The UnOfficial Raccoons Home Page

Somewhere in the night, there's a Lost Star shining...


21 January, 2021

The Raccoons were recently featured in the Toronto Star, with a focus on the popularity resurgence and the remasters. The article includes some inspiring additions to the ever-growing "Quotable Kevin Gillis" compilation.

25 December, 2021

Happy Christmas!

What if characters came to life, after we all went to bed?

Grandmaster Gillis himself asks and answers this question on Saskatchewan Weekend, and the answers are now becoming streamingly clear!

8 October, 2021

The Official Raccoons social media campaign launched in August! (This one is still the "Official UnOfficial"!)

Lots of awesome content, including a video intro from Grandmaster Kevin himself, character retrospectives, original pencil sketches, fan art, and a discussion of one of the most enduring character mysteries: the names of the pigs! Updated multiple times a week to boot. No better place to connect with Kevin, the community, and the Evergreen Forest!

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! 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 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.

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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.