Robinson Sucroe

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Robinson Sucroe
Genre Comedy
Created by Christophe Izard
Written by Michel Haillard
Patrick Regnard
Directed by Alain Sion
Composer(s) Marvin Dolgay
Judith Henderson
Glenn Morley
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) French
Executive producer(s) Micheline Charest
Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Producer(s) Ronald A. Weinberg
Peter Hille
Christian Davin
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) France Animation
Distributor DHX Media
Original network France 2
Original release 1994

Robinson Sucroe (also known as Robinson Sucroë in French) is a 1994 animated series. It was created by France Animation in France and Cinar (now known as DHX Media) in Canada, which was eventually found to have infringed Claude Robinson's work Les aventures de Robinson Curiosité.[1] The show was a loose adaptation of Robinson Crusoe set with a Looney Tunes twist.

It first aired in France 2 in France, BBC in the U.K., Teletoon in Canada and RTP2 in Portugal. It originally aired on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV in the United States from 2008 to 2009.


Robinson Sucroe is a cleaner at the famous newspaper The New York Herald. He is sent by the head editor Mr. Floyd to a dangerous deserted island to write stories for the paper every week, much to the annoyance of famous reporter Grumbleston. Robinson reaches an island called Crab Island, but it is not dangerous and deserted as it seems. It is actually the home to a shipwrecked group of people called the Everydays and two legions of pirates. Robinson's best friend is Wednesday who both work together to write fictional stories saying that the island is too dangerous for anyone to visit, so their secret world would never be revealed to the public. But Grumbleston knows the truth and tries many unsuccessful attempts to prove to Mr. Floyd that Robinson is lying.

Copyright infringement[edit]

In 2009, Quebec Superior Court Justice Claude Auclair, in a 240-page decision, awarded Claude Robinson $5.2 million in damages. In the 1990s, Cinar, later renamed Cookie Jar Entertainment, copied the work Robinson had previously unsuccessfully presented to them in the 1980s. The company appealed the decision.

As of December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a unanimous decision, affirmed the judgment in favor of Robinson. In the final judgement, Cinar Corp. will have to reimburse part of the fees incurred by Robinson and this also includes 4 million Canadian dollars in damages. This judgement ended an 18-year battle between Claude Robinson and the Cinar Corp.[2][3]


  1. ^ Monique Muise. (September 4, 2009). Back to the drawing board; ANIMATOR gets on with life after winning 14-year battle over rights to his character. The Gazette, A.6.
  2. ^ Monique Muise. (April 25, 2010). Artist can draw on his friends; Internet Campaign Grows to help Montreal animator whose 14-year plagiarism fight with Cinar Corp. saw him awarded $5.2 million last summer - only to have the decision under appeal and back in court. The Gazette, A.3.
  3. ^ Joël-Denis Bellavance (December 13, 2013). La Cour suprême donne raison à Claude Robinson. La Presse (

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