Franklin (TV series)

1997 Canadian/French TV series

Franklin is a Canadian–American children's animated television series produced by Nelvana, Big Bang Digital Studios, LuxAnimation, Alphanim, and Nick Jr. Productions. that currently airs on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block in the United States from November 3, 1997 to August 8, 2004 with Kipper, Maisy, and Allegra's Window and is based on the children's book series. In the United States, the programme aired on Noggin/Nick Jr. and Knowledge. In 2011, a new series called Franklin and Friends was introduced by Nelvana.[1]

Created byPaulette Bourgeois (Writer)
Brenda Clark (illustrator)
StarringNoah Reid
Cole Caplan
Bryn McAuley
Elizabeth Brown
Richard Newman
Cody Jones
Luca Perlman
Marc McMulkin
Amanda Soha
Kristen Bone
Susan Roman
Taylor McMillan
Kyle Fairlie
Mitchell Eisner
Stuart Landrell
Scott Beaudin
Opening themeHey It's Franklin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes78
Running time11 minutes
Original networkNickelodeon, Noggin (U.S.)
CBC Television (Canada)
Original releaseNovember 3, 1997 –
August 8, 2004


  • Noah Reid as Franklin
  • Bryn McAuley as Harriet
  • Mark McMulkin as Bear
  • Ruby Smith-Merovitz as Badger
  • Susan Roman as Beatrice "Bea" Bear
  • Kristen Bone as Snail
  • Leah Cudmore as Beaver
  • Amanda Soha as Kit
  • Stuart Landrell as Fox
  • Vivien Endicott-Douglas as Goose
  • Sophie Lang as Otter
  • Mitchell Eisner as Rabbit
  • Tyrone Savage as Jackrabbit
  • Annick Obonsawin as Skunk
  • Jamie Haydon-Devlin as Raccoon
  • Shirley Douglas as the Narrator

Time Date BroadcastEdit

The show aired on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block and later aired on Noggin and its successor, Nick Jr. channel. It has been taken off the air in the United States, but is still shown in several countries.


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