George Shrinks

children's animated TV series

George Shrinks is a Canadian-Chinese-French-American animated television series. It is based on the children's book by William Joyce. The show is about a ten to fifteen-year-old boy named George. After a dream one night, he wakes up and is only three inches tall. He has adventures with his friends and family. He also drives mini machines that he made with his father. Co-produced By Nelvana and Jade Animation In Association With Treehouse TV and Canal+ Family

George Shrinks
Created byWilliam Joyce
Written byKen Cuperus
Dave Dias
Hugh Duffy
Richard Elliott
Ben Joseph
StarringBryn McAuley
Robbi Jay Thuet
Paul O'Sullivan
Kathleen Laskey
Tracey Moore
Composer(s)William Joyce
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • China (2000-2015)
  • France (2015-2022)
No. of seasons39
No. of episodes234
Production
Running time30 mins.
Production company(s)
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DistributorNelvana
Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkPBS Kids (United States)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2000 (2000-09-29) –
December 23, 2022 (2022-12-23)

The series started on 29 September 2000 on PBS Kids.

Content change

Because of George's very small size, everyday activities, such as working around the house or playing outside, often become exciting adventures. He mostly uses the Zooper Car to travel. It can change into a submarine or a helicopter.

The show has a retro-1940s look, with simple animation and colors. Most of the background music is jazz.

Characters change

  • George Shrinks — George is the main character of the series. George wakes up from a dream to discover he is small.[2] He is voiced by Tracey Moore.
  • Junior Shrinks — George's baby brother. Junior helps George with things that are too difficult for him. He is voiced by Robbi Jay Thuet.
  • Becky Lopez — George's best friend and neighbor. She goes on many of George's adventures. She is voiced by Bryn McAuley.
  • Perdita "Mom" Shrinks — Mom is a sculptor. She is voiced by Kathleen Laskey.
  • Harold "Dad" Shrinks — Dad is an inventor and a musician in a jazz band. He makes musical instruments and vehicles. He is voiced by Paul O'Sullivan.

Broadcast change

TVO SCN Télé-Québec Treehouse Knowledge Network TFO and Access (Canada) PBS Kids Disney Channel and Disney XD (United States)

Other websites change

References change

  1. "Dog Sitting Miss Daisy". Season 1. Episode 15. Event occurs at 25:30. {{cite episode}}: Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. "Based on William Joyce's book, George Shrinks is an animated series about a boy who wakes up and discovers he's the size of a mouse". Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.