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Western Animation / Eckhart

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Eckhart is a Canadian animated series produced by CCI Entertainment (which would later produce such shows as Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs and Turbo Dogs) for Teletoon that ran for 3 seasons of 39 episodes between September 8, 2000 and May 26, 2002. It was created by renowned Canadian author David Weale and based on a 1999 children's book he wrote called "The True Meaning of Crumbfest" that had also previously been adapted into a Christmas TV special that was also shown on Teletoon.

Set in Weale's home province of Prince Edward Island in Canada, Eckhart incorporates the sounds and culture of Canada's smallest province and features an almost entirely PEI-based voice cast. The title character is a curious and adventurous young mouse who lives in Prince Edward Island's mouse community and explores the province alongside his friends, family, and other denizens of Prince Edward Island.


Tropes include:

  • 0% Approval Rating: Boss Mouse, the mayor of the mouse community on Prince Edward Island, who is greedy and corrupt and is generally disliked by the characters.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Eckhart and family, along with nearly all of the other animal characters.
  • Disappeared Dad: Eckhart and Mavis' father is nowhere to be seen, and his existence is rarely brought up in the show.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Some of the supporting mouse and rat characters.
  • Karma Houdini: Chauncey on more than a few occasions seems to escape any repercussions other than just being vaguely spurned by the people in the village, who mostly outnumber him and are joined by a bird no less than twice his size eventually. Note, his exploits include having Eckhart shanghai'd to keep up the illusion that he can foretell the future using a old fashioned key, and also trying to bludgeon the boy when he turns up and gives Chauncey a veiled insult. By the time of the Christmas special, Chauncey is last seen running out of sight claiming that the village mice haven't heard the last of him only for the next sound to be heard is the local cat getting him meaning his status as a Karma Houdini ultimately ended.
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  • Limited Wardrobe: Many of the characters have very limited clothing. Only a few of the animal characters have actual clothing.
  • Mouse World: The characters live in a mouse colony on Prince Edward Island.
  • Nice Hat: Bridgid's newsie cap.