Beloved preschool character Franklin the turtle will return to the small screen thanks to Nickelodeon’s new CG-animated series Franklin and Friends, set to premiere Monday, February 13 at 9:30 a.m. on the network. The new show is produced by Nelvana and Infinite Frameworks Pte. Ltd. and will air weekdays at 9:30 a.m.
Based on the best-selling children’s books by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark (Kids Can Press), the half-hour series follows Franklin as he experiences adventures and milestones along with his pals Snail, Rabbit, Beaver, Fox, Goose and Bear. The series emphasizes the importance of family, friendship, community, personal growth and helping others to its preschool audience.
“Franklin is older, wiser and coming out of his shell in this updated version that encourages kids to learn from their mistakes and discover the world around them,” says Teri Weiss, SVP, Nickelodeon Preschool. “Franklin and Friends is filled with lovable characters and rich story-telling that will surely appeal to today’s preschool audience.”
Check out these clips from the premiere two-parter episode, “Franklin and the Gecko Games”/“Franklin’s All Ears”
“Franklin and the Gecko Games”
“Franklin’s All Ears”