Described by Doug Thomas of Amazon.com as "a little more hip than Little Bear and a little less talky than Arthur," Franklin is a delightful cartoon about Franklin Turtle, his family and his many friends. Although Franklin is a turtle, he's like any kid his age. He attends school, enjoys playing with his friends and likes to try new things on his own, although sometimes he still he needs some help from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Turtle. He has a goldfish named Goldie and a stuffed dog named Sam. There were a few changes to Franklin throughout its run, including the introduction of a new opening sequence and the introduction of Franklin's baby sister. There were also a few cast and crew changes. However, the important things stayed the same. The program went on to air six seasons, as well as a direct-to-video movie, Franklin and the Green Knight and two other direct-to-video releases. Additionally, a Franklin CD was released: Hey, It's Franklin, which contains the show theme song, m
Franklin is an aspiring meteorologist after spending time with Mr. Groundhog.
Franklin initially tries to get out of dance lessons before learning it can be fun.
Franklin takes on Mr. Turtle's household chores. He finds that he can't do it all, and doesn't have to.
Franklin and Rabbit chase after UFOs after reading a newspaper article. They consult with Mr. Mole for advice.
In "Franklin Migrates", Franklin learns about Migration Celebration from Goose. Goose's relatives fly south for the winter, while she and her family stay in Woodland. Franklin joins in the celebration.
Beaver starts a camera club at school. Franklin tries to get a picture of a butterfly, but finds it to be a difficult task.
Franklin and his friends are having a swimming party. Unfortunately, Skunk doesn't know how to swim - and things only get worse for Franklin accidentally reveals her secret.
Franklin is embarrassed after he scores a soccer goal - for the opposing team!
Harriet hears a hurtful word and starts using it at inappropriate times.
Franklin and Bear scare their friends with a tall tale about sea-serpent that supposedly dwells in Woodland Pond.
Franklin participates in a charity ride for a new library computer.
When Franklin puts a strange penny in Mr. Mole's candy machine, all of the candy comes out.
Franklin is made the substitute coach of his soccer team while Coach Porcupine heads out-of-town. He worries that he is not doing a good job at it. His worries are aggravated by the complaints of Beaver, who he decides to give the job to instead.
Franklin and his friends have fun playing in their tree fort, but when a branch holding it up breaks, Franklin worries. He and Bear become more worried when they meet Mr. Marmot the safety inspector and learn a little about safety. When Franklin has a dream featuring the collapse of the tree fort, he and Bear rope it off. They then alienate their friends when they stop them from doing potentially unsafe things.
Franklin is teased for reading a "baby" book.
Franklin learns to play 2 on 1 hockey.
Mr. Owl assigns Franklin and his class the task of building go-carts.
Franklin and Snail play "knights" on a royal quest. Along the way, their friends join in on the fun.
Franklin lends some soccer cards to Bear. When Bear returns them and Franklin can't find his favorite Carl Cougar card, he thinks Bear lost it. This leads to a rift in their friendship.
Franklin and Bear go on an expedition for the Woodland Trailblazers. They decide to go on a hike together, but everything they planned seems to go wrong.
When Franklin and Bear decide they want to go skateboarding, they get more than they bargained for. They take a bad path home and end up with poison ivy rashes. Then they try to hide it from their parents.
Franklin and his family pay a visit to the pond for a picnic supper. Franklin decides to bring his fish Goldie along too. When Harriet accidentally knocks Goldie into the pond, Franklin finds it difficult to accept her apology, even though he knows it was an accident.
Franklin gets the nervous jitters after winning a contest to meet his favorite hockey star. Things only get worse when the actual meeting happens and he feels like he made a fool of himself.
Franklin becomes overly protective after Harriet scrapes her knee. Mrs. Turtle helps him by talking with him about happened when he hurt himself after experiences such as his first bike ride.
Franklin joins the Woodland Trailblazer troop, a sort of combination Boy / Girl Scouts, and tries to earn some merit badges. He finds that there is much more to it than simply earning badges.