Franny's Feet

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Franny's Feet
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Educational
Created byGibson Hardie
Susin Nielsen
Written byNicole Demerse
Shelley Hoffman
Louise Moon
Cathy Moss
Robert Pincombe
Directed byJoanne Boreham
Voices ofPhoebe McAuley
George Buza
Katherine Crimi
Theme music composerAmin Bhatia and Ari Posner
Opening themeWhere will my feet take me today? Opening theme song
Ending themeWhere will my feet take me today? Closing theme song
Country of originCanada
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producer(s)Steven DeNure, Neil Court, Beth Stevenson
Producer(s)Elana Adair, John Mariella, Kym Hyde
Editor(s)Paul Hunter
Running time30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Decode Entertainment
Release
Original networkFamily Channel (Canada)
Five (United Kingdom)
Picture format4:3
16:9
Original releaseJuly 8, 2003 (2003-07-08) –
April 10, 2010 (2010-04-10)
External links
Website
Production website

Franny's Feet is a Canadian-British animated series for children created by Cathy Moss and Susin Nielsen. The series was produced by Decode Entertainment with the participation of Family Channel in association with Channel Five Broadcasting Limited. The show follows the adventures of Francine "Franny" Fantootsie (a portmanteau of "fantasy" and "tootsie") as she tries on a new shoe and travels to different places in the world.[citation needed] It appeared on PBS Kids in the United States July 8, 2003[1] and ran through April 10, 2010.[2] The show currently airs, alternating months with The Adventures of Paddington Bear, on Light TV.

Summary[edit]

Franny visits with her Grandpa every day at his shoe repair shop in Vancouver. They like to talk about matters until a customer comes. The customer presents the problem shoes to Grandpa, and he gives the pair to Franny to place inside the shoe repair box. Franny tries on the footwear and they take her to a magical place such as a Native American powwow in Wyoming, a sunny beach in Jamaica, or a high mountain in China. At the end of each episode, after Franny solves the problem in a magical place, she receives a treasure and adds it to her shoebox treasure keeper and solves her own problem. In the fourth season, Franny's clothes change into a costume based on where her imagination takes her (for example, a swimsuit in Jamaica, pioneer clothing for a pioneer-time farm, etc.). The opening has also been redone; the theme is the same and shows the same events as the first three seasons but the animation has been redone to show Franny in costume for the events, as opposed to her regular clothes. At the end of each show in seasons one and two on PBS Kids in the United States, comes Music Time with SteveSongs; in season three, it was Dot's Story Factory. In season four and onwards, it was "Who's That Dog?", a segment that shows a live-action child showing the viewers his/her dog and its special tricks.

The show is designed to teach children about the joys of exploring for the first time. It has been praised by critics in the United States and Canada and has been honored as an Outstanding Product of 2007 by iParenting Media Awards.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Phoebe McAuley as Franny
  • George Buza as Grandpa
  • Katherine Crimi as Lucy

Supporting[edit]

UK dub[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • Note: This list is of the 30 minute episodes. Each 30 minute episodes is made up of two 15 minute stories, each with their own opening.

Season 1 (2003)[edit]

  • 101 Jingle Dress/A Home for Herman (July 8, 2003)
  • 102 The Colossal Fossil/Lighthouse Lily (July 26, 2003)
  • 103 Pilot Project/Not Yeti (August 2, 2003)
  • 104 Double Trouble/Bedtime for Bears (August 9, 2003)
  • 105 Birds of a Feather/Yummy in My Tummy (August 16, 2003)
  • 106 Paper Presents/You Bug Me (August 23, 2003)
  • 107 Hop to It/Night Time (August 30, 2003)
  • 108 Arctic Antics/Octopus's Garden (September 13, 2003)
  • 109 Armadillo Allergy/Fowl Weather (September 19, 2003)
  • 110 Say Jamaica/Pink Flamingos (September 22, 2003)
  • 111 Reindeer to the Rescue/It's a Big Job (September 26, 2003)
  • 112 Bright Idea/Iguana Play Paddleball (October 11, 2003)
  • 113 Happy Halloween/Snowy Jamaica (October 31, 2003)

Season 2 (2004-2005)[edit]

  • 201 (14) Puppet Pals/Sweet Mystery (March 14, 2004)
  • 202 (15) The Lonely Library/Wonderful Woolies (April 26, 2004)
  • 203 (16) Paint Job/Visit to the Vet (May 10, 2004)
  • 204 (17) Fancy Footwork/Mischievous Magpies (July 24, 2004)
  • 205 (18) Shiver Me Timbers/Ride 'em Cowboy (September 4, 2004)
  • 206 (19) Swamp Thing/Franny's Manners (September 8, 2004)
  • 207 (20) Lost in Mexico/No Place Like Home (September 12, 2004)
  • 208 (21) The Fais Do Do/A Stand Out Performance (October 16, 2004)
  • 209 (22) Make Them Laugh/Bear Facts (October 30, 2004)
  • 210 (23) Mount Do It Later/A Pony Tale (December 4, 2004)
  • 211 (24) Egg Sitting/Bee Patient (February 12, 2005)
  • 212 (25) Chez Lou Lou/Under the Sea (March 5, 2005)
  • 213 (26) Long Stories/A Little Moose Music (March 12, 2005)

Season 3 (2005-2007)[edit]

  • 301 (27) Monkey Stuff/Small Is Beautiful (August 4, 2005)
  • 302 (28) Jumbo Hi Jinx/Princess Tia (October 22, 2005)
  • 303 (29) Whiz Kid/Best in Show (November 5, 2005)
  • 304 (30) Season's Greetings/Opening Night Jitters (March 18, 2006)
  • 305 (31) Granny Nanny Goat/Franny and Five-Pin (May 13, 2006)
  • 306 (32) The Great Museum Caper/It's Snow Small Feat (September 2, 2006)
  • 307 (33) Tunnel Vision/Greece Is the Word (September 30, 2006)
  • 308 (34) Like Magic/Old Friends, New Friends (November 25, 2006)
  • 309 (35) Nat The Yak/ The Big Race (January 13, 2007)
  • 310 (36) Westward Ho/Messy Monkey (May 12, 2007)
  • 311 (37) Scatterbrained Squirrel/What's So Funny? (July 21, 2007)
  • 312 (38) A Pirate's Treasure/Game Over (August 25, 2007)
  • 313 (39) Unhappy Hippo/Net Worth (October 13, 2007)

Season 4 (2008-2010)[edit]

  • 401 (40) Stargazing/Tower Power (June 14, 2008)
  • 402 (41) Slippery Sandcastle/Butterfingers (October 11, 2008)
  • 403 (42) Picture This/Sound Advice (December 13, 2008)
  • 404 (43) Rainforest Games/Shake Those Beans (February 7, 2009)
  • 405 (44) Flight of Fancy/Totem Trouble (May 23, 2009)
  • 406 (45) Papa Penguin/Ballroom Bugaboo (July 18, 2009)
  • 407 (46) Wedding Day Woe/A Perfect Fit (August 29, 2009)
  • 408 (47) On Your Toes/It Figures (August 22, 2009)
  • 409 (48) Iwi the Kiwi/Clothes Call (November 14, 2009)
  • 410 (49) Lots of Space/Tulip Parade (November 28, 2009)
  • 411 (50) Pandamonium/So to Speak (February 13, 2010)
  • 412 (51) Sweet Talk/Light in the Night (April 10, 2010)
  • 413 (52) Going Ape!/Halloween Harvest (October 31, 2009)

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