Blizzard Island facts for kids
Blizzard Island was a television show consisting of twelve episodes produced by CBC between 1987–1988. These episodes were later edited together to form the 1990 movie The Argon Quest.
The Canadian children's television program "Blizzard Island" was created by Terry Angus and Stoney Ripley from Nova Scotia. The original story was written by the two in high school as an English project. Once out of high school they shot a homemade version of the show using a video camera bought by Angus with money from working on Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock" in Toronto. Eventually they scored a deal with Studio East Limited in Halifax and two pilots were produced. Having liked the two pilots the CBC ordered up twelve more episodes which were shot in 1988 in conjunction with Studio East and Telefilm Canada. The show fell victim to budget cuts at the CBC and failed to return despite better than average ratings in Canada. In 1990 several episodes from the series were pieced together to form the movie The Argon Quest.
Right now Terry Angus is trying to find out if any one still owns the rights to Blizzard Island.
As of May, 2020, the Encore+ Youtube channel features all 12 episodes of Blizzard Island.
Angus and Ripley went on to work together on the projects "Four Fish Fly Free" in Manhattan Kansas and "Tooth And Claw" also out of Halifax Nova Scotia
Blizzard Island Episodes SEASON ONE 1988/89
Episode One: Of Necklaces & Things
Episode Two: The Battlefield Of The Gods
Episode Three: Dune Da-Dune Dune Day
Episode Four: Crystals In A Darkling Wood
Episode Five: The Secret Of The Sirens Song
Episode Six: The Bellringers Of Argon
Episode Seven: In The Heart Of The Heart Of The Stone
Episode Eight: By The Night Of THe Covered Sun
Episode Nine: The Legend Of The Last Leaf
Episode Ten: The River Of The Distant Thunder
Episode Eleven: The Vale Of Fears
Episode Twelve: When Giants Wake
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