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"The Best Partner" is the fourth episode of Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series.

SummaryEdit

When Mr. Gresham's nephew Ben visits Avonlea, all the kids are excited about his arrival, especially as it coincides with a sports day. To their surprise, Ben arrives on crutches as polio has left him paralyzed. With empathy and creativity shown on both sides, the children learn to fully welcome Ben into the group, and the games, as a valuable partner.

PlotEdit

Voice castEdit

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

CrewEdit

Additional Animation: Hanho Heung UP Co Ltd
Assistant Background Coordinator: Meagan Bennell
Assistant Background Supervisor: Alexander Ahilov
Assistant Director: Luc Latulippe
Associate Producer: Christine Davis
Audio Post Production: Access Post Production
Audio Recording Studio: Manta Eastern Recording
Background Coordinator: Warren Shepherd
Background Key Coordinator: Laura Dundas
Background Keys: Grozdana Bukvic, Branislav Perkovic, Lin Qiu
Background Painters: Sandra Albornoz, Kamen Nikolov, Marisa Fidanza, Angela Cabral, Trevor Morgan, Goran Bukvic, Angelo To, Dave Badour, Ana Varicak, Bonnie Badour, Alexander Ivanisevic, Dejan Dimitrijevic, Ben Shannon, Cindy Riggs, Steve Murray, Piper Courchesne, Jodi Shuster, Bojana Videkanic, Colin Nordell, Sladjana Samardzija, Dalibor Simic
Background Supervisors: Dejan Ostojic, Vladan Ignatovich
Casting Voice Director: Jessie Thomson
Character Designers: Mark Ackland, Peter Emslie, Dan Haskett, Andrew Shortt
Clean Up Artist: Diana Berson
Colour Assistant: Brenda Wood
Colour Styling: Paper Raven
Colourist: Mark Kueper
Compositors: Brian Harriman, Brad Husband, Carin Macinroy, Ian Marrs, Jason McCallum, Glen McLeod, Steve Sanderson
Design Coordinator: Jane Sobol
Desing Supervisor: Dave Quesnelle
Digital Painters: Derek Geldart, Brian Cooper, Elisa G. Dalmacio, Karin Jeffrey, Maria Teresa Q. Jocson, Laleh Ladjevardi, Tania Nikolova, Jyun Oki, Editha Payumo, Christopher Peckham, Catherine Roebuck, Nora San Jose, Anthony Valentne, David Volf
Director: Lilliane Andre
Director of IT Services: Greg Battle
Evening Paint Supervisor: Christina Helmer
Executive Producers: Kevin Sullivan, Trudy Grant
Ink & Paint Supervisor: Seamus O'Keeffe
Jr. Character Designer: Robin Boyko
Layout Assistant: Mario Di Cesare
Layout Coordinator: Brent Ackland
Layouts: Boomstone Entertainment Inc.
Leica Editor: Shawn Kalb
Location Designers: Mike Brooks, Mark Komza
Music Composer and Conductor: Peter Breiner
On-Line Editor: Bernie Clayton
Off-Line Editor: Mhairi Kerr
Overseas Animation Supervisor: Alex Greychuck
Posing Artists: Rochelle Ansley, Jeff Astolfo, Ian Blum, Blair Kitchen, Wayne Lee Pack, Lisa Luxton, John Mahovlich, Jeff Size, Phillip Williams
Posing Assistant: Mario Di Cesare
Posing Coordinator: Brent Ackland
Posing Supervisor: Scott Glynn
Post Production Supervisor: Jane Humphreys
Producer: Marilyn McAuley
Production Accountant: Loretta van Hart
Production Assistant: Remi Fernhout
Production Coordinator: Meredith Caplan
Production Manager: Cherri Hurst
Prop Designer: Shawn Pascuttini
Recording Engineer: Bill Hermans
Re-recording Mixer: Paul Edwards
Special Effects Designer: Raymond Pang
Story Board: Rob Elliott, Alex Szewczuk
Story Editor: Michael MacLennan
Storyboard Coordinator: Nick Hehn
Storyboard Revision Artist: Mike Dobson
Timing Director: Paul Shibli
Writers: Laura Kosterski, Stephen Zoller

QuotesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Production notes

  • Ali Mukaddam's character, Lloyd, is incorrectly listed as Ralph in the ending credits, even though his real name can be clearly heard in the episode.
  • Another character's name is misspelled – Dyrad instead of Dryad.

References

  • Diana's father owns a cannon ball from the Battle of Louisbourg, which took place in 1758. It was a pivotal operation of the Seven Years' War that ended the French colonial era in Atlantic Canada.
  • Benjamin attended the 1900 Summer Olympics which were held in Paris, France. This fact places the universe timeline to the early 1900s.

DistributionEdit

This episode was released as part of the DVD box set Volumes 4-6, along with "Carrots!", "A Bully by the Horns", "Chores Eclipsed", "The Stray" and "A Question of Rules".

GalleryEdit

Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 11 images from The Best Partner (view gallery).

VideosEdit

"The Best Partner" (Kids Talk)

"The Best Partner" (Kids Talk)

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Sullivan Entertainment animated universe
Works
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) (episodes · gallery)
Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series episodes
"Carrots!" (gallery) · "Babysitter Blues" (gallery) · "The Stray" (gallery) · "The Best Partner" (gallery)
"A Question of Rules" (gallery) · "Taffy!" (gallery) · "One True Friend" (gallery) · "Lost and Found" (gallery)
"Idle Chatter" (gallery) · "A Bully by the Horns" (gallery) · "The Ice Cream Promise" (gallery)
"The Sleeves" (gallery) · "The Avonlea Herald" (gallery) · "Chores Eclipsed" (gallery) · "The Swim of Things" (gallery)
"Butterflies!" (gallery) · "A Walk in His Shoes" (gallery) · "The Witch of Avonlea" (gallery) · "A Square Peg!" (gallery)
"Marbles!" (gallery) · "Oh, Brother!" (gallery) · "A Condition of Superstition" (gallery) · "A Welcome Hero" (gallery)
"A Better Mousetrap" (gallery) · "No Anne is an Island" (gallery) · "Anne's Disappearing Allowance" (gallery)