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The popular children's books, written by Paulette Bourgeois, come alive in this television series about a turtle named Franklin. Each episode has a story of Franklin and his friends. You'll... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Noah Reid ...  Franklin Turtle / ... 39 episodes, 1997-2004
Leah Renee ...  Beaver 37 episodes, 1997-2004
Elizabeth Saunders ...  Mrs. Turtle 36 episodes, 1997-2004
Richard Newman ...  Mr. Turtle 34 episodes, 1997-2004
Arthur Anger Arthur Anger ...  Franklin (french) 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Luca Perlman Luca Perlman ...  Bear 25 episodes, 1998-2004
Kyle Fairlie Kyle Fairlie ...  Rabbit 22 episodes, 1997-2004
Shirley Douglas ...  Narrator 21 episodes, 1998-2000
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ...  Snail 19 episodes, 1997-2004
Gil Filar Gil Filar ...  Fox 18 episodes, 1997-2000
Annick Obonsawin ...  Skunk 16 episodes, 1997-2004
Olivia Garratt Olivia Garratt ...  Goose 16 episodes, 1997-2004
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The popular children's books, written by Paulette Bourgeois, come alive in this television series about a turtle named Franklin. Each episode has a story of Franklin and his friends. You'll meet his parents, Bear (his best friend), Goose, Beaver, Rabbit, Mr. Owl, Badger and Snail along with other animal friends. You will follow the adventures of Franklin as he learns about the world around him, and how to be an honest turtle with good character. Written by CindyH

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Animation | Family

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Official Sites:

Viacom

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France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Franklin - Eine Schildkröte erobert die Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color
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Trivia

Many stories in the first season of the program were based upon book releases from the "Franklin" series. This practice was abandoned entirely beginning with the second season, though some stories still featured minor references to events or dialog from the storybooks. See more »

Connections

Followed by Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Franklin Theme
Written and Performed by Bruce Cockburn
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I like this show (well I used to)
2 February 2003 | by courage1999See all my reviews

I would watch this how all the time. It was funny, and entertaining, and just a great show. The characters were great and the story-lines were suberb. Then all of the sudden, they started introducing new characters like crazy, and Bear started wearing a blue vest that made him look gay. That's when I stopped watching. If you want to watch Franklin, make sure it's the original episodes.


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