- "They call me Jacob Two-Two because I'm the smallest, and I always have to say things twice to be heard."
- ―Jacob (Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang)
Jacob Two-Two is the central character in an animated TV series produced by Nelvana and aired on YTV, which is loosely based on a series of children's books created by Mordecai Richler.
Jacob Two-Two is the youngest of five children and gets his nickname because he often says things twice since no one hears him the first time. The first book, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang has been filmed twice (pun not intended), and there are references to it in the animated series.
The animated series was put on hiatus in 2005, after running for 61 episodes; the show launched in America one year later on Qubo (one of the series it launched with when it was a block on NBC, along with Babar, Dragon, 3-2-1 Penguins!, LarryBoy Adventures, VeggieTales and Jane and the Dragon).
Based on celebrated author Mordecai Richler’s delightfully irreverent books, Jacob Two-Two is a stylish animated adventure featuring globetrotting international spies, mysterious neighbours, treacherous teachers and one very spirited boy. The youngest of five children, Jacob is nicknamed Two-Two because he often has to say things twice just to be heard! Small for his age, he nonetheless has a big heart and a huge helping of determination. Jacob Two-Two features a beloved underdog’s run-ins with the mysterious and often surreal world of adults.