Madeline (TV series)
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Country of origin||United States, Canada|
|Original language(s)||English, French|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||59|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Distributor||The Family Channel|
|Original release||September 14, 1993 – present|
Madeline is a television series, part of the Madeline media franchise. It began as a series of television specials, and then was continued as various seasons of the TV show.
In 1960, the Madeline stories were adapted to a one-hour color episode for the NBC series The Shirley Temple Show. Madeline was played by Gina Gillespie, child actor Michel Petit played Pepito, and Imogene Coca portrayed Miss Clavel. It was Madeline's first appearance on television. The episode has been released to DVD.
In 1988, DIC Entertainment and Cinar (later Cookie Jar Entertainment; both are now subsidiaries of DHX Media) adapted the first book into an animated television special for HBO. The screenplay was written by Judy Rothman, who was writer, lyricist and story editor for nearly all subsequent Madeline animated projects. The special was narrated by Christopher Plummer, and featured original music and songs by veteran Sesame Street songwriter and composer Joe Raposo with lyrics by Judy Rothman and Joe Raposo. The special was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (One Hour or Less).
Between 1990 and 1991, Cinar and France Animation produced animated adaptations of the other five original books for The Family Channel, with Christopher Plummer returning as narrator and Marsha Moreau returning to voice Madeline. Each special featured new songs, with lyrics by Rothman and music by Jeffrey Zahn, who replaced Raposo after his death in 1989. "I'm Madeline", Madeline's theme song from the original special, was reprised. The specials were released on video by Golden Book Video.
|Ep||Episode Title||Release Date|
|1||Madeline (original special)||April 9, 1988|
|2||Madeline's Christmas||December 25, 1990|
|3||Madeline and the Bad Hat||March 3, 1991|
|4||Madeline and the Gypsies||April 9, 1991|
|5||Madeline's Rescue||June 6, 1991|
|6||Madeline in London||November 28, 1991|
In 1993, DIC produced a Madeline television series, which also aired on the Family Channel. Twenty episodes were produced for the first series. Christopher Plummer reprised his role as narrator again and "I'm Madeline" was the series' theme song, but most of the voice actors were replaced. The series was rerun on Disney Channel and Toon Disney in the U.S. It features new songs with music by Andy Street (who replaced Jeffrey Zahn) and lyrics by Rothman, but compared to the previous TV specials, the first series would only feature one song within each episode in addition to the aforementioned theme songs.
In 1995, an additional 13 episodes were produced by DIC for ABC, under the title The New Adventures of Madeline. The episodes featured a new theme song, "Hats Off to Madeline", music by Andy Street with lyrics by Judy Rothman. ABC cancelled the series after seven weeks, so six episodes did not air in the U.S. until the series was run on the Disney Channel beginning in 1997. This series also featured a new voice cast which included Andrea Libman as the title character, S. Louise Vallance as both Miss Clavel and Genevieve, and David Morse from Maple Ridge, Canada as Pepito.
DIC produced the animated direct-to-video film Madeline: Lost in Paris, which was released in 1999, featuring Madeline being drawn into a scam by her supposed "Uncle" Horst and finding the true meaning to the word "family". Andrea Libman voiced Madeline.
Between 2000 and 2001, DIC produced 26 episodes for the Disney Channel. The theme song was changed to "Our Madeline" (although overseas screenings and syndicated reruns on Toon Disney had "Hats Off to Madeline" as the opening theme). Christopher Gaze took over from Christopher Plummer as narrator. The show won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program.
In 2002, a telefilm was produced by DIC, My Fair Madeline aired on Nickelodeon as part of its Sunday Movie Toons series. It is the last original Madeline production to date. This film had many if not all of the voice cast replaced, most notably featuring Whoopi Goldberg as Miss Clavel.
Broadcast and home video rights to all of the DIC/Cinar Madeline episodes/specials/telefilm/direct-to-video film are owned by DHX Media, as of October 22, 2012.
Season 1 (1993)
|Ep||Episode Title||Release Date|
|1||Madeline and the 40 Thieves||September 14, 1993|
|2||Madeline and the Dog Show||September 18, 1993|
|3||Madeline and the Easter Bonnet||September 22, 1993|
|4||Madeline and the New House||September 26, 1993|
|5||Madeline and the Soccer Star||September 30, 1993|
|6||Madeline and the Toy Factory||October 4, 1993|
|7||Madeline at Cooking School||October 8, 1993|
|8||Madeline at the Ballet||October 12, 1993|
|9||Madeline and the Singing Dog||October 16, 1993|
|10||Madeline's Winter Vacation||October 20, 1993|
|11||Madeline in Hollywood||October 24, 1993|
|12||Madeline and the Pirates||October 28, 1993|
|13||Madeline's Birthday at the Zoo||November 1, 1993|
|14||Madeline at the Louvre||November 5, 1993|
|15||Madeline and the Missing Clown||November 9, 1993|
|16||Madeline and the Costume Party||November 13, 1993|
|17||Madeline and the Old Violin||November 17, 1993|
|18||Madeline and the Mean, Nasty, Horrible Hats||November 21, 1993|
|19||Madeline and the Talking Parrot||November 25, 1993|
|20||Madeline in New York||November 29, 1993|
Season 2 (1995)
|Ep||Episode Title||Release Date|
|1||Madeline and the Lost Crown||August 12, 1995|
|2||Madeline and the Orient Express||August 19, 1995|
|3||Madeline and the Dinosaur Bone||August 26, 1995|
|4||Madeline and the Magic Carpet||September 2, 1995|
|5||Madeline and the Treasure Hunt||September 9, 1995|
|6||Madeline and the Mummy||September 16, 1995|
|7||Madeline's Detective School||September 23, 1995|
|8||Madeline and the Hunchback of Notre Dame||September 30, 1995|
|9||Madeline and the Big Cheese||October 6, 1995|
|10||Madeline and the Science Project||October 13, 1995|
|11||Madeline and the Haunted Castle||October 20, 1995|
|12||Madeline and the Wild West||October 27, 1995|
|13||Madeline's Holiday with Mr. Grump||November 3, 1995|
Season 3 (2000–2001)
|Ep||Episode Title||Release Date|
|1||Madeline's Halloween||September 9, 2000|
|2||Madeline and the Spider Lady||September 16, 2000|
|3||Madeline and the Can Can Cliques||September 23, 2000|
|4||Madeline at Cannes||September 30, 2000|
|5||Madeline and the Show Off||October 7, 2000|
|6||Madeline and the Wedding||October 14, 2000|
|7||Madeline on Safari||October 21, 2000|
|8||Madeline at the North Pole||October 28, 2000|
|9||Madeline and Santa||November 4, 2000|
|10||Madeline and the New Girl||November 11, 2000|
|11||Madeline at Versailles||November 18, 2000|
|12||Madeline at the Hotel Riche||November 25, 2000|
|13||Madeline on Stage||December 2, 2000|
|14||Madeline and the Marionettes||December 9, 2000|
|15||Madeline and the Ice Skates||December 16, 2000|
|16||Madeline and the Giants||December 23, 2000|
|17||Madeline and the Fashion Show||December 30, 2000|
|18||Madeline's Manners||January 6, 2001|
|19||Madeline and the Magic Show||January 11, 2001|
|20||Madeline's Valentine||January 18, 2001|
|21||Madeline and the Perfume Factory||January 25, 2001|
|22||Madeline at the Eiffel Tower||February 1, 2001|
|23||Madeline and the Tea Party||February 8, 2001|
|24||Madeline and the White Lie||February 15, 2001|
|25||Madeline and the Dog Who Cried Wolf||February 22, 2001|
|26||Madeline at the Flea Market||March 1, 2001|
- Marsha Moreau as Madeline (TV Special)
- Tracey-Lee Smyth as Madeline (Season 1), Danielle (Season 2)
- Andrea Libman as Madeline (Seasons 2-3)
- Stephanie Louise Vallance as Miss Clavel, Genevieve
- Judith Orban as Miss Clavel (TV Special)
- A.J. Bond as Pepito (Season 1)
- David Morse as Pepito (Season 2)
- Kelly Sheridan as Danielle (Season 1)
- Chantal Strand as Danielle (Season 3), Yvette, Anne, Monique
- Kristin Fairlie as Nicole (Season 1)
- Veronika Sztopa as Nicole (Season 2)
- Brittney Irvin as Nicole (Season 3), Nona
- Tara Strong as Chloe (TV Special) (credited as Tara Charendoff)
- Vanessa King as Chloe (Seasons 1-2)
- Veronika Sztopa as Chloe (Season 3), Eille
- Michael Monroe Heyward as Pepito (Season 3)
- French Tickner as Lord Cucuface
On September 10, 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment released 3 single disc collections featuring content from the animated series as well as the original TV specials. The New Adventures of Madeline- Adventures in Paris contains 6 episodes from the 2000 series, while Madeline's Merry Musical Melodies features various musical interludes from the animated series. Bonjour Madeline contains all 6 original TV specials.
On August 4, 2015, Mill Creek Entertainment released Madeline: The Complete Collection on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. This 6-disc collection features all 6 original specials produced by DiC Entertainment and Cinar between 1988–1991 as well as all 59 episodes from the Madeline TV series (1993, 1995, 2000–2001).
In the UK Platform Entertainment Ltd. released these episodes on DVD.
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- The New Adventures of Madeline- Adventures in Paris
- Madeline's Merry Musical Melodies
- Bonjour Madeline
- Madeline Three Pack
- 'The Complete Collection' on DVD, with 59 Episodes and 6 Specials