Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

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Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Logo.png
Genre Fantasy
Created by
Developed byBetty Quan
Directed by
  • Jamie Whitney
  • Stuart Shankly (assistant director seasons 1 and 2) (director season 3)
  • Lynn Reist (first assistant director season 1)
  • Steve Boeckler (second assistant director season 1)
  • Karen Lessmann (assistant director season 3)
  • Kevin Klis (assistant director season 3)
Voices of
Theme music composerTTG Music Lab (aswell as music for the show itself)
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39 (117 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
  • Clive A. Smith
  • Michael Paraskevas
  • Betty Paraskevas
  • Cynthia Taylor (supervising producer seasons 1 and 2)
  • Stephen Hodgins (supervising producer)
  • Patricia R. Burns (supervising producer)
  • Marianne Culbert (supervising producer seasons 2 and 3)
  • Tom McGillis (line producer Season 1)
  • Sally Han (producer season 3)
  • Stephanie Duncan (season 1)
  • Ian Newport (season 2)
  • Martin Jefferson (season 3)
Running time22 minutes
Production company Nelvana
Original network Teletoon
Treehouse TV
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Stereo
Original releaseAugust 26, 2000 (2000-08-26) 
June 9, 2002 (2002-06-09) (Original)

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a Canadian animated children's television series created by Michael and Betty Paraskevas. [1] The program was based on the 1996 book The Ferocious Beast with the Polka-Dot Hide and its sequels, which were also written by the Paraskevas. [2] The show began as a series of shorts aired on the Canadian channel Teletoon in 1998. In the U.S, the first full-length episode premiered on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block on June 5, 2000, and in Canada, the first full-length episode premiered on Teletoon on August 26, 2000. [3] The series ran for three seasons, airing its final episode on June 9, 2002.



A young girl named Maggie creates her own map of an imaginary world known as "Nowhere Land" that, in reality, takes the characters nowhere. She imagines that the characters Beast and Hamilton Hocks are her best friends.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 13August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26)September 5, 2000 (2000-09-05)
2 13April 7, 2001 (2001-04-07)October 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)
3 13March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)June 9, 2002 (2002-06-09)





The theme song for the show is "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast in Nowhere Land," which is an original theme music was performed by Isabella Molley. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is produced by Nelvana and produced with the participation of Teletoon, and directed by Jamie Whitney and Stuart Shankly. The show premiered in 2000 and aired its final episode in 2002. The show is distributed by Nelvana.

Telecast and home media

In Canada, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast aired on Teletoon and Treehouse TV. In the U.S., it aired on Nickelodeon as part of its Nick Jr. block from August 20, 2000, to September 6, 2004. Repeats aired on Noggin, a channel co-founded by Nickelodeon. Qubo picked up the show later on and aired repeats from May 28, 2018, until the channel ceased all operations on February 27, 2021. In the early 2000s, Columbia-TriStar Home Entertainment released the show on video and DVD. Also, Phase 4 Films' KaBoom! Entertainment released the show as well. As of 2022, the show is now streaming on Tubi.


On March 18, 2021, it was announced a revival is now in the works. The computer-animated revival is titled The Ferocious Beast Show and will be produced by US-based Frederator Studios and Nelvana. [4]

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