Franklin

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Franklin
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Described by Doug Thomas of Amazon.com as "a little more hip than Little Bear and a little less talky than Arthur," Franklin is a delightful cartoon about Franklin Turtle, his family and his many friends. Although Franklin is a turtle, he's like any kid his age. He attends school, enjoys playing with his friends and likes to try new things on his own, although sometimes he still he needs some help from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Turtle. He has a goldfish named Goldie and a stuffed dog named Sam. There have been a few changes to Franklin throughout its run, including the introduction of a new opening sequence and the introduction of Franklin's baby sister. There were also a few cast and crew changes. However, the important things stayed the same. The program so far has aired six seasons, as well as a direct-to-video movie, Franklin and the Green Knight and two other direct-to-video releases. Additionally, a Franklin CD was released: Hey, It's Franklin, which contains the show theme song, music from Franklin and the Green Knight and music from the retired touring Franklin show, Franklin's Big Adventure. A number of Franklin television stories are also available as books, including some never broadcast on television. The show still continues today --- check the guide and further below for more details. Franklin is based on a series of books by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark and many episodes of the program are based directly on original Franklin stories. Others that were originally written for television were later released in book form. Franklin airs daily on Noggin cable/satellite. Noggin shows the program two times a day, including weekends. The showtimes are 11 A.M. and 5P.M. eastern time every day. Noggin seems to show episodes in no particular order, so check listings if you want to know what you're recording/watching. Check local listings for showtimes in your area. Also, check stores, Amazon.com, or your local library for videos and DVDs of classic episodes of Franklin. In Canada, Franklin is shown on Treehouse TV and perhaps still on CBC. Check listings for more details or if you live in another country, as the show airs elsewhere as well. On March 15, 2004, Noggin premiered the movie Franklin and the Green Knight on U.S. television. They then aired the fifth season of the program, which previously had aired only on Canada's Family Channel and more recently in other foreign markets. Airdates listed in the guide for the first four seasons reflect Nickelodeon airdates, airdates listed for the fifth season reflect Noggin airdates, although these episodes originally premiered several years earlier on Canada's Family Channel. Franklin's sixth season has aired on Treehouse TV and then repeated on the CBC. Special thanks to Jaden2 - her help has been invaluable in getting information on the sixth season up. For those in the United States, some episodes of the sixth season are now airing in repeats. The film Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure is also now available on DVD.moreless
Cole Caplan

Cole Caplan

Franklin Turtle (Season 6)

Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas

Narrator (Seasons 2-4)

Ali Mukaddam

Ali Mukaddam

Fox (Seasons 4-5)

Scott Beaudin

Scott Beaudin

Fox (Season 6)

Noah Reid

Noah Reid

Franklin Turtle (Seasons 1-5)

Julie Lemieux

Julie Lemieux

Various (Uncredited)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Somebody please cook this turtle into soup!

    2.0
    If you want a furry version of Caillou, look no further. This show is almost as bad as Caillou. Franklin always get angry whenever he doesn't get his way, for instance, in one episode, he gets all depressed and mad because Beaver moved. Look, creators, one of my friends got home-schooled about a month ago, and I wasn't THAT depressed or angry. Not to mention, it came from a Canadian company called Corus, and Corus does NOT make very good shows because, they're Canadian. I don't mean to offend Canadians, but shows that come from that country tend to suck very badly. Unless you want your kid to be spoiled, then I'd avoid exposing this to MY kids if I had any.moreless
  • Alright Nick Jr show

    8.0
    Various ep (97-02)
  • Cool!

    8.5
    Cool!
  • This show great and cute.

    10
    I like both the original series and CGI series of Franklin!
  • The CGI version of this SUCKS!

    9.0
    Seriously, Franklin the animated show went from a gorgeous 2D kids program, to an ugly, & cheap-looking CGI crap-fest for today.



    Why did they remake this show using CGI? It didn't need it. But they did it for the most obvious of reasons; because people would rather pay to watch an ugly animated character move all around a screen, or on Franklin's occasion, simply for more views, & because it's cheaper. The CGI Franklin is cheap & awfully animated, the characters all look ugly, & the show focuses more on being more one-dimensional rather than warmhearted.



    The old hand-drawn Franklin was beautifully animated, well constructed, had a warmth for kids that they could relate to, & was even developed with good storytelling in each of it's episodes. Cancel the new Franklin, & bring the old one back.moreless
  • GATHER 'ROUND THE TV SET, BOYS AND GHOULS, FOR THE SPOOKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR IS QUICKLY APPROACHING! A FESTIVAL OF FRIGHT CAN BE FOUND ON NEARLY EVERY CHANNEL THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON, AND WE'RE SURE IT'LL BE A SCREAM! GET THE GOODIES RIGHT HERE.

    Halloween 2006

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