Franny's Feet

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Franny's Feet
Frannys Feet Logo.png
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Educational
Created byCathy Moss
Susin Nielsen
Written byNicole Demerse
Shelley Hoffman
Louise Moon
Cathy Moss
Robert Pincombe
Directed byJoanne Boreham
Voices ofPhoebe McAuley
Tajja Isen
George Buza
Theme music composerAmin Bhatia and Ari Posner
Opening theme"Where will my feet take me today?", opening theme song
Ending theme"Where will my feet take me today? (instrumental)
ComposersAmin Bhatia
Meiro Stamm
Country of originCanada
United Kingdom (Seasons 1–2)
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producers
  • Steven DeNure
  • Neil Court
  • Beth Stevenson
Producers
  • Elana Adair
  • John Mariella
  • Kym Hyde
EditorPaul Hunter
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesWNET (PBS and V-me airings)
Decode Entertainment
C.O.R.E. Toons (Season 3)
DistributorDecode Enterprises[1]
Release
Original networkFamily Channel (Canada)
Five (United Kingdom)
PBS Kids (USA)
Picture format16:9
Original releaseJuly 8, 2003 (2003-07-08) –
October 31, 2010 (2010-10-31)
External links
Website
Production website

Franny's Feet is an animated series for younger children created by Cathy Moss and Susin Nielsen. The show was produced by Decode Entertainment with the participation of Family Channel and in association with Channel Five Broadcasting Limited for the first two seasons. On the PBS Kids and V-me airings, New York City PBS affiliate WNET was listed as co-producer along with Decode Entertainment. [2] The show follows the adventures of Frances "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 first premiered on Family Channel in Canada on July 8, 2003[3] and ran through April 10, 2010.[4] In the USA, the show aired on PBS Kids in 2006.

Summary[edit]

A cute 5-year-old named Franny visits with her grandfather every day at his shoe repair shop in Vancouver. They talk about various matters until a customer comes. The customer presents shoes needing to be repaired to her grandfather, 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 treasure box and solves her own problem.

The show is designed to teach children about the joys of exploring for the first time. It has been praised by critics in the U.S. and Canada and was honoured as an Outstanding Product of 2007 by iParenting Media Awards.[5]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2003)[edit]

  • 101. Wonderful Woolies/A Home for Herman (July 8, 2003)
  • 102. Small is Nice/Opening Night Jitters (July 26, 2003)
  • 103. Not Yeti/Jingle Dress (August 2, 2003)
  • 104. Ride e’m Cowboy/Monkey Stuff (August 9, 2003)
  • 105. You Bug Me/Double Trouble (August 16, 2003)
  • 106. Paper Presents/Fowl Weather (August 23, 2003)
  • 107. Egg Sitting/Arctic Antics (August 30, 2003)
  • 108. Under The Sea/Bedtime For Bears (September 13, 2003)
  • 109. A Visit to the Vet/Game Over (September 19, 2003)
  • 110. Lonely Library/What’s So Funny? (September 22, 2003)
  • 111. Paint Job/Yummy in My Tummy (September 26, 2003)
  • 112. Whiz Kid/Birds of a Feather (October 11, 2003)
  • 113. Franny’s Manners/The Swamp Thing (October 31, 2003)

Season 2 (2004–2005)[edit]

  • 201. Pirates Treasure/Nat The Yak (March 14, 2004)
  • 202. Hop To It/Make Them Laugh (April 26, 2004)
  • 203. Night time/Bear Facts (May 10, 2004)
  • 204. Fancy Footwork/Mischievous Magpies (July 24, 2004)
  • 205. Shiver Me Timbers/Ride 'em Cowboy (September 4, 2004)
  • 206. Swamp Thing/Franny's Manners (September 8, 2004)
  • 207. Lost in Mexico/There's No Place Like Home (September 12, 2004)
  • 208. The Fais Do Do/A Standout Performance (October 16, 2004)
  • 209. Make Them Laugh/Bear Facts (October 30, 2004)
  • 210. Mount Do It Later/A Pony Tale (December 4, 2004)
  • 211. Egg Sitting/Bee Patient (February 12, 2005)
  • 212. Chez Lou Lou/Under the Sea (March 5, 2005)
  • 213. Long Stories/A Little Moose Music (March 12, 2005)

Season 3 (2005–2007)[edit]

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

Season 4 (2008–2010)[edit]

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

Telecast and home media[edit]

The show was first premiered on Family Channel in Canada on July 8, 2003[6] and ran through April 10, 2010.[7] In the USA, the show was aired on PBS Kids in 2006. Spanish-speaking V-me aired the show under the title "Los pies màgicos de Franny". In the late 2010s, the show aired on repeats on Light TV. Phase 4 Films' Kaboom! Entertainment released seven volumes on DVD. Currently, the show is now streaming on Tubi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEASON THREE OF FRANNY'S FEET COMMISSIONED". WildBrain.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 220. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ "Franny's Feet". TVGuide.com.
  4. ^ "Franny's Feet". TVGuide.com.
  5. ^ Franny's Feet page at iParenting Media Awards
  6. ^ "Franny's Feet". TVGuide.com.
  7. ^ "Franny's Feet". TVGuide.com.

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