Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series
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GenreComedy drama
Animated series
Directed byLilliane Andre
Richard Allen
Voices ofBryn McAuley
Wayne Robson
Patricia Gage
Emily Hampshire
Ali Mukaddam
Dalene Irvine
Kyle Fairlie
Opening theme"Theme Song" performed by Bryn McAuley
Ending theme"Theme Song" (reprise)
ComposerPeter Breiner
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producersKevin Sullivan
Trudy Grant
ProducerMarilyn McAuley
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesSullivan Animation
Annemation Productions Inc.
DistributorAmerican Public Television
Original networkTVOKids (Canada)
PBS Kids Member Stations (USA)
Audio formatStereo
Dolby Surround (USA airings)
Original releaseSeptember 2, 2001 (2001-09-02)[1] –
February 24, 2002 (2002-02-24)
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Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series is a Canadian animated television series produced by Sullivan Entertainment and developed by writer/director/producer Kevin Sullivan, based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.[2] Many supporting characters are sourced from Sullivan's television series Road to Avonlea, which is based on Montgomery's books The Story Girl and The Golden Road. One season of the series was produced, with 26 episodes, originally airing from 2001 to 2002. The series was developed for PBS member stations.[3] was responsible for the funding. and It is also the second animated Anne of Green Gables adaptation ever produced. The first was The Japanese Anime, Akage no Anne, which was the fifth series of World Masterpiece Theater.

Each episode contained an educational aspect, with a problem for one or more of the show's characters to face and solve. In conjunction with these problems, PBS "Ready to Learn" guides were created for teachers in America to use in classrooms.



No.TitleLessonOriginal air date
1"The Witch of Avonlea"High self-esteemSeptember 2, 2001 (2001-09-02)
Anne is in a spelling bee, but she loses her spelling ability after being supposedly cursed by Peg Bowen and fears losing after Ms. King stresses the importance of winning. She eventually learns the value of self-confidence and discovers curses are silly superstitions.
2"Carrots!"WorkSeptember 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)
Anne is sick of Gilbert calling her red hair "carrots" and decides to dye it. But it goes horribly wrong and she dyes her hair green. After talking to her imaginary friend Dryad about her situation, Anne realizes that her red hair is part of what makes her unique and she should be proud to show it off.
3"The Stray"ResponsibilitySeptember 16, 2001 (2001-09-16)
On a rainy day, Anne finds a stray dog in the barn and calls him "Magic." The stray is reunited with his true owner when Peg Bowen shows Anne a poster of the dog.
4"The Best Partner"AcceptanceSeptember 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)
When Mr. Gresham's nephew Ben visits Avonlea, Anne and company are all excited because he will be in town for a sports day. But what else to do when Ben arrives in crutches, paralyzed from polio then accept him into the group? Eventually, Anne and Mr. Gresham come up with new events for the sports day that everyone can participate in.
5"The Sleeves"Individuality and trendsSeptember 30, 2001 (2001-09-30)
All of Avonlea is brimming with excitement as the world-famous Amelia Evans comes to town. She wears puffed sleeves, and everyone wants to dress like her. Anne becomes so preoccupied with appearances that she doesn't prepare for the talent show held in Amelia's honor. She goes off the fashion when she discovers that Amelia is a snob and resumes practice.
6"Taffy!"Admittance of mistakesOctober 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)
The taffy contest at the fair in Avonlea goes badly, because the "Sugar" and "Salt" cards are switched, and so, however, much sugar is supposed to be added to Anne's taffy, that much salt is added instead, and Anne is sure it is all Felicity's fault. It turns out that both are to blame because Anne accidentally switched the sugar and salt.
7"One True Friend"Friendship; loyaltyOctober 14, 2001 (2001-10-14)
Anne defends Diana at school when she has head lice, but the other children are disgusted so they shun her for remaining her friend. Soon she goes off to help the others decorate for Felicity's slumber party, causing Diana to feel betrayed and hurt since she was disinvited to for her lice. Anne comes to the realization that if placed in the same situation, Diana would have remained loyal. Eventually, Anne and Diana become friends again.
8"Lost and Found"PreparednessOctober 21, 2001 (2001-10-21)
Anne and Diana venture into the woods in search of treasure but get lost. Then, they are able to find a way back by remembering the landmarks they passed along the way.
9"Idle Chatter"Being informed before making conclusionsOctober 28, 2001 (2001-10-28)
Anne suspects Gilbert cheated on a test. His grades and reputation drop, and he struggles to prove Anne wrong. Then, Anne and Diana sneak into the school and discover Gilbert is innocent (what Anne assumed were "cheat sheets" were actully empty candy wrappers), but the whole class is too convinced Gilbert cheated.
10"A Bully by the Horns"Dealing with bullies; friendshipNovember 4, 2001 (2001-11-04)
Felix is having problems with a bully who happens to be partners with him on a science project, and Anne helps him, learning that bullies should be dealt with kindly, so as not to be one in return. Eventually, Felix becomes friends with the bully and they get a good science grade.
11"The Ice Cream Promise"Keeping promises; reliabilityNovember 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
Anne promises to help Marilla make ice cream for the Avonlea book club meeting but ends up straying from her duties. In addition, Anne doesn't know what Shakespearean scene to play out for the meeting.
12"A Question of Rules"Rule-followingNovember 18, 2001 (2001-11-18)
The Hunt for the Golden Crown, an Avonlea tradition, has Anne and her friends excited, until they learn that new and complex rules have been added, which leads them to ponder which rules should and should not be followed. Then, Anne leads a class of vegetables in her imagination and discovers that rules are more important than she thought.
13"The Avonlea Herald"LeadershipNovember 25, 2001 (2001-11-25)
Rachel Lynde suggests the kids start a town newspaper, of which Anne is made editor. Soon the power goes to her head and she quarrels with Diana and her other friends involved in the project. Then, a bold rescue brings the kids together.
14"Chores Eclipsed"Importance of workDecember 2, 2001 (2001-12-02)
Anne prepares for a lunar eclipse party, but neglects her chores in the process, threatening to throw Green Gables into chaos.
15"The Swim of Things"PatienceDecember 9, 2001 (2001-12-09)
Felix is a poor swimmer, and the other children grow impatient with him. His friendship with Anne is strengthened as they bond after the latter hurts her arm in a diving stunt and is banned from swimming for the rest of the day. Then, on the day of the swimming contest, Felicity drinks too many sodas and is unable to swim, giving Anne and Felix an opportunity to show their newfound skills they learned while practicing together.
16"Butterflies!"SportsmanshipDecember 16, 2001 (2001-12-16)
Avonlea and the nearby town of Carmody are set to play a hockey game, and Gilbert is made the team captain. Everyone in town becomes obsessed with winning and forgets the value of good sportsmanship. Anne is more concerned with safety for the game, and so her classmates snub her. But when Felix hurts his leg, Anne's friends realize how important safety is.
17"A Walk in His Shoes"Respecting the opinions of othersDecember 23, 2001 (2001-12-23)
Anne and Marilla argue over how their chores should be done, and Anne and Diana plan a surprise party for Gilbert but plan it around things they like (princes and princesses) instead of things he likes. Anne then has a dream sequence with Matthew's horse and discovers her mistake.
18"Babysitter Blues"Self-assuranceDecember 30, 2001 (2001-12-30)
Gilbert thought babysitting his infant cousin would be a breeze, but it doesn't go that way. Instead, his cousin causes mischief while Anne and Diana irresponsibly sneak off to Mrs. Van Hoyte's tea party.
19"A Square Peg"Respecting eccentricityJanuary 6, 2002 (2002-01-06)
Peg Bowen, the town eccentric, comes to Avonlea for winter supplies, and after the kids spy on her, a snowstorm hits, and she saves Anne from its wrath. Anne and her friends then reconsider their opinions on Peg Bowen.
20"Marbles!"Dealing with fads; sportsmanshipJanuary 13, 2002 (2002-01-13)
A marble craze hits Avonlea, and Anne accidentally loses a marble Matthew has owned since boyhood. She then convinces the gang to stop playing for keeps and to just play for fun.
21"Oh, Brother!"Getting along with siblingsJanuary 20, 2002 (2002-01-20)
Felicity and Felix's consistent fighting may spoil the upcoming King Family Reunion, and it's up to Anne to help them get along. In the end, Felix and Felicity learn to be better siblings.
22"A Condition of Superstition"Avoiding superstitionsJanuary 27, 2002 (2002-01-27)
Marilla works to persuade the town council to build a new library, but Anne and Diana's superstitious beliefs get in the way due to a pair of future-predicting swings foretelling Marilla would get struck by lightning before she succeeded in the library petition and also due to Felix's troublesome dog Caesar. Chastened, Anne realizes that superstitions are only there to stop people from solving problems themselves.
23"A Welcome Hero"Avoiding preconceived notionsFebruary 3, 2002 (2002-02-03)
When famed novelist E.J. Lark comes to town, Anne, who had assumed Lark to be a handsome man, learns not to judge a book by its cover when she finds that the author is really a bespectacled librarian-type woman.
24"A Better Mousetrap"Respecting others' ideasFebruary 10, 2002 (2002-02-10)
When Avonlea is overrun by mice, the kids are assigned to build "the better mousetrap." Anne is paired with Diana for the task, but eventually, Felix is thrown in, which upsets the girls. The girls just ignore his ideas and focus on their own. When Felix discovers the ultimate solution to getting rid of the mice, Anne and Diana learn to include others' opinions and ideas and become friends with him again.
25"No Anne Is an Island"Including othersFebruary 17, 2002 (2002-02-17)
When Anne and Diana are snubbed by their peers, they form The Order of the Kindred Spirit, with only themselves as members. Soon Felicity turns the tables and starts her own club, Avonlea Castle, excluding only Anne and Diana. Anne and Diana then decide to join the other club, but their worthiness is proved when they save Felicity by sacrificing their clubhouse.
26"Anne's Disappearing Allowance"Money managementFebruary 24, 2002 (2002-02-24)
Matthew and Marilla decide to give Anne an allowance. To start, she receives five weeks' worth at once, and she spends it unwisely, and can no longer afford the very item she had been saving up for. Soon, Anne realizes that saving money is better than spending it all at once.

Anne: Journey to Green Gables film

Anne: Journey to Green Gables DVD Cover
Anne: Journey to Green Gables DVD Cover

In 2005, an animated Anne of Green Gables movie was made, titled Anne: Journey to Green Gables. This 85-minute direct-to-video film was a prequel to the live action Anne of Green Gables series. The cast voices included Lally Cadeau, Cedric Smith, Kathryn Greenwood, and Patricia Hamilton, all of whom had appeared in previous Sullivan Entertainment productions.



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  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 36. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 87–88. ISBN 978-1476665993.