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Robinson Sucroe
Created byChristophe Izard
Written byMichel Haillard
Patrick Regnard
Directed byAlain Sion
ComposersMarvin Dolgay
Judith Henderson
Glenn Morley
Country of originCanada
Original languagesFrench
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producersMicheline Charest
Theresa Plummer-Andrews
ProducersRonald A. Weinberg
Peter Hille
Christian Davin
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesFrance Animation
Original networkFrance 2
Picture formatSECAM
Original releaseJanuary 17, 1994 (1994-01-17) –
January 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)

Robinson Sucroe (also known as Robinson Sucroë in French) is an animated series created by France Animation in France and Cinar (now known as WildBrain) in Canada. In 2009, it was found to have infringed Claude Robinson's work Les aventures de Robinson Curiosité.[1]

The series first aired on 17 January 1994 on Canal+, and ended on 21 January 1995 on Canal Famille and later on YTV, with reruns until 1998. The series originally aired in French, with the English version also being produced by Cinar. In the United States, the English version aired on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV from 2008 to 2009.


Robinson Sucroe is a janitor at the famous newspaper The New York Herald. He is sent by the head editor Mr. Floydd to a dangerous desert island to write stories for the paper every week, much to the annoyance of famous reporter Julian Uglyston. Robinson reaches an island called Crab Island, but it is not dangerous and deserted as it seems. It is actually the home to a shipwrecked group of people called the Everydays and two rival legions of pirates. Robinson's best friend is Wednesday who both work together to write fictional stories saying that the island is too dangerous for anyone to visit, so their secret world would remain hidden to the public. But Uglyston knows the truth and tries many unsuccessful attempts to prove to Mr. Floydd that Robinson is lying.


The Everydays

The English Pirates

The French Pirates

Reoccurring Characters

Episode List

Nr Original Title (French) English Title
01 L'île du Tourteau Welcome to Crab Island
02 L'île Flottante The Floating Island
03 Courtecuisse 1er
04 Mission Imposible Mission Imposible
05 Le Concours de Sieste The Big Sleep in
06 La Belle Captive
07 La Diva des Îles
08 Le Manuscrit Volé
09 Embrouille et Ratatouille Ratatouille Raiders
10 Coup de Foudre
11 Le Perroquet d'Uglyston Grumbleston's Parrot
12 Bienvenue Mr. Floydd Welcome Ashore, Mr. Floydd
13 L'Epave du Toulejours
14 Robinson Beach Robinson's Beach
15 Adieu Robinson Bye Bye Robinson
16 Le Guerre des Robinson War of Robinson
17 Un Monstre dans L'île Monster at Large
18 L'île en Folie Crab Island Tour
19 L'Apprenti Journaliste Journalism School
20 La Vie de Pirate It's a Pirate's Life
21 Drôles de Bêtes
22 L'Elixir d'Amour Love Hurts
23 Maman A Raison Mother Knows Best
24 Toute le Vérité The Whole Truth
25 Voyage Organisé
26 Coupe Double Double Trouble


English Cast

French Cast

Copyright infringement

Main article: Cinar Corp v Robinson

In 2009, Quebec Superior Court Justice Claude Auclair, in a 240-page decision, awarded Claude Robinson $5.2 million in damages. In the 1990s, Cinar, later renamed Cookie Jar Entertainment, copied the work Robinson had previously unsuccessfully presented to them in the 1980s. The company appealed the decision.

As of December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a unanimous decision, affirmed the judgment in favor of Robinson. In the final judgement, Cinar Corp. will have to reimburse part of the fees incurred by Robinson and this also includes 4 million Canadian dollars in damages. This judgement ended an 18-year battle between Claude Robinson and the Cinar Corp.[2][3]


  1. ^ Monique Muise. (September 4, 2009). Back to the drawing board; ANIMATOR gets on with life after winning 14-year battle over rights to his character. The Gazette, A.6.
  2. ^ Monique Muise. (April 25, 2010). Artist can draw on his friends; Internet Campaign Grows to help Montreal animator whose 14-year plagiarism fight with Cinar Corp. saw him awarded $5.2 million last summer - only to have the decision under appeal and back in court. The Gazette, A.3.
  3. ^ Joël-Denis Bellavance (December 13, 2013). La Cour suprême donne raison à Claude Robinson. La Presse (