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Thirty years after becoming one of Canada’s biggest animated TV hits, “The Raccoons” are planning their return.
Creator Kevin Gillis says he’s carefully planning out the reboot of one of our favourite children’s series, which followed the adventures of Bert Raccoon and his friends from the Evergreen Forest.
Gillis says he feels that the time is right to bring back the rambunctious bunch, including married couple Ralph and Melissa, and Bert’s best pal Cedric, a nerdy pink aardvark and his dad the evil, and greedy Cyril Sneer!
Gillis says that, “In the last three months he’s two companies reach out to say they’d like to just buy it. And that made me think. To be frank, I’d like to partner with somebody who can help it really take off in a new way.”
The question facing Gillis now is how best to relaunch the show.
Kevins asks, “If I take Raccoons into a brand new relaunch, do I do the obvious and age it up? Is it Raccoons’ 10 years later? Or is it Baby Raccoons like Looney Tunes did, Muppet Babies did?”
We just can’t wait to be able to hang out in the Evergreen Forest again!