The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends.

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Kevin Gillis
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Magee Michael Magee ...  Cyril Sneer / ... 60 episodes, 1985-1991
Len Carlson Len Carlson ...  Bert Raccoon / ... 60 episodes, 1985-1991
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ...  Cedric Sneer / ... 59 episodes, 1985-1991
Bob Dermer Bob Dermer ...  Ralph Raccoon / ... 59 episodes, 1985-1991
Geoffrey Winter Geoffrey Winter ...  Narrator 55 episodes, 1985-1991
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ...  Pig One / ... 51 episodes, 1985-1991
Carl Banas Carl Banas ...  Schaeffer / ... 44 episodes, 1985-1991
Susan Roman ...  Melissa Raccoon / ... 43 episodes, 1987-1991
Sharon Lewis Sharon Lewis ...  Broo / ... 35 episodes, 1985-1991
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Storyline

In the Evergreen Forest, there is a group of raccoons, the most rambunctious being Bert. Their home is peaceful and beautiful, but also threatened by the greedy aardvark industrialist, Cyril Sneer, who wants to destroy the forest for his own profit. Together with some dog friends, Schaeffer and Broo, and Cedric Sneer, Cyril's sympathetic son, they work to oppose Cyril through their newspaper and environmental initiatives. As the series progresses, they eventually win him over as they find themselves allied against other environmental dangers and enemies. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The Adventures with Bert raccoon and their friends in Evergreen Forest.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rakuni See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the series continued the premise of the preceding TV specials of a world of intelligent animals that was either hidden from the human inhabitants of the Evergreen Forest, or was perhaps in a dreamworld. However, the premise changes from the second season with the human characters dropped from the series and the story world now only of largely intelligent humanoid animals with a sophisticated modern society. For instance, Shaeffer is changed from a dog who lives with humans and becomes humanoid away from them to a bipedal business owner with his own backstory of athletics. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: This is the Evergreen Forest. Quiet, peaceful, serene. That is, until Bert Raccoon wakes up!
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Men in Black 3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Run With Us
Written by Kevin Gillis, Jon Stroll and Steve Lunt
Sung by Steve Lunt (1985-1986), Lisa Lougheed (1987-1991)
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This show just plain ruled
22 April 2003 | by xxlittlekittenxxSee all my reviews

'The Raccoons' was the best! Now this was the best show that ever aired on the Disney Channel, and it's funny because as soon as it was taken off, Disney Channel just wasn't quite the same (though it was still cool because they still showed obscure animated specials and movies!).

This was hands down the best cartoon of the '80s. There were a lot of fantastic cartoons, but this was the coolest one (though 'Muppet Babies' is way up there too). The animation's not cheaply done, the songs were great and added a lot of feel to the show, and the characters were both cute and interesting. It was also the only Canadian cartoon to be produced entirely within the country (just an interesting fact).

My favorite episode is probably the one where Lisa takes up smoking under pressure from an old friend. It was touching, but not overly preachy. You could really learn a lot from this show, and it really needs to be either put back on American TV or released on DVD.


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