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The third season of The Bellflower Bunnies, a children's animated series based on the Beechwood Bunny Tales books by Geneviève Huriet and Loïc Jouannigot, began airing on France's TF1 network on 4 April 2007.[2] The episodes are directed by Eric Berthier, produced by Patricia Robert and written by Valérie Baranski.

This season consists of twenty-six episodes, During April and May 2008, all of them were first broadcasted on Kinderkanal (KI.KA), a German children's station, episodes 27-38 first aired in France from April 4 to July 4, 2007, episodes 39-45 aired from July 6 to August 24, 2008, episodes 46-50 from December 22, 2008 to January 2, 2009 and episodes 51 and 52 were aired on July 12 and July 13, 2010 respectively.[3] In July and August 2008, most of those were broadcast on the French-language channel TFO in Ontario, Canada.[4]

Production

As with season 2, The Bellflower Bunnies is a co-production of France's TF1, Euro Visual, Big Cash and Walt Disney Television, and Canada's Tooncan. Newcomers to the series included the Département de la Charente,[5] Région Poitou-Charentes,[5] and Peter Scheede Animation of Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente.[6]

Production of this season began in 2005,[7] and ended around early 2007.[8] Returnees included director Eric Berthier, producer Patricia Robert, writer Valérie Baranski, executive co-producer Paul Cadieux, and executive producers Yves Pont and Franck Algard.

Episodes

Each episode in this season runs 22 minutes in length. Except for "Les Passiflore à la mer" (based on an original Beechwood Bunny Tale), the episodes are based on original scripts by Valérie Baranski. No English titles have been supplied for them.

The 38th episode in the official order, "Le violon du marais," aired in France before #37, "L'expédition glaciale." On KI.KA's list, however, "La reine des corsaires" ("Das Geheimnis von Schloss Meadow") comes at #37, while "L'expédition glaciale" is placed at #39 instead.[9]

Note: O = Corresponds to the official order as listed by Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) and AnimezVous.com. B = Corresponds to TF1's broadcast schedule. Numbers to the right refer to their positions in this season.

<tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">27 - 1</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">27 - 1</td> <td style="padding: 0;">
O B Title (French / English) / Air date
"Fairy Violet"
"Quinie, kleine Fee"
23x15px 4 April 2007[2]
Violette is granted the powers of a fairy from Aunt Zinnia's childhood book.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">28 - 2</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">28 - 2</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Magic rabbit"
"Le lapin magique"
23x15px 18 April 2007[10]
The Bellflowers investigate the mysterious appearance of a gigantic white rabbit in their village.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">29 - 3</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">29 - 3</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Lighthouse in the forest"
"Abschied von Tweetwe"
23x15px 25 April 2007[11]
Mistletoe takes care of an injured bird from the forest, but it ends up dead the following morning. After Papa Bramble tells him what happened, the young rabbit goes on an adventure in search of his deceased friend.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">30 - 4</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">30 - 4</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Treasure hunt"
"Sinus in großer Gefahr"
23x15px 2 May 2007[12]
To meet a jealous badger's demands, Poppy must build a machine to lift out a sacred treasure from a lake.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">31 - 5</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">31 - 5</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Stardust"
"Sternenstaub im Garten"
23x15px 9 May 2007[13]
A meteorite strikes Beechwood Grove, then causes problems for the community after it is stolen.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">32 - 6</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">32 - 6</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Dream vacation"
"Rackie und die Hausarbeit"
23x15px 23 May 2007[14]
Mistletoe feels reluctant about his house duties, but eventually learns that there is no holiday from chores.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">33 - 7</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">33 - 7</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Bellflowers and the Henbar"
"Peppino will groß sein"
23x15px 30 May 2007[15]
The Bellflowers receive a visit from the Barapoul, a trio of musical chickens.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">34 - 8</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">34 - 8</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Bellflowers by the sea"
"Ein Urlaub am Meer"
23x15px 6 June 2007[16]

Bramble takes his family to the seaside, where the children take sailing lessons and help a friend. Later, their day is ruined when Dandelion gets caught in a smugglers' trap.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">35 - 9</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">35 - 9</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Perfume of love"
"Dex und das Liebesparfüm"
23x15px 13 June 2007[17]
A love fragrance makes Periwinkle attracted to the perfumer's granddaughter, Clara, and his neighbour Pimpernelle, at the same time. Now he must make a tough decision over whom he truly loves.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">36 - 10</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">36 - 10</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Violette and the stork"
"Ein fremdes Baby im Haus"
23x15px 20 June 2007[18]
The family adopts a red-eyed white rabbit, only to find out that a stork with poor eyesight delivered it to them by mistake.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">37 - 11[19]</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">38 - 12</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"The ice expedition"
"Ein eisiges Gletscherabenteuer"
23x15px 4 July 2007[20]
On his birthday, Poppy goes on an expedition to the world's largest glacier.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">38 - 12</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">37 - 11</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"The violin in the marsh"
"Sinus und die Moorgeige"
23x15px 27 June 2007[21]
The bunnies are delighted at Poppy's performance on a violin he bought from a flea market; Mistletoe wants to prove he can play it better than his brother. But when the instrument is broken, it will lead both on a dangerous quest through a marsh to find its maker.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">39 - 13</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">39 - 13</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Pirate queen"
"Das Geheimnis von Schloss Meadow"
23x15px 7 May 2008
23x15px 6 July 2008[22]
With his parrot—a pirate whose ancestors have been robbed of their treasure—Anthony from Scotland gives the Bellflowers a hand once again.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">40 - 14</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">40 - 14</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Storm over Blueberry hill"
"Ein stürmischer Ausflug"
23x15px 12 May 2008
23x15px 13 July 2008[23]
Poppy is thrilled at the newest flying machine around, owned by a rooster, but Bramble forbids his children from going on it.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">41 - 15</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">41 - 15</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Archie & CO"
"Die große Überschwemmung"
23x15px 13 May 2008
23x15px 20 July 2008[24]
Dandelion wanders away from the house during stormy weather, and is then saved by a group of ravens. However, the rabbit has suspicions that they could be thieves.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">42 - 16</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">42 - 16</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Inventor bunnies"
"Die gemüsomagische Formel"
23x15px 14 May 2008
23x15px 27 July 2008[25]
Papa Bramble's old friend, an inventor named Agathe, pays a visit to the family; her daughter Lilli comes along.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">43 - 17</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">43 - 17</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"The softies"
"Der Fluch des Ritters Baldini"
23x15px 15 May 2008
23x15px 17 August 2008[26]
During an intense heat wave in Beechwood Grove, Periwinkle and his father visit an underground stream. While there, they come across the cursed belt buckle of Baldini, the legendary Knight.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">44 - 18</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">44 - 18</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"The Bellflowers united"
"Die gestohlenen Vorräte"
23x15px 16 May 2008
23x15px 20 August 2008[27]
During a rough winter, the Bellflowers try to get Violette a new dress.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">45 - 19</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">45 - 19</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"At Zinna's place"
"Tante Zinia eröffnet ein Restaurant"
23x15px 19 May 2008
23x15px 24 August 2008[28]
A car accident lands a restaurant critic close to the Bellflower home; impressed by Aunt Zinnia's cooking skills, he persuades the rabbits to open their own establishment. Though hoping to help his family out, Periwinkle gets left behind with rats who eventually force him to make their meals.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">46 - 20</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Bunnyosaurus"
"Ein spektakulärer Fund"
23x15px 20 May 2008 23x15px 22 December 2008
While the young rabbits spend another winter at Theo's, Poppy discovers a dinosaur fossil and informs Ernest Babine about it; a well-preserved specimen soon awaits both of them.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">47 - 21</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"The chosen one"
"Die Suche nach dem Auserwählten"
23x15px 21 May 2008 23x15px 23 December 2008
The Bellflowers go to a local election to decide which of two partridges will rule their land.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">48 - 22</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Romeo and Violet"
"Rübensaft und Liebestaumel"
23x15px 22 May 2008 23x15px 30 December 2008
Mistletoe and Poppy become rivals with Romeo, a race car driver; even Violette falls in love with him. However, the Bellflowers suspect that he could be a fraud.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">49 - 23</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Marry go round"
"Ein Bruder für alle Fälle"
23x15px 23 May 2008 23x15px 1 January 2009
The young bunnies try out an old carousel machine. But when they break it down, it could land them into trouble with its owner and his brother.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">50 - 24</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"My rag doll"
"Hampelmann auf großer Reise"
23x15px 26 May 2008 23x15px 2 January 2009
Because his siblings feel he is too small to qualify for a track competition, Dandelion suddenly strays away from the family.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">51 - 25</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Moonstone"
"Pierre de lune"
23x15px 27 May 2008 23x15px 14 January 2009(Playhouse Disney)/12 July 2010(TF1)
In order to impress his girlfriend Pammy, Poppy builds a moon-ready rocket. But upon her return, her new stepbrother Norbert puts him in a bad mood.

</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;border-bottom: 3px solid #FFE4B5"><td style="background: #F2F2F2">52 - 26</td><td style="background: #F2F2F2">—</td> <td style="padding: 0;">

"Sweet Fabiola"
"Quinie muss gerettet werden"
23x15px 28 May 2008 23x15px 15 January 2009(Playhouse Disney)/13 July 2010(TF1)
Violette goes for the main role in a stage production, but then her costume gets stolen. Eventually, as she searches for it, she ends up in the cave of an evil witch.

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DVD releases

Beez Entertainment and Seven Sept released the first DVD of this season on 4 November 2008, as La Famille Passiflore: Les Nouvelles Aventures.[1] Like the second season discs, the original French versions will be paired with their English dubs.[1] Another volume was released on January 6, 2009.[29], no other volumes are known to be released on the future. As of October 2008, details of the episode titles have not yet been disclosed.

See also

References

General
  • Script error
  • Script error
  • Some French titles were provided by TFO's schedules during its summer 2008 run.
Specific

External links

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