Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse is a Canadian/Korean animated television show produced by Nelvana that first aired on Teletoon on March 5, 2000. It tells the stories of a young horse named Marvin who is part of a carnival. Among the executive producers are Michael Paraskevas and Betty Paraskevas, creators of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast and the book that Marvin is based on. In the United States, the series aired on PBS Kids as part of the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch from 2000 to 2004. In 2007, reruns of the show began airing on Qubo.

Some episodes include original songs to help illustrate the theme or accompany montages that carry the story forward.


Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Flyover Land's Carnival! Come on under the Big Top and spend time with Eddy, a nine-year-old boy who got a summer job working with the animals and found out he could actually talk to them! Created by the talented and popular mother and son team, Betty and Michael Paraskevas, this animated series follows the adventures of Eddy and his new-found friends: Marvin the tap-dancing horse, Diamonds the Elephant, Elizabeth the Emotional Pig and Stripes the Tiger.


  • The creators (Michael and Betty Paraskevas) of this show (and book it was based on) also made fellow Qubo series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.
  • When rerun on Qubo, scenes were sometimes cut for time (justified, as it was intended to air on non-commercial stations without ad breaks).