Mike the Knight

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Mike the Knight
Mike the Knight logo
Genre Fantasy
Supernatural
Children's
Created by Alexander Bar
Voices of

Jake Beale
Trek Buccino
Erin Pitt
Martin Roach
Andrew Sabiston
Alyson Court

Opening theme tune performed by Richard Oliver
Theme music composer David Schweitzer (uncredited)
Country of origin Canada
United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 32[citation needed]
Production
Running time 24 min
Production company(s) Nelvana
HiT Entertainment
Release
Original network Treehouse TV (Canada)[1]
Nick Jr. (US)
CBeebies and Tiny Pop (UK)
RTÉjr (IRL)
ABC Kids (Australia)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 8, 2011 (2011-09-08) – December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27)

Mike the Knight is a Canadian/British animated television series created by Alexander Bar and written by Marc Seal. It currently airs on Treehouse TV in Canada, Nick Jr. in the United States, CBeebies & Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom, Discovery Kids in Latin America, ABC Kids in Australia and TV2 in New Zealand.

Premise[edit]

The series is about Mike whose father, the King, is a knight who is away exploring other lands. Looking up to his father, Mike wants to be a knight too. However, he is still a knight-in-training. With his two dragon friends, Sparkie and Squirt; his sister, witch-in-training Evie; and his horse, Galahad, Mike tries to be the bravest knight of all. Throughout his adventures, he learns from the mistakes he makes—eventually realising, in every episode, how to 'be a knight—and do it right!'

Characters[edit]

  • Mike is a knight-in-training who tries to be a brave knight like his father. He is voiced by Jake Beale, later, Trek Buccino in North America and Benjamin Baker[2] in the United Kingdom.
  • Evie is Mike's sister. She is a witch-in-training and likes, whenever she can, to join Mike on his missions. Unfortunately, her magic always goes wrong - to disastrous but hilarious effect. She is voiced by Erin Pitt in North America and Jessica Hann in the United Kingdom.
  • Galahad is Mike's horse.
  • Sparkie is a loyal and kind, red fire-breathing dragon who is one of Mike's sidekicks. He is voiced by Martin Roach in North America and Colin McFarlane in the United Kingdom.
  • Squirt is a small, blue water-squirting dragon who is also one of Mike's sidekicks. He is voiced by Andrew Sabiston in North America and Russell Tovey in the United Kingdom.
  • Mr. Cuddles is Evie's pet frog and best friend.
  • Queen Martha is Mike and Evie's mother. She is "warm, wise, and caring". Voiced by Alyson Court in North America and Beth Chalmers in the United Kingdom.
  • Yip and Yap are corgis that Queen Martha owns. The duo often run into trouble, usually caused by Mike's knightly interests or Evie's magic.
  • Fernando is the resident bard and his witty ditties begin and end each episode on a humorous note. Voiced by Jake Beale, later, Trek Buccino
  • Trollee is a troll who is one of Mike's friends. He can be very shy sometimes, depending on the situation. He is voiced by Samantha Reynolds
  • Robin & Marian are young children who sometimes help out.

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Release - Treehouse Fall Lineup Celebrates The Power Of Imagination And The Value Of Learning With New Series And Returning Favourites". Corusent.com. August 16, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Introducing Mike the Knight". BBC. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 

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