Justin Time (TV series)

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Justin Time
Created byBrandon James Scott
Developed by
  • Frank Falcone
  • Mary Bredin
  • Brandon James Scott
Directed byHarold Harris
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Carl Lenox
  • Blackburn
Opening theme"Justin Time" (by Carl Lenox and featuring Blackburn)
Ending theme"Justin Time" (instrumental)
  • Asher Lenz
  • Stephen Skratt
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Frank Falcone
  • Mary Bredin
ProducerKristina Klonk (S3)
Production companyGuru Studio
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) –
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)

Justin Time is a Canadian animated television series created by Brandon James Scott and developed by Frank Falcone, Mary Bredin, and James Scott. The series premiered on September 23, 2011, with the finale airing on June 24, 2016. A total of 76 segments in 39 episodes were produced. This show was made for Disney Junior in Canada.[1]


The series revolves around the adventures of Justin. In every episode, Justin encounters a problem of everyday childhood (such as sharing, teamwork, or paying attention). Then, Justin and his shape-shifting sidekick Squidgy solve the problems by tackling them in adventures through time and around the world. In every adventure, Justin and Squidgy meet their best friend Olive, who is always present in the place and time they are visiting, and who usually needs their help to accomplish a task. Together, the three of them encounter the same problem that Justin faces in his world, and together they solve the problem before he gets called back by his parents to his world.

In the original concept, Justin travelled via a time machine, which led to the title "Justin Time".[2] Because the concept of "the past" is challenging for preschoolers, the TV series instead focuses on more developmentally appropriate adventures of fun.


SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
12613September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)December 28, 2012 (2012-12-28)
22613September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
3 (GO!)2413June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20) (Netflix)November 25, 2016 (2016-11-25)



  • Justin (voiced by Gage Munroe in seasons 1–2, and Drew Davis in season 3[citation needed]) is a happy 8-year-old boy with a positive outlook on life. He likes to jump into the action, and he's always on the go. Justin is the leader of the team, and he likes to take charge, even if he isn't always sure he is going in the right direction. He is an "action boy" and never hesitates to dive into an adventure. Justin learns life skills in each episode. He is a caring person; he looks after his friends Olive and Squidgy. He's empathetic and is able to learn from his own mistakes and from the mistakes of others.
  • Olive (voiced by Jenna Warren) is a 13-year-old girl that stands for friendship in Justin Time. She appears in every place that Justin and Squidgy visit and is the first friend they meet as each adventure starts. She has black hair; her hair and attire always change to match the adventure. Usually through Olive's job, the trio encounters the problem that needs to be solved.
  • Squidgy (voiced by Scott McCord) is a big source of fun and comedy in Justin Time. He is described as "a tub of Kooky Clay come to life".[2] Squidgy tends to want to befriend everyone and everything – from great furry mammoths to gangly pirates. He can speak to all animals except snakes, which he is afraid of.


  • Hilda Pearson (voiced by Heather Bambrick) is Justin's caring mother.
  • Olive's Grandpa
  • Cinderella is a young princess.
  • Monty is a mammoth.
  • Cleopatra is a museum princess girl.
  • Dawn is a girl that wears a brown hat, a white shirt, and a brown vest.
  • Pierre is a friend of Justin and Squidgy.
  • Sammy is Justin's neighbor.

Production and reception[edit]

In November 2014, it was announced that Disney Junior Canada and Netflix had ordered a third season of Justin Time, to be entitled Justin Time: The New Adventures on Netflix. The 13 half-hour episodes were to be released in 2016.[3]

Justin Time was nominated for a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Preschool Animated Program,[4] and twice for an Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production For Preschool Children.[5] It was also nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, in the Best Pre-School Program or Series category, winning one in 2014.[citation needed]


Justin Time aired on Disney Junior Canada, and Netflix in the United States. It also aired on Télémagino in French in Canada.


  1. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 167. ISBN 9781476672939.
  2. ^ a b "Brandon Scott James Blog". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  3. ^ Etan Vlessing (November 18, 2014). "Disney Junior Canada orders third season of Justin Time". Playback. Retrieved 2023-03-23.
  4. ^ "40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Official Site". The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  5. ^ "41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Official Site". The International Animated Film Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11.

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