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Encyclopedia > Franklin's Magic Christmas
Franklin's Magic Christmas
Directed by John van Bruggen
Written by Betty Quan
Starring Noah Reid, Elizabeth Brown, Richard Newman, Bryn McAuley, Luca Perlman, Kristen Bone, Mari Trainor, Donald Burda, Joyce Gordon, Eric Peterson, Araby Lockhart, Chris Wiggins
Release date(s) November 6, 2001
Running time 55 min.
Country Canada
Language English
Preceded by Franklin and the Green Knight (2000)
Followed by Back to School with Franklin (2003)
IMDb profile

Franklin's Magic Christmas was the second Franklin movie, released direct-to-video and DVD. It has since aired on Noggin and Nick Jr. in the United States Canada's Family Channel and on Comcast Video on Demand. John van Bruggen, a Canadian animation writer/director, is the husband and creative partner of Arna Selznick, the director of 1985s The Care Bears Movie. ... Noah Reid (born 1987 in Toronto, Ontario), is a Canadian actor. ... Richard Newmans roles in Transformers cartoons are too nummerous to count. ... Bryn McAuley is a voice actress whose roles have included Caillou on Caillou, Sam on Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Harriet on Franklin and Oyster on Toad Patrol. ... Categories: Canadian people stubs | 1946 births | Canadian actors ... Chris Wiggins was born on January 13, 1931 in Blackpool, England. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Franklin and the Green Knight (A.K.A. Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie) was the first ever Franklin movie, released direct-to-video and DVD. It has since aired on Noggin, Nick Jr. ... March 4 - Sony releases PlayStation 2 in Japan. ... Back to School with Franklin was the third Franklin movie, released direct-to-video and DVD. It has since aired on Noggin and possibly on other networks as well. ... // June 15 - DVD rentals first top those of VHS. US retailer Best Buy stops selling VHS tapes. ... Franklin is a Canadian childrens television series, based on a series of books by Brenda Clark (illustrator) and Paulette Bourgeois (writer). ... Noggin is a cable television network in both the United States and United Kingdom. ... Nick Jr. ... Family Channel, colloquially now known as Family, is a television service in Canada, owned by Astral Media, geared mainly towards kids and younger teenagers. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ...


In this story, Franklin the turtle and his little sister, Harriet (introduced in the previous film, Franklin and the Green Knight) are planning to pay a visit to their grandparents at Faraway Farm. Franklin immediately becomes annoyed with Harriet when she throws a snowball, causing him to drop a large pile of presents. Bear and Beatrice come, and Franklin accidentally forget's his favourite stuffed toy, Sam, at home. Franklin thinks that Harriet dumped Sam in the snow on purpose, and is still annoyed with Harriet when they get to Faraway Farms and is revealed that he and Harriet would be sleeping in the same room! Later, his grandmother tells a strange story about a reindeer. She admits that she might have imagined it as the father takes a family portrait, in which Franklin gives a sad look. Grandma sends Franklin to bed, and shows him Sirius outside. Franklin and the Green Knight (A.K.A. Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie) was the first ever Franklin movie, released direct-to-video and DVD. It has since aired on Noggin, Nick Jr. ... ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Caribou redirects here. ... For other uses, see Portrait (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sirius (disambiguation). ...


The next day, as Franklin feeds the chickens Grandma lets him in on a little suprise-she is fixing up an old sleigh for Grandpa. Franklin decides to help,and Grandma introduces him to the Collies, who collect the polish. That night there is a blackout,and while Franklin is checking the closet for candles, he comes across the bell from Grandma's story! She wasn't imagining after all! Alternate uses: Chicken (disambiguation) Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) A chicken is a type of domesticated bird which is usually raised as a type of poultry. ... This article needs cleanup. ... For the cricket meaning, see Sledging (cricket) A sled, sledge or sleigh is a vehicle with runners for sliding instead of wheels for rolling. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Collie. ... The term blackout in peacetime refers to a cessation of electrical energy through electric power transmission systems. ... This article is on the source of light. ... Look up bell, Bell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Franklin shows the bell to Grandma the next morning (Christmas Eve), and suggests they use the bell for Granpa's sleigh. Grandma has Harriet help with the sleigh, but spills the beans at lunch (fortunately Grampa wasn't there). Later, as Franklin and Harriet work on the sleigh, Harriet rings the bell, and, just like in Grandma's story, a reindeer appears! Franklin runs to the house to tell Grandma, distracting Grandpa, making him slip on a puddle of ice, giving him a broken leg. The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24th, the preceding day or vigil before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas season. ... Lunch is an abbreviation of luncheon, meaning a midday meal. ... Caribou redirects here. ...


Franklin decides to go and find Dr. Bear in Woodland, when he discovers that Harriet has come along! The horse, Rosie is just as surprised, and runs away! Franklin is FURIOUS, but then sees that Harriet brought the bell! they ring it, and this time two reindeer come, one with a bell exactly like the one Franklin has! Franklin realizes that the bell must belong to the other reindeer-that's why he comes when somebody rings it. With the bell back, the original reindeer creates a harness out of nowhere! As they soar above the clouds he sees Sirius, and he and Harriet sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. He soon arives home with Dr. Bear,who gives Grandpa a cast for his leg. She also gave Franklin his Sam, which Bear got from the very beginning! Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is one of the most popular English nursery rhymes. ...


That night, Franklin and Harriet see Santa Claus out the window! The film ends with Franklin and Harriet saying "Merry Christmas" to each other. A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ...


Goofs

  • When Harriet is jumping up and down on her bed saying"My Bed!"and Franklin starts talking, You can see that for a second Harriet's mouth is still moving but you can't hear anything.
  • In the beginning of the movie there is a small cubic orange present that has two green ribbons on it, but one shot has only one ribbon on it.
  • In the opening song, when Franklin & Harriet sing "Falalalala, lalalala"and run in the car, Franklin comes out of the door that Harriet went in, and sings"Hail the new, ye lads and lasses!"[Note, this is arguable, as it's possible they switched while in the car.]
  • This movie is rated PG an additional rating for some mild action and some humor.

External links

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