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A young girl embarks on a series of misadventures, causing her friends and teachers to be worrisome. Based on the children's books.




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Series cast summary:
Christopher Plummer ...  Narrator 21 episodes, 1990-1994
Tracey Lee Smythe Tracey Lee Smythe ...  Madeline 21 episodes, 1990-1994
Stevie Vallance Stevie Vallance ...  Genevieve / ... 20 episodes, 1993-1994
A.J. Bond A.J. Bond 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Kelly Sheridan 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Vanessa King 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Long John Baldry Long John Baldry 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Jay Brazeau 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Jim Byrnes 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Garry Chalk 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Brent Chapman 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Ian James Corlett 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Kristin Fairlie 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Philip Maurice Hayes 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Corrine Koslo Corrine Koslo 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Sam Mancuso Sam Mancuso 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Danny Mann 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Don McManus Don McManus 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Wezley Morris Wezley Morris 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Jane Mortifee Jane Mortifee 20 episodes, 1993-1994
French Tickner French Tickner 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Alec Willows 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Dale Wilson 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Kyle Labine 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Andrea Libman 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Susan Blu Susan Blu 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Babs Chula 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Mark Weatherly Mark Weatherly 13 episodes, 1993-1994


An animated series based on the popular children's books. Madeline, although the smallest girl in Miss Clavelle's boarding school in Paris, nevertheless manages to get herself into one predicament after another, causing her friends and teachers no end of worry. In the end, though, she always comes out all right. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Cute and charming children's series, definitely well worth watching
1 April 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I am saddened that "Madeline" isn't as more highly regarded than it is. It is a lovely, cute and positively charming children's series. I remembered watching it every day and loving it for a number of reasons:

1) I loved the simplicity of the stories. There is nothing complicated about these stories at all, they are easy to understand and handled effectively. Plus they keep true in spirit to the picture books.

2) The animation is lovely. Fluid, colourful backgrounds and simple, sweet character animation are things to like. Once again, the drawings and backgrounds are true in style to the picture books, and I appreciated that.

3) The music is memorable, and really pleasant to the ear. When I watch a cartoon series I like to hear a theme tune that is simple and easy to remember. "Madeline" does that, and the incidental music is very well composed as well.

4) The characters are engaging, particularly Madeline who is cute as a button and sometimes mischievous yet she means well. Miss Clavel is a wonderful supporting character, a woman who is firm and sincere, yet has a love for the girls, who are very endearing.

5) The scripting is well done. No complicated language or obscenities, something that kids and adults can understand, and I also like it that the odd message is taught and in a subtle way too.

6) The voice acting is quite excellent. All the voice actors bring enthusiasm to their characters, instead of being bland like they could have been they are emotive and like the characters they are engaging.

In conclusion, I strongly recommend this show, if given the chance it is well worth watching. It is definitely better than any of the terrible or the excellent-gone-mediocre cartoons now. If only the cartoons of the 80s and 90s could be brought back to us. Those were the best times, how I miss them. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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12 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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