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|Genre||Adventure Children's television series Comedy Educational Slice of life|
|Developed by||Industrial Brothers|
|Directed by||M.R. Horhager|
|Theme music composer||Ian LeFeuvre|
|Country of origin||
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||78|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||The Jim Henson Company|
|Original release||September 6, 2016– October 27, 2018|
Dot. is a Canadian-American animated children's television series based on the book by Randi Zuckerberg. The series debuted on Kids' CBC in Canada on September 6, 2016. The series later premiered on Universal Kids in the United States on October 22, 2016. It has also been shown on Tiny Pop in the UK since 2017.
In January 2018, Dot. was renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 6, 2018.
Dot. follows the adventures, and some misadventures of an energetic eight-year-old ball of energy who uses technology in solving problems and exploring the world around her with her friends; Hal, Ruby, Nev, and Dev, along with her dog, Scratch.
- Dot Comet (voiced by Lilly Bartlam) is an energetic and tech-savvy eight-year-old who loves to explore the world. Her name is a play on the .com domain name. She wears a pink Dotty dress and she has short curly dark blue hair.
- Scratch Comet (voiced by Terry McGurrin) is Dot's best dog.
- Hal (voiced by Isaiah Slater) is Dot's best friend. He says he likes to role play.
- Ruby Marshall (voiced by Grace Oliver) is a blonde girl with glasses. In "Super Ruby" she is revealed to wear hearing aids.
- Nev Jumelle (voiced by Abigail Oliver) is the sister of Dev.
- Dev Jumelle (voiced by Ethan Tavares) is the brother of Nev.
- Mrs. Comet (voiced by Denise Oliver) is Dot's mom. She sang the song Oh Chanukah with her daughter. As a child she lived with her father in the home where the Comets presently live.
- Mr. Comet (voiced by Terry McGurrin) is Dot's dad. He sang the song Up on the House Top with his daughter.
- Grandpapa (voiced by René Lemieux) is Dot's maternal grandfather.
- Anne is Dot's maternal grandmother.
- Nana (voiced by Lynne Griffin) is Dot's paternal grandmother.
- Greg is Hal's brother. He speaks in the episode "Hal In One", But his voice actor is uncredited.
- Mrs. Marshall (voiced by Nicki Burke) is Ruby's mother.
- Ev Jumelle (voiced by Anand Rajaram) the father of Nev and Dev, appearing alone in "Remembering Ogopogo" and "Garden Stakes", and accompanied by their (name unrevealed) mother in "DramaRama".
- Knight (voiced by Juan Chioran)
- Judge (voiced by Terry McGurrin)
- Mr. Sherman (voiced by Art Hindle) is an old neighbor.
- The Rangeroo Leader (voiced by Helen King) is a digital nature guide on Dot's tablet who educates her about the wilderness, often pre-empting her dad. In "Garden Stakes" Dot and Hal talk to her in person, calling her Rangeroo Leader Kerry.
- Stellakazam (voiced by Denise Oliver) is a stage magician who performed at Ruby's birthday party in which Dot was too sick to attend.
Season 1 (2016–2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Canadian air date||U.S. air date|
|1||1||"Bring the Thunder"||M.R. Horhager||Craig Martin||September 6, 2016||November 12, 2016|
|Dot tries to help Scratch get over his fear of thunder.|
|2||2||"One Soggy Knight"||M.R. Horhager||Craig Martin||September 8, 2016||November 5, 2016|
|Dot and the gang look for Scratch's missing chew toy.|
|3||3||"Treasure Hunting Dot"||M.R. Horhager||Craig Martin||September 8, 2016||November 12, 2016|
|Dot finds treasure on a Geocache hunt.|
|4||4||"Easy Squeezy"||M.R. Horhager||Alice Prodanou||September 15, 2016||November 5, 2016|
|Dot helps Hal with his lemonade stand.|
|5||5||"Leaf it to Dot"||M.R. Horhager||Andrew Sabiston||September 20, 2016||October 22, 2016|
|Mr. C. takes Dot and Hal on a nature hike so they can earn their final Rangeroo badges.|
|6||6||"A Dog's Best Friend"||M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||September 22, 2016||October 22, 2016|
|Dot builds Scratch a robot companion.|
|7||7||"Hello, Cello"||M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||September 27, 2016||October 22, 2016|
|Dot has trouble playing the cello.|
|8||8||"Snow Day"||M.R. Horhager||Ashley Lannigan||September 29, 2016||January 7, 2017|
|When Dot's grandmother Anne visits, she plans a snow day.|
|9||9||"Scaremaster 2.0"||M.R. Horhager||Craig Martin||October 25, 2016||October 29, 2016|
|Dot and the gang give Mr. C. the "Scaremaster" a fright.|
|M.R. Horhager||Andrew Sabiston||October 27, 2016||October 29, 2016|
|Dot tries to get rid of a ghost who moves into Mister Sherman's house.|
|M.R. Horhager||Emer Connon||November 8, 2016||October 22, 2016|
|Dot gets a cold and can't attend Ruby's birthday party.|
|M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||November 10, 2016||January 7, 2017|
|Dot and her family participate in the National Day of Unplugging.|
|M.R. Horhager||Emer Connon||November 15, 2016||November 19, 2016|
|Dot creates a translator app so that everyone can understand Scratch.|
|14||14||"Dinner for Thirty"||M.R. Horhager||Craig Martin||November 17, 2016||November 19, 2016|
|Dot accidentally prints out a lot of dog bones.|
|15||15||"Rocket out of the Park"||TBA||TBA||November 22, 2016||February 6, 2017|
|16||16||"A Song For Everyone"||M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||December 6, 2016||November 26, 2016|
|After Dot sings a Hanukkah song with her mom and a Christmas song with her dad, she encounters her music teacher Ms. Randi who reminds her about the upcoming holiday concert. Dot agrees to be Song Leader to help her write a new song for the kids' choir, of which Hal and Ruby are also a member. When Mr. C reminds Dot that some people celebrate other holidays like Kwanzaa or Solstice or nothing at all, she decides to do a "Christma-festi-kwanzikkuh" song about all the holidays. Hal suggests the inclusion of bells because he sings Jingle Bells with his family while caroling. Ruby suggests fire as it sets the mood for her reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas, which she reads every year. Nev and Dev make gingerbread houses for each other. Nana likes Christmas crafts, and Mr. Sherman likes taking his blonde grandkids to see Santa. Dot's grandpa likes to play dreidel with his friend Hershel. Piano, recorder and tambourine are used while Nev, Dev and Dot sing arpeggio. The community center gets snowed in, so they invite friends from the block to the C house, and broadcast the song via camera online. At the end of their song, they say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah," and "Joyous Kwanzaa" to them.|
|17||17||"The Holiday Tree"||M.R. Horhager||Meghan Read||December 13, 2016||November 26, 2016|
|18||18||"Picture This"||TBA||TBA||December 31, 2016||January 28, 2017|
|19||19||"Shallow End Hal"
|M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||January 3, 2017||January 14, 2017|
|20||20||"A Fishing Tale"||M.R. Horhager||Craig Martin||January 5, 2017||February 11, 2017|
|21||21||"Hal in One"||M.R. Horhager||Ashley Lannigan||January 10, 2017||January 14, 2017|
|22||22||"Remembering Ogopogo"||M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||January 12, 2017||January 24, 2017|
|Dot, Hal and Ruby arrive at the twins' house to watch their fish circus. Nev and Dev and their father Ev answer the door with sad faces. They inform the guests that Ogopogo has died. Dot tries to cheer them up but ends up triggering them with her words ("turn that smile upside down", they found her floating upside down) and actions (pogo-sticking is what inspired Nev's choice of name). Mrs. C suggests they help them remember the good times, so the older trio make a home movie for the twins, acting out how they won her at a circus and interviewing the fishbowl toy "Dusty the Diver" (Dev corrects "Reporter Ruby", saying the diver's name was Shirley) who lived with her. The twins burst into tears but smile, Dev reflecting how "Oggy" ate the green flakes (which he says tasted good) and Nev how "Oggy" avoided the orange ones (which she says tasted bad) first. The twins then come over to Dot's to visit as she logs off.|
|23||23||"Gotcha"||M.R. Horhager||Kati Rocky||January 17, 2017||January 24, 2017|
|24||24||"Garden Stakes"||M.R. Horhager||Andrew Sabiston||January 19, 2017||January 28, 2017|
|Dot and Hal work to earn their Rangeroo Builder badges. In order to earn the badge, Dot decides to build a garden next to the community centre, with help from Hal and Mr. Sherman. They find the building difficult, and so decide to recruit more people to assist, with the help of an email written by Dot's mom. Rangeroo Leader Kerry sees their message and comes to help; she decides their effort is 'badge-worthy' and gives Dot and Hal their badges.|
|25||25||"Maker Breaker"||M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||January 31, 2017||February 6, 2017|
|26||26||"Slumber Party"||M.R. Horhager||Robert Pincombe and Shelly Hoffman||February 21, 2017||February 11, 2017|
|Dot is nervous sleeping over at Ruby Marshall's house but tries to hide it. She ends up comforting Nev, who also misses home.|
|27||27||"Dog Doc Dot"||TBA||TBA||March 2, 2017||May 6, 2017|
|28||28||"Butterfly Away Home"||M.R. Horhager||Amy Benham||March 7, 2017||May 6, 2017|
|29||29||"For Pet's Sake"||M.R. Horhager||Robert Pincombe and Shelly Hoffman||March 9, 2017||May 13, 2017|
|In addition to her dog Scratch, Dot is tasked with looking after Ruby's cat Meryl, Hal's fish Sir Gilderson, Nev's bird Zippington, and Dev's tarantula Waldo.|
|M.R. Horhager||Kati Rocky||March 14, 2017||May 13, 2017|
|31||31||"What Goes Up Must Come Down"||M.R. Horhager||Phil McCordic||March 14, 2017||May 20, 2017|
|When Dot traps Ruby's camera in a tree they both fling their shoes at it to try and get it down.|
|32||32||"Dance Dot Dance"
"Dance, Dot, Dance!"
|M.R. Horhager||Meghan Read||April 4, 2017||May 20, 2017|
|Ruby is invited to Ruby's dance party, so Hal trains her to beat Move It Mania, then she finds out Ruby has Move it Mania 3.|
|33||33||"Lights Out"||M.R. Horhager||Meghan Read||April 6, 2017||May 26, 2017|
|34||34||"Robo Racers"||TBA||TBA||April 11, 2017||May 26, 2017|
|Dot builds a spider Robot, Nev and Dev build a cheetah and Ruby and Hal build a frog. All their robots fail to pass the obstacle course, so they combine their robots into one and it completes the course.|
|35||35||"Great Eggspectations"||M. R. Horhager||Alan Gregg||April 13, 2017||May 26, 2017|
|When her parents get a chicken coop to avoid buying eggs, Dot names the three new hens Agatha, Princess Peck-Peck and Eliza-Bok. They're slow to lay eggs and Scratch chases them around the yard when the door is left open overnight.|
|36||36||"Return to Sender"
"Wish You Were Here"
|TBA||TBA||April 13, 2017||25 May 2017|
|Inspired by her growing collection of postcards from Nana, Dot decides to make a postcard of her own to send back to her.|
|37||37||"Big Help"||TBA||TBA||April 27, 2017||May 26, 2017|
|Rangeroo Dot and Rangeroo Hal are going for their Helper Badges, but have trouble finding a job that's big and "badge worthy" enough.|
|38||38||"Dot's Boots Were Made for Walking"||TBA||TBA||May 9, 2017||May 27, 2017|
|The Rangeroos are doing a walkwathon to raise money for a trip to Camp Super-fauna. Dev forgets his pedometer until Nev points out it's on his other wrist. The Jumelle twins swing around climbing to make their count increase while Ruby Marshall jumps rope. As Mr. and Mrs. C compete for more steps (loser taking on the others' dishes duties) Hal gets stuck in mud and loses his shoe. Dot helps him complete the race by letting Hal lean on her. They manage to win the trip at the end and have fun at the beach, after a close scare until Dev submitted his steps.|
|39||39||"The Ultimate Scratch Pad"||TBA||TBA||May 11, 2017||May 27, 2017|
|40||40||"Fast and Fabulous Fixers Inc."
"Fast and Fabulous Fixers"
|TBA||TBA||May 30, 2017||28 May 2017|
|41||41||"History Mystery"||TBA||TBA||June 20, 2017||September 9, 2017|
|42||42||"Bad Borrower"||TBA||TBA||June 22, 2017||September 10, 2017|
|43||43||"Swap Bop"||TBA||TBA||June 27, 2017||September 9, 2017|
|44||44||"Sticky Situation"||TBA||TBA||June 29, 2017||September 10, 2017|
|45||45||"So Much to Do, So Little Dot"||TBA||TBA||August 3, 2017||September 16, 2017|
|46||46||"The Shooting Star"||TBA||TBA||August 8, 2017||September 17, 2017|
|47||47||"The Clean Team"||M.R. Horhager||Andrew Sabiston||August 15, 2017||September 16, 2017|
|48||48||"One Trick Doggy"||TBA||TBA||August 31, 2017||September 17, 2017|
|49||49||"Best Friend Showdown"||TBA||TBA||September 5, 2017||September 23, 2017|
|50||50||"Snow Business"||TBA||TBA||September 5, 2017||September 24, 2017|
|51||51||"Souptacular Staycation"||TBA||TBA||September 7, 2017||September 24, 2017|
|52||52||"Super Ruby"||TBA||TBA||September 14, 2017||September 24, 2017|
Season 2 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|53||1||"Painting With Dot" / "Making Your Own Way"||TBA||TBA||October 6, 2018|
|54||2||"Looth Tooth" / "Facing the Fanged Fury"||TBA||TBA||October 7, 2018|
|55||3||"On the Campaign Trail" / "Adopt-A-Doggie Show"||TBA||TBA||October 13, 2018|
|56||4||"Nana Banana Road Trip-a-Rama" / "Treasure Lost and Treasure Found"||TBA||TBA||October 27, 2018|
Do's & Dots (2016)
A series of shorts called "Do's and Dots" was available on Universal Kids' website in 2016.
|No.||Title||Original release date|
Dot. premiered on JimJam in Pan-Europe on May 1, 2017. The series will also air on Canal Panda in Portugal, Piwi+ in France, and SVT in Sweden sometime in 2017. Hulu also acquired exclusive SVOD rights to Dot. and the series became available to stream on April 15. The show is currently airing on ABC Kids in Australia, Tiny Pop in United Kingdom and Clan TVE, Super3 and Nickelodeon in Spain.
An HTML game called Dot's Rangeroo Scavenger Hunt is available on Kids' CBC and Universal Kids's websites. Another game, inspired by Atari's earliest arcade game Pong, Make a Game with Dot, is available on the Universal Kids website as well. An app, inspired by Wikipedia, Dotopedia, for Android and iOS devices was also released on December 12, 2016.
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