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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 / ... 37 episodes, 1997-2004
Elizabeth Saunders ...  Mrs. Turtle 35 episodes, 1997-2004
Leah Renee ...  Beaver 35 episodes, 1997-2004
Richard Newman ...  Mr. Turtle 33 episodes, 1997-2004
Arthur Anger Arthur Anger ...  Franklin (french) 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Luca Perlman Luca Perlman ...  Bear 24 episodes, 1998-2004
Kyle Fairlie Kyle Fairlie ...  Rabbit 21 episodes, 1997-2004
Shirley Douglas ...  Narrator 20 episodes, 1998-2000
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ...  Snail 18 episodes, 1997-2004
Gil Filar Gil Filar ...  Fox 17 episodes, 1997-2000
Annick Obonsawin ...  Skunk 16 episodes, 1998-2004
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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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Alphanim,Luxanimation,Nelvana See more »
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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 »

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Spin-off Franklin's Magic Christmas (2001) See more »

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Franklin Theme
Written and Performed by Bruce Cockburn
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An Excellent Show To Grow On
17 December 2015 | by zsofikamSee all my reviews

Franklin is an every-turtle who is constantly exploring and discovering his world alongside his family and friends. He and his friends enjoy swimming, playing outdoors, and going to school. You heard that right, they actually enjoy school. Franklin has some great adults in his life such as his parents, his friends' parents, Mr Owl, and other relatives. The kid characters are very cool as well, including Franklin himself, Bear, Beaver, Fox, Goose, Rabbit, Otter, Snail, Badger, Skunk, Raccoon, Mole, Possum, and Moose. The problems and situations in the show are very relatable to a child (they were to me at least). Some of these include wanting a pet, having sleepovers, going to camp, losing teeth, starting school, having a friend move away, getting a new sibling, being afraid to go in the basement etc. Here is a rare show that celebrates the innocence of childhood.


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