Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton (TV series) logo.png
Also known asThe New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton (season 3)[1]
Genre
Based onGeronimo Stilton book series
by Elisabetta Dami
Developed byPietro Marietti
Directed by
  • Guy Vasilovich (seasons 1–2)
  • Niccolò Sacchi (Supervising Director - season 3)
  • Davide Veca (season 3)
  • Nicolas Blard (season 3)
  • Frédérick Chaillou (season 3)
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Rémi Le Pennec (seasons 1–2)
  • Valmont (season 3)
Composers
  • Valmont
  • Lou Lussier (season 1 and 3)
  • Bull Sheet Music (season 2)
  • Yannis Dumoutiers (season 3)
  • Marc Fournier (season 3)
  • Yves Gourmeur (season 3)
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • United States
  • France
Original languages
  • Italian
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Caterina Vacchi
  • Claudia Mazzucco
  • Pietro Marietti
  • Niccolò Sacchi
  • Nicolas Atlan (seasons 1–2)
  • Christophe di Sabatino (seasons 1–2)
  • Liz Young (seasons 1–2)
  • Jérémie Fajner (season 3)
  • Clément Calvet (season 3)
ProducersRai Fiction
  • Karen K. Miller (seasons 1–2)
  • Peter Anderson (seasons 1–2)
  • Lucia Bolzoni (season 1)
  • Caterina Gonnelli-Linden (season 2)
  • Erica Pellegrini (season 2–3)
  • Sonia Farnesi (seasons 2–3)
Editors
  • Xana (seasons 1–2)
  • Sabrina Abello (season 1)
  • Agnès Wendling (season 1)
  • Laure Charousset (season 1)
  • Estelle Dhuisme (season 1)
  • Marcel Molle (season 2)
  • Ben and Satchi (season 3)
Running time23 minutes
Production companiesAtlantyca Entertainment
Rai Fiction
Season1-2:
Moonscoop LLC
Season 3:
Superprod
CNC
Distributor
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 15, 2009 (2009-09-15) –
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)

Geronimo Stilton (also known as The New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton in season 3)[1][2] is an animated children's television series based on the book series of the same name by Elisabetta Dami. The series was produced by Italian studios Atlantyca Entertainment and Rai Fiction in collaboration with the French-American studio Moonscoop LLC for seasons 1–2, while for season 3 it was co-produced by Superprod, Back UP Media, and CNC, replacing the crew of Moonscoop.[2]

The show ran for 78 episodes across three seasons, and it debuted on Rai 2 in Italy on September 15, 2009.[3] The second season aired on October 24, 2011, and the third season on October 8, 2016, which the show ended on as of February 28, 2017.[1]

Plot

Geronimo Stilton is about the titular character, a mouse journalist and head of the Geronimo Stilton Media Group. He searches New Mouse City and places around the world for new scoops while having adventures along the way with his nephew Benjamin, cousin Trap, sister Thea and Benjamin's friend Pandora Woz. Most episodes share no story connections and are generally self-contained, though some episodes feature ties and characters from others.

Episodes

Main article: List of Geronimo Stilton episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18)
226October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)April 16, 2012 (2012-04-16)
326October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)

Characters

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Main

Recurring

Production

Geronimo Stilton is produced by Atlantyca and Rai Fiction in Italy, Moonscoop LLC in France for seasons 1–2, and M6 and Superprod in France in season 3. On April 15, 2010, it was announced that the series would continue with a second season of 26 episodes,[4] which premiered in Italy on October 24, 2011. A third season was announced on February 6, 2013,[5] and on October 14, 2014 it was announced that France-based studio Superprod would help with the production,[6] thus replacing the crew of Moonscoop LLC.

The series was animated using Toon Boom Harmony.[7] The animation was outsourced to Toon City, Snipple Animation for season 1-2 and Top Draw Animation for season 3 located in Philippines and Dong Woo Animation for season 2 located in South Korea.

Release

Broadcast

Geronimo Stilton debuted on Rai 2 in Italy on September 15, 2009,[3] and later the show premiered on Rai Gulp.[when?] The series aired on Ici Radio-Canada Télé and YTV in Canada,[8][when?] M6 in France, Cartoon Network in Spain, Okto in Singapore,[when?] Nickelodeon in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden, NTV7 in Malaysia,[when?] Eleven in Australia in July,[9][when?] TVNZ in New Zealand,[10] and TVB Pearl in Hong Kong.[when?] In the United States, the series was added to Kabillion's VOD service.[when?] In the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe, the series was streamed on the Nintendo 3DS on February 6, 2017.[11] The third season debuted on Knowledge in Canada on June 30, 2018.[12] The series is also available on Netflix. As of 2022, however, the show has been removed from Netflix. Currently, the first 2 seasons are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Home media

Imavision released the first two seasons on DVD in both English and French in Canada between 2010 and 2013.[13] Their successor, Unidisc, distributed the third season in 2017.

In the United States, Entertainment One released 16 episodes from the first season across four DVDs release between 2013 and 2015.[14]

In Australia, the first season was spread across four DVD volumes and distributed by a joint venture by Universal & Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2014.

In 2013, the show's trailer was on YouTube Movies in both Canada and the USA, which showcased the season one collection as the well as the first episode (Operation Shufongfong).

Region 1
DVD title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Publisher Release date(s)
Volume 1[15] 1 16:9 13 Imavision August 24, 2010
Volume 2[16] March 29, 2011
Volume 3[17] 2 August 21, 2012
Volume 4[18] March 12, 2013
Operation Shufongfong[19] 1 4 Entertainment One September 24, 2013
Intrigue on the Rodent Express[20] February 2, 2014
Going down to Chinatown and Other Adventures[21] July 22, 2014
Top Model Thea[22] February 17, 2015
Volume 5[23] 3 13 Unidisc June 30, 2017
Volume 6[24] October 10, 2017
Region 4
DVD title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Total running time Release date(s)
Operation Shufongfong and Other Fun Filled Escapades[25] 1 16:9 7[26] TBA September 25, 2014
Intrigue on the Rodent Express and Other Fun Filled Escapades[27] 6[28] TBA June 11, 2014
The Gem Gang and Other Fun Filled Escapades[29] 7[30] TBA October 29, 2015
Rules of the Game and Other Fun Filled Escapades[31] 6[32] TBA October 29, 2015

Reception

Critical response

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media rated Geronimo Stilton 4 out of 5 stars, stating the series "[engages] kids in characters who star in a TV show and a book series and giving families a reason to enjoy their stories in both formats together."[33]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result References
2010 Cartoons On the Bay, Pulcinella Awards TV Series for Kids Geronimo Stilton Nominated [34]

References

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  34. ^ Zahed, Ramin (2010-03-09). "Don Bluth to Receive Cartoons on the Bay's Lifetime Achievement Honor". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-28.