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

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 was released on DVD in 2005.

Episodes

S1E26: Anne’s Disappearing Allowance (written by Claire Ross Dunn; directed by Richard Allen)
S1E25: No Anne Is an Island (written by Bruce Robb; directed by Richard Allen)
S1E24: A Better Mousetrap (written by Clive Endersby; directed by Richard Allen)
S1E23: A Welcome Hero (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E22: A Condition of Superstition (written by Ken Ross; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E21: Oh, Brother! (written by Clive Endersby; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E20: Marbles (written by Ken Ross; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E19: A Square Peg (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E18: The Witch of Avonlea (written by Kate Barris; directed by Richard Allen)
S1E17: A Walk in His Shoes (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E16: Butterflies (written by Claire Ross Dunn; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E15: The Swim of Things (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E14: Chores Eclipsed (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Richard Allen)
S1E13: The Avonlea Herald (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E12: The Sleeves (written by Laura Kosterski and Stephen Zoller; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E11: The Ice Cream Promise (written by Claire Ross Dunn; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E10: A Bully by the Horns (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E09: Idle Chatter (written by Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E08: Lost and Found (written by Claire Ross Dunn; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E07: One True Friend (written by Clive Endersby; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E06: Taffy (written by Patrick Granleese; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E05: A Question of Rules (written by Clive Endersby; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E04: The Best Partner (written by Laura Kosterski and Stephen Zoller; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E03: The Stray (written by Claire Ross Dunn; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E02: Babysitter Blues (written by Patrick Granleese and Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)
S1E01: Carrots (written by Terri Hawkes and Michael MacLennan; directed by Lilliane Andre)

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.