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''Timothy Goes To School'' is a children's animated series that ran from 2000 to 2001. Produced by {{Nelvana}}, it follows the day-to-day life of Timothy, a 5-year-old raccoon who attends kindergarten, and the rest of his classmates. Once seen on Creator/PBSKids Bookworm Bunch, it later aired on Discovery Kids until 2006. Most if not all installments of the series are available on DVD. Some were U.S. releases, others were in Canada, which makes them region 1, but potentially challenging to find. The series was later added to {{Qubo}} in the United States and the show has also been made available freely in many regions by Creator/TreehouseTV on Creator/YouTube.

This is also the first AnimatedAdaptation by {{Creator/Nelvana}} based on Creator/RosemaryWells characters, with the second being ''WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby''.

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''Timothy Goes To School'' is a children's animated series that ran from 2000 to 2001. Produced by {{Nelvana}}, Creator/{{Nelvana}}, it follows the day-to-day life of Timothy, a 5-year-old raccoon who attends kindergarten, and the rest of his classmates. Once seen on Creator/PBSKids Bookworm Bunch, it later aired on Discovery Kids until 2006. Most if not all installments of the series are available on DVD. Some were U.S. releases, others were in Canada, which makes them region 1, but potentially challenging to find. The series was later added to {{Qubo}} in the United States and the show has also been made available freely in many regions by Creator/TreehouseTV on Creator/YouTube.

This is also the first AnimatedAdaptation by {{Creator/Nelvana}} Creator/{{Nelvana}} based on Creator/RosemaryWells characters, with the second being ''WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby''.
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* TheArtifact: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/timothy_school.jpg The logo for the animated series features Timothy carrying a book in his hand without a backpack]]. In the show, Timothy is actually seen wearing a backpack along with the other students. The logo could also be a reference to the original book, where Timothy is seen carrying a book without a backpack. However since the series was created in 2000, at this point in time this hasn't been in use in school, as backpacks were easier for children to carry instead of a pile of books.



* TheRival: Claude can be this to Timothy until after "Taking the Plunge."



* TheRival: Claude can be this to Timothy until after "Taking the Plunge."



* ShortRunner: Since it was a weekend show, it only had 2 seasons with 13 episodes.



* SuddenlyVoiced: Charles never talked in the original ''Shy Charles'' story, and some of the Yoko and Friends books. He's more vocal in the show compared to his debut appearance.



* ShortRunner: Since it was a weekend show, it only had 2 seasons with 13 episodes.



* SuddenlyVoiced: Charles never talked in the original ''Shy Charles'' story, and some of the Yoko and Friends books. He's more vocal in the show compared to his debut appearance.



* TheArtifact: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/timothy_school.jpg The logo for the animated series features Timothy carrying a book in his hand without a backpack]]. In the show, Timothy is actually seen wearing a backpack along with the other students. The logo could also be a reference to the original book, where Timothy is seen carrying a book without a backpack. However since the series was created in 2000, at this point in time this hasn't been in use in school, as backpacks were easier for children to carry instead of a pile of books.



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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the book "The Halloween Parade", Doris' fifth-grade brother is dressed as "''Snells'' Angels", [[ParentalBonus complete with a fake motorcycle.]]
* GoodParents: Every parent of each student at Hilltop School is this. But especially the mothers such as Timothy's mom, Yoko's mother, and later Juanita's mother.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the book "The Halloween Parade", Doris' fifth-grade brother is dressed as "''Snells'' Angels", [[ParentalBonus complete with a fake motorcycle.]]
* GoodParents: Every parent of each student at Hilltop School is this. But especially the mothers such as Timothy's mom, Yoko's mother, and later Juanita's mother.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: As seen in the first episode starring Doris. It appears that Doris's tendency to talk loud and get annoyed easily appears to run in her family. As seen by Doris's mother who yells for her brothers to get downstairs but requests Doris to do it for her since she's the loudest.



* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Juanita, a Spanish cat, is introduced in the last two episodes.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: As seen in the first episode starring Doris. It appears that Doris's tendency to talk loud and get annoyed easily appears to run in her family. As seen by Doris's mother who yells for her brothers to get downstairs but requests Doris to do it for her since she's the loudest.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Juanita, a Spanish cat, is introduced in the last two episodes.



* MeaningfulName: Nora [[NoIndoorVoice talks very loud]] which is reference to the book she debuted called Noisy Nora.



* MeaningfulName: Nora [[NoIndoorVoice talks very loud]] which is reference to the book she debuted called Noisy Nora.



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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first episode Timothy is getting ready for his first day of school. When he goes on the bus for the first time, he sees a female cat who kindly says hello to him while the others are mostly quiet. This character is Yoko who would later become Timothy's best friend. In the same scene, before Timothy sees Yoko, he sees Doris, whom Timothy considers to be quite annoying and loudmouthed. In the same episode, when the class introduced themselves, Charles said his name before quickly sitting down in silence, due to his shyness. Lilly was also shown, having to think about her own name for a moment before she responded.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first episode Timothy is getting ready for his first day of school. When he goes on the bus for the first time, he sees a female cat who kindly says hello to him while the others are mostly quiet. This character is Yoko who would later become Timothy's best friend. In the same scene, before Timothy sees Yoko, he sees Doris, whom Timothy considers to be quite annoying and loudmouthed. In the same episode, when the class introduced themselves, Charles said his name before quickly sitting down in silence, due to his shyness. Lilly was also shown, having to think about her own name for a moment before she responded.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's about a raccoon named Timothy who goes to school. Averted, though, to the degree that at times it was about the activities of Timothy's friends/classmates, with Timothy only barely appearing in certain stories and said activities not always taking place at school either.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's about a raccoon named Timothy who goes to school. Averted, though, to the degree that at times it was about the activities of Timothy's friends/classmates, with Timothy only barely appearing in certain stories and said activities not always taking place at school either.



* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: The Franks are both male dogs while the rest of the female students (Yoko, Grace, and Juanita) are all cats. Most of the cat characters seen in the series are mostly female minus Juanita's father and Yoko's grandfather seen briefly in one episode.



* FoodPorn: In the episode "Yoko" just about every food shown during the day when the class allowed any student to try out different foods from different cultures, including Yoko's sushi, despite what the rest of the class had to say. You don't blame Timothy for getting distracted by different smells during that day.



* FoodPorn: In the episode "Yoko" just about every food shown during the day when the class allowed any student to try out different foods from different cultures, including Yoko's sushi, despite what the rest of the class had to say. You don't blame Timothy for getting distracted by different smells during that day.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: The Franks are both male dogs while the rest of the female students (Yoko, Grace, and Juanita) are all cats. Most of the cat characters seen in the series are mostly female minus Juanita's father and Yoko's grandfather seen briefly in one episode.



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* {{Funny Animal}}s
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* CallBack: When Fritz moves away, two of the characters give him artwork that match their art style displayed in "Paint by Numbers."



* CuteKitten: Yoko, Juanita, and oddly Grace.
* CallBack: When Fritz moves away, two of the characters give him artwork that match their art style displayed in "Paint by Numbers."



* ChildrenVoicingChildren: A total of 4 child characters are voiced by actual children.



* CityWithNoName: The town where the series is set wasn't ever identified with a name.



* CityWithNoName: The town where the series is set wasn't ever identified with a name.


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* CuteKitten: Yoko, Juanita, and oddly Grace.
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Timothy's personality was changed a little on the series. In the original book, he was seen crying a few times and even wishing something bad would happen to Claude.
** Nora was mischievous in the books (such as ''Noisy Nora'') but is more of a BrattyHalfPint in the show.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Timothy's personality AbsenteeActor: Lilly is curiously absent in ''The Treefort and the Sandcastle''. In this story, the boys split into one club in a treefort, while the girls take over the sandbox and build a sandcastle, but Lilly is not part of the group of girls, nor is she even mentioned, despite the events of the story taking place over at least two days.
** It also happens in ''Paint by Numbers'' in which Fritz doesn't appear at all, nor is he mentioned.
* AdaptedOut: Hazel
was changed a little on one of the series. In students in the books but she doesn't appear in the show at all. Nora's sister is also absent even though she was in the original book, he was seen crying a few times and even wishing something bad would happen to Claude.
** Nora was mischievous in the books (such as
''Noisy Nora'') but Nora'' book (she, however, is more of a BrattyHalfPint mentioned by Nora on the episode "My Family").
** Violet (Timothy's original first friend) from the original book is absent
in the show.show and later books, being replaced by Yoko.



* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Timothy's personality was changed a little on the series. In the original book, he was seen crying a few times and even wishing something bad would happen to Claude.
** Nora was mischievous in the books (such as ''Noisy Nora'') but is more of a BrattyHalfPint in the show.
* AdultFear: In ''Shy Charles'' where Timothy gets locked behind a door. He starts calling out for help with only Charles to notify the entire school by ringing the bell when he hears his voice. It's currently recess and the other students and Miss Jenkins are outside and Henry the janitor has walked off. Now imagine that happening to your child at a store or school with nobody around and being left all alone for a very long time.
* AesopAmnesia: Generally averted. When the kids learned a lesson on the show, it tended to stick. For example, in ''On the Fritz'', Fritz realized that there was no mess fairy and he needed to clean up after himself. Him being messy was never shown as an issue again in the series, despite the story's HereWeGoAgain ending with Fritz having made another mess with the cleaning supplies in the process of cleaning Timothy's seashells. In ''Small Change'', Nora learns to accept and even like change and she is never shown having an issue with it again. And if Lilly still sometimes forgets things, it can be [[JustifiedTrope forgiven]], as it's difficult for her, and she does try very hard, sometimes succeeding.



* AlphaBitch: Grace can be this sometimes but [[LovableAlphaBitch she means well]].
* AlternateContinuity: The ''Yoko and Friends'' beginning reader books have many of the same characters, but cast Yoko in central role and eliminate at least a couple of the characters. Certain stories are versions of the TV episodes, but cast different characters in the main roles and have other variations. The ''Yoko'' picture books go even further. Mrs. Jenkins is still the teacher, but most of the other major characters from the TV series are absent and Yoko's mother is depicted differently. For example, in the TV show, she reluctantly allows Yoko to bring special toys to school, only for bad stuff to happen to them. In the ''Yoko's Show-and-Tell'' picture book, her mother disallows her to bring a special toy to school, but she disobeys and it gets wrecked and has to go to a doll hospital.
** The original 1981 book ''Timothy Goes To School'' takes this further. In it Claude makes fun of what Timothy wears on the first few days of school, like in the series, but to the point that Timothy cries and wants bad things to happen to him. Yoko and many of the other kids also aren't at the school (Timothy makes friends with a bunny named Violet at the end of the story, though), and Mrs. Jenkins is unnamed (in the original version).
* AnAesop: Pretty much every episode has one. But the show is rarely {{Anvilicious}}.
* AnachronicOrder: The show jumps from one season to another almost at random, but at least can be said that it's not [[ItsAlwaysSpring always spring]]. A special note, though, goes to the fact that ''The Big Snowfall'', which featured Lilly having her first snow day was aired after ''Lifesaver Lilly," in which Lilly rescued Goldie from the cold school building with no power after school was canceled due to a big snowfall.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Of Creator/RosemaryWells's books which separately starred several of the show's characters, such as Timothy, Yoko, Fritz, Charles and Nora. Recursively, some episodes were loosely adapted as books under the "Yoko and Friends" name, with Yoko as main character, in some cases replacing another character who was the main one in the series.
* ArgumentOfContradictions: In "Rocky Friendship," Fritz and Charles have an argument that eventually descends into this when they each find a rock at the same time and are unsuccessful in sharing it.
** Timothy and Fritz have one in "Abracadabra" after Fritz accuses Timothy of teaching Grace his magic trick, until Grace puts a stop to it by revealing that she peeked at Fritz's book.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: In ''Scary Monsters'' when Nora is afraid of dinosaurs because she thinks they're big and scary monsters, Timothy shows her a fossil of ''Megazostrodon'' at the museum, which, while having a big-sounding name is actually very small. It was a nice lesson, but ''Megazostrodon'' wasn't actually a type of dinosaur and basically resembled a modern-day shrew. However, given that the characters are children, this can be forgiven; also Nora was generalizing "dinosaur" herself so if Timothy (and Yoko, who found the creature in question in a book) knew she was wrong, he was using her own logic to prove her wrong.



* AdultFear: In ''Shy Charles'' where Timothy gets locked behind a door. He starts calling out for help with only Charles to notify the entire school by ringing the bell when he hears his voice. It's currently recess and the other students and Miss Jenkins are outside and Henry the janitor has walked off. Now imagine that happening to your child at a store or school with nobody around and being left all alone for a very long time.
* AdaptedOut: Hazel was one of the students in the books but she doesn't appear in the show at all. Nora's sister is also absent even though she was in the original ''Noisy Nora'' book (she, however, is mentioned by Nora on the episode "My Family").
** Violet (Timothy's original first friend) from the original book is absent in the show and later books, being replaced by Yoko.
* AbsenteeActor: Lilly is curiously absent in ''The Treefort and the Sandcastle''. In this story, the boys split into one club in a treefort, while the girls take over the sandbox and build a sandcastle, but Lilly is not part of the group of girls, nor is she even mentioned, despite the events of the story taking place over at least two days.
** It also happens in ''Paint by Numbers'' in which Fritz doesn't appear at all, nor is he mentioned.
* AesopAmnesia: Generally averted. When the kids learned a lesson on the show, it tended to stick. For example, in ''On the Fritz'', Fritz realized that there was no mess fairy and he needed to clean up after himself. Him being messy was never shown as an issue again in the series, despite the story's HereWeGoAgain ending with Fritz having made another mess with the cleaning supplies in the process of cleaning Timothy's seashells. In ''Small Change'', Nora learns to accept and even like change and she is never shown having an issue with it again. And if Lilly still sometimes forgets things, it can be [[JustifiedTrope forgiven]], as it's difficult for her, and she does try very hard, sometimes succeeding.
* AlphaBitch: Grace can be this sometimes but [[LovableAlphaBitch she means well]].
* AlternateContinuity: The ''Yoko and Friends'' beginning reader books have many of the same characters, but cast Yoko in central role and eliminate at least a couple of the characters. Certain stories are versions of the TV episodes, but cast different characters in the main roles and have other variations. The ''Yoko'' picture books go even further. Mrs. Jenkins is still the teacher, but most of the other major characters from the TV series are absent and Yoko's mother is depicted differently. For example, in the TV show, she reluctantly allows Yoko to bring special toys to school, only for bad stuff to happen to them. In the ''Yoko's Show-and-Tell'' picture book, her mother disallows her to bring a special toy to school, but she disobeys and it gets wrecked and has to go to a doll hospital.
** The original 1981 book ''Timothy Goes To School'' takes this further. In it Claude makes fun of what Timothy wears on the first few days of school, like in the series, but to the point that Timothy cries and wants bad things to happen to him. Yoko and many of the other kids also aren't at the school (Timothy makes friends with a bunny named Violet at the end of the story, though), and Mrs. Jenkins is unnamed (in the original version).
* AnAesop: Pretty much every episode has one. But the show is rarely {{Anvilicious}}.
* AnachronicOrder: The show jumps from one season to another almost at random, but at least can be said that it's not [[ItsAlwaysSpring always spring]]. A special note, though, goes to the fact that ''The Big Snowfall'', which featured Lilly having her first snow day was aired after ''Lifesaver Lilly," in which Lilly rescued Goldie from the cold school building with no power after school was canceled due to a big snowfall.



* AnimatedAdaptation: Of Creator/RosemaryWells's books which separately starred several of the show's characters, such as Timothy, Yoko, Fritz, Charles and Nora. Recursively, some episodes were loosely adapted as books under the "Yoko and Friends" name, with Yoko as main character, in some cases replacing another character who was the main one in the series.
* ArgumentOfContradictions: In "Rocky Friendship," Fritz and Charles have an argument that eventually descends into this when they each find a rock at the same time and are unsuccessful in sharing it.
** Timothy and Fritz have one in "Abracadabra" after Fritz accuses Timothy of teaching Grace his magic trick, until Grace puts a stop to it by revealing that she peeked at Fritz's book.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: In ''Scary Monsters'' when Nora is afraid of dinosaurs because she thinks they're big and scary monsters, Timothy shows her a fossil of ''Megazostrodon'' at the museum, which, while having a big-sounding name is actually very small. It was a nice lesson, but ''Megazostrodon'' wasn't actually a type of dinosaur and basically resembled a modern-day shrew. However, given that the characters are children, this can be forgiven; also Nora was generalizing "dinosaur" herself so if Timothy (and Yoko, who found the creature in question in a book) knew she was wrong, he was using her own logic to prove her wrong.
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the first episode which adapts the original "Timothy Goes To School" book. While not that much changes were made the most notable is the ending. The original ending has Violet (who doesn't appear in the series) and Timothy becoming friends and the last page shows Claude and Grace (a bunny who is also exclusive to the book, not the cat character from the series) laughing at them but both end up ignoring them. The ending in the series shows Timothy and Yoko playing tag after Yoko tells Timothy about Claude's showoff behavior.
** While not that much changed in the episode "Yoko", the opening in the episode shows Yoko getting ready for school showing her putting on her dress, waking up, and looking out the windows. She also forgets her lunch made by her mother when she is about to get on the bus. The original book opening shows Yoko's mother asking about what she wants for lunch for school and shows her mother making the sushi for Yoko.


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* AdaptationExpansion: In the first episode which adapts the original "Timothy Goes To School" book. While not that much changes were made the most notable is the ending. The original ending has Violet (who doesn't appear in the series) and Timothy becoming friends and the last page shows Claude and Grace (a bunny who is also exclusive to the book, not the cat character from the series) laughing at them but both end up ignoring them. The ending in the series shows Timothy and Yoko playing tag after Yoko tells Timothy about Claude's showoff behavior.
** While not that much changed in the episode "Yoko", the opening in the episode shows Yoko getting ready for school showing her putting on her dress, waking up, and looking out the windows. She also forgets her lunch made by her mother when she is about to get on the bus. The original book opening shows Yoko's mother asking about what she wants for lunch for school and shows her mother making the sushi for Yoko.
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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck is Hilltop School?]]: No clue. Given the show's focus and somewhat short run, it's somewhat understandable that the location of the school and the characters' homes wouldn't be identified.

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck is Hilltop School?]]: No clue. Given the show's focus and somewhat short run, it's somewhat understandable that the location of the school and the characters' homes wouldn't be identified. At best, we can assume that it's somewhere reasonably northern, but not ultra-northern, as it's cold enough for a good, school-canceling snow to not be unusual in the winter, but still gets good and warm in summer.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the series some of Wells characters act a lot more nicer than in the books that they appeared in.
** Charles's parents (mainly his father) are a lot more nicer than they were in the original book version "Shy Charles" [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_inline_nl7l95uje51s8t8db.jpg where his father starts harshly calling him out on his shyness during a game of football causing Charles to cry.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the series some of Wells characters act a lot more nicer than in the books that they appeared in.
** Charles's parents (mainly his father) are a lot more much nicer than they were in the original book version "Shy Charles" [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_inline_nl7l95uje51s8t8db.jpg where his father starts harshly calling him out on his shyness during a game of football causing Charles to cry.]]
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''Timothy Goes To School'' is a children's animated series that ran from 2000 to 2001. Produced by {{Nelvana}}, it follows the day-to-day life of Timothy, a 5-year-old raccoon who attends kindergarten, and the rest of his classmates. Once seen on Creator/PBSKids Bookworm Bunch, it later aired on Discovery Kids until 2006. Most if not all installments of the series are available on DVD. Some were U.S. releases, others were in Canada, which makes them region 1, but potentially challenging to find. The series was later added to {{Qubo}} in the United States.

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''Timothy Goes To School'' is a children's animated series that ran from 2000 to 2001. Produced by {{Nelvana}}, it follows the day-to-day life of Timothy, a 5-year-old raccoon who attends kindergarten, and the rest of his classmates. Once seen on Creator/PBSKids Bookworm Bunch, it later aired on Discovery Kids until 2006. Most if not all installments of the series are available on DVD. Some were U.S. releases, others were in Canada, which makes them region 1, but potentially challenging to find. The series was later added to {{Qubo}} in the United States.
States and the show has also been made available freely in many regions by Creator/TreehouseTV on Creator/YouTube.
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