Franklin (1997–2004)

Finders Keepers for Franklin/Franklin's New Friend 

Franklin finds a camera and decides to tell it after his friends tell him about "finders-keepers"; Franklin is asked to make friends with a new neighbor and classmate named Moose.


John Van Bruggen (as John van Bruggen)


Paulette Bourgeois (characters), Bonnie Chung (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Annick Obonsawin ... Skunk (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ... Snail (voice) (as Kristin Bone)
William Colgate ... Mr. Mole (voice)
Amos Crawley ... Moose (voice)
Kyle Fairlie Kyle Fairlie ... Rabbit (voice)
Gil Filar Gil Filar ... Fox (voice)
Olivia Garratt Olivia Garratt ... Goose (voice)
Cody Jones Cody Jones ... Bear (voice)
Judy Marshak ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Newman ... Mr. Turtle (voice)
James Rankin ... Mr. Owl (voice)
Noah Reid ... Franklin Turtle (voice)
Leah Renee ... Beaver (voice) (as Leah Cudmore)
Elizabeth Saunders ... Mrs. Turtle (voice) (as Elizabeth Brown)


While playing at the park, Franklin finds a camera. Beaver says that he should keep it, but Franklin says that he wants to find the owner. Beaver tells him of "finders-keepers," a rule that says that since he found it, he gets to keep it. After listening to the advice of his friends, Franklin decides to keep the camera. Then, when a storm sends everyone inside from a baseball game, Franklin loses his stuffed dog, Sam, in the rain, and begins to think that maybe "finders-keepers" isn't such a great idea after all. One day, Franklin comes home and discovers that a new neighbor is moving in. He gets worried when he sees that the new neighbors are very large animals, and only reluctantly agrees to his Mom's request to treat new people that he meets kindly, no matter what they look like. At school, Franklin is assigned to be the partner of the new kid, Moose. Moose seems shy and doesn't readily join in the class activities, and Franklin does little to try to help him. However, when Moose ... Written by Agent0042

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Animation | Family




Release Date:

15 December 1997 (USA) See more »

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Nelvana See more »
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Did You Know?


The character of Moose is introduced in the story "Franklin's New Friend." Moose would later appear in several more of the "Franklin" book releases. The character, however, was never again seen on the television series, having been dropped for unknown reasons. See more »


[first lines]
["Finders Keepers for Franklin"]
Narrator: Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He was also good at seeing things that others missed. And one day, Franklin found something special.
Beaver: Franklin, are you ready to play?
Franklin Turtle: Yep, ready, Beaver!
Beaver: It's Beaver into her stretch. She checks the runners, and...
[pitches baseball poorly]
Beaver: ugh, oops.
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