Geronimo Stilton (TV series)

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Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton (TV series) logo.png
Also known asThe New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton (season 3)[1]
Genre
Based onGeronimo Stilton book series
by Elisabetta Dami
Developed byPietro Marietti
Directed by
  • Guy Vasilovich (seasons 1–2)
  • Niccolò Sacchi (Supervising Director - season 3)
  • Davide Veca (season 3)
  • Nicolas Blard (season 3)
  • Frédérick Chaillou (season 3)
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Rémi Le Pennec (seasons 1–2)
  • Valmont (season 3)
Composer(s)
  • Valmont
  • Lou Lussier (season 1 and 3)
  • Bull Sheet Music (season 2)
  • Yannis Dumoutiers (season 3)
  • Marc Fournier (season 3)
  • Yves Gourmeur (season 3)
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • United States
  • France
Original language(s)
  • Italian
  • English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Caterina Vacchi
  • Claudia Mazzucco
  • Pietro Marietti
  • Niccolò Sacchi
  • Nicolas Atlan (seasons 1–2)
  • Christophe di Sabatino (seasons 1–2)
  • Liz Young (seasons 1–2)
  • Jérémie Fajner (season 3)
  • Clément Calvet (season 3)
Producer(s)
  • Karen K. Miller (seasons 1–2)
  • Peter Anderson (seasons 1–2)
  • Lucia Bolzoni (season 1)
  • Caterina Gonnelli-Linden (season 2)
  • Erica Pellegrini (season 2–3)
  • Sonia Farnesi (seasons 2–3)
Editor(s)
  • Xana (seasons 1–2)
  • Sabrina Abello (season 1)
  • Agnès Wendling (season 1)
  • Laure Charousset (season 1)
  • Estelle Dhuisme (season 1)
  • Marcel Molle (season 2)
  • Ben and Satchi (season 3)
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 15, 2009 (2009-09-15) –
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)
External links
Website
Production website

Geronimo Stilton (also known as The New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton in season 3)[1][2] is an Italian animated children's television series based on the book series of the same name. The series was produced by Atlantyca Entertainment and Rai Fiction in collaboration with the French studio Moonscoop LLC for seasons 1–2, while for season 3 it was co-produced by Superprod, Back UP Media, and CNC, replacing the crew of Moonscoop.[2]

The show ran for 78 episodes across three seasons, and it debuted on Rai 2 in Italy on September 15, 2009.[3] The second season aired on October 24, 2011, and the third season on October 8, 2016.[1]

Plot[edit]

Geronimo Stilton is about the titular character, a mouse journalist and head of the Geronimo Stilton Media Group. He searches New Mouse City for new scoops while having adventures along the way with his nephew Benjamin, cousin Trap, and younger sister Thea Stilton.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Geronimo Stilton (voiced by Hunter Murphy ) is the publisher of The Rodent's Gazette, and also the president of the Stilton Media Group. He is portrayed as brave in the television series, even though in the books he was never depicted himself as valiant. Geronimo has a love of knowledge and has a sense of ethics and morals, but despite this he is still a bit of a klutz. He leads one of the most successful publication groups in the world. Geronimo stars in the book and television series alongside his younger sister Thea Stilton, his prankster cousin Trap Stilton, and his nephew Benjamin.
  • Thea Stilton (voiced by Sarah Edmondson) is Geronimo's younger sister and the special correspondent for The Rodent's Gazette. For a time, Thea taught a journalism class at whale island university, and while there she met five mouselets. These mouselets, Pamela, Pauline, Violette, Colette, and Nicky named themselves the Thea sisters, after their favorite teacher, Thea Stilton. She flies the team in her metamouse, which can turn into a submarine, boat, and plane to locations that Thea, Trap, Benjamin, and Geronimo are exploring for an articles in The Rodent's Gazette. Thea is always ready to jump into action.
  • Trap Stilton (voiced by Richard Ian Cox) is Geronimo's cousin. He lives in a trailer located in a beautiful park and is an expert chef, yet none of the meals he cooks up are tasty to Geronimo. He travels along with Geronimo when he's called on. Trap is a joker and loves to play tricks on others, especially Geronimo who he considers to be gullible. Still, he has a big heart and doesn't play jokes to be mean. He is also easily frightened.
  • Benjamin Stilton (voiced by Erin Mathews) is the 12-year-old nephew of Geronimo and is a hip near-genius at computers and electronics. He is dynamic and perk, although he can be impatient sometimes, and he loves skateboarding and sports. He works with his uncle at The Rodent's Gazette, running a computer news blog after school. He has a robot mouse named Max.
  • Pandora Woz (voiced by Moneca Stori in season 1 and Monica Smouter in seasons 2–3) is Benjamin's best friend. She is very enthusiastic about the adventures Geronimo travels on, and she often comes along for the ride. She likes Tea because they share a similar high-spirited enthusiasm for life. Trap and Pandora also get along as well for both like to play pranks on Geronimo. She has a tendency to get distracted easily which leads her into danger. Pandora also has a hamster, Mr. Nibbles.
  • Sally Ratmousen (voiced by Patricia Drake) is the main antagonist of the series. She is the publisher of The Daily Rat, The Rodent's Gazette's competitor. She is the primary cause of trouble for the Stilton crew when they are in New Mouse City, and she has a personal grudge against Geronimo.

Recurring[edit]

  • Simon Squealer (Brian Drummond) works for The Daily Rat as the personal assistant of Sally. He would do any dirty business for Sally. Simon protects his job at all costs, and goes to great lengths to dig up dirt on some famous mouse in New Mouse City.
  • William Shortpaws is Geronimo's grandfather, and he started his newspaper empire by selling newspapers as a child. Currently, he oversees Geronimo's operation of his company, and he knows exactly the way he wants things to be. Occasionally when Geronimo least expects it, he drops into The Rodent's Gazette to check on how he is doing.
  • Chippy P. Crunchrat (David Kaye) a greedy businessman who is willing to do anything in his power to make his name in glory when his Chip franchise went downhill, he is a recurring antagonist in season two from kidnapping Geronimo to causing national disasters in South America (Temple of the Dragons Gasp) to melting the Arctic circle (Pole Rat).
  • Professor von Volt is a scientist, inventor, and a friend of Geronimo. He invented Benjamin's Benpad and his robot mouse. He always stays in his lab to have some experiments. He is a recurring character from inventing a time machine (The Cave Mouse) to a translating device (If I Could Talk to the Animals).

Production[edit]

Geronimo Stilton is produced by Atlantyca and Rai Fiction in Italy, Moonscoop LLC in France for seasons 1–2, and M6 and Superprod in France in season 3. On April 15, 2010, it was announced that the series would continue with a second season of 26 episodes,[4] which premiered in Italy on October 24, 2011. A third season was announced on February 6, 2013,[5] and on October 14, 2014 it was announced that France-based studio Superprod would help with the production,[6] thus replacing the crew of Moonscoop LLC.

The series was animated using Toon Boom Harmony.[7] The animation was outsourced to Toon City, Snipple Animation for season 1-2 and Top Draw Animation for season 3 located in Philippines and Dong Woo Animation for season 2 located in South Korea.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18)
226October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)April 16, 2012 (2012-04-16)
326October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)

Release[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

Geronimo Stilton debuted on Rai 2 in Italy on September 15, 2009,[3] and later the show premiered on Rai Gulp.[when?] The series aired on Ici Radio-Canada Télé in Canada,[8][when?] M6 in France, Cartoon Network in Spain, Okto in Singapore,[when?] Nickelodeon in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden, NTV7 in Malaysia,[when?] Eleven in Australia in July,[9][when?] and TVNZ in New Zealand.[10][when?] In the United States, the series was added to Kabillion's VOD service.[when?] In the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe, the series was streamed on the Nintendo 3DS on February 6, 2017.[11] The third season debuted on Knowledge in Canada on June 30, 2018.[12]

Home media[edit]

Imavision released the first two seasons on DVD in both English and French in Canada between 2010 and 2013.[13] Their successor, Unidisc, distributed the third season in 2017.

In the United States, Entertainment One released 16 episodes from the first season across four DVDs release between 2013 and 2015.[14]

Region 1
DVD title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Publisher Release date(s)
Volume 1[15] 1 16:9 13 Imavision August 24, 2010
Volume 2[16] March 29, 2011
Volume 3[17] 2 August 21, 2012
Volume 4[18] March 12, 2013
Operation Shufongfong[19] 1 4 Entertainment One September 24, 2013
Intrigue on the Rodent Express[20] February 2, 2014
Going down to Chinatown and Other Adventures[21] July 22, 2014
Top Model Thea[22] February 17, 2015
Volume 5[23] 3 13 Unidisc June 30, 2017
Volume 6[24] October 10, 2017
Region 4
DVD title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Total running time Release date(s)
Operation Shufongfong and Other Fun Filled Escapades[25] 1 16:9 7[26] TBA September 25, 2014
Intrigue on the Rodent Express and Other Fun Filled Escapades[27] 6[28] TBA June 11, 2014
The Gem Gang and Other Fun Filled Escapades[29] 7[30] TBA October 29, 2015
Rules of the Game and Other Fun Filled Escapades[31] 6[32] TBA October 29, 2015

Reception[edit]

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media rated Geronimo Stilton 4 out of 5 stars, stating the series "[engages] kids in characters who star in a TV show and a book series and giving families a reason to enjoy their stories in both formats together."[33]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result References
2010 Cartoons On the Bay, Pulcinella Awards TV Series for Kids N/A Nominated [34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "The New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton". Superprod. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ a b Camerino, Francesca (2009-09-10). "Geronimo Stilton in onda su Raidue dal 15 settembre" [Geronimo Stilton aired on Raidue since September 15]. TvBlog (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  4. ^ McLean, Tom (2010-04-15). "Second Season of Geronimo Stilton Ordered". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  5. ^ Zahed, Ramin (2013-02-06). "Third Season of 'Geronimo Stilton' Goes into Production". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2014-10-14). "Atlantyca, Superprod Team Up for New 'Geronimo Stilton' Series". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  7. ^ "Geronimo Stilton Travels on Harmony to Resolve Mysteries". Toon Boom Animation. Corus Entertainment. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Geronimo Stilton". Ici Radio-Canada Télé. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  9. ^ "GERONIMO STILTON IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND". Atlantyca. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  10. ^ "Geronimo Stilton". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  11. ^ Gander, Matt (2017-02-06). "Running late but still great – Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber hits Wii U VC". Games Asylum. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  12. ^ "Knowledge Kids Posts". Knowledge Network. June 30, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  14. ^ Zahid, Ramin (August 20, 2013). "'Geronimo Stilton' Debuts on DVD Next Month". Animation Magazine. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  15. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Volume 1". Amazon.com. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  16. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Volume 2". Amazon.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  17. ^ "Geronimo Stilton - Eng / Volume 3". Amazon.com. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  18. ^ "Geronimo Stilton - Eng / Volume 4". Amazon.com. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  19. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Operation Shufongfong". Barnes & Noble. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  20. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Intrigue on the Rodent Express". Barnes & Noble. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  21. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Going down to Chinatown and Other Adventures". Barnes & Noble. 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  22. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Top Model Thea". Barnes & Noble. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  23. ^ "Geronimo Stilton 2 DVD Bilingual". Amazon.com. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  24. ^ "Geronimo Stilton 6". Amazon.com. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  25. ^ "Geronimo Stilton : Season 1 Volume 1". DVD Warehouse. 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  26. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Volume 1 (Operation Shufongfong and other fun filled Escapades) DVD". OzFalcon2801.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  27. ^ "Geronimo Stilton - Season 1 Volume 2". JB Hi-Fi. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  28. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Volume 2 (Intrigue on the Rodent Express and Other Fun Filled Escapades) DVD". OzFalcon2801.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  29. ^ "Geronimo Stilton - Season 1 Volume 3". JB Hi-Fi. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  30. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: The Gem Gang and Other Fun Filled Escapades - Volume 3 DVD". OzFalcon2801.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  31. ^ "Geronimo Stilton : Season 1 : Vol 4". DVD Warehouse. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  32. ^ "Geronimo Stilton: Rules of the Game and Other Fun Filled Escapades - Volume 4 DVD". OzFalcon2801.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  33. ^ Ashby, Emily. "Geronimo Stilton". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  34. ^ Zahed, Ramin (2010-03-09). "Don Bluth to Receive Cartoons on the Bay's Lifetime Achievement Honor". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-28.

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