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.

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)
byClick here to see the profile of this user Stoney, February 10, 2008
Hi my name is Stoney Ripley and I co-created and worked as a puppeteer on Blizzard Island all those years ago.I had a great time doing it and its great to see that some people actually remember it.
byJodi R., December 15, 2007
I honestly thought that I had only dreamt this show, because it seemed like no one else I know had heard of it. I wish that they could make a DVD of the episodes, and the movie too!
byDania665, November 26, 2007
This shows been on my mind for ages, but i just couldn't remember it's name. I'm so very pleased I finally found it :D. Now i just have to find a place where i can buy the serie/movie and drift off to Blizzard Island again.
byClick here to see the profile of this user LesleyPearce, November 10, 2007
I am so glad I found this site, I have searched forever trying to find the name of this show, I could remember bits and pieces but knew I loved it as a kid, I'm so happy I finally found the name. THANKS!
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