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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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Series cast summary:
Noah Reid ...  Franklin Turtle / ... 41 episodes, 1997-2004
Leah Renee ...  Beaver 39 episodes, 1997-2004
Elizabeth Saunders ...  Mrs. Turtle 38 episodes, 1997-2004
Richard Newman ...  Mr. Turtle 36 episodes, 1997-2004
Luca Perlman Luca Perlman ...  Bear 26 episodes, 1998-2004
Arthur Anger Arthur Anger ...  Franklin (french) 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Kyle Fairlie Kyle Fairlie ...  Rabbit 23 episodes, 1997-2004
Shirley Douglas ...  Narrator 22 episodes, 1998-2000
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ...  Snail 21 episodes, 1997-2004
Olivia Garratt Olivia Garratt ...  Goose 19 episodes, 1997-2004
Gil Filar Gil Filar ...  Fox 19 episodes, 1997-2000
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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 »

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Franklin Theme
Written and Performed by Bruce Cockburn
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There is so much better of this kind of thing.

One of the more simpering and sanctimonious cartoons for very small children. The dark shadow of the moral can be spotted a mile away and taints these bland narratives with blander characters.

I don't know if your child will respond to the adventures of Franklin at his school or his friends, but the fact that they're animals doesn't affect anything and there are so much more charming stuff for this target demographic that manage to convey lessons in a more character driven spontaneous way.


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