Franklin and Friends

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Franklin and Friends
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Also known as Franklin and Friends:Into the Woods
Based on Franklin the Turtle series by Paulette Bourgeois
Starring Graeme Jokic
Elizabeth Brown
Richard Newman
Camden Angelis
John Stocker
Country of origin Canada
Singapore
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Infinite Frameworks
Nelvana
Distributor Nelvana
Release
Original network Treehouse TV
Nick Jr.
Original release March 4, 2011 – 2013

Franklin and Friends is a Canadian CGI children's television series produced by Nelvana. It is the second adaptation of the classic characters from the Franklin the Turtle series of children's books written by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark, the first of which was Franklin, which was also produced by Nelvana. The new series was announced by Nelvana on September 28, 2010,[1] and it debuted on Treehouse TV on March 4, 2011.[2] The theme song is a revamped version of the original series theme, "Hey It's Franklin". It premiered in the United States on December 15, 2014, Nickelodeon on February 13, 2012 and Nick Jr. on March 1, 2012.

Overview[edit]

Aside from Franklin, (voiced by Graeme Jokic) other characters from the original series return, including Bear, Fox, Rabbit, Beaver, Goose and Snail, as well as his baby sister Harriet. Raccoon and Badger appear to be gone until 2013. Aunt T, a new character, is introduced in this series; she has a youthful personality. Another new character is Officer Rabbit; a grey female rabbit police officer. The series features special themes which include mysteries, Woodland events, and outdoor activities.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Franklin and the Gecko Games / Franklin's All Ears"February 13, 2012 (2012-02-13)
2"Franklin and the Snow Princess / Franklin and the Firefly Festival"February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22)
3"Franklin's Special Job / Franklin Needs a Reminder"February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
4"Franklin Helps Out / Franklin's Partner"February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
5"Franklin and the Pinecone Pass / Franklin and the Creepy Clock"February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
6"Franklin and the Mystery of the Blue Begonia / Franklin, the Planner"February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)
7"Franklin's Ups and Downs / Franklin's New Teacher"March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)
8"Franklin and Snail Mail / Franklin the Mooseratops"February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
9"Franklin Finds the Treasure / Franklin and the Tunnel Team-Ups"February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)
10"Franklin and the Snow Dragon / Franklin Gets Bugged"February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
11"Franklin In the Stars / Franklin and Sam"March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered in the Singapore on Mediacorp on February 15, 2012. The series also aired in the Middle East and North Africa on Spacetoon (فرانكلين و الأصدقاء), in Finland on Yle TV2 (Franklin ja ystävät), in Israel on Hop! (פרנקלין וחברים), in China on CCTV-14 and in France on TF1 and Tiji. The series also aired in the United Kingdom on Tiny Pop

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeMott, Rick (September 28, 2010). "Nelvana's MIPCOM Slate Features New CG Franklin And More". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wild, Diane (February 1, 2011). "Franklin and Friends premieres March 4 on Treehouse". TV, eh?. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 

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