onto Nickelodeon[dead link]