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Matt and Jenny

★★★★

Matt and Jenny Matt and Jenny were two orphaned children from Bristol who arrived in Canada in 1850 in search of an uncle who was supposed to have a farm somewhere in the vast expanse of Canada. They thought they knew where it was - they had a map that put it near Halifax - but they discover only an abandoned farmhouse. The Tanners set out to find their relatives. On ...

AkaMatt and Jenny on the Wilderness Trail
Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

Max, The 2000 Year Old Mouse

★★★★½

Max, The 2000 Year Old Mouse The animated Max, the 2000 year old mouse, used to recall his adventures over the last 2000 years giving historical lessons. Each episode lasted about 5 minutes and sometimes played at the end of a Rocket Robin Hood episodes as a time filler. A total of 104 episodes were produced by Steve Krantz for Krantz Animation.

Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Minikins, The

★★★★★

Architect Paul Herman travels to a tropical island to establish its potential as a tourist resort. He doesn't realize that his plans are found out by a tribe of people of only a fraction of the size of normal humans. Three of them decide to hide in his luggage as blind passengers and enlist the Herman family in their efforts to prevent the destruction o ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

Mr. Dressup

★★★★

Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs hosted this simple format TV show as Mr. Dressup. With his puppet friends, originally Casey and his dog Finnegan, he taught pre-school subjects with games, music and simple activities. To add to the fun, Mr. Dressup would always open up his tickle trunk that contains any costume for any role he wants. Mr. Dressup emerged from an earlier ...

AkaMr. Dress-Up
Original Airdates1967-1996
TypeSeries

Mr. Microchip

★★★★½

Mr. Microchip was CBC's first formal venture into programming about computers for children. A show to be shared by parents with children, its aim was to demystify computers and their functions. With Skip Lumley, a computer business consultant, neighbours Dayna Simon and Steve Grosfield learned about and worked with computers in Lumley's garage. Each pro ...

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Mr. Piper

★★★★½

Mr. Piper The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation purchased this 39-episode children's series from Pied Piper Films Ltd. of Toronto. Host for the show was Toronto opera singer Alan Crofoot. Each weekly half-hour program consisted of four segments. The first, Tale Time, was a fantasy story using graphics with Crofoot's voice over film as narration. Other segment ...

AkaMister Piper
Original Airdates1963-1965
TypeSeries

My Pet Monster

★★★★½

My Pet Monster My Pet Monster was an animated series produced by Toronto's Nelvana Films. The series was based on a stuffed toy of the same name. In the series, a boy (Max) longing for a best friend finds one in the shape of a furry stuffed animal. The stuffed animal (Monster) transforms into a friendly creature when his handcuffs are removed. The series debuted o ...

AkaP'tit monstre (French title)
Original Airdates1987
TypeSeries

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew Tracy Ryan plays the lead role of Nancy Drew, a classic character from young people's literature, brought to life in Nelvana's live action television series. Today's Nancy has moved away from home in River Heights to the big city, where she studies in criminology at the local university and solves mysteries on the side.

Original Airdates1995
TypeSeries

Nature Connection, The

★★★★★

In each episode of this highly-acclaimed series, Dr. Suzuki lead a group of children on a voyage to discover different aspects of the environment and learn how each individual is "connected" to nature. Through their adventures, the children and viewers learned to appreciate their relationship with the environment and what they can do to protect it. The ...

AkaNature Connection With David Suzuki
Original Airdates1991
TypeSeries

New Adventures of Pinocchio, The

★★★★½

New Adventures of Pinocchio, The Canadian actors and technicians cooperated with Japanese puppetry experts to produce this Pinocchio cartoon series for television. The Pinocchio series was made with stringless puppets, a technique popular in Japan but which was unknown on this side of the Pacific. Dentsu Advertising Agency of Tokyo provided the puppet sequences and the U.S. provide ...

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

News From Zoos

★★★★½

News from Zoos featured Charlie, the 6-year-old anchor chimp, whose voice was provided by actor Carl Banas. Charlie presented filmed news stories, reporting on what was happening at zoos around the world. The visits to many of the world's best zoos allowed children to meet a great variety of interesting and unusual animals, birds and reptiles. Commentar ...

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

Nic 'n Pic

★★★★

Nic 'n Pic A popular children's program produced by Helene Roberge for Radio-Canada, Nic And Pic was dubbed for the English language CBC network beginning in 1975. Nic and Pic were two puppet mice operated by Pierre Regimbald and Michel Frechette. They found adventures as they travelled in their balloon to exotic, far-off locations, such as China, Scotland, and th ...

AkaNic and Pic, Nic et Pic
Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Night Hood

★★★★★

Night Hood As burglars go, he's the most handsome, the most elegant, and certainly the most clever of rogues. Wicked? Immoral? Of course not! Arsène Lupin belongs to the genre of outlaws that steal from the rich and powerful to give to the poor and weak. He's the worthy descendant of Robin Hood and Zorro, children's longtime favorite heros. Maurice Leblan ...

AkaThe Adventures of Arsene Lupin; Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin (French title)
Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Odyssey, The

★★★★★

Odyssey, The The Odyssey was a family drama series which chronicled the subconscious adventures of eleven-year-old Jay Ziegler who ended up in a coma after falling out of a treefort. As he lay in hospital, watched over by doctors, nurses and his mother (the Upworld), Jay's mind journeyed to another world - one without adults (the Downworld). Jay's two worlds were st ...

Original Airdates1992-1994
TypeSeries

Once Upon A Hamster

★★★★½

Once Upon A Hamster Storyman returns in this series to tell entertaining stories about the adventures of Hammy the Hamster and his Riverbank pals including Martha Mouse, GP Guinea Pig, Turtle and many more.

Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

Oopsy the Clown

★★★★★

Oopsy the Clown With the help of his family, Oopsy the circus clown has taken up residence at the hill place in the imaginary town of Daisyville where several of his puppet friends also live. Frances Kay McNea plays Dairy Dora, the Daisyville milk lady who delivers her dairy products "in metric format." She is also featured in "Crafty Fun" and acts as the main puppetee ...

Original Airdates1977-?
TypeSeries

Peanuts and Popcorn

★★★★½

Peanuts and Popcorn was presented in the spirit of the old Saturday morning movie house to exhibit serialized adventures, cartoons and feature films including the first-ever all-Canadian animated cartoon serial, The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo (by Rainbow Animated Limited). Other short shows that ran during Peanuts and Popcorn were "The Boy Wi ...

Original Airdates1975-1979
TypeSeries

Pencil Box Theatre

★★★★★

Pencil Box Theatre was a half-hour program for children produced in Ottawa, featuring stories written by children. Productions involved a wide range of techniques, including puppets, mime, masks, and animation. Actors performed in black limbo sets and were electronically keyed into cutout sets representing the creation of schoolchildren. Many of the sto ...

AkaPencil Box
Original Airdates1976-1979
TypeSeries

Peter and Pooch

Peter and Pooch Peter and Pooch was a weekly children's show and one of the first programs to air on Saskatchewan's first television station, CKCK Regina. The show featured a diverse cast of marionettes created by Freda Newman and Shirley Fraser. They also wrote the scripts and voiced and operated the puppets.

Original Airdates1954
TypeSeries

Pick a Letter

★★★★

Pick a Letter was a series produced by Screen Gems (Canada) Limited which was syndicated to television stations in Canada and the U.S. In the series, animator George Feyer would tell a story through drawings starting with letters of the alphabet. The series was directed and produced by Jean-Claude Tramont.

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

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