Franny's Feet

Franny's Feet
Genre Animation
Created by Cathy Moss
Susin Nielsen
Written by Nicole Demerse
Shelley Hoffman
Louise Moon
Cathy Moss
Robert Pincombe
Directed by Joanne Boreham
Voices of Phoebe McAuley
George Buza
Katherine Crimi
Theme music composer Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner
Opening theme Where will my feet take me today? Opening theme song
Ending theme Where will my feet take me today? Closing theme song
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) Steven DeNure, Neil Court, Beth Stevenson
Producer(s) Elana Adair, John Mariella, Kym Hyde
Editor(s) Paul Hunter
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Production company(s) Decode Entertainment
Distributor WNET New York
Original network
CBC Television (Canada) PBS Kids (U.S.)
Picture format 4:3
Original release January 1, 2004 (2004-01-01) – September 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)
External links
Production website

Franny's Feet is a Canadian/American animated series for children created by Cathy Moss and Susin Nielsen. The series was produced by DHX Media/Halifax Film in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The show follows the adventures of Frances "Franny" Fantootsie (a portmanteau of "fantasy" and "tootsie") as she tries on various pairs of shoes and travels to different places in the world. It appeared on CBC Television on January 1, 2004, then began to air on Family the following September, and was introduced to PBS Kids Sprout in the United States July 8, 2006[1] and ran through April 8, 2010.[2]


Frances "Franny" Fantootsie visits with her Grandpa every day at his shoe repair shop in Vancouver. They like to talk about matters until a customer comes. The customer presents the problem shoes to Grandpa, and he gives the pair to Franny to place inside the shoe repair box. Franny tries on the footwear (either in her stocking feet or barefooted) and they take her to a magical place such as a Native American powwow in Wyoming, a sunny beach in Jamaica, or a high mountain in China. At the end of each episode, after Franny solves the problem in a magical place, she receives a treasure and adds it to her shoebox treasure keeper and solves her own problem. In the fourth season, Franny's clothes change into a costume based on where her imagination takes her (for example, a swimsuit in Jamaica, pioneer clothing for a pioneer-time farm, etc.). The opening has also been redone; the theme is the same and shows the same events as the first three seasons but the animation has been redone to show Franny in costume for the events, as opposed to her regular clothes. At the end of each show in seasons one and two on PBS Kids in the United States, comes Music Time with SteveSongs; in season three, it was Dot's Story Factory. In season four and onwards, it was "Who's That Dog?", a segment that shows a live-action child showing the viewers his/her dog and its special tricks.

The show is designed yay teach children about the joys of exploring for the first time. It has been praised by critics in the United States and Canada and has been honored as an Outstanding Product of 2006 by iParenting Media Awards May 2011.


Additional voices


Season 1 (2004–07)

Season 2 (2005–08)

Season 3 (2006–09)

Season 4 (2007–11)

See also


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