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Franklin and the Green Knight
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Directed by John van Bruggen
Produced by Merle Anne Ridley
Written by Betty Quan
Starring Noah Reid
Elizabeth Brown
Luca Perlman
Kyle Fairlie
Ali Mukaddam
Olivia Garrett
Shirley Douglas
Kristen Bone
Juan Chioran
Mary Mouser
Jonathan Wilson
Richard Newman
Ruby Smith-Merovitz
James Rankin
Gary Krawford
Valerie Boyle
Adrian Truss
Elizabeth Hanna
Catherine Disher
Paul Haddad
Jim Jones
Debra McGrath
Annick Obonsawin
Music by Ray Parker
Tom Szczesniak
Studio Nelvana
Distributed by Kaboom! Entertainment
Release date(s) October 17, 2000 (2000-10-17)
Running time 75 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Franklin and the Green Knight (also known as Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie) was the first Franklin film, released direct to video and DVD in 2000. It has since aired on Noggin and Nick Jr. in the United States, and Canada's Family Channel.


Franklin Turtle is excited about the coming of spring, because his parents have told him he will become a big brother then. After talking with his friends about it, though, he begins to have mixed feelings. His mother reads a tale known throughout Woodland called The Quest of the Green Knight and Franklin decides to go on his own quest to end the unusually long winter, with his friend Snail as his squire.

Voice actors

  • Noah Reid as Franklin Turtle
  • Luca Perlman as Bear
  • Olivia Garratt as Goose
  • Kyle Fairlie as Rabbit
  • Kristen Bone as Snail
  • Leah Cudmore as Beaver
  • Richard Newman as Mr. Turtle
  • Elizabeth Brown as Mrs. Turtle
  • Juan Chioran as Green Knight
  • Paul Essiembre as Squire
  • Johnathan Wilson as Goblin
  • Gary Krawford as Lynx
  • Ruby Smith-Merovitz as Badger
  • Ali Mukaddam as Fox
  • James Rankin as Mr. Owl
  • Corrine Conley as Granny Turtle
  • Valerie Boyle as Mrs. Beaver
  • Adrian Truss as Mr. Beaver
  • Elizabeth Hanna as Mrs. Fox and Eagle
  • Catherine Disher as Mrs. Goose
  • Paul Haddad as Mr. Fox
  • Jim Jones as Mr. Gopher
  • Debra McGrath as Mrs. Warbler
  • Annick Obonsawin as Armadillo
  • Shirley Douglas as Narrator
  • Derek McGrath as Yatterwoof (Mid-credits scene)


  • "Brothers and Sisters" by Leah Cudmore, Laura Lynn, Luca Perlman, Noah Reid, Lis Soderberg, and Cassandra Vasik
  • "Spring Where Are You?" by Kristen Bone, Leah Cudmore, Laura Lynn, Luca Perlman, Noah Reid, Lis Soderberg, and Cassandra Vasik
  • "I Wonder" by Noah Reid and Kristen Bone
  • "Franklin Theme" by Bruce Cockburn (Ending credits)
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