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Franny's Fest
Genre Animation
Format Children's
Created by Cathy Moss
Written by Nicole Demerse
Shelley Hoffman
Louise Moon
Cathy Moss
Robert Pincombe
Directed by Joanne Boreham
Voices of Cathy Moss
Melanie Tonello
Country of origin  Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 46
Original channel CBC Television
Picture format 4:3
Original run 1 January 2004 – Present

Franny's Feet is a 15-minute animated series for children. It is produced by DHX Media in Ontario, Canada and created by Cathy Moss and Susan Nielsen. The show follows the adventures of 6-year-old Frances "Franny" Fantootsie (a portmanteau of "fantasy" and "tootsie", a slang word for "foot") as she tries on various pairs of shoes and travels to different places in the world. The show first appeared on CBC Television on January 1, 2004, went on Family the following September and was introduced to PBS Kids Sprout in the US beginning in summer 2006. Discovery Kids UK & Five & Playhouse Disney UK, A fourth season began in September 2009.



Six-year-old 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. But secretly, Franny tries on the footwear 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, unlike the first three, Franny's clothes change into a costume based on where her imagination takes her (a swimsuit in Jamaica, pioneer clothing for a pioneer-time farm, etcetera) 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 'normal' clothes. The animation style is also slightly different, using darker shades.

The show is designed to 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.

Cast (credited)

Additional voices


  • Note: The list of the 30-minute episodes. Each 30-minute episodes is made up of two 15-minute episodes, each with their own opening and end credits. The 30-minute format is considered the 'standard', but each episode is actually made of two smaller episodes.

Season One

  • 101 Jingle Dress/A Home for Herman
  • 102 The Colossal Fossil/Lighthouse Lily
  • 103 Pilot Project/Not Yeti
  • 104 Double Trouble/Bedtime for Bears
  • 105 Birds of a Feather/Yummy in My Tummy
  • 106 Paper Presents/You Bug Me
  • 107 Hop to It/Night Time
  • 108 Arctic Antics/Octopus’s Garden
  • 109 Armadillo Allergy/Fowl Weather
  • 110 Say Jamaica/Pink Flamingos
  • 111 Reindeer to the Rescue/It’s a Big Job
  • 112Bright Idea/Iguana Play Paddleball
  • 113 Happy Halloween/Snowy Jamaica

Season Two

  • 201 Puppet Pals/Sweet Mystery
  • 202 The Lonely Library/Wonderful Woolies
  • 203 Paint Job /Visit to the Vet
  • 204 Fancy Footwork/Mischievous Magpies
  • 205 Shiver Me Timbers/Ride 'em Cowboy
  • 206 Swamp Thing/Franny's Manners
  • 207 Lost in Mexico/No Place Like Home
  • 208 The Fais Do Do/A Stand Out Performance
  • 209 Make Them Laugh/Bear Facts
  • 210 Mount Do It Later/A Pony Tale
  • 211 Egg Sitting/Bee Patient
  • 212 Chez Lou Lou/Under the Sea
  • 213 Long Stories/A Little Moose Music

Season Three

  • 301 Monkey Stuff/Small is Beautiful
  • 302 Jumbo Hi Jinx/Princess Tia
  • 303 Whiz Kid/Best in Show
  • 304 Season's Greetings/Opening Night Jitters
  • 305 Granny Nanny Goat/Franny and Five-Pin
  • 306 The Great Museum Caper/It's Snow Small Feat
  • 307 Tunnel Vision/Greece is the Word
  • 308 Like Magic/Old Friends, New Friends
  • 309 Nat The Yak/ The Big Race
  • 310 Westward Ho/Messy Monkey
  • 311 Scatterbrained Squirrel/What's So Funny?
  • 312 A Pirate's Treasure/Game Over
  • 313 Unhappy Hippo/Net Worth

Season Four

  • 401 Stargazing/Tower Power
  • 402 Slippery Sandcastle/Butterfingers
  • 403 Picture This/Sound Advice
  • 404 Rainforest Games/Shake Those Beans
  • 405 Flight of Fancy/Totem Trouble
  • 406 Papa Penguin/Ballroom Bugaboo
  • 407 Wedding Day Woe/A Perfect Fit
  • 408 On Your Toes/It Figures
  • 409 Iwi the Kiwi/Clothes Call
  • 410 Lots of Space/Tulip Parade
  • 411 Pandamonium/So to Speak
  • 412 Sweet Talk/Lights in the Night


See also

  • Mr Benn - 1970s BBC childrens TV series with many similarities

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