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A Treasure In My Garden (Un trésor dans mon jardin in its original French-language title) is a Canadian animated musical series by Gilles Vigneault, a Quebec poet and singer-songwriter whose works are iconic to French-Canadian culture. It was produced with the participation of Teletoon in both English and French.

The show consisted of episodes focusing on a song playing over an animated short which the song is about. Each episode, the animation would be different. All of the songs featured on the show were written and composed by Giles Vigneault himself

The show first aired on September 3rd, 2003. A total of 13 episodes/songs were produced for the series. A fourteenth song "Un soir d'hiver" ("A Winter Evening" in English) was released later on for the series' audio-CD release, although it is only available in the French-language release and has no corresponding animated short.

A Treasure In My Garden contains examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The episode "Scuttlebutt, What A Nut" has a blue cat as one of the main characters.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Used in some episodes.
  • Giant Food: In "The Man from Leeds", the titular character has an apple that's about half his size.
  • Girlish Pigtails: The girl in "Scuttlebutt, What A Nut" has these.
  • Lethal Chef: The boy and man chefs in "The Pot" made a stew that, after two bites, makes them sick three days and nights.
  • Musical Episode: Each episode was one, except for "The Lamppost".
  • Rapid Aging: In "Boxes", when the boy's cart gets sucked into a tornado, he's seen first as a boy, then as a young man, then an old man.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The child in "Scuttlebutt, What A Nut" would be believed to be a boy because of the bowler hat. The child is revealed to be a girl when she removes said hat, revealing her Girlish Pigtails.