The Raccoons

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This show is about the Raccoons who live in the Evergreen Forest. The Raccoons are always fighting against Cyril Sneer, who always has evil plans for disrupting the tranquillity of the forest. The series was shown on BBC1 during Going Live/Live and Kicking in the 90's although it was originally produced in 1985.

Created by Kevin Gillis, with production by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC).

Characters

  • Bert Raccoon - A very hyperactive raccoon who keeps the rest of the gang busy with his antics! He fancies himself as a bit of an explorer. He lives as a guest in Ralph and Melissa's home.
  • Ralph and Melissa Raccoon - A married couple who are generally good friends and advisors to Bert. Ralph is the editor of the Evergreen Standard (the local newspaper).
  • Cyril Sneer - Evergreen Forest's biggest tycoon. He can be a vicious businessman and a danger to the forest, however, he tries to be a loving father to Cedric.
  • Cedric Sneer - Son of Cyril Sneer and best friend of Bert Raccoon. He is very intelligent and quite shy.
  • The Pigs - A group of 3 pigs who are the employed by Cyril Sneer. They are very incompetent and tend to ruin more than they accomplish.
  • Bentley Raccoon - He is the cousin of the Evergreen Raccoons and an expert with computers. He is a very typical younger kid.
  • Lisa Raccoon - Bentley's older sister. In contrast to Bentley, she's more mature and thoughtful.
  • George and Nicole Raccoon - Lisa and Bentley's parents.

Cast & Credits

A detailed guide to the voice actors is available on Gilsinan.com.

Merchandise

DVD

The Raccoons has been released on DVD in the US, although these disks have since been discontinued. The best place to look is probably eBay or Amazon Marketplace, as disks sometimes appear to purchase second hand.

The Raccoons - Collector's Set 1 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Collector's Set 2 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Volume 1 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Volume 2 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Volume 3 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Volume 4 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Volume 5 (Region 1)
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The Raccoons - Volume 6 (Region 1)
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Theme Tune

The main theme tune, used for the ending credits, that is well remembered, was called Run With Us, and was sung by Lisa Lougheed.

The opening credits are a spoken introduction by the narrator, Geoffrey Winter.

A more detailed guide to the many songs in the Raccoons is available on Gilsinan.com.

  • Download (MP3) (Opening Music)


  • Download (MP3) (Run With Us - Full Version)

Lyrics

Opening Introduction

This is the Evergreen Forest.
Calm, peacefull, serene.
That is untill Bert Raccoon wakes up.
Luckily he has some good friends to help him out.
Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer.
And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Run With Us

When darkness falls,
Leaving shadows in the night.
Don't be afraid,
Wipe that fear from your eyes.

If a desperate love,
Keeps on driving you wrong.
Don't be afraid,
You're not alone.

You can run with us,
We've got everything you need.
Run with us,
We are free.

Come with us,
I see passion in your eyes.
Run with us.

When the cold wind blows,
Turn your collar to the cold.
Don't be ashamed,
If you need someone to hold.

If you're sinking in quicksand,
And it's dragging you down,
And you feel you're going under,
We'll be around.

You can run with us,
We've got everything you need.
Run with us,
We are free.

Come with us,
I see passion in your eyes.
Run with us.

When you're behind closed doors,
All alone by yourself,
And you're longing inside,
To be somebody else.

You pick up the telephone,
And there's no one on the line.
Don't be afraid,
'Cause there's still time.

You can run with us,
We've got everything you need.
Run with us,
We are free.

Come with us,
I see passion in your eyes.
Run with us.

Run with us,
We've got everything you need.
Run with us,
We are free.

Come with us,
I see passion in your eyes,
Run with us.

Run with us.

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