Timothy Goes to School is an American/Canadian children's animated television series based on the series of Yoko and other individual books by Rosemary Wells such as "Shy Charles", "Fritz and the Mess Fairy", and "Noisy Nora", but is titled after the book of the same name. It primarily features a young enthusiastic raccoon named Timothy (voiced by Austin DiIulio, who also voiced Pecola and Spinner in Season 1 of Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends), who attends a fictional primary school called "Hilltop School" along with ten other students (each of which are of different animals), who are mainly friends of him and each other. The kindergarten class is taught by Mrs. Jenkins, a comforting teacher who enjoys educating and helping her students.
The series aired on PBS Kids as part of the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch (the sixth and last show after Corduroy, Elliot Moose, George Shrinks, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, and Seven Little Monsters. Timothy Goes to School was the fourth and last show after George Shrinks, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, and Seven Little Monsters when Corduroy and Elliot Moose were cancelled from 2000 until 2004. Reruns were later broadcast on Discovery Kids (until 2006) and Qubo in the US. Internationally, this show aired on YTV, Treehouse TV, Disney Junior Canada and TVO Kids in Canada, and also on the UK digital TV channel Tiny Pop. In Brazil, it was aired on TV Cultura (2003–2007). In Mexico and Latin America, it was broadcast on ZAZ (in Latin America, episode #22 wasn't aired, but it did air in Brazil). The series premiered on September 30, 2000, and aired its last episode on December 28, 2001.
Based on the popular books by prolific author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, Timothy Goes to School follows the adventures and quandaries of Timothy, an enthusiastic but bashful five-year-old raccoon who is starting kindergarten. Play along with Timothy and his friends, and discover just how fun and exciting school can be!
- The author of Timothy Goes to School, Rosemary Wells, also created Max and Ruby.
- When rerun on Qubo, scenes were sometimes cut for time (justified, as it was intended to air on non-commercial stations without ad breaks).