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Theodore Tugboat 

The adventures of a young tugboat and his friends in the Big Harbour, with the Dispatcher and the Harbourmaster keeping ever-watchful eyes.
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Denny Doherty ...  Harbour Master 99 episodes, 1993
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The adventures of a young tugboat and his friends in the Big Harbour, with the Dispatcher and the Harbourmaster keeping ever-watchful eyes.

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Animation | Family

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

7 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teodor, pikku hinaaja See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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(PBS)

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1.33 : 1
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Filmed and set in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (referred to as the "Big City" in the show). A model of Theodore the tugboat can be seen in Halifax's Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line spoken at the end of every episode]
Harbour Master: Thanks for visiting us here in the Big Harbour, and we'll see you all again next time.
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Good, clean fun for kids (and adults) with boats
30 March 2016 | by NovaBrunswickSee all my reviews

Theodore Tugboat is essentially Thomas the Tank Engine on water, replacing the trains with boats. Nowadays it seems kids are watching stronger stuff than they used to in the past, and I feel kind of sad because of that - they're ruining their innocent minds and imaginations.

Theodore Tugboat is not like most modern kids' shows, however. Through storytelling by the late, great Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & The Papas fame), the titular tugboat and his friends in the Big Harbour learn some important life lessons and valuable skills such as teamwork, making friends and being good to each other. Kids will love to watch Theodore's wonderful adventures in the water, as will some adults who may remember listening to The Mamas & The Papas back in the day.

The show may now just be classic Canadian children's TV (it stopped at season 5, and there was never a sixth season), but Theodore lives on in his home of Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada (where the show was filmed), where people of all ages ride him across the harbour every day - a tribute to his lasting legacy on the last two or so generations.


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