ⓘ Geronimo Stilton (TV series)
Geronimo Stilton is an Italian animated childrens television series based on the book series of the same name. The series was produced by Atlantyca Entertainment and Rai Fiction in collaboration with the French 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.
The show ran for 78 episodes across three seasons, and it debuted on Rai 2 in Italy on September 15, 2009. The second season aired on October 24, 2011, and the third season on October 8, 2016.
Geronimo Stilton is about the titular character, a mouse journalist and head of the Geronimo Stilton Media Group. He searches New Mouse City for new scoops while having adventures along the way with his nephew Benjamin, cousin Trap, and younger sister Thea Stilton.
2.1. Characters Main
- Sally Ratmousen voiced by Patricia Drake is the main antagonist of the series. She is the publisher of The Daily Rat, The Rodents Gazette s competitor. She is the primary cause of trouble for the Stilton crew when they are in New Mouse City, and she has a personal grudge against Geronimo.
- Thea Stilton voiced by Sarah Edmondson is Geronimos younger sister and the special correspondent for The Rodents Gazette. For a time, Thea taught a journalism class at whale island university, and while there she met five mouselets. These mouselets, Pamela, Pauline, Violette, Colette, and Nicky named themselves the Thea sisters, after their favorite teacher, Thea Stilton. She flies the team in her metamouse, which can turn into a submarine, boat, and plane to locations that Thea, Trap, Benjamin, and Geronimo are exploring for an articles in The Rodents Gazette. Thea is always ready to jump into action.
- Trap Stilton voiced by Richard Ian Cox is Geronimos cousin. He lives in a trailer located in a beautiful park and is an expert chef, yet none of the meals he cooks up are tasty to Geronimo. He travels along with Geronimo when hes called on. Trap is a joker and loves to play tricks on others, especially Geronimo who he considers to be gullible. Still, he has a big heart and doesnt play jokes to be mean. He is also easily frightened.
- Benjamin Stilton voiced by Erin Mathews is the 12-year-old nephew of Geronimo and is a hip near-genius at computers and electronics. He is dynamic and perk, although he can be impatient sometimes, and he loves skateboarding and sports. He works with his uncle at The Rodents Gazette, running a computer news blog after school. He has a robot mouse named Max.
- Pandora Woz voiced by Moneca Stori in season 1 and Monica Smouter in seasons 2–3 is Benjamins best friend. She is very enthusiastic about the adventures Geronimo travels on, and she often comes along for the ride. She likes Tea because they share a similar high-spirited enthusiasm for life. Trap and Pandora also get along as well for both like to play pranks on Geronimo. She has a tendency to get distracted easily which leads her into danger. Pandora also has a hamster, Mr. Nibbles.
- Geronimo Stilton voiced by Brian Drummond is the publisher of The Rodents Gazette, and also the president of the Stilton Media Group. He is portrayed as brave in the television series, even though in the books he was never depicted himself as valiant. Geronimo has a love of knowledge and has a sense of ethics and morals, but despite this he is still a bit of a klutz. He leads one of the most successful publication groups in the world. Geronimo stars in the book and television series alongside his younger sister Thea Stilton, his prankster cousin Trap Stilton, and his nephew Benjamin.
2.2. Characters Recurring
- Simon Squealer Brian Drummond works for The Daily Rat as the personal assistant of Sally. He would do any dirty business for Sally. Simon protects his job at all costs, and goes to great lengths to dig up dirt on some famous mouse in New Mouse City.
- Chippy P. Crunchrat David Kaye a greedy businessman who is willing to do anything in his power to make his name in glory when his Chip franchise went downhill, he is a recurring antagonist in season two from kidnapping Geronimo to causing national disasters in South America Temple of the Dragons Gasp to melting the Arctic circle Pole Rat.
- Professor von Volt is a scientist, inventor, and a friend of Geronimo. He invented Benjamins Benpad and his robot mouse. He always stays in his lab to have some experiments. He is a recurring character from inventing a time machine The Cave Mouse to a translating device If I Could Talk to the Animals.
- William Shortpaws is Geronimos grandfather, and he started his newspaper empire by selling newspapers as a child. Currently, he oversees Geronimos operation of his company, and he knows exactly the way he wants things to be. Occasionally when Geronimo least expects it, he drops into The Rodents Gazette to check on how he is doing.
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, which premiered in Italy on October 24, 2011. A third season was announced on February 6, 2013, and on October 14, 2014 it was announced that France-based studio Superprod would help with the production, thus replacing the crew of Moonscoop LLC.
The series was animated using Toon Boom Harmony. 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.
4.1. Release Broadcast
Geronimo Stilton debuted on Rai 2 in Italy on September 15, 2009, and later the show premiered on Rai Gulp. The series aired on Ici Radio-Canada Tele and YTV in Canada, M6 in France, Cartoon Network in Spain, Okto in Singapore, Nickelodeon in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and US, NTV7 in Malaysia, Eleven in Australia in July, and TVNZ in New Zealand. In the United States, the series was added to Kabillions VOD service. In the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe, the series was streamed on the Nintendo 3DS on February 6, 2017. The third season debuted on Knowledge in Canada on June 30, 2018. The series is also available on Netflix.
4.2. Release Home media
Imavision released the first two seasons on DVD in both English and French in Canada between 2010 and 2013. 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.
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.
Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media rated Geronimo Stilton 4 out of 5 stars, stating the series 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."
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