14 March, 2021
Cory Carlick of SkyCron fame is hosting a talk with Maestro Jon Stroll about his musical work on The Raccoons and other programs, definitely not to be missed!
From Cory: Jon Stroll: Scoring The Raccoons -- We sit down and talk to Gemini-nominated composer Jon Stroll about his work, including the classic CBC animated series "The Raccoons" on Episode 1 of Skycron's new livestream series SNAP CUT. Don't miss it live on March 23rd at 5:30 PST / 8:30 Eastern Time. Join in the chat live and ask the Maestro himself!
1 January, 2021
2021 is shaping up to be a good year for Raccoons fans! Sharing some recent interviews with Kevin Gillis where the Maestro himself discusses the 4K remasters and other goodies:
UKCGF ComicCon, Nerd Culture
(N.B., both are Facebook links).
28 August, 2010
TechEmporium has sent along some impressive chiptune versions of Run Wuth Us:
in NSF and MP3 formats. Takes me back to my tracking days.
27 July, 2010
Direct link to Season 1 of the Raccoons on iTunes added to the merchandise page.
22 July, 2010
Season 1 of the Raccoons on iTunes did well in Canada, so Skywriter has published the first
season on iTunes in the US! Press release here. I'll add direct links to it shortly.
19 December, 2009
Skywriter has published a press release regarding the iTunes deal.
12 December, 2009
There are a couple of Cyril T-shirts available here.
11 December, 2009
Great news for Raccoons fans today. From Josh over at Skywriter:
As of Monday December 14, all 11 episodes of Season 1 will be available for sale on iTunes Canada.
For now, it will only be available in Canada, but USA and UK will come on board in the early part of next year.
Please write me to show your support -- in particular if there are other regions that have a groundswell
of desire for this type of thing (Germany, I'm looking at you), let me know. Also, it looks like digital distribution of the songs/albums might be possible as well,
please let me know what the preference on priority is for these. My personal priority 1 is the songs from Lost Star, but I'm open for other arguments.
25 November, 2009
As it turns out, the Raccoons are huge in Germany. So much so, that they in fact have the entire series on DVD.
You read that correctly, Die komplette Zeichentrickserie. Here is further proof: Cover, Discs, Back covers, Back cover detail.
So if you speak German, there you go. Prost! The rest of us still have to wait.
Thanks to Mario Platz for the info and photos.
23 November, 2009
Another year goes by! We have a bunch of new information on releases. As expected, Fabulous Films released Season 2 (find it here on Amazon.co.uk).
They also seem to have another collection of 3 episodes on DVD here, though it's unclear which 3 are included.
Both added to the Merchandise page, along with a bunch of used VHS options I found recently. Note that on that page, you may have to disable AdBlock (Plus) if you're in Firefox, since it uses the iFrames from Amazon.
That having been said, great add-on altogether.
19 October, 2008
Corrected photo of Nick Nichols, thanks to TServo.
14 October, 2008
Pretty quiet earlier, but lately some news from Mark Smith and Ben Rigsby, both of whom got a reply from Fabulous Films about Season 2,
saying that it would be released January or February 2009 and that they are currently "waiting on extras".
7 July, 2008
Posted new fan art by Netka.
5 July, 2008
Added some photos of voice actors (Carl Banas, Len Carlson, Nick Nichols,
Rich Little, Susan Roman) thanks to Darrant Terry,
a photo of a Lisa Raccoon plush thanks to Patricia Berrigan,
and the colored version of Gerry Paquette's Tribute to Len Carlson thanks to Aaron.
4 July, 2008
Happy 4th for those of you in the States!
A great surprise as a follow-up to the previous news posting, again from Anthony Stewart!
Subject: New raccoons dvds from fabilious films ltd
I have some brilliant news about fabulous films thanks to David Monid from the new raccoons forum. He has found that fabulous films have brought out a new raccoons dvd of the fist series but only three episodes. Here is the link:
Also what is even better they are going to bring out series 2!!!!
I don't know if it worked by you posting my email on your site and sales picked up or the person who sent me that message did not know what they were doing.
Let's keep up those support emails to Fabulous Films and convince them to release all of the episodes and specials.
One may now safely refer to me as somewhat of an expert on the Raccoons, mostly thanks to the contributions and continuing efforts of the various people who have made this site what it is today.
The Raccoons productions remain, to my mind, unparalleled in quality and nostalgia. The music is spectacular, and through his genius Kevin Gillis's evergreen world is a place of stars and symphonies.