The Raccoons

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The Raccoons
The Raccoons title card.jpg
Premiere October 13, 1985
Finale 1991
Creator Kevin Gillis
Network/Provider CBC Television
Style 30-minute animated
Company Atkinson Film-Arts
(season 1),
Hinton Animation Studios
(seasons 2 - 5)
Gillis-Wiseman Productions
Evergreen Raccoons Television Productions
Seasons 5
Episodes 60 + 4 specials
Origin Canada

The Raccoons revolves around Bert Raccoon and married couple Ralph and Melissa Raccoon, of whom Bert is a friend and roommate. The series mostly involved the trio's efforts against the industrialist forces of greedy aardvark millionaire Cyril Sneer, who usually tries to destroy the forest for a quick buck. However, they would always save their forest from Cyril's schemes, with help from their forest friends including Schaeffer, a gentle sheepdog; Cedric, Cyril's college graduate son; and Sophia Tutu, Cedric's girlfriend.

Lessons featured in the series mainly included environmentalism, but also included other lessons, including friendship and teamwork.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Len Carlson Bert Raccoon * * * * *
Floyd (Pig Two) * * * * *
Lloyd (Pig Three) * * * * *
Mr. Knox o * * * *
Additional Voices * * * * *
Michael Magee Cyril Sneer * * * * *
Snag * * * * *
Bob Dermer Ralph Raccoon * * * * *
Lady Baden-Baden * * * *
Additional Voices * * * * *
Linda Feige Melissa Raccoon *
Susan Roman Melissa Raccoon * * * *
Additional Voices * * * *
Marvin Goldhar Cedric Sneer * * * * *
Additional Voices * * * * *
Sharon Lewis Sophia Tutu * * *
Broo * * * * *
Carl Banas Schaeffer * * * * *
Bears * * * * *
Mr. Mammoth * * * *
Mr. Willow * * * * *
Nick Nichols Lloyd (Pig One) * * * * *
Keith Hampshire *
Murray Cruchley Forest Ranger Dan *
Noah Zylberman Tommy *
Bentley Raccoon o o o *
Stuart Stone Bentley Raccoon *
Vanessa Lindores Julie *
Dan Hennessey George Raccoon *
Sidekick *
Elizabeth Hanna Nicole Raccoon *
Lisa Lougheed Lisa Raccoon o *
Geoffrey Winter Narrator * * * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBC Television
Season One October 13, 1985 1986 11
Season Two 1987 1987 10
Season Three 1988 1988 13
Season Four 1989 1989 13
Season Five 1990 1991 13

Specials

Title Airdate
The Christmas Raccoons December 17, 1980
The Raccoons on Ice December 20, 1981
The Raccoons and the Lost Star December 13, 1983
The Raccoons: Let's Dance! October 26, 1984

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • Music: A listing of music used in the series

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 2)
Season One September 17, 2007 purchase 2
Season Two April 20, 2009 purchase 2
Episode Collections  (Region 2)
Three Adventures with The Raccoons April 7, 2008 1

External Links