Eckhart (TV series)

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Eckhart
Created by David Weale
Developed by Cheryl Wagner
Written by Edward Kay
John Davie
Directed by John Laurence Collins
Country of origin Canada
Hong Kong
Original language(s) English
French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
  • Kevin Gillis
  • Nancy Chapelle
  • Steve Ching
  • Gretha Rose
  • Lawrie Rotenberg
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Gullane Entertainment (UK distribution)
Release
Original network Teletoon
Original release September 8, 2000 (2000-09-08) – May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)

Eckhart is a Canadian animated series presented on Teletoon Canada in 2000 and 2001.[1] It was created by David Weale and incorporates some of the sounds and culture of Weale's home province of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Eckhart, the title character, was a mouse who was a character in a children's book by David Weale titled The True Meaning of Crumbfest which was also a Christmas special program on television. Approximately 39 episodes of the program were produced.[2] It also was packaged for sale as a retail DVD product (26 episodes + the Christmas Special).[3] The program was broadcast in 25 countries around the world.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Eckhart season 1 episodes
Series # Season # Title Original air date (Teletoon)[5]
1 1 "The Key" September 8, 2000 (2000-09-08)
Madame Thel tells Eckhart something about his father. Mouse Boss uses a key to make some fortunetelling of his own. As Eckhart searches for his future, he assists Jasper in return for Thel's stolen crystal ball. When Eckhart returns he reveals both Master's deceit and the true key to the future.
2 2 "Small Things Make A Difference" September 17, 2000 (2000-09-17)
The hot summer has dried up the mice's water supply. Eckhart, Bridgit and Mavis follow the dry brook to find out what happened to the water. A frog named Elenor tells them it was beavers that built a dam. Remembering what Tomis told him, Eckhart dismantles the dam.
3 3 "Mouse Mask" September 10, 2000 (2000-09-10)
The festival of Mouse Mask is tonight. Mouse Boss is going to scare the mice into handing their crops over to him. After learning about courage, Eckhart discovers the dark plot. Together Eckhart and Madame Thel thwart Mouse Boss' scheme and scare him off.
4 4 "How Sweet It Is" October 1, 2000 (2000-10-01)
5 5 "Came A Stranger" October 15, 2000 (2000-10-15)
6 6 "Hidden Treasure" October 8, 2000 (2000-10-08)
7 7 "Nose Of The Beholder" September 24, 2000 (2000-09-24)
8 8 "A Leap Of Faith" October 22, 2000 (2000-10-22)
Eckhart recovers a wishing star from the river. Eckhart convinces Bridgid the wish making works and shares it with his family and friends. The Boss Mouse gets hold of the wishing star. Once inside the house Eckhart starts using faith in himself to evade the cat. The wishing star is revealed to be a diamond.
9 9 "Eckhart The Brave" November 12, 2000 (2000-11-12)
10 10 "The Big Race" October 29, 2000 (2000-10-29)
11 11 "Saving Bose Mouse" November 5, 2000 (2000-11-05)
12 12 "Hot Air" November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19)
13 13 "A Dragon Tail" November 26, 2000 (2000-11-26)

Season 2[edit]

Eckhart season 2 episodes
Series # Season # Title Original air date (Teletoon)[5]
14 1 "Buy Now, Pay Later" April 6, 2001 (2001-04-06)
15 2 "Chip Off The Old Block" April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)
16 3 "Boxcar Buddies" April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15)
Eckhart is captivated by the train that passes a mouse town. He sets off accompanied by Bridgid and Sir Roswald. To the two mice's disappointment there isn't a mouse town and they get stranded on a long distance train, but Winnie comes to their rescue.
17 4 "Mouse May Fair" April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22)
18 5 "Moly The Mist" April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)
19 6 "Little Mouse Big City" May 6, 2001 (2001-05-06)
20 7 "A Special Gift" May 13, 2001 (2001-05-13)
21 8 "Foxy Tail" May 20, 2001 (2001-05-20)
22 9 "Freedom For All" May 27, 2001 (2001-05-27)
23 10 "The Regatta" September 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)
24 11 "Happy Juice" September 30, 2001 (2001-09-30)
25 12 "Blessings In Burdens" September 8, 2001 (2001-09-08)
26 13 "Flight School" September 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)

Season 3[edit]

Eckhart season 3 episodes
Series # Season # Title Original air date (Teletoon)[5]
27 1 "Step Dance" March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
28 2 "Winnie Gets Sold" March 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)
29 3 "Seed Pool" March 17, 2002 (2002-03-17)
30 4 "Jasper's Change of Heart" March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)
31 5 "Burning Barn" March 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)
32 6 "Mighty Mom" April 7, 2002 (2002-04-07)
33 7 "Ice Floe" April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14)
34 8 "Ghost Story" April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)
35 9 "Iron Eckhart" April 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
36 10 "Auntie Arrives" May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)
37 11 "Lost and Found" May 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
38 12 "Cirque de Souris" May 19, 2002 (2002-05-19)
39 13 "Whale Tale" May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big Cartoon Database
  2. ^ Episode listing Big Cartoon Database
  3. ^ Amazon listing - DVD version
  4. ^ Press Release Cellar Door Productions
  5. ^ a b c "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16. 

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