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The Bellflower Bunnies
Bellflower Bunnies title card.JPG
The title card for Seasons 2 and 3, with credits imposed over a scene from "Vive la glisse."
Genre Children's animated series
comedy
Created by Geneviève Huriet (original book series, Beechwood Bunny Tales)
Directed by Season 1:
Moran Caouissin
Seasons 2 & 3:
Eric Berthier
Voices of See below
Composer(s) Season 1:
Daniel Scott
Valérie Baranski
Seasons 2 & 3:
Alice Willis
Country of origin France
Canada
Luxembourg (1st season)
Original language(s) French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Entire series:
Patricia Robert
Seasons 2 & 3:
Yves Pont
Franck Algard
Producer(s) Patricia Robert
Editor(s) Season 1:
Graham Chisholm
Robert Newton
Seasons 2 & 3:
Lysanne Villeneuve
Running time 26 min.
Production company(s) Season 1:
Banco Production
Melusine Productions
Protécréa
TVA International
Seasons 2 & 3:
Big Cash
Hangzhou Flying Dragon Cartoon
Euro Visual
Tooncan
Megafun
Disney Television France
Distributor Beez Kids, a label of Beez Entertainment (seasons 2 & 3)
Release
Original network TF1 (France)
CBC Television (Quebec)
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
First shown in France
Original release December 24, 2001 (2001-12-24) – July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)

The Bellflower Bunnies (French: La Famille Passiflore) is a 2001-2010 animated series based on the Beechwood Bunny Tales book series by Geneviève Huriet. The show debuted on the TF1 network with four episodes airing between December 24 and December 28, 2001. It is a co-production between France's TF1 and several Canadian companies. 52 episodes were produced.

The show centers on the adventures and exploits of the Bellflower family, a clan of seven rabbits who live in Beechwood Grove (called Blueberry Hill in the English version). The two adults in the family, Papa Bramble and Aunt Zinnia, take care of their five children: Periwinkle, Poppy, Mistletoe, Dandelion and Violette.

Home video and DVD

Europe

At least six DVD volumes of The Bellflower Bunnies have been released by TF1, Beez Entertainment and Seven Sept in the franchise's native France, separately and in a box set. In Germany, edelkids released the first sixteen episodes in February and August 2008.

North America

Feature Films for Families released the first two volumes of the English version on VHS (in 2001) and DVD (in 2003), as part of a marketing deal with TVA. In 2005, another four DVDs were released under the Direct Source brand. Each disc in this version consists of two episodes.

Episodes

Fifty-two episodes of The Bellflower Bunnies were produced over the course of three seasons. and all of these have aired in the show's native France; although episodes 39-52 were first aired on German channel KI.KA in May 2008.

Voice cast

Season 1

  • Tom Clarke Hill
  • Regine Candler
  • Tom Eastwood
  • Rhonda Millar - Periwinkle, Violet (Pirouette)
  • Joanna Ruiz Rodriguez - Poppy

Seasons 2 & 3

English version

  • Danielle Desormeaux
  • Anik Matern - Violette
  • Holly Gauthier-Frankel (as Holly Gauthier-Frankle) - Mistletoe, Dandelion
  • Eleanor Noble - Periwinkle
  • Matt Holland
  • Joanna Noyes
  • Liz Mac Rae
  • Mark Camacho
  • Simon Peacock - Papa Bramble
  • Laura Teasdale - Poppy
  • Danny Wells
  • John Stocker (voice actor)
  • Sonja Ball
  • Susan Glover
  • A.J. Henderson
  • Rick Miller
  • Rick Jones
  • Danny Brochu

French version

  • Flora Balzano
  • Julie Burroughs
  • Hugolin Chevrette
  • Mario Desmarais
  • Antoine Durand
  • Marylène Gargour
  • Annie Girard
  • Hélène Lasnier
  • Elisabeth Lenormand
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