Blizzard Island (Series) (1988-1989)

Aka: Argon Quest (U.S. title)

Blizzard Island
Tracey Allen, a 10 year-old Nova Scotia girl, and her nine year-old brother Wayne find intrigue while rummaging through an old chest. Their father, a sea captain, keeps many strange things — but none stranger than a mysterious necklace. This "special" necklace transports them to the magical world of Blizzard Island. As the children quickly find out, the island is a strange and magical land — filled with strange and magical creatures.

According to legend, the Great Argon, one of Blizzard Island's most famous spell-casters, once found a young girl who survived a shipwreck. Only 10 years old, alone and understandably terrified, the girl was in a terrible mess. The Great Argon took pity on her and used one of his spells to send her home. But to make sure she made it, the wizard placed a necklace around her neck — a solar collector made of "Bhok crystals". But when the Great Argon needed his necklace back, the girl -- or her descendant — would have to bring it back. The wizard would let them know when. Many generations passed. In fact, the story became a myth. Until now.

When one of Blizzard Island's creatures mentions Argon's name, Tracey remembers the story. She come to realize that she and Wayne must return the necklace to the wizard — to save Blizzard Island, to save our world. Throughout their journey, the children meet many characters who want to steal the necklace and harness its legendary power for themselves. Tracey and Wayne's main adversaries include Sidney, the bumbling, vain witch and Sir Percy Python, the opportunistic royal snake who ended up on Blizzard Island as a result of a spell gone awry.

The other characters on the island are a mixed bag of misfits. Uncle Eggbert is a wizard who was left bodyless as a result of a botched spell. Rog, on the other hand, is a Rogoloneon sand creature who befriends the children and helps them in their quest for the sleeping Argon.

Cast:
Amy Miller ... Tracey Allen
Shannon Lynch ... Wayne Allen
Tim Gosley ... Rog
Terry Angus ... Sidney the Witch / Sir Python
Stoney Ripley ... Uncle Eggbert / Molcaster
Jamie Bradley ... Flock
Frank Meschkuleit ... Argon
Gay Hauser ... Isabeelle Allen


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

External Links:
Blizzard Island Web Page

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Comments (14)
I have all 12 episodes of Blizzard Island and the Argon Quest movie all on 5 DVD's. If anyone is interested check out this link:

http://www.ioffer.com/i/blizzard-island-504976528

Thank You.
byClick here to see the profile of this user tianaramma, October 15, 2011
I had been looking for the name of this TV show for years and years! I remembered all of the character details, and that it was Canadian, but I had no idea it would be this hard to find. I found out today that it was made in Hali, which explains why a lot of people had no idea what I was talking about. Anyway, I was THRILLED to find it.

Stoney Ripley has uploaded six episodes onto a youtube page, so I have been watching.

http://www.youtube.com/user/stoneyripley#p/u/17/D3zCEW_N3wQ
Greetings from Amsterdam, the netherlands
I used to LOVE this show, so much! It was called "Argons Ketting" (the necklace of argon) here.

Does anyone know how to get these episodes?
Who owns them?!
This person should share the episodes! Either sell them on dvd or vhs or put them on youtube.

You can't just let them collect dust with all these fans out there wanting to show their kids!
byClick here to see the profile of this user Jamie, November 10, 2008
Hey everyone, This is Jamie Bradley. I was Flock the caterpillar as well as various bats, arms, legs, Sir Python's body and tale and... uh,well, whatever else was needed. Mostly, I was under Terry's armpit operating Sidney the witch's left arm while breathing in all that oil-based fog.

I'm glad people like the show/movie. I think we need to do another series, don't you? Just send an email to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at cbc.ca.

I'm working as a puppeteer on season 3 of a new CBC preschool puppet show called "The Mighty Jungle" (weekdays at 8:45am).
byClick here to see the profile of this user bproudlove, March 12, 2008
I swear I almost died when I stumbled upon this page. This was a fantastic show, and I used to absolutely love it. Any video floating around other than the argon quest vhs?
byClick here to see the profile of this user LesleyPearce, February 12, 2008
Hi Terry, I figured you might be reading these comments so I just wanted to ask if you got my thank you email. Sorry, it took so long. Thanks again!
byClick here to see the profile of this user TerryAngus, February 11, 2008
Hi One and all,

My name is Terry Angus the other co-creator of Blizzard Island. I had no idea that this page existed untill Stoney just e-mailed me about it and I am so happy to hear that you guys remembered this show and appreciate it. Later at some point I will get to type a better letter to this site.

Take care everyone and have fun,

Terry Angus
byClick here to see the profile of this user Stoney, February 11, 2008
So nice to hear that you enjoyed our show when you were young. It has been 20 years now since it aired originally on the CBC. I am sad to say that it is not available on DVD at this time. The nearest thing that you may be able to get is The Argons Quest which is available on e-bay I think. Argons Quest was a movie version of the show made by putting various episodes together to form a movie.
byClick here to see the profile of this user LesleyPearce, February 11, 2008
I have just recently been watching the episodes again with my four year old daughter... It is so much fun to see all those characters again after so long. Nice to know the show wasn't just a figment of my imagination, lol!!!
byClick here to see the profile of this user Dania665, February 11, 2008
Hey Stoney,

you did a nice job there ;), the show even made it to the Netherlands. And just like most people i would really enjoy seeing everything again, so i was wondering if you perhaps know if there are plans for a dvd release (for the series/movie)?
Would be really nice to see it again so i've got some proof that Blizzard Island didn't only exist in my imagination :).

Dania
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