Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
Genre Children's
Created by Michael Paraskevas and Betty Paraskevas
Voices of
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (117 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
  • Clive A. Smith
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network
First shown in 1998 (shorts)
Original release August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26) – June 9, 2002 (2002-06-09) (long-form series)
External links
Production website

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a Canadian animated TV series, based on the 1996 book The Ferocious Beast with the Polka-Dot Hide and its follow-ups by Michael Paraskevas and his mother Betty,[1] who are also the creators of the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch's Marvin the-Tap Dancing Horse

The show began as a series of shorts aired on the Canadian channel Teletoon in 1998, and premiered its first episode on August 26, 2000.[2] Maggie and the Ferocious Beast aired on the American children's channel Nick Jr. for 10 years from August 26, 2000 until October 30, 2010, and has not been shown on any US station ever since.


A young girl named Maggie creates her own map of an imaginary world known as "Nowhere Land" that, in reality, takes the characters nowhere. She imagines that characters Beast and Hamilton Hocks are her friends.


There are many creatures who do speak in the series, like the chicken sisters (The Chicken Ladies), the other birds (in each episode), Howard the Buffle Headed Booby (The Buffle-Headed Booby) and more.


The theme song for the show is "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast in Nowhere Land," which is an original song by an unknown artist. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is produced by Nelvana and directed by Jamie Whitney and Stuart Shankly. The series debuted in 2000 and the series aired its last episode in 2002. The show was distributed by Nelvana, which owned the distribution rights. In the UK, the show was dubbed with British voice actors, replacing the original Canadian soundtrack.


This is a list of episodes of the show.[3] Each season had 13 episodes and aired in different years.

Shorts (1998)

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast shorts
Series # Season # Title Original airdate
01"The Big Sneeze"1998 (1998)
Beast sneezes his spots off after sniffing flowers.
02"Move to the Moosic"1998 (1998)
The trio discovers "Mooville," a land of singing cows.
03"Beach Ball Bonanza"1998 (1998)
Beast cannot play with beach balls without popping them, so Maggie gives him some socks to cover his horns.
04"Song for a Sunset"1998 (1998)

Season 1 (2000)

Series # Season # Title Original airdate (Teletoon)[4]
11"My One and Only Box/Spot the Spot/Recipe for Trouble"August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26)
22"The Lemonade Stand/Walk the Walk/What's in a Laugh?"August 27, 2000 (2000-08-27)
33"Pack Up Your Troubles/Rub a Dub Dub/The Big Carrot"August 29, 2000 (2000-08-29)
44"Out of Water Beast/Rain, Rain, Come and Stay!/Hamilton the Ham"August 29, 2000 (2000-08-29)
55"This Little Pig/Hide and Go Beast/One, Two, Three"August 30, 2000 (2000-08-30)
66"What's In The Bag?/Beastly Picture/The Push-Me Popper"August 30, 2000 (2000-08-30)
77"Sun Spots/Say Cheese/Sailing Away"August 31, 2000 (2000-08-31)
88"Hamilton's Pet/Slooow Motion/The Big Duck"August 31, 2000 (2000-08-31)
99"Flim-Flam-A Fiddle/A Beastly Garden/Spring Cleaning"September 1, 2000 (2000-09-01)
1010"Three Little Ghosts/The King of Nowhere Land/The Big Scare"September 1, 2000 (2000-09-01)
1111"Mr. Shivers/Nap Time/Up, Up, and Away"September 4, 2000 (2000-09-04)
1212"Louder! Louder!/Once Upon a Time/Maggie the Mommy"September 4, 2000 (2000-09-04)
1313"Hamilton's Box Car/Happy Birthday to All of Us/The Really Big Show"September 5, 2000 (2000-09-05)

Season 2 (2001)

Series # Season # Title Original airdate (Teletoon)[4]
141"Hamilton Blows His Horn/The Big Cheese/Roll Over Archie"April 7, 2001 (2001-04-07)
152"Desert Treasure/Morning in Nowhere Land/The Missing Sweater"April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)
163"Just a Little Off the Top/Little Pig Lost/The Cecil Bunions Detective Agency"April 21, 2001 (2001-04-21)
174"The Jelly Bean Express/Let's Play Croquet/Little Ducky"April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22)
185"Don't Dump That Junk/Soup Bowls and Roller Coasters/Rainy Day"April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)
196"Guess Who's Coming to Visit/The Lonesome Traveler/The Home of the Kindly Giant"June 10, 2001 (2001-06-10)
207"The Funny Smile/Guess Who I Am/House for a Mouse"June 17, 2001 (2001-06-17)
218"Nothing in the Beach Ball/Picnic Time/The New Rubber Ball"September 8, 2001 (2001-09-08)
229"Ride 'Em Cowboy!/Right Next Door/Hamilton's Sailboat"September 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)
2310"The Big Hat/Camping Trip/The Leaning Tower of Carrot"September 16, 2001 (2001-09-16)
2411"Catch Me If You Can/Strings, Pumpkins, and Hats/The Missing Bass"September 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)
2512"Message In a Bottle/A Visit to Cake Town/Hamilton's Important Letter"September 30, 2001 (2001-09-30)
2613"The Snow Show/School Days/The Nowhere Land Parade"October 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)

Season 3 (2002)

Series # Season # Title Original airdate (Teletoon)[4]
271"The Beast and the Balloon/The Beast's Big Surprise/Land of the Antique Toys"March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
282"Maggie's Song/The Buffle-Headed Booby/Hamilton and the Bee"March 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)
293"Go to Sleep, Sheep/The Missing Spot/Blue Moon"March 17, 2002 (2002-03-17)
304"The Beached Whale/A Flag for Nowhere Land/Desert Cactus"March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)
315"The Invitation/Trick or Treat/The Trade Off"March 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)
326"Hamilton's Magic/Nedley's Circus/Chasing a Rainbow"April 7, 2002 (2002-04-07)
337"The Ice Cream Cart/That's A-Mazing!/The Humongous Fungus"April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14)
348"The Big Hole/Oh Give Me a Home/Which Way Did They Go?"April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)
359"Blast Off/Hamilton's Hat/The Wish Fish"April 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
3610"Rudy, Rudy, Rudy/Friendship Day/The Contraption"May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)
3711"The Chicken Ladies/Nedley Needs a Box/Tag-Along Reggie"May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)
3812"Curtain Up/Icing on the Cake/Where's Maggie?"June 2, 2002 (2002-06-02)
3913"The Bunny Slippers/The Windy Day/Nedley's Glasses"June 9, 2002 (2002-06-09)


  1. "Show Summary". Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  2. "Nelvana's "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast" soars to a ferocious No. 1 on Nick Jr. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  3. "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16.
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