Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000-2001)

Country: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 26 episodes x 23 minutes

Production Companies: Annemation Productions/Sullivan Animation

Production Partners: TVOntario; PBS

Funding Agencies: Government of Canada Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series was a twenty-six-episode animated program that was aimed at six- to ten-year-old viewers and that adapted characters and plots from both Sullivan Entertainment’s miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its long-form series Road to Avonlea. According to Sullivan Entertainment’s website, the “educational objectives” of the series were “to support children’s life skills development—that is, the set of skills needed to live a productive family and community life.” The series premiered on TVOntario on 4 September 2000 and on PBS in spring 2001.

Voice actors who appeared regularly throughout the series included Wayne Robson (Matthew Cuthbert), Bryn McAuley (Anne Shirley), Patricia Gage (Marilla Cuthbert), Linda Sorensen (Hetty King), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), Emily Hampshire (Diana Barry), Ali Mukaddam (Gilbert Blythe), Dalene Irvine (Felicity King), and Kyle Fairlie (Felix King).

Twenty-one of the episodes were directed by Lilliane Andre, the remainder by Richard Allen. The episodes were written by Kate Barris, Claire Ross Dunn, Clive Endersby, Patrick Granleese, Terri Hawkes, Laura Kosterski and Stephen Zoller, Michael MacLennan, Bruce Robb, and Ken Ross. Kevin Sullivan and Trudy Grant were the executive producers of the series, Marilyn McAuley the producer, and Christine Davis the associate producer. The series was followed by a feature film, Anne: Journey to Green Gables, that was slated for theatrical release in 2001 but released on DVD in 2005.

Episodes

S1E26: Anne’s Disappearing Allowance
S1E25: No Anne Is an Island
S1E24: A Better Mousetrap
S1E23: A Welcome Hero
S1E22: A Condition of Superstition
S1E21: Oh, Brother!
S1E20: Marbles
S1E19: A Square Peg
S1E18: The Witch of Avonlea
S1E17: A Walk in His Shoes
S1E16: Butterflies
S1E15: The Swim of Things
S1E14: Chores Eclipsed
S1E13: The Avonlea Herald
S1E12: The Sleeves
S1E11: The Ice Cream Promise
S1E10: A Bully by the Horns
S1E09: Idle Chatter
S1E08: Lost and Found
S1E07: One True Friend
S1E06: Taffy
S1E05: A Question of Rules
S1E04: The Best Partner
S1E03: The Stray
S1E02: Babysitter Blues
S1E01: Carrots

Home Video

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. 3 volumes. Toronto: Sullivan Entertainment, n.d.

  • Babysitter Blues & One True Friend
  • Sleeves & Butterflies
  • Avonlea Herald & Oh Brother

DVD

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. 3 volumes. Toronto: Sullivan Entertainment, n.d.

  • Babysitter Blues & One True Friend
  • Sleeves & Butterflies
  • Avonlea Herald & Oh Brother

Further Reading

See scholarship by Rhonda Brock-Servais and Matthew Prickett and by Jason Nolan.