- "When someone asks you where you live, what do you tell them? Nowhere Land: the biggest place in the whole entire world!"
- ―Maggie (Spring Cleaning)
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a Canadian animated children's television series created by Michael and Betty Paraskevas. The program was based on the 1996 book The Ferocious Beast with the Polka-Dot Hide and its sequels, all of which were also written by the Paraskevases.
The show began as a series of shorts aired on the Canadian channel Teletoon in 1998. The first full length episode premiered on August 26, 2000.
In Canada, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast aired on Teletoon and Treehouse TV. In the United States, it aired on Nickelodeon as part of its Nick Jr. block from June 5, 2000 to September 3, 2004, and the American children's channel Noggin (now Nick Jr.) from April 7, 2003 until September 27, 2009 when Noggin was rebranded as Nick Jr., and continued to air reruns until October 30, 2010. The show aired in reruns on Nick on CBS on select CBS stations from September 16, 2000, to June 9, 2001. As of May 28, 2018, reruns are currently airing on Qubo.
Maggie explores Nowhere Land with the Ferocious Beast, a red polka dotted creature who's anything but ferocious and Hamilton Hocks, a cautious pig with a secret love for music and singing. Every episode is an adventure to a new place on Maggie's map. Each story explores and strengthens the relationship between Maggie, the Beast and Hamilton by emphasizing cooperation, sharing, helping, and taking care of one another. They resolve problems by being smart, sensitive, and silly.
- This show was created by the same people that made Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, hence the similar art style.