Justin Time (TV series)

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Justin Time
Justin Time logo.jpg
GenreScience fantasy
Created by
  • Brandon James Scott
Developed byFrank Falcone
Mary Bredin
Brandon James Scott
Directed byHarold Harris
Voices of
Theme music composerCarl Lenox
Opening themeJustin Time
Ending themeJustin Time
Composer(s)Asher Lenz
Stephen Skratt
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)
  • English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Frank Falcone
  • Mary Bredin
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkDisney Junior Canada/Family Jr.
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) –
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
External links
Website
Production website

Justin Time is a Canadian animated television series for children, created by Brandon James Scott. The TV series was developed for television and executive produced by Frank Falcone and Mary Bredin. Justin Time airs on Family Jr. in English and Télémagino in French in Canada, the Sprout in the United States, and Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom. The series premiered on September 22, 2011 and the series finale on June 24, 2016.

Overview[edit]

The TV series revolves around the adventures of Justin. In every episode, Justin encounters a problem of everyday childhood (such as sharing, teamwork, or paying attention). Then Justin and his shape-shifting sidekick Squidgy solve the problems by tackling them in adventures through time and around the world. In every adventure, Justin and Squidgy meet their best friend Olive, who always lives in the place and time they are visiting, and who usually needs their help to accomplish a task. Together, the three of them encounter the same problem that Justin faces in his world, and together they solve the problem before Justin's parents call him back to his world.

In the original concept, Justin travelled via a time machine, which led to the title "Justin Time".[1] Because the concept of "the past" is challenging for preschoolers, the TV series instead focuses on more developmentally appropriate adventures of fun.

The Canadian flag is blue and white in the theme song instead of its official red and white.

In November 2014, it was announced that Netflix and Disney Junior Canada commissioned a new order of Justin Time episodes. The 13 half-hour episodes were released in spring 2016 as Justin Time Go.[2]

Justin Time was nominated for a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Preschol Animated Program,[3] and for a 2013 Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production For Preschool Children.[4]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Justin (voiced by Gage Munroe and Drew Davis): A curious, imaginative, happy eight-year-old boy with a positive outlook on life. He likes to jump feet first into the action, and he’s always on the go. Justin is the leader of the team and he likes to take charge, even if he isn’t always sure he is going in the right direction. He is an "action boy" and never hesitates to dive into an adventure. Justin learns about the world by scraping his knees and banging his shins. He is a caring person; he looks after his friends Olive and Squidgy. He's empathetic and is able to learn from his own mistakes and from the mistakes of others.
  • Olive (voiced by Jenna Warren): A girl that stands for friendship in Justin Time. She appears in every place that Justin and Squidgy visit and is the first friend they meet as each adventure starts. She has black hair and her hair and attire always change to match the adventure. It is usually through Olive's job that the trio encounters the problem that needs to be solved.
  • Squidgy (voiced by Scott McGord): A big source of fun and comedy in Justin Time. He is described as "a tub of Kooky Clay come to life".[5] Squidgy tends to want to befriend everyone and everything – from great furry mammoths to gangly pirates. He can speak to all animals except snakes, which is an animal he is afraid of.

Supporting[edit]

  • Olive's Grandpa
  • Cinderella: She is a young princess.
  • Monty the mammoth: A mammoth.
  • Cleopatra: A museum princess girl.
  • Dawn: A girl that wears a brown hat, a white shirt, and brown vest.
  • Pierre: A friend of Justin and Squidgy.
  • Sammy: Justin’s neighbor.

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brandon Scott James Blog". Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. ^ "Disney Junior Canada orders Third Season of 'Justin Time' spin-off".
  3. ^ "40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Official Site". The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  4. ^ "41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Official Site". The International Animated Film Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  5. ^ "Brandon Scott James Blog". Retrieved 2013-11-11.

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