Stella and Sam

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Stella and Sam
Genre Animation
Preschool
Based on "Stella" and "Sam"
by Marie-Louise Gay
Directed by Raymond Jafelice
Dave Merritt
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 x 11 minutes
Production
Executive producer(s) John Leitch
Producer(s) Michelle Melanson (Supervising Producer)
Jain Dickson
Production company(s) Family Originals
Radical Sheep Productions
Bejuba Entertainment
Release
Original network Family Channel (2011-2015)
Family Jr. (2015-2016)
First shown in 2010-2013

Stella and Sam is a preschool television series based on the Canadian book series "Stella" and "Sam" by Marie-Louise Gay and published by Groundwood Books Inc. Also, it was developed for television by Radical Sheep Productions.[1] This series no longer airs on Family Jr. in Canada as of September 1, 2016.[2]

The French-language version of this show, Stella et Sacha, premiered on Playhouse Disney Télé on Sunday, October 3, 2010. The English-language version of the series premiered on the former Playhouse Disney channel on Sunday, January 9, 2011.[3]

The show's theme music is performed by singer Emilie Mover.

The show premiered in the United States on November 1, 2013, on Sprout.

Synopsis[edit]

In Manitoba, A 9-year-old girl named Stella guides her 4-year-old brother, Sam, through the wild spaces beyond their back porch. For her, the great outdoors is more than just a place – it’s a playmate. Sam learns that, with a little imagination, everyday items can be anything he wants it to be. For example, a chair can be a spaceship, a meadow where dragons roam, and a tall tree that transforms into a pirate ship. Their adventures gives Sam some questions. In turn, Stella has an endless supply of answers – as long as you’re not too fussy about the facts.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Stella Bocquelet:[4] A 9-year-old girl, who is Sam's imaginative and fun-loving older sister. Voiced by Rachel Marcus.
  • Sam Bocquelet:[4] A 4-year-old boy, who is Stella's little brother. He accompanies Stella on all her adventures and is very curious about the world around him. Voiced by Miles Johnson.
  • Fred: Stella's and Sam's pet dog and a constant companion. He loves to have a belly rub. His barks are provided by Tony Daniels.
  • Owen: Sam's best friend. He wears overalls. Voiced by Robbie Fitzroy.
  • Ivy: Stella's female best friend, who always carry a purse. Voiced by Christina Orjalo.
  • Felix: Stella's male best friend and school classmate, who wears a green and white striped shirt with a blue jacket. His main hobby is to invent things. Voiced by Jake Sim.
  • Pattycake: Felix's pet cat. She has white and blue fur. From time to time, she gets chased by Fred.

Episode list[edit]

# Title[5] Airdate
1 "Hand Me Down Sweater / Breakfast for Two" 1 November 2013 (2013-11-01)
Hand Me Down Sweater: Sam inherits Stella's old blue sweater.
Breakfast for Two: Stella makes Sam a special breakfast with a sun catcher.
2 "Sam's Scarf / Night Fairies" 2 November 2013 (2013-11-02)
Sam's Scarf: Sam loses his red scarf. (Felix makes an appearance here.)
Night Fairies: Stella and Sam go camping in their backyard.
3 "Big Sam / Box Builders" 3 November 2013 (2013-11-03)
Big Sam: Sam wishes he were bigger, after he spills all the dog biscuits on the floor. So, Stella and Sam decided to play as giants.
Box Builders: Sam and Owen make objects out of cardboard boxes.
4 "Super Sam / Fred's Bath" 4 November 2013 (2013-11-04)
Super Sam: Stella, Sam, and Ivy pretend to be super heroes. Sam saves Fred from the water sprinkler.
Fred's Bath: Stella and Sam tried to give Fred a bath, but he does not like getting wet.
5 "Sam and the Snowman / To the North Pole" 5 November 2013 (2013-11-05)
Sam and the Snowman: Sam wanted to make a snowman for Fred, while he and Stella go skating on a pond. (Felix and Owen make their appearances here.)
To the North Pole: Stella, Sam, and Owen head towards a hill at the North Pole.
6 "Trip to China / Kite Night" 6 November 2013 (2013-11-06)
Trip to China: Stella, Sam, and Felix decided to go to China.
Kite Night: Fred loves to play with Stella's kite.
7 "Trip to Africa / Laugh-A-Bit Soup" 7 November 2013 (2013-11-07)
Trip to Africa: Stella, Sam, and Owen goes to Africa for a safari.
Laugh-A-Bit Soup: Sam stubs his right big toe. Stella decides that Big Toe needs some laugh-a-bit soup.
8 "Tree Wishes / Skippy and Sam" 8 November 2013 (2013-11-08)
Tree Wishes: Sam's airplane gets stuck in a tree. In order to get it back, Stella and Sam grant it three wishes. (Owen, Felix, and Ivy make their appearances here.)
Skippy and Sam: Sam loses his favorite skipping stone.
9 "Meadow Melody / Sam's New Boots" 9 November 2013 (2013-11-09)
Meadow Melody: Stella, Sam, and Ivy play music.
Sam's New Boots: Stella plays at the sandbox by pretending it to be a beach. Sam finds and wears his new red rain boots and wishes that rain would come as well.
10 "Stella From Planella / A Home for Cricket" 10 November 2013 (2013-11-10)
Stella from Planella: Sam and Owen do not like kiwis. So, Stella sends them to outer space, in order to visit the planet Planella.
A Home for Cricket: A cricket finds its way into Sam's toy truck. Stella and Sam began searching a place for the cricket.
11 "Where's Pattycake? / Follow Me" 11 November 2013 (2013-11-11)
Where's Pattycake?: Stella puts on a magic show for Owen and Sam. Later on, Owen and Sam learned some magic by trying to make Pattycake reappear to them.
Follow Me: Stella, Sam, and Fred lost a ball while playing "Monkey in the Middle." In order to find it, they decide to play "Follow the leader." (Owen makes his appearance here.)
12 "Stella's Circus / Stella's Storybook" 12 November 2013 (2013-11-12)
Stella's Circus: Sam and Fred join in Stella's backyard circus.
Stella's Storybook: Stella creates a storybook with herself and Sam as the main characters. She takes Sam on a fairy tale quest. They play the roles of the Wind Queen and Sir Sam respectively.
13 "Sam and the Sky Painter / Deer Friend" 13 November 2013 (2013-11-13)
Sam and the Sky Painter: Stella celebrates "Brother's Day" by making Sam breakfast, a card, and his bed. They look at rainbows and play in the backyard sprinkler. Sam celebrates "Sister's Day" by making Stella a macaroni necklace, a card, and a colorful morning sky.
Deer Friend: Sam discovers a deer, while he, Stella, and Fred were playing hide and seek.
14 "The Parrot Queen / Feathered Friends" 14 November 2013 (2013-11-14)
The Parrot Queen: Sam was having tongue troubles, when he was trying to say something that Owen said to him. To fix this problem, Stella takes the two boys to the Jungly Jungle, in order to see the Parrot Queen.
Feathered Friends: Stella, Sam, and Owen all pretend to be birds heading south for the winter.
15 "Trip to the Moon / Fred's Birthday" 15 November 2013 (2013-11-15)
Trip to the Moon: Stella wants to take Sam and Owen to the Moon, in order to meet the "Man on the Moon."
Fred's Birthday: All the kids celebrate Fred's fifth birthday. (Owen, Felix, and Ivy make their appearances here.)
16 "Fairy Garden / Fredland" 16 November 2013 (2013-11-16)
Fairy Garden: Felix brought his invented gardening tools, in order to help Stella and Sam with their garden work. Sam decides later on that he wants to create a fairy garden.
Fredland: Stella, Sam, and Owen decided to create an amusement park for Fred.
17 "Spider Games / Rainy Day Picnic" 17 November 2013 (2013-11-17)
Spider Games: In this game, Stella is a spider and both Sam and Owen are bugs.
Rainy Day Picnic: Stella, Sam, and Owen are stuck having their picnic indoors, due to a rain storm.
18 "Dragonflies / Sam's Fort" 18 November 2013 (2013-11-18)
Dragonflies: Sparky the dragonfly befriends Sam by landing on Sam's shoulder. (Ivy makes her appearance here.)
Sam's Fort: Sam wants to create a snow house (fort) for the wild animals in a forest. (Felix makes his appearance here.)
19 "Cave Kids / Sally Goose" 19 November 2013 (2013-11-19)
Cave Kids: Fred gets very afraid of a violent thunderstorm and hides in the basement.
Sally Goose: Sam and Fred discover a lost baby Canada Goose at their backyard. Sam names the gosling Sally. (Felix makes his appearance here.)
20 "Sam the Sock / The Land Down Under" 20 November 2013 (2013-11-20)
Sam the Sock: Sam cannot find one of his socks and tries to find out where it is.
The Land Down Under: Ivy returned from her trip to Australia and shows her didgeridoo to Stella and Sam.
21 "When Stella Was Small / Invisible" 21 November 2013 (2013-11-21)
When Stella Was Small: Stella showed Sam some photos of her when she was small.
Invisible: Stella and Sam pretend that they are invisible.
22 "Pirates / Signs of Spring" 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Pirates: Stella, Sam, and Owen are looking for pirate treasure.
Signs of Spring: Sam wants to plant some seeds that his grandmother gave to him. (Owen makes his appearance here.)
23 "River Ride / How the West was Fun" 23 November 2013 (2013-11-23)
River Ride: Stella and Sam help their kite by letting it dream about flying to the ocean.
How the West was Fun: Felix is chasing after five chickens that escaped from their coop at Felix's ranch. (Owen makes his appearance here.)
24 "Sea Dragon / Fred and Petunia" 24 November 2013 (2013-11-24)
Sea Dragon: A dragon is on a mission to stomp on and destroy Sandland's castle. (Owen makes his appearance here.)
Fred and Petunia: Stella and Sam gets to meet Petunia the dog. She belongs to Owen's grandmother.
25 "Lucky Treasure / Shipwrecked" 6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
Lucky Treasure: Sam is having a bad day. Stella gets Sam to follow her in finding the "Lucky Jewel." (Felix makes his appearance here.)
Shipwrecked: Stella, Sam, and Owen are stranded on an island.
Special 1 "Scarecrows and Pumpkins / Dinosaur Days" TBA
Scarecrows and Pumpkins: Sam decides that he wants to be a scarecrow for Halloween. (Owen, Felix, and Ivy makes their appearances here.)
Dinosaur Days: Stella, Sam, and Owen go back in time to find a dinosaur.
Special 2 "Felix the Ghost / Monster Misunderstanding" TBA
Felix the Ghost: All the kids and Fred are invited to Felix's ranch for a Halloween party. Also, they all go out trick-and-treating.
Monster Misunderstanding: Stella, Sam, and Fred dress up as friendly monsters for Halloween.
Special 3 "Santa's Hat / Make It Snow" TBA
Santa's Hat: Felix has a Christmas surprise for Stella, Sam, and Owen.
Make It Snow: Sam wants to see snow fall outside for Christmas, like his favorite snow globe. (Owen makes his appearance here.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b RSP's Stella and Sam Page
  2. ^ Family Jr's Stella and Same Page
  3. ^ Victoria Ahearn, "New animated series "Stella and Sam" allows kids to imagine, say creators "Winnipeg Free Press, Jan 05, 2011
  4. ^ a b "Stella and Sam". FamilyJr.Ca. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Stella Bocquelet .. Sam Bocquelet .. Sam is Stella’s younger brother 
  5. ^ IMBd's Stella and Sam Episode List

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