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Hoze Houndz

★★★★★

Hoze Houndz Six fire-fighting Dalmatians run a fire department but spend most of their time on wacky cartoon adventures in this light-hearted new series. Residing in the small cat and dog town of Bonehead Hollow, the Hoze Houndz have personality traits that make them a less than cohesive team. But the crazy canines have more than their own problems to deal with - t ...

Original Airdates1999-2003
TypeSeries

Huckleberry Finn and His Friends

★★★★½

Huckleberry Finn and His Friends Huckleberry Finn and His Friends was a 26-part series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on books by American writer Mark Twain. The series was the only filmed version of the Twain classic to cover every episode in the original novel. Though this Canada-Germany co-produced series was filmed in 1979, it did not appear o ...

Original Airdates1981-1982
TypeSeries

Junior Hi-Lites

Junior Hi-Lites was a Winnipeg amateur show for youngsters who were in Grades 7, 8 and 9. The series was intended to bridge the talent gap between the 12 and under age group seen on Calling All Children and the high school students who appeared on the Warren Davis show and Hi Jinks.

Original Airdates1960-1965
TypeSeries

Junior Magazine

Junior Magazine Junior Magazine actually began as Children's Magazine on Sept. 25, 1955. By Dec. 4 the title changed to Junior Magazine. A sixty minute digest of information and entertainment for young viewers, Junior Magazine presented a selection of short film features and interviews each week. Host John Clark introduced ten minute films on a variety of subjects, ...

AkaChildren's Magazine; Holiday Edition; Summer Magazine
Original Airdates1955-1962
TypeSeries

Junior Television Club

Junior Television Club A program with a magazine format produced in Vancouver, it replaced Hidden Pages on the CBC. The show, for children ages nine to thirteen, had five hosts, all children themselves, and each had a different area of concentration. Graham Phillips interviewed other children about their hobbies; Gregory Helem had a segment on pet care; Averil Campbell modera ...

AkaJunior TV Club
Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Just For Fun

★★★★★

A game show for grade seven students, Just For Fun combined a quiz on general knowledge with competitions that involved stunts, such as balancing brooms, twirling hula hoops, blowing bubble gum, or bobbing for apples. The show gained its reputation for fun rather than competition when it turned out that the hostess did not always know the answers. ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Just Like Mom

★★★★

Just Like Mom Just Like Mom was a game show built on a child-mother relationship. Viewers wrote in requesting the opportunity to participate from all parts of Canada. Producer Paul Burford said that the source of the request was usually the child. The show was originally hosted by Stephen Young and Catherine Swing. Executive producer Fergie Olver later took over host ...

Original Airdates1980-1987
TypeSeries

Kangazoo Club, The

★★★★★

The Kangazoo Club was a series of 26 episodes, each 24 minutes in length, produced by Quadramedia Management, Inc. in association with the Global Television Network. Kangazoo was a big cuddly kangaroo with a pouch full of animals found in zoos. Two young hosts, Melissa Glavota and Russell Chong, guided young viewers on expeditions to the Metropolitan To ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeSeries

Kids of Degrassi Street, The

★★★★

Kids of Degrassi Street, The The series was set around the elementary school which was located one block away from the Degrassi Grocery. All the children lived on Degrassi Street and went to the common school. From the time the series began there were two groups of characters, a small portion of them were older, like Noel, Catherine, Chuck, Tina, Sophie. The younger characters, lik ...

Original Airdates1982-1986
TypeSeries

Kidsbeat

★★★★★

Kidsbeat was a kids news show which ran for 52 episodes per year on Global and later also TVO. Kidsbeat dealt with one major news topic or issue each week, explaining it for the young audience with the aid of background information, plus lighter segments on sports and entertainment. A few years into the program, a decision was made to shift the empha ...

Original Airdates1981-1993
TypeSeries

Kidstuff

★★★★½

Kidstuff Kidstuff was a one-hour Saturday morning children’s program on CTV. Each show had songs and skits and a number of guest performers. The show also showed clips of celebrities talking about their favourite parts of Canada, and segments in which kids narrated video clips of their parents at their work. The series focused on basic elements such as comed ...

Original Airdates1975-1979
TypeSeries

Kidsworld

★★★★★

Kidsworld, a show produced jointly by TVOntario, Astral Television Films and Global Television, consisted of an anchor group of three young people. The concept for the show originated in the United States. The Canadian production still included items by junior correspondents in the U.S.A. The anchor group provided continuity for reports by their peers f ...

Original Airdates1978-1986
TypeSeries

Kitty Cats

★★★★½

Kitty Cats Kitty Cats was a children's puppet program featuring the puppets Pacha (a dog), two cats, a bird and a porcupine. The program aired in French as Pacha et les chats on Societe Radio-Canada.

AkaPacha et les chats
Original Airdates1991-1994
TypeSeries

Littlest Hobo, The

★★★★

Littlest Hobo, The Roaming through Canada in search of adventure and occasional stopping places made the Littlest Hobo a Canadian vagabond. The Littlest Hobo starred London, the great German Shepherd dog. All the filming ranged across Canada for appropriate episode locales. Hobo lived up to his name, going from one city or location to the other, never content to stay in ...

Original Airdates1963-1965
TypeSeries

Littlest Hobo, The

★★★★

Littlest Hobo, The The series follows the adventures of an extremely intelligent, wandering German Shepherd who walks into a different place in each episode of this long-running television series, and comes upon people down on their luck or in trouble. Hobo always befriends and helps the struggling person or persons. Then, when his job is done at episode's end, decline ...

Original Airdates1979-1985
TypeSeries

Lunchtime Little Theatre

★★★★

Lunchtime Little Theatre Ted Zeigler wrote, directed and starred as Johnny Jellybean in Lunchtime Little Theatre, a popular show for kids (but just as popular with adults). The Johnny Jellybean character had originally appeared on an American version of the show which went off the air in 1960 and came back to life at CFCF-TV in Montreal. This was a live 60-minute weekday show f ...

AkaJohnny Jellybean
Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

Lynsky and Co.

★★★★★

Lynsky and Co. was another variation of a Dale Harney variety show for a younger audience. Ralph, an oversize "hound dog" (a man dressed in a hound dog costume borrowed from a local shopping center), acts as a foil to frustrate Harney's magic tricks or Lynsky's songs. Linda Lopushinsky plays Lynsky but takes on various roles, as a comic Roxy who presen ...

AkaLynsky and Company
TypeSeries

Maggie Muggins

★★★★

Maggie Muggins Maggie Muggins was a freckle-faced girl in a gingham dress, with her red hair pulled back in two long pigtails. Her stories had been heard on CBC radio and in print for years before Maggie and her friends in the meadow materialized on television on CBC in 1955. Maggie played with friends like Fitzgerald Fieldmouse and Grandmother Frog. When she was c ...

Original Airdates1955-1962
TypeSeries

Marbles, The

The Marbles was a CBC-TV schools and youth department production presented Friday afternoond It was described as a revue-type series for youngsters aged eight to 12 and featured four off-beat characters who do anything and everything to inform and entertain viewers through comedy sketches, mime, dance and song. The Marble was replace by Drop-In after ...

Original Airdates1969-1970
TypeSeries

Marvel Superheroes Show, The

★★★★★

Marvel Superheroes Show, The In 1966 the very first Marvel cartoons were released. Marvel Superheroes was an umbrella title for five different series. The animation was incredibly basic (little more than still frames from the actual comics with minor animation added) and most of the stories pretty well identical to some of the comics which they had been developed from. Each hero ha ...

AkaCaptain America; Incredible Hulk; Iron Man; Mighty Thor; Sub-Mariner
Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

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