Philbert Frog

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Philbert the Frog
Genre Children
Created by Vincent James
Written by Phil Jackson
Directed by Vincent James
Voices of Rob Rackstraw
Narrated by Rob Rackstraw
Opening theme Philbert, Philbert the Frog!
Composer(s) Paul K. Joyce
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Heather Pedley
Producer(s) Vincent James
Production location(s) UK
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBBC and TCC
Picture format Colour
Original release 24 September – 17 December 1993

Philbert Frog is a British children's animated television series made by Fat City Films and produced by Heather Pedley and Philbert Frog Ltd. Created by Vincent James, it was first shown on the BBC on 24 September 1993 and ended on 17 December 1993.

Philbert Frog is a forgetful, enthusiastic and silly frog who lives in the fictional Noggit Wood. Each episode sees him implicate himself and his pals in adventures of varying lunacy. His friends include Herbert Hedgehog, Melvin Mouse, Willie Worm (who once tried to tunnel to Mars), Monty Mole, Oscar Owl, Bertie Bird, and Tiffany Tortoise (who is quite sensible).

The series ran for 13 5-minute episodes and later aired on TCC and in several countries such as ABC in Australia.

Episode list[edit]

  1. Philbert Frog Super Hero
  2. Philbert and the Sleepless Night
  3. Philbert and the Dinosaur
  4. Philbert Builds a House
  5. Philbert Goes to the Moon
  6. Philbert the Artist
  7. Philbert and the White Van
  8. Philbert Frog vs. the Giant Ape
  9. Exotic Frog
  10. Philbert and the Swimming Adventure
  11. Philbert the Detective
  12. Philbert Frog Forgets to Hop
  13. Philbert and the Snowy Day


Mark Mason Tony Garth Animation Ltd
Storyboards and Layouts 
Jez Hall, Vincent James, Paul Salmon
Michelle Graney, Aileen Raistrick

Other adaptations[edit]

Five spin-off books by Vincent James were published by Hazar Publishing in the same year.

  • Philbert Frog — The Naughty Cousin
  • Philbert Frog — The Wishing Wand
  • Philbert Frog Loses his Memory
  • Philbert Frog — The Sunny Day

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