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Dot.
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Genre Adventure Children's television series Comedy Educational Slice of life
Developed by Industrial Brothers
Directed by M.R. Horhager
Presented by CBC
Voices of
  • Lilly Bartlam
  • Isaiah Slater
  • Denise Oliver
  • Terry McGurrin
Theme music composer Ian LeFeuvre
Composer(s)
  • Ian LeFeuvre
  • Richard Pell
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 78
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Lisa Henson
  • Randi Zuckerberg
  • Halle Stanford
  • Matthew Fernandes
  • Tammy Semen
  • Arthur Spanos
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor The Jim Henson Company
Release
Original network
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) – October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)

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.

Plot

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.

Characters

Main

  • 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.

Recurring

  • 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.

Episodes

Season 1 (2016–2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
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 (2016-09-06) 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 (2016-09-08) 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 (2016-09-08) November 12, 2016
Dot finds treasure on a Geocache hunt.
4 4 "Easy Squeezy" M.R. Horhager Alice Prodanou September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15) November 5, 2016
Dot helps Hal with his lemonade stand.
5 5 "Leaf it to Dot" M.R. Horhager Andrew Sabiston September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20) 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 (2016-09-22) October 22, 2016
Dot builds Scratch a robot companion.
7 7 "Hello, Cello" M.R. Horhager Amy Benham September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27) October 22, 2016
Dot has trouble playing the cello.
8 8 "Snow Day" M.R. Horhager Ashley Lannigan September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29) 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 (2016-10-25) October 29, 2016
Dot and the gang give Mr. C. the "Scaremaster" a fright.
10 10 "Ghoul Away!"
"Ghoul Away"
M.R. Horhager Andrew Sabiston October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) October 29, 2016
Dot tries to get rid of a ghost who moves into Mister Sherman's house.
11 11 "Achoodini"
"Achoo-dini"
M.R. Horhager Emer Connon November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08) October 22, 2016
Dot gets a cold and can't attend Ruby's birthday party.
12 12 "Dot. Unplugged"
"Unplugged"
M.R. Horhager Amy Benham November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10) January 7, 2017
Dot and her family participate in the National Day of Unplugging.
13 13 "Scratch Says"
"Rosetta Bone"
M.R. Horhager Emer Connon November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) 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 (2016-11-17) November 19, 2016
Dot accidentally prints out a lot of dog bones.
15 15 "Rocket out of the Park" TBA TBA November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) February 6, 2017
16 16 "A Song For Everyone" M.R. Horhager Amy Benham December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06) 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 (2016-12-13) November 26, 2016
18 18 "Picture This" TBA TBA December 31, 2016 (2016-12-31) January 28, 2017
19 19 "Shallow End Hal"
"Wave Goodbye"
M.R. Horhager Amy Benham January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03) January 14, 2017
20 20 "A Fishing Tale" M.R. Horhager Craig Martin January 5, 2017 (2017-01-05) February 11, 2017
21 21 "Hal in One" M.R. Horhager Ashley Lannigan January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) January 14, 2017
22 22 "Remembering Ogopogo" M.R. Horhager Amy Benham January 12, 2017 (2017-01-12) 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 (2017-01-17) January 24, 2017
24 24 "Garden Stakes" M.R. Horhager Andrew Sabiston January 19, 2017 (2017-01-19) 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 (2017-01-31) February 6, 2017
26 26 "Slumber Party" M.R. Horhager Robert Pincombe and Shelly Hoffman February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21) 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 (2017-03-02) May 6, 2017
28 28 "Butterfly Away Home" M.R. Horhager Amy Benham March 7, 2017 (2017-03-07) May 6, 2017
29 29 "For Pet's Sake" M.R. Horhager Robert Pincombe and Shelly Hoffman March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09) 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.
30 30 "Drama-Rama"
"DramaRama"
M.R. Horhager Kati Rocky March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14) May 13, 2017
31 31 "What Goes Up Must Come Down" M.R. Horhager Phil McCordic March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14) 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 (2017-04-04) 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 (2017-04-06) May 26, 2017
34 34 "Robo Racers" TBA TBA April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11) 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 (2017-04-13) 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 (2017-04-13) 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 (2017-04-27) 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 (2017-05-09) 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 (2017-05-11) May 27, 2017
40 40 "Fast and Fabulous Fixers Inc."
"Fast and Fabulous Fixers"
TBA TBA May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30) 28 May 2017
41 41 "History Mystery" TBA TBA June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20) September 9, 2017
42 42 "Bad Borrower" TBA TBA June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) September 10, 2017
43 43 "Swap Bop" TBA TBA June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) September 9, 2017
44 44 "Sticky Situation" TBA TBA June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) September 10, 2017
45 45 "So Much to Do, So Little Dot" TBA TBA August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03) September 16, 2017
46 46 "The Shooting Star" TBA TBA August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08) September 17, 2017
47 47 "The Clean Team" M.R. Horhager Andrew Sabiston August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15) September 16, 2017
48 48 "One Trick Doggy" TBA TBA August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31) September 17, 2017
49 49 "Best Friend Showdown" TBA TBA September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) September 23, 2017
50 50 "Snow Business" TBA TBA September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) September 24, 2017
51 51 "Souptacular Staycation" TBA TBA September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07) September 24, 2017
52 52 "Super Ruby" TBA TBA September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14) September 24, 2017

Season 2 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
53 1 "Painting With Dot" / "Making Your Own Way" TBA TBA October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
54 2 "Looth Tooth" / "Facing the Fanged Fury" TBA TBA October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)
55 3 "On the Campaign Trail" / "Adopt-A-Doggie Show" TBA TBA October 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)
56 4 "Nana Banana Road Trip-a-Rama" / "Treasure Lost and Treasure Found" TBA TBA October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)

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
1 "Be Kind" TBA
2 "Be Patient" TBA
3 "Be Respectful" TBA
4 "Be Responsible" TBA
5 "Be Safe" TBA

Broadcast

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.

Media information

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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