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Belle and Sebastian
Belle and Sebastian title card.png
English title screen.
Genre Historical
Developed by Jean-Phillipe Robin
Directed by Lionel Francois
Voices of
  • English:
  • Angela Galuppo
  • Terrence Scammell
  • Arthur Holden
  • Brittany Drisdelle
  • Sonja Ball
  • Vlasta Vrána
  • Jessica Kardos
  • French:
  • Pascale Montreuil
  • Tristan Harvey
  • Kim Jalabert
  • Ludivine Dubé-Reding
  • Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque
  • Benoit Briére
Theme music composer Music and lyrics by Béatrice Martin; Direction and arrangement by Renaud Bastien
Opening theme "Belle and Sebastian" performed by Cœur de pirate
Composer(s) HITnRUN
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) François Trudel
Vincent Leroux
Nicolas Atlan
Sidonie Dumas
Christophe Riandée
Producer(s) Marc Dhrami
François Trudel
Editor(s) Patrick Phelpin
Anne-Claire de Heredia
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Gaumont Animation
Groupe PVP
Distributor Gaumont Animation
Original network Ici Radio-Canada Télé / Knowledge Network (Canada)
M6 / Piwi + (France)
Picture format 1080p ( HDTV)

Belle and Sebastian (French: Belle et Sébastien) is an animated children's television series, an adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Cécile Aubry. A Canada-France international co-production, the series was produced by the Montreal-based Groupe PVP and France's Gaumont Animation.


On September 2, 2015, American entertainment trade publication Variety reported that Gaumont Animation were developing an animated series based on Cécile Aubry's novel Belle et Sébastien. Later that month, Montreal-based Groupe PVP formed a coproduction partnership with Gaumont on two animated series, including Belle, which was estimated to begin production in 2016.

The show was produced for a consortium of broadcasters, including Ici Radio-Canada Télé and Knowledge Network in Canada, M6 and Piwi + in France, ZDF in Germany, VRT in Belgium, and RTS in Switerzland.


The series first began airing on Ici Radio-Canada Télé on September 9, 2017. It premiered in France on M6 on October 9, 2017. In the United States, the series began airing on TiVi5MONDE on June 13, 2018. In Germany, the show premiered on KiKa on September 22, 2018.

The show had its English language debut on Knowledge Network on October 7, 2017. In Singapore, it began airing on Channel 5's Okto block on June 7, 2019. Belle and Sebastian also aired on Nick Jr in Australia and CITV in United Kingdom.

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