|Born||July 14, 1992|
|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|
|Voiced by|| Noah Reid (1997–2004)|
Cole Caplan (2003–2004)
Graeme Jokic (2011–present)
|First appearance||Franklin Plays the Game|
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".