Katie And Orbie

PBS (ended 2002)




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Katie And Orbie

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Katie and Orbie was a children's program produced in Canada, in which a creature from another planet called Orbie came to live with a five-year-old girl named Katie and her parents. Together, Katie and Orbie went through the experiences of pain and joy as they discovered what the planet Earth is about.

Narrated by actor Leslie Nielsen, Katie and Orbie was based on the books by Canadian cartoonist Ben Wicks and his daughter Susan Wicks (the latter of whom also wrote for the series). Each half-hour episode contained three stories and two "Did You Know?" educational segments. The series wasn't "animated" precisely, but rather consisted of "storybook page"-like stills. Katie and Orbie premiered on PBS in the US and ran from 1995 to 1996, and was rebroadcast on The Disney Channel in 1997. The series still airs on Family Channel in Canada, the country where the show was produced.