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Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie (2000)

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It's winter in Woodland and Franklin is excited about spring coming because his new baby sister will be born. Following the lead of a myth his mom told him, he assumes the role of a Knight ... See full summary »

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John Van Bruggen (as John van Bruggen)

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Paulette Bourgeois (characters), Brenda Clark (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Reid ... Franklin Turtle (voice)
Luca Perlman Luca Perlman ... Bear (voice)
Olivia Garratt Olivia Garratt ... Goose (voice)
Kyle Fairlie Kyle Fairlie ... Rabbit (voice)
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ... Snail (voice)
Leah Renee ... Beaver (voice) (as Leah Cudmore)
Richard Newman ... Mr. Turtle (voice)
Elizabeth Saunders ... Mrs. Turtle (voice) (as Elizabeth Brown)
Juan Chioran ... Green Knight (voice)
Paul Essiembre ... Squire (voice)
Jonathan Wilson ... Goblin (voice)
Gary Krawford Gary Krawford ... Lynx (voice)
Ruby Smith-Merovitz Ruby Smith-Merovitz ... Badger (voice)
Al Mukadam ... Fox (voice) (as Ali Mukaddam)
James Rankin ... Mr. Owl (voice)
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It's winter in Woodland and Franklin is excited about spring coming because his new baby sister will be born. Following the lead of a myth his mom told him, he assumes the role of a Knight and sets out to the woods on a quest for spring. Written by Damaris

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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

17 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benjamin et le chevalier vert See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Production Co:

Nelvana See more »
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Dolby | Stereo

Color:

Color
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Narrator: Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He loved warm spring showers, hot summer days and crisp autumn winds. He also loved the winter because winter meant snow and playing in the snow made him very happy. One January, when the snow laid deeper and thicker than anyone in Woodland could remember, Franklin was especially happy. Something was about to happen that would change his life forever.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Franklin Theme
Written and Performed by Bruce Cockburn
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Brilliant for a "Children's Film"
25 November 2004 | by Agent0042See all my reviews

"Franklin and the Green Knight," is the best children's movie of all time and one of the best movies ever. This is no small claim, but this also no small movie. "Green Knight" hits all the right notes when it comes writing, directing, soundtrack and original songs, characters and more. This is a touching tale that has an important lesson to tell, but is never ridiculously saccharine or forceful in its message.

"Franklin and the Green Knight" is about Franklin expecting a new sibling. Those who are regular watchers of the series are probably already quite familiar with Franklin's new sibling, but even if you are, this is well-worth watching anyway. The movie contains four original lyrical songs. Two of them are pretty high-energy, exciting songs, but the other two are more touching and introspective songs.

This movie contains a lot of great humor, but also many greatly personal moments. One of the best involves a special bonding between Franklin and a close friend of his. The ending is also pure magic.


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