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Snowsnaps
Genre Preschool
Adventure
Comedy
Created by Marie-Claude Beauchamp
Developed by Paul Risacher
Written by Élise Cartier
Michael Leo Donovan
Michael F. Hamill
Lisa Hunter
Marie-France Landry
Maxime Landry
Penelope Laurence
Patricia Lavoie
Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
Allen Markuze
Louis-Martin Pepperall
Paul Risacher
Robert Yates
Directed by Benoit Godbout
Voices of
  • English:
  • Ella Rose Coderre
  • Kimia Esfahani
  • Brandon Lising
  • Satine Scarlett Montaz
  • French:
  • Claudia-Laurie Corbeil
  • Catherine Brunet
  • Valérie Gagné
  • Marguerite D'Amours
Opening theme Snowsnaps Theme Song
Ending theme Snowsnaps Theme Song (Extended)
Composer(s) Daniel Scott
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
French
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Marie-Claude Beauchamp
Producer(s) Marie-Claude Beauchamp
Sophie Roy
Editor(s) Robert Yates
Running time 5 minutes (ungrouped)
11 minutes (grouped)
Production company(s) Carpediem Film & TV
Singing Frog Studio
Corus Entertainment
Technicolor Creative Services Montreal
Distributor Pink Parrot Media
Release
Original network Télétoon / Treehouse TV
Picture format 1080p (16:9 HDTV)
First shown in Canada
Original release September 1 (2018-09-01) – November 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)
Chronology
Related shows Snowtime!

Snowsnaps (French: Les Mini-Tuques, "The Mini Toques") is a Canadian CGIanimated television series. It is a preschool-aimed spinoff of the 2015 film Snowtime! (La Guerre des Tuques 3D), itself an animated remake of the 1984 live-action The Dog Who Stopped the War (La Guerre des Tuques) movie. Produced by Carpediem Film & TV in collaboration with the animation studio Singing Frog and broadcaster Corus Entertainment, the series premiered September 1, 2018 in Canada on Télétoon, La Chaîne Disney and Treehouse TV.

Plot

For Violet, Tomas, Sami and Kiki, every aspect of life is all about fun and games! There is nothing they like more than playing outside, especially in the snow on a winter’s day. At the ripe age of six no task is too small to turn it into a game, no feat is off limits to try as they seamlessly jump into role-play to follow their wild imagination! Come meet these four friends who love to laugh and have fun!

Characters

  • Violet (voiced by Satine Scarlett Montaz) – Violet is the game master, she is a free thinker who refuses to follow the heard, has tons of wit and tenacity, and a tendency to be self-indulgent – a little Scoundrel. Her games and her behavior are never mean or cruel; if she gets into trouble it is due more to her youthful enthusiasm than any malicious intent. She is easily distracted by the sparkles or whatever is pink!
  • Tomas (voiced by Brandon Lising) Tomas is open-faced and controlled by his heart of gold. Like all Innocents, he is generous and openminded, he sees both sides of any disagreement. A natural peacemaker with an intense sense of fairness, he cannot stand conflict. Terry the penguin is his favorite toy, what is yours?
  • Sami (voiced by Kimia Esfahani) – Sami is a smarty pants know-it-all who actually doesn’t know it all; but he is still full of voluble explanations – the weirder and more unpredictable the better. He’s likely to say or do anything; he loves playing the Fool. His favorite treats are Brussels sprouts and broccoli!
  • Kiki (voiced by Ella Rose Coderre) – Kiki is a daredevil, she’s all about movement and physicality. When in doubt, she acts; thinking is for after. She is compelled to triumph even if she does not have the skills; she’ll keep on trying until she can make it happen. A soldier who’ll take on any mission! One thing is certain, we can always count on Kiki to play!

Cast

Adapted from the ending credits.

  • Satine Scarlett Montaz / Marguerite D'Amours as Violet
  • Kimia Esfahani / Catherine Brunet as Sami
  • Ella Rose Coderre / Claudia-Laurie Corbeil as Kiki
  • Brandon Lising / Valérie Gagné as Tomas
  • Voice director(s): Richard M. Dumont / Johanne Garneau, Julie Burroughs
  • NCK, Nick Ireland /music producer

Production

A preschool-oriented spinoff of Snowtime! was announced to be in development in November 2015. Snowsnaps was officially unveiled during the 2016 Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France as the first-ever Canadian submission. The series is distributed as either 26 eleven-minute episodes or 52 five-minute shorts.

For the musical "Shortsnaps" segments, the production crew held open auditions for bilingual singers across Canada in July 2017.

Episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) November 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)

Season 1 (2018)

  • The episodes "1-2-3, Cupcake!", "The Monster", "The Maze", "Knighthood", "What's Your Treasure?", "Winter Games", "Kids vs. Aliens", and "Sami's Pet" were all adapted into books.
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date American air date Prod.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1 "Dunk Master"
"Snoweo Rodeo"
Benoit Godbout Louis-Martin Pepperall & Marie-France Landry
Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) TBA TBA N/A
When Terry the toy penguin gets stuck in the hoop, the rescue mission turns into a basketball duel where Kiki whips the others to show off her dunking skills.
After top cowboy Sami loses every event at the snow rodeo he still manages to save the day.
2 "1-2-3 Cupcake!"
"The Haunted Forest"
Benoit Godbout Maxime Landry & Marie-France Landry
Lisa Hunter & Marie-France Landry
September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02) TBA 102 N/A
A crazy freeze race with funny rules will determine who will be getting Violet's most incredibly appetizing cupcake.
The girls don't believe Tomas that the forest is haunted until they see a mysterious pinecone creature and they go investigate.
3 "When Toys Attack"
"Snow Ballet"
Benoit Godbout Penelope Laurence
Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
September 8, 2018 (2018-09-08) TBA 103 N/A
Sami is freaked out by toys seemingly following him around town.
Violet's brilliantly choreographed snow ballet needs a snow prince whether Tomas wants to be in the ballet or not.
4 "Winter Games"
"Cold Tows"
Benoit Godbout Paul Risacher
Louis-Martin Pepperall
September 9, 2018 (2018-09-09) TBA 104 N/A
Violet's groceries soon go missing, and it's up to the bobsleigh team to retrieve them.
Sami pretends to be too cold to get his friends to pull him home.
5 "What's Your Treasure?"
"The Monster"
Benoit Godbout Patricia Lavoie & Marie-France Landry
Gerard Lewis & Marie-France Landry
September 15, 2018 (2018-09-15) TBA 105 N/A
Violet playing pirate inspires a mutiny when Tomas and Sami decide to leave Kiki's game to join Violet's pirate crew.
When a frozen apple in their ice fort is found half eaten, the gang investigates.
6 "Fantabulous Four"
"Snow Bowling"
Benoit Godbout Michael F. Hamill
Dominic Webber & Marie-France Landry
September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16) TBA TBA N/A
The Snaps play super heroes on a daring super mission to rescue Terry the Penguin.
When Kiki tries to show the others how to bowl in the snow, the attempts of the others all have surprising twists, turns and bounces.
7 "The Greatest Game Ever"
"The Shootout"
Benoit Godbout Michael F. Hamill
Élise Cartier & Marie-France Landry
September 22, 2018 (2018-09-22) TBA TBA N/A
Inspired by a lost video game, the kids imagine, create, and play a real-life adventure game.
Kiki and Violet's competitive hockey shootout gets an extra fruity snow splash as Sami introduces his juice-filled snowballsicles to the game.
8 "Race Cars"
"AbracaTomas"
Benoit Godbout Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
Michael Leo Donovan
September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23) TBA TBA N/A
Formula One meets a formula for disaster when Tomas inadvertently gets knocked into the downhill race of the century.
Terry the toy penguin has disappeared, and only a special magic trick can bring him back.
9 "Hiccup"
"Superhero of the Hill"
Benoit Godbout Allen Markuze
Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29) TBA TBA N/A
Kiki is stuck with a pesky case of the hiccups.
When a battle for "Super Hero of the Hill" turns into an all-star superheroes wrestling match, Tomas is compelled to overcome his fear of falling.
10 "The Maze"
"Hats Off!"
Benoit Godbout Michael F. Hamill
Paul Risacher
September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30) TBA TBA N/A
The kids build, shape, and mould a snow-made labyrinthine masterpiece: a maze, in which they then lose themselves in.
Tomas' crooked throws are just the ticket to set free Violet and Sami from jail.
11 "Ice Dragon"
"Kids vs. Aliens"
Benoit Godbout Marie-France Landry
Lisa Hunter
October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06) TBA TBA N/A
A large icicle hanging off the barn causes a battle.
Sami tries to contact aliens.
12 "Winter Beach"
"Winter Blast"
Benoit Godbout Louis-Martin Pepperall
Michael Leo Donovan & Marie-France Landry
October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07) TBA TBA N/A
Tomas' friends create a winter beach.
A game of hide-and-seek gets out of control.
13 "Pinched Pic-nic"
"The Snow Battawawa"
Benoit Godbout Michael F. Hamill
Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
October 13, 2018 (2018-10-13) TBA TBA N/A
Tomas searches for some missing treats.
A team of filmmakers hunt for the Battawawa monster.
14 "Lava, Lava Everywhere..."
"Knighthood"
Benoit Godbout Michael F. Hamill
Allen Markuze
October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14) TBA TBA N/A
It's a spectacular race when the schoolyard suddenly turns into a lava pool and the kids race to be the first to reach the school door!
Queen Violet wants to make Kiki, Sami and Tomas knights, but before they can, they must prove to her that they can work together.
15 "Off to School We Go!"
"Gone to the Dogs"
Benoit Godbout Maxime Landry
Penelope Laurence
October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20) TBA TBA N/A
A hopscotch game is taken to new heights as Sami brings along his latest invention that Kiki just can't get enough of!
Violet and Tomas challenge Kiki and Sami to a dogsled race, but with Sami obsessed with playing a dog and with Kiki willing to do just about anything to win, the race doesn't turn out at all like they planned.
16 "Sticky Snaps"
"The Weathervane Game"
Benoit Godbout Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
Louis-Martin Pepperall
October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21) TBA TBA N/A
A cool new restaurant runs into a very sticky situation when it gets an extremely picky client: Terry.
After wrongly thinking that Violet had invented a new game where they have to follow a trail of clues that she has left everywhere, Sami, Kiki and Tomas get lost!
17 "The Tightrope"
"Moon Mission"
Benoit Godbout Paul Risacher
Patricia Lavoie
October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27) TBA TBA N/A
When Sami, Kiki and Tomas take over Violet's circus game, it isn't too long for the others to figure out that Sami imposes himself to be a silly tyrant ringmaster the others try to override.
Little did Kiki know that to get the others to her teeter-totter contest she would have to become part of their moon mission!
18 "Snapshot Hill"
"Hanging Around"
Benoit Godbout Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber October 28, 2018 (2018-10-28) TBA TBA N/A
When Tomas loses his camera on a sudden slip down a wild sled run in a pirate game, it leads to a full re-enactment of the crime with pirates in tow.
When the kids lose a flying disk in the big old haunted tree, they find out that they might be taking on more than they can handle.
19 "Sami's Pet"
"Tall Tale"
Benoit Godbout Marie-France Landry
Michael Leo Donovan
November 3, 2018 (2018-11-03) TBA TBA N/A
Sami brings his special pet in a box and all breaks loose when Violet sets it free by accident while the gang play a game of Snag the Flag.
When Tomas and Sami compete to be the tallest, the girls help them build gigantic towers with wobbly foundations sending them off into a fall that that takes them to unforeseen places.
20 "Surprise!"
"It's a Bird?"
Benoit Godbout Penelope Laurence
Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
November 4, 2018 (2018-11-04) TBA TBA N/A
Tomas is sad. Violet doesn't want to hang out with him on his birthday, until he realises she's been planning a big birthday surprise.
Sami is taken on a dangerous ride when an incredible piece of art made by Tomas really takes off!
21 "Hot Chocolate Party"
"Cut and Run"
Benoit Godbout Marie-France Landry
Allen Markuze
November 10, 2018 (2018-11-10) TBA TBA N/A

Violet's hot chocolate party turns Mad Hatter when Sami decides to bring his own life-size cup to the party and loses control as he slides in

it.
Kiki, Violet and Sami try to help Tomas get over his fear of the barbershop...but nothing goes as planned.
22 "Snow Golf"
"Gumball Jamboree"
Benoit Godbout Lisa Hunter
Patricia Lavoie
November 11, 2018 (2018-11-11) TBA TBA N/A
When Sami is counting on his newly-found luck to beat Kiki at golf, he realizes that sports are more about skills, unless you have the right lucky charm.
It's a race against time! Following Violet's jamboree gumball arrow leads the gang to quirky challenges, and it ends off with a surprising ending.
23 "Dino Snaps"
"Tag Backs"
Benoit Godbout Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber November 17, 2018 (2018-11-17) TBA TBA N/A
Discovering rare dinosaur fossils becomes not that much fun when both Sami's and Kiki's competitiveness gets in the way.
Violet gets very frustrated and angry when Kiki and Sami get caught in an endless "tag back" loop!
24 "Hockey Knights"
"Tic Tac Trouble"
Benoit Godbout Maxime Landry
Michael F. Hamill
November 18, 2018 (2018-11-18) TBA TBA N/A
When Kiki is cast as the princess-who-rests in a knightly game, she urges her knights to get the magic hockey stick out of the ice block to break Granny Gnome's evil spell.
When Kiki takes a regular game of Tic Tac Toe to make it into a life-sized extreme challenge version of it, she doesn't realise she's really asking for Tic Tac Trouble!
25 "The Great Pick-Up"
"Off Tracks"
Benoit Godbout Gerard Lewis & Dominic Webber
Louis-Martin Pepperall
November 24, 2018 (2018-11-24) TBA TBA N/A
Violet turns her chores into a fun high scoring game for her friends until Sami shows up with his annoying whoopee cushion.
The best train appears off tracks when the kids make one of their own.
26 "I Spy Sami!"
"Toothless"
Benoit Godbout Robert Yates
Allen Markuze
November 25, 2018 (2018-11-25) TBA TBA N/A
Sami acts strange after discovering a very special, walking mechanical toy in a hollow tree, in which he wants to keep for himself. With this, it starts sending the others into a spy mission to uncover Sami's mysterious secret!
When Sami loses his first tooth and keeps losing it over and over again, he sends his friends on a wild tooth hunt to find it.

Shortsnaps segment

For the musical Shortsnaps segment, the production crew had held open auditions for bilingual singers across Canada in July 2017.

  • Lyrics, music, and songs by Eloi Painchaud and Jorane.
  • Songs sung by Cool Kids

These are the songs used throughout episodes of the show. There are six of them, which are repeated throughout reruns on Treehouse TV. They are directed by Claude Precourt, Robert Yates and Vanessa Isabelle and choreographed by Louis-Martin Charest.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Band" Claude Precourt, Robert Yates & Vanessa Isabelle Eloi Painchaud & Jorane September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)
2 "Snow Angels" Claude Precourt, Robert Yates & Vanessa Isabelle Eloi Painchaud & Jorane September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)
3 "The Parade" Claude Precourt, Robert Yates & Vanessa Isabelle Eloi Painchaud & Jorane September 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)
4 "Get Up and Dance" Claude Precourt, Robert Yates & Vanessa Isabelle Eloi Painchaud & Jorane October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)
5 "Up the Hill" Claude Precourt, Robert Yates & Vanessa Isabelle Eloi Painchaud & Jorane October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)
6 "Change the World" Claude Precourt, Robert Yates & Vanessa Isabelle Eloi Painchaud & Jorane October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)

International broadcast

The show originally aired from September 1 to November 25, 2018. The show was moved to two new time slots when it is aired in reruns on Treehouse TV, which is weekday mornings at 8:40 AM and Friday afternoons at 3:02 PM. The show will also be broadcast later internationally.

  • France
    • Piwi+ (December 1, 2018 – present)
  • Germany
    • KiKa (December 25, 2018 – present)
  • United Kingdom
    • Sky Kids (January 15, 2021 – present)
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