Mickey's Farm

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Mickey's Farm
MickeyEveryonesBFF Pic.jpg
Megan and Mickey the dog from "Mickey's Farm"
Genre Children's television series
Created by Best Boy Entertainment
Directed by Christian Sparkes (season 1)
Allison White (season 2)
Darcy Fitzpatrick (seasons 3-5)
Starring Mickey (the dog)
Peter MacDonald
(Seasons 1-2)
Jessica Croucher (Seasons 1-2)
Hannah Wadman-Scanlan
Erin Mackey (Seasons 3-5)
Charles Tomlinson
Theme music composer Jeremy Rice
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 143 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Les Harris (season 1)
Ed Martin
Producer(s) Ed Martin
Edward J. Martin
Production location(s) St. John's, Newfoundland
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Best Boy Entertainment
Release
Original network Canada:
The Pet Network
USA:
Smile
Qubo
Original release October 3, 2009 – 2013

Mickey's Farm is a Canadian children's television series made for preschoolers and children, which is a mix of live action, animation and original music. The show is produced by Best Boy Entertainment in St. John's, Newfoundland and airs on The Pet Network in Canada[1] and in the U.S. on the Trinity Broadcasting Network-owned Smile of a Child children's network (now known as Smile), which picked up the U.S. rights to the show in 2012.[2] As of December 6, 2014, the series also airs in the U.S. on the Qubo network, owned by Ion Media Networks.[3]

Premise

Mickey, a new farm dog, has just moved to the farm with his best friend, Megan. Each episode follows Mickey as he experiences new things on the farm and sometimes gets himself into troublesome situations. With the help of Megan, his friends Guy the goat and Fiona the likeable ferret and their Magic Book, Mickey always resolves his problems and learns something new. Each episode ends with an original song, which reiterates new things learned. The show is intended to motivate children to explore new things, ask questions, problem-solve and make new friends.[2] Mickey hopes everyone can visit the gang again soon.

Major characters

  • Mickey the Sheepdog is a real Shetland Sheepdog who lives on a farm, has a love for adventure and is very curious. His best friend is Megan. Mickey was voiced by Peter MacDonald in the first two seasons and Erin Mackey in seasons 3-5.
  • Megan is Mickey's 14-year-old best friend who goes to school near the farm. Everyday after school, she helps Mickey answer questions and sort out problems that are different. Megan was played by Jessica Croucher in the first two seasons and Hannah Wadman-Scanlan in seasons 3-5.
  • Guy the Goat is a British goat who lives on the farm and is friends with Mickey and Megan. His agreeable character is wise and offers a matter-of-fact type interpretation. Guy is voiced by Charles Tomlinson, the only cast member who is credited in every episode.
  • Fiona the Ferret is a likable ferret who also lives on the farm and is friends with Mickey and Megan. Her enthusiastic character is always offering creative and helpful suggestions. Fiona was voiced by Katherine Hatcher in the first season and Hannah Wadman-Scanlan in seasons 2-5.
  • Sunny the Sun (the sun) is an ever-present maternal character who is always watching over the farm and narrates the show. Sunny was voiced by Rhena Buchan in the first season and Allison White (who became the show's director in the second season) in seasons 2-5.

Production

The show was originally developed in association with The Pet Network, designed for children ages 2–6 years old. All episodes are 11 minutes in length, with two episodes usually shown within a 30-minute time slot when aired on TV. Season 1 (26 episodes) was produced in 2009 and was directed by Christian Sparkes and was produced by Ed Martin, who was also the show's executive producer. Season one began airing on The Pet Network in October 2009 and Qubo in December 2014. Season 2 (39 episodes, the most in its run) was produced in 2010 and was directed by Allison White. Season two began airing on The Pet Network in 2010 and Qubo in late-December 2014. Seasons 3, 4 and 5 (26 episodes each) were produced and began airing in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.[4] Each episode includes an original score created by Jeremy Rice.

Episodes

References

  1. ^ Mickey's Farm synopsis - The Pet Network.tv
  2. ^ a b SOAC picks up Mickey's Farm - TBN.org
  3. ^ qubo schedule - Qubo.com
  4. ^ Mickey's Farm - Best Boy.ca

External links

  • Mickey: Everyone's Best Friend Trailer
  • Mickey - The Pet Network
  • Best Boy Entertainment
  • Mickey - IMDb
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