Franklin Turtle
Franklin in 2003
Character information
Name Franklin Turtle
Gender Male
Species Turtle
Born July 14, 1992
Age 7
Relatives Mr. Turtle (father)
Mrs. Turtle (mother)
Harriet Turtle (younger sister)
Granny Turtle (paternal grandmother)
Grandma Jenny Turtle (maternal grandmother)
Grandfather Turtle (maternal grandfather)
Aunt Tortoise (paternal aunt)
Aunt Lucy (aunt)
Great Aunt Harriet (great aunt)
Allies Bear, Beaver, Goose, Rabbit, Fox, Snail, Skunk, Raccoon, Badger, Otter
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Voiced by Noah Reid (1997–2004)
Cole Caplan (2003–2004)
Graeme Jokic (2011–present)
Status Good
First appearance Franklin Plays the Game
Last appearance {{{last_appearance}}}
Franklin Turtle is the protagonist. He is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Turtle and the 7 year old big brother of Harriet Turtle. Franklin tends to be very kind and he has a large circle of friends, but also tends to keep things to himself at times. Franklin's friends and his parents generally help to bring out the best in him, and he's also now a big brother (a desire he had expressed multiple times in the past). He takes good care of his pet goldfish, Goldie, and also has a stuffed dog named Sam who, despite growing older, he still hangs onto and communicates with. Franklin enjoys math. Unlike his other friends, he is not named for the animal that he represents, although it is used in his surname. He is voiced by Cole Caplan.


Franklin is an imaginative and friendly turtle. He can count by twos and tie his shoes. He loves his family and friends very much and enjoys going to school and learning new things. He's best friends with Bear who he enjoys playing with and spends most of his time with. He's also very close with his friend Snail who looks up to him like a big brother. Franklin's curiosity can sometimes get him in trouble but he always makes it right in the end.


Franklin is mostly green. He has a large shell colored yellow and brown. His eyes are brown with black pupils. He wears a red baseball cap and red neckerchief.



  • Despite being a turtle, he is capable of removing his shell. Real life turtles do not do this as their shell is part of their spinal cord.
  • Franklin is the only one with a real name instead of an animal name, unlike all his friends having animal names, and even if he did, then his animal name would be "Turtle".
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