Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
First time Maggie and The Ferocious Beast Video at night.jpg
DVD cover art (UK, Region 2)
Format Kids TV Series
Created by Michael Paraskevas
Betty Paraskevas
Starring Kristen Bone
Stephen Ouimette
Michael Caruana
Julie Lemieux
Adrian Truss
Tamara Bernier
John McGrath
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Broadcast
Original run June 15, 2000 (2000-06-15) – 2006 (2006)

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is an animated TV series based on the books by Michael Paraskevas and his mother Betty. It currently airs on the American Channel Nick Jr..

In the show, five-year-old Maggie creates her own map of her imaginary world Nowhere Land. She imagines that her stuffed toys Beast and Hamilton Hocks come to life. The show also features friends like mice, cows, and rabbits.

The theme song for the show is "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast in Nowhere Land," which is an original song by an unknown artist. Maggie and The Ferocious Beast is produced by Nelvana and directed by Jamie Whitney and Stuart Shankly. The series debuted in 2000. The show was distributed by Nelvana, which owned the distribution rights. In the UK, the show was dubbed with British voice actors, replacing the original American soundtrack.

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Characters

  • Maggie: Maggie is a five-year-old girl who is Hamilton's and the Beast's best friend.[1] They both look up to Maggie very much and always turn to her for advice. Maggie is the leader of the group and is always there to be the compassionate voice of reason to her dear friends.
  • The Ferocious Beast: The Beast is not very scary or ferocious, however, he can shout louder than anybody. He is yellow, with big red removable spots, and 3 horns on his head. His favorite catchphrase is "Great Googly Moogly!", which he says several times per episode. He is just a big softy, despite his bold appearance. The Beast loves pumpkins, which is convenient since there is an impressive pumpkin patch in Nowhere Land. As a matter of fact, Beast loves pretty much any kind of food and is almost always hungry. He even loves baths. He loves Hamilton's cooking. Maggie and Hamilton are his best friends. He wears multi-colored Galoshes which he pronounces as "Goo-loshes". Hamilton always corrects him about the pronunciation, but he doesn't believe him.
  • Hamilton Hocks: Hamilton can be bossy and quite fussy, but he has a warm heart. He lives inside a portable cardboard box which he loves, is the best cook in Nowhere Land, and is a total clean-freak. Hamilton's most prized possessions are his beautiful "H" sweater and his cardboard box. Maggie and the Beast are his best friends.
  • Rudy the Mouse: Rudy is a cheese-loving mouse who lives in a large wheel of Swiss cheese in a part of Nowhere Land called Cheese Town. It is revealed in one episode that Rudy's hat and boots do not come off because they are glued to him. Strangely enough, this character started off with the name Pippy, but was renamed by the writers soon after for some reason.
  • Nedley the Rabbit: Nedley speaks in rhymes. He says rhymes almost all through every episode that he appears in, but sometimes he talks normally a little bit before starting his rhyme again. Nedley lives in a rabbit hole next to his carrot patch in Nowhere Land.
  • The Moo Sisters: They are the three cows who live in a part of Nowhere Land called Mooville. They love to sing and do it often. They are sisters and their names are Mavis, Millicent, and Marge.
  • Mr. Moon: He is the only non-human and non-animal character in the episode, "The Blue Moon". The credits do not show his name and his voice actor was unknown. He Is usually grumpy because people mistake him for " Bleu Cheese"
  • The Kindly Giant: The Kindly Giant is not at all scary but instead kind-hearted. The others are scared at first but they soon get used to him and they sometimes go to him for advice or a favor. He refers to Maggie, Hamilton, and the Beast as "little ones." He owns a garden full of fruit and vegetables, of which he always lets the ever-hungry Beast scarf up a giant blueberry or two. His face is never shown and he only appears in a few episodes. He is big and strong. Even the Beast seems small compared to the giant. The Kindly Giant lives in an area of Nowhere Land where all the fruits and vegetables are giant sized. Usually, his shoes and ankles are only seen due to his largeness.
  • The Dream Sheep: A white sheep that makes "baa" noises in "Go To Sleep, Sheep". They are occasionally up in the clouds.
  • The Jellybean Team: They are a group of seven jellybeans.There is a red one, orange one, yellow one, purple one, black one, and two green ones. They are small, of course, but have big personalities. They also tend to argue with each other a lot because they all think they are more important than each other.
  • The Triplets: Maggie's baby nephews (Zack, Max, and Oscar). They only appear in four episodes, "One Two Three", "Home of the Kindly Giant", "The New Rubber Ball", and "Which Way Did They Go?". However, in "One, Two, Three", Oscar playfully throws dirt at the Beast, Zack is the only one that still crawls around, and only Max can sit up and play patty cake. Voiced by Tara Strong.
  • BB Cat: BB (Billy Bob) is a cat who lives near the Muck Bridge. He is a soulful jazz musician who plays bass and wears sunglasses.
  • Sidestep: Sidestep is a very cranky crab who once got his house (or a sand castle, for that matter) destroyed by the beast accidentally. His home has been rebuilt by the characters twice on the series. Sidestep lives on the beach of Nowhere Land.
  • Whales: A parent with her baby were seen in the episode, "The Beached Whale". Her baby speaks only. Mother Whale appears in the map in the intro and website. However, Baby Whale's Actress is unknown while her name isn't seen in the credits after the episode, "Desert Cactus". The whales in the series are purple. They are possible sperm whales.
  • Wish Fish: A goldfish like fish that lives in a well. However, his voice actor is unknown when his name wasn't seen in the credits after the episode, "The Wishing Fish".
  • Big Duck: A big duck who appeared in "The Big Duck", and was mentioned in "Guess Who I Am". He doesn't speak but he quacks.
  • Calli The Camel: He only appears in desert episodes, and his voice actor is unknown while his name wasn't seen in the credits.
  • The Teddy Bear: He appears as a helper with Maggie and her friends.
  • Henry The Worm: Only appears in "Oh, Give Me a Home". He comes from an apple.
  • There are many creatures who do speak in the series, like the chicken sisters (The Chicken Ladies), the other birds (in each episode), the Buffle Headed Booby (The Buffle-Headed Booby) and more.

List of episodes

Season 1

  • My One and Only Box

Summary- Everyone plays in this show, until Hamilton's box is wrecked.

  • Spot the Spot

Summary- Maggie tries to count how many spots Beast has but gets stuck in a tree.

  • Recipe for Trouble

Summary- (No information available)

  • The Lemonade Stand

Summary- The gang decides to make a lemonade stand for fun, but when Maggie scrapes her knee and gets a bandage, Beast gets jealous of Maggie. While they are working, Hamilton falls and scrapes his toe, so Maggie gives him a bandage. Now Beast is jealous of Maggie and Hamilton and fakes getting hurt just to get one. Will he end up getting a bandage?

  • Walk the Walk

Summary- The trio goes to the beach and has a great time. But when Beast accidentally knocks over Side Step's (a crab) castle, he becomes upset. Beast, Maggie, and Hamilton do everything to cheer him up.

  • What's in a Laugh

Summary- When Hamilton was laughing at a picture of beast, he started snorting when he was laughing and Beast made fun of him. Hamilton gets mad and stays in his box. Then Maggie comes along. Will Maggie and Beast cheer him up?

  • Pack Up Your Troubles

Summary- (no info available)

  • Rub a Dub Dub

Summary- (no info available)

  • The Big Carrot

Summary- (no info available)

  • Out of Water Beast
  • Rain, Rain, Come and Stay
  • Hamilton the Ham
  • This Little Pig
  • Hide and Go Beast
  • One, Two, Three
  • What's In The Bag?
  • Beastly Picture
  • The Push-Me Popper
  • Sun Spots
  • Say Cheese!
  • Sailing Away
  • Hamilton's Pet
  • Slooooooow Motion
  • The Big Duck
  • Flim-Flam-A-Fiddle
  • Beastly Garden
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Three Little Ghosts
  • The King of Nowhere Land
  • The Big Scare
  • Mr. Shivers
  • Nap Time
  • Up, Up, and Away
  • Louder! Louder!
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Maggie the Mommy
  • Hamilton's Box Car
  • Happy Birthday to All of Us
  • The Really Big Show

Season 2

  • Hamilton Blows His Horn
  • The Big Cheese (or Rudy and the Big Cheese)
  • Roll Along Archie
  • Desert Treasure
  • Morning in Nowhere Land
  • The Missing Sweater
  • Message in A Bottle
  • A Visit to Cake Town
  • Hamilton's Important Letter
  • Curtain Up
  • Icing on the Cake
  • Where's Maggie?
  • Nothing in the Beach Ball
  • Picnic Time
  • The New Rubber Ball
  • Maggie's Song
  • The Buffle-Headed Booby
  • Hamilton the Bee
  • Guess Who's Coming to Visit
  • The Lonesome Traveller
  • The Home of the Kindly Giant
  • Catch Me If you Can
  • Strings, Pumpkins, and Hats
  • The Missing Bass
  • The Big Hole
  • Oh, Give Me a Home
  • Which Way Did They Go?

Notes

  1. ^ Show summary, official page at Nelvana.com

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