``Franklin and Friends,'' based on the children's book series featuring Franklin, is a computer-animated series geared toward preschoolers that aims to teach the kids lessons. The series follows Franklin the turtle, now older than in the books and previous TV series, as he experiences adventures and achieves milestones in the community of Woodland, learning lessons along the way. Franklin's friends referenced in the title include best friend Bear, problem-solving Snail, practical joker Rabbit, natural leader Beaver, inventive Fox and empathetic Goose. The series tackles issues that include personal empowerment, socialization, self-esteem, appreciation of nature and school issues.
- Feb 14, 2011
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