Miffy and Friends

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Miffy and Friends
Miffy and Friends Logo Noggin.png
Genre Children's television series
Created by Dick Bruna
Written by

Jeff Borkin

Adam Peltzman
Narrated by Cyd Vandenburg
Theme music composer Tom van Beers
Composer(s) Jerry Hickman
Country of origin Netherlands
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (78 segments)
Production
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Noggin Originals (US)
  • Big Tent Entertainment
Release
Original network
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original release April 7, 2003 (2003-04-07) – August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10)
Chronology
Followed by Miffy's Adventures Big and Small
External links
Website

Miffy and Friends is a Dutch stop-motion animated television series, based on the Miffy book series by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. It originally aired on KRO in the Netherlands,[1] and Noggin (now Nick Jr.) in the United States.[2]

Plot[edit]

The series focuses on the life of young rabbit Miffy. It is presented in a storybook style, with narration by American actress/singer Cyd Vandenburg explaining the actions of nonspeaking Miffy and her friends.

Characters[edit]

  • Miffy – A young rabbit and the series' protagonist. She is an aspiring artist who also likes to write.
  • Snuffy the Dog – A brave brown female dog who was first introduced in the episode Miffy Meets Snuffy. She is one of Miffy's best friends.
  • Barbara – Boris Bear's girlfriend.
  • Boris – A bear who lives near Miffy. He enjoys building things. He has a girlfriend named Barbara.
  • Poppy – A pig often seen gardening or reading. She has a niece named Grunty.
  • Grunty – Poppy Pig's niece.

Episodes[edit]

The series lasted for three seasons, consisting of 39 episodes. Each episode is made up of two segments, with mathematics-based interstitials between them.

Season 1[edit]

  1. Miffy's Musical Day/Miffy's Rainy Day
  2. Miffy Meets Snuffy/Miffy's Gift from Boris
  3. Poppy Pig Lends a Hand/Miffy's and Aggie's Teddy Bears
  4. Miffy at a Costume Party/Miffy Goes Camping
  5. Snuffy's Birthday/Miffy Has the Flu
  6. Miffy Finds the Cup/Snuffy Learns Patience
  7. Miffy's Birthday Party/Miffy's Dancing Lessons
  8. Miffy is Lost in the Woods/Miffy and Poppy Pig Have Breakfast
  9. Miffy and the Little Bird/Miffy Plays Hide and Seek
  10. Miffy and the Wall Paintings/Miffy and the Blue Egg
  11. Miffy and the Snow Bunny/Miffy Flies a Kite
  12. Miffy and Melanie Learn to Read/Miffy Paints Her Room
  13. Boris's Bird House/Miffy's Three Wishes

Season 2[edit]

  1. Miffy's Summer Vacation/Miffy Gets a Postcard
  2. Miffy and Barbara in the Rain/Miffy Lost at the Beach
  3. Miffy and the Caterpillar/Miffy and the Great Carrot Feast
  4. Miffy's Colorful World/Miffy's Scooter
  5. Miffy's Snowfall/Miffy and Grunty Sleep in a Tent
  6. Miffy's Restaurant/Miffy Discovers Nature
  7. Miffy and the Birthday Cake/Miffy Counts Leaves
  8. Miffy in the Wind/Miffy's Late for School
  9. Miffy Worries about Snuffy/Miffy Helps Grunty
  10. Miffy Plants a Seed/Snuffy's Doghouse
  11. Miffy Finds Snuffy/Miffy and the Seasons
  12. Miffy Makes and Bakes/Miffy's Surprise
  13. Miffy in the Shade/Miffy's Flower Pot

Season 3[edit]

  1. Miffy's Beach Picnic/Boris Tidies Up!
  2. Miffy Wants to Fly/Miffy's Teddy Bear is Sick
  3. Miffy's Ball Game/Miffy Has an Unexpected Day
  4. Miffy's Apple Pie/Miffy's Musical Soup
  5. Miffy and Snuffy at the Playground/Miffy and the Hungry Bird
  6. Miffy's Lost Teddy Bear/Miffy and the Great Summer Picnic
  7. Miffy and the Three Christmas Trees/Miffy's Mystery
  8. Miffy and the Shadows/Snuffy's Winter Fun
  9. Miffy Plays Doctor/Miffy Goes Skiing
  10. Miffy's Family Car Trip/Miffy and the Falling Leaves
  11. Miffy and Snuffy Hear a Strange Sound/Miffy's Mother's Day Present
  12. Boris Forgets Something/Miffy's Dance Show
  13. Miffy Counts the Trees/Boris's Race

Release[edit]

VHS and DVD releases[edit]

During the show's run, several VHS tapes including episodes of the series were produced.[3] Select Miffy and Friends episodes were included on themed DVD discs released in 2009.[4]

Broadcast[edit]

The series made its world premiere on ITV in the United Kingdom.[5] It aired on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) in the United States, and later moved to PBS Kids.[6] It also aired on Treehouse TV in Canada,[7] and ABC Kids in Australia.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian and Dutch Stations Buy Miffy". licensemag.com. 
  2. ^ Big Tent Entertainment (January 21, 2003). "Major Deals Set Stage for Miffy and Friends Brand Expansion in United States and Canada". prnewswire.com. 
  3. ^ "Miffy and Friends, Volume 1 (VHS)". amazon.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "Miffy and Friends: Miffy's Adventure DVD". amazon.com. 
  5. ^ "Big in Japan: Miffy (image credited to ITV)". Telegraph.co.uk. 
  6. ^ NOGGIN (March 25, 2003). "Noggin Adds Miffy and Friends to Its Preschool Line-Up". prnewswire.com. 
  7. ^ "Treehouse TV's Miffy and Friends Show Page". treehousetv.com. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Miffy and Friends on ABC Kids". ABC Television. 

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