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Miffy and Friends
MiffyandFriends
Genre: Children's television series
Created by: Dick Bruna
Country of origin Netherlands
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons: 3
No. of episodes: 39 (78 segments)
Production
Running time: 24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel: KRO (Netherland)
Noggin (US)
Picture format: 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original run: April 7, 2003 – August 10, 2007
Chronology
Followed by: Miffy's Adventures Big and Small
External links
Website

Miffy and Friends is a Dutch-American stop-motion animated television series, based on the Miffy book series by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. It originally aired on KRO in the Netherlands[1] and Noggin (now Nick Jr.) in the United States.[2]

PlotEdit

The series focuses on the life of young rabbit Miffy. It was presented in a storybook style, with narration by American actress/singer/writer Judith Mason explaining the actions of nonspeaking Miffy and her friends.

CharactersEdit

  • Miffy – A young rabbit and the series' protagonist. She is an aspiring artist who also likes to write.
  • Snuffy the Dog – A brave brown female dog who first introduced in the episode Miffy Meets Snuffy. She is one of Miffy's best friends.
  • Boris – A bear who lives near Miffy. He enjoys building things and has a girlfriend named Barbara.
  • Barbara – Boris Bear's girlfriend.
  • Poppy – A pig often seen gardening or reading. She has a niece named Grunty.
  • Grunty – Poppy Pig's niece. She's got lots of talents.

EpisodesEdit

The series lasted for three seasons, consisting of 39 episodes. Each episode is made up of two segments, with mathematics-based interstitials between them.

VHS and DVD releasesEdit

During the show's run, several VHS tapes including episodes of the series were produced.[3] Select Miffy and Friends episodes were included on themed DVD discs released in 2009.[4]

BroadcastEdit

The series made its world premiere on ITV in the United Kingdom.[5] It aired on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) in the United States,[6] Treehouse TV in Canada,[7] and ABC Kids in Australia.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Australian and Dutch Stations Buy Miffy" . licensemag.com. Retrieved on November 24, 2016.
  2. Big Tent Entertainment (January 21, 2003). "Major Deals Set Stage for Miffy and Friends Brand Expansion in United States and Canada" . prnewswire.com. Retrieved on November 24, 2016.
  3. "Miffy and Friends, Volume 1 (VHS)" . amazon.co.uk. Retrieved on 7 April 2017.
  4. "Miffy and Friends: Miffy's Adventure DVD" . amazon.com. Retrieved on 7 April 2017.
  5. "Big in Japan: Miffy (image credited to ITV)" . Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved on 7 April 2017.
  6. NOGGIN (March 25, 2003). "Noggin Adds Miffy and Friends to Its Preschool Line-Up" . prnewswire.com. Retrieved on 7 April 2017.
  7. "Treehouse TV's Miffy and Friends Show Page" . treehousetv.com. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved on 7 April 2017.
  8. "Miffy and Friends on ABC Kids" . ABC Television. Retrieved on 7 April 2017.

External linksEdit


v - e - dNick Jr. original programming
Former
1980s debuts Eureeka's Castle (1989–1995)
1990s debuts Nick Jr. Rocks (1991) · Gullah Gullah Island (1994–1998) · Allegra's Window (1994–1996) · Little Bear (1995–1999) · Blue's Clues (1996–2006) · Franklin (1997–2004) · Maisy (1999–2001) · 64 Zoo Lane (1999–2013) · Phred on Your Head Show (1999–2002) · Little Bill (1999–2004)
2000s debuts Dora the Explorer (2000–2014) · Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (2000–2002) · Tiny Planets (2001–2002) · Oswald (2001–2003) · The URL with Phred Show (2001–2002) · Play with Me Sesame (2002–2007) · Miffy and Friends (2003–2007) · Oobi (2003–2005) · Moose and Zee (2003–2012) · Connie the Cow (2003–2005) · Whoopi's Littleburg (2004) · Blue's Room (2004–2007) · LazyTown (2004–2008) · Curious Buddies (2004–2005) · Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004–2008) · The Backyardigans (2004–2010) · Cooking for Kids with Luis (2004–2005) · Pinky Dinky Doo (2005–2009) · Jack's Big Music Show (2005–2008) · Go, Diego, Go! (2005–2011) · Wonder Pets! (2006–2013) · Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006–2010) · The Upside Down Show (2006–2007) · Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007–2015) · Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (2007–2011) · Toot and Puddle (2008–2009) · Olivia (2009–2011) · The Fresh Beat Band (2009–2013)
2010s debuts Team Umizoomi (2010–2015) · Bubble Guppies (2011–2016) · Franklin and Friends (2011–2012) · Mike the Knight (2011–2017) · Pocoyo (2011–2015) · Tickety Toc (2012–2015) · Peter Rabbit (2012–2016) · Lalaloopsy (2013–2015) · Julius Jr. (2013–2015) · Fresh Beat Band of Spies (2015–2016)
Current Max and Ruby (since 2002) · Peppa Pig (since 2004) · Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (since 2009) · Dino Dan (since 2009) · Mia and Me (since 2011) · Play Along with Sam (since 2013) · PAW Patrol (since 2013) · Wallykazam! (since 2014) · Zack and Quack (since 2014) · Dora and Friends: Into the City! (since 2014) · Blaze and the Monster Machines (since 2014) · Hey Duggee (since 2014) · Little Charmers (since 2015) · Nick Jr. Puppies (since 2015) · Mutt and Stuff (since 2015) · Shimmer and Shine (since 2015) · Miffy's Adventures Big and Small (since 2015) · Teletubbies (since 2016) · Rusty Rivets (since 2016) · Nella the Princess Knight (since 2017)
Upcoming Sunny Day (August 21, 2017) · Rainbow Rangers (Fall 2017) · Butterbean's Café (2017) · Top Wing (2017) · Abby Hatcher (2017)
See also Nickelodeon on CBS · Nickelodeon

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