Wapos Bay Series

Wapos Bay Series

This series is a charming and often humorous look at the contemporary life of a Cree community. Set in a fictitious community in northern Saskatchewan, the animation stories follow the exploits of young Raven, Talon and their cousin T-Bear as they face challenges and learn valuable life lessons.

Educators can use the series to teach children about Cree culture and about universal themes such as honouring tradition, cooperation, self-esteem and ethics. This series is also available in French and Cree versions.

  • Wapos Bay: There's No 'I' in Hockey
    campus 2005 | 24 min

    In this first episode from the Wapos Bay series, Talon and his cousin T-Bear play on the same hockey team, but their relationship becomes strained when they both try to win the attention of Melanie, a girl on an opposing team. Meanwhile, Raven is having a little too much fun and not helping her grandmother prepare the Kohkum/Granddaughter bannock competition at the Festival. Frustrated by waiting for her granddaughter to help out, Kohkum quits preparing for the contest. The 3 children acquire some valuable lessons with the help of Kohkum and Mushom, Raven's grandfather. T-Bear learns how to be a team player, and Raven is determined to compete in the contest.

    Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Journey Through Fear
    campus 2006 | 24 min

    In episode 2 from the Wapos Bay series, Aboriginal Day festivities are getting underway, but there's even more cause for excitement in Wapos Bay. T-Bear unexpectedly spends the night in the fire tower after he climbs up and is too afraid to come down. Jacob goes up to get his son and realizes he's scared too. In an amusing twist, the story is reported as a political protest on TV. Meanwhile, Raven doesn't want to go fishing with her mother, Sarah, because she's frightened of the river. Sarah helps her daughter feel at ease in open water, one step at a time. Through their respective experiences, both Raven and T-Bear discover how important honesty, patience and courage are, especially when you're scared.

    Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: They Dance at Night
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In episode 3 from the Wapos Bay series, Talon, Raven and T-Bear learn what can happen when they forget to respect tradition. Raven can't resist whistling at the glimmering northern lights even though she's been warned not to. And T-Bear breaks with an age-old ritual by neglecting to offer tobacco ties before picking sweet grass for the elders. All 3 children discover that their careless behaviour may be the source of the community's recent small misfortunes. With help from grandfather Mushom and a wise elder, they take part in a traditional ceremony that puts things right.

    Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Something to Remember
    campus 2006 | 24 min

    In episode 4 from the Wapos Bay series, the pressure is on as T-Bear is handed the task of commemorating Wapos Bay's military veterans, and Raven is struggling to express her thanks to a departing teacher. To prepare for a Remembrance Day tribute that will be broadcast to everyone in Wapos Bay, T-Bear visits the community elders. He is amazed to learn that his Mushom (grandfather) is also a veteran of the war. Meanwhile, Raven tries to convince her favourite teacher to stay in Wapos Bay by doing special things for her. But Ms. Chalmers doesn't initially comprehend her gestures of gratitude. In this episode, Raven learns the true meaning of the word "appreciate" and T-Bear learns why it's important to remember the past.

    Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: A Time to Learn
    campus 2006 | 24 min

    In episode 5 from the Wapos Bay series, missing sled dogs and a pile of homework are just a few of the things Talon has to deal with before setting out for the trapline with his father, Alphonse. Talon can't wait to go away for a week but the exciting trip means lots of extra responsibility. He has to complete the schoolwork he'll miss before leaving. While Talon struggles with a creative writing assignment, T-Bear and his grandfather Mushom have trouble with the dog team. T-Bear incorrectly ties the dogs up and they escape. In this episode, intense preparations and avoidable mishaps teach the children the importance of listening to elders and taking care with everything you do.

    Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: The Elements
    campus 2006 | 24 min

    In episode 6 from the Wapos Bay series, the survival skills of Talon, T-Bear, Raven and Mushom are tested by an unexpected storm. The children are helping grandfather Mushom set up a cultural camp so young people can learn traditional ways. Bad weather hits and the radio, generator and ATV break down. Mushom leaves the camp for help but has an accident along the way. Left alone, the children have several mishaps - including accidentally blowing up their ATV - and abandon camp. The family makes it home safely, but their journey to Elders Island teaches the children that taking shortcuts at any age is best avoided. T-Bear learns that his knowledge of electronics can come in handy in any situation.

    Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: All's Fair
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In episode 7 from the Wapos Bay series, tryouts for the Aboriginal Winter Games hockey team are taking place when a new student, an Inuit boy named Elue Wetaluk, comes to Wapos Bay. T-Bear feels threatened by the newcomer's athletic ability and becomes very competitive. Meanwhile, Talon befriends Elue's visiting cousin, Jordin Tootoo, and invites him to the trap line by dog sled. A snowstorm delays their return, and T-Bear and Elue must put aside their differences to rescue Jordin and Talon.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: As the Bannock Browns
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In episode 8 from the Wapos Bay series, the Carnival comes to Wapos Bay, and T-Bear is smitten by the Carnival owner's daughter, Evelyn, and will do anything to help out at the Carnival. T-Bear's dad, Jacob, tries everything to keep his son away from the "carnies," as he calls them because of his own earlier experiences. Raven is bedridden with chicken pox and develops an overactive imagination by watching too many soap operas on TV.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Guardians
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, T-Bear, Talon, Jacob and Mushom think they have videotaped a Bigfoot around Wapos Bay. Jacob and T-Bear try to sell the footage for 6 million dollars to Steve from Austin, Texas (Lee Majors), who works for the O.S.I. (Observation of Sasquatch Institute). Raven learns about sharing with her mother, Sarah, and grandmother, Kohkum, while picking berries for the elders of the community.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: All Access
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In episode 10 from the Wapos Bay series, a distant cousin, Betty, visits Wapos Bay. Betty is in a wheelchair because of osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), and T-Bear tries to avoid her because he knows he plays too rough.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: As Long as the River Flows
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, T-Bear becomes a hero when he campaigns to raise money for more elder programs in Wapos Bay, as Talon has suggested. Talon becomes jealous after T-Bear get all the attention and does not mention him. T-Bear must learn to give credit where credit is due.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Tricks 'n'Treats
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, Raven has more fun than she expected on Halloween, as the elders of the community tell the children the scary story of the woman of the woods.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: The Hunt
    campus 2007 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, the community of Wapos Bay is celebrating Kohkum Mary's nomination for a lifetime Aboriginal Accomplishment Award. Mushom, Jacob, Talon and T-Bear must go hunting a moose for the traditional honour feast. T-Bear helps an old hunter, Gabriel, who accidentally shoots and injures a mother moose with her young calf. They must track down the moose in order to save them both and restore balance to the environment. Includes English and Cree versions.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: A Mother's Earth
    campus 2008 | 24 min

    In episode 14 from the Wapos Bay series, a school project sets Raven on a confusing search for her identity. She finally figures it out – with help from her blond doll. Meanwhile, Talon and T-Bear prepare the sweat lodge and hope to receive their Indian names soon.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Going for the Gold
    campus 2008 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, a talking dog comes to Talon in a dream, urging him to go for gold in golf at the Indigenous Games. Uncle Jacob trains him and might help Talon win but at what cost to his relationship with his son, T-Bear?

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Raven Power
    campus 2008 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, Raven wants the men to realize how much they underappreciate the town's women. The women go on a week-long retreat, and only Jacob seems able to make coffee, cook meals and keep things running. Raven and Chief Big Sky negotiate to bring the women back, make everyone happier and strengthen the community.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Lights, Camera, Action!
    campus 2008 | 24 min

    In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, film star Adam Beach mentors T-Bear and Talon as they make videos celebrating Treaty Days in Wapos Bay. Raven feels left out with everyone so busy preparing for the celebrations.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Raiders of the Lost Art
    campus 2008 | 24 min

    In episode 19 from the Wapos Bay series, the boys find ancient rock paintings, and then decide to capture the modern painters who are spraying up the town with graffiti. Meanwhile Raven has a birthday problem: friends or family?

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: The Hardest Lesson
    campus 2009 | 24 min

    In episode 20 from the Wapos Bay series, an innocent Mother’s Day art assignment reminds T-Bear of his personal loss. With the help of Devon and Talon, he decides it’s time for his father, Jacob, to find a new wife. Their plan involves attracting anyone looking for love... without telling Jacob. Meanwhile, Raven becomes obsessed with makeup and looking mature—and learns that maturity comes from inside, not from how colourful your face is.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Dance Monkey, Dance
    campus 2009 | 24 min

    In episode 21 from the Wapos Bay series, Talon and T-Bear both ask the same girl to their class dance. When the dance is cancelled, the boys concoct their own dance—and a way to sort out their romantic conflict. Meanwhile, Jacob worries he’s addicted to T-Bear’s new “Dance, Monkey, Dance” video game. After seeking guidance from Kohkum Mary, he goes to the mountain on a quest to see if his obsession is with the game, or just dancing.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Patients
    campus 2009 | 24 min

    In episode 23 from the Wapos Bay series, Raven is looking forward to day camp, while Talon, T-Bear and Devon are excited to go fishing and swimming. Summer is here! The fun ends when 2 of the boys get a nasty-looking rash, Devon keeps racing to the bathroom, and Raven tries to figure out what's wrong with her friend Amber. Water specialist Dr. Lee Wilson checks to see if there could be a problem with the water.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: A Time for Pride
    campus 2010 | 24 min

    In episode 24 from the Wapos Bay series, it's summer, and Talon, T-Bear and Devon are bored. Jacob and Chief Big Sky want them to be proud of Wapos Bay, so they take the boys on what turns out to be a mind-numbing tour of the town's not-so-cool hot spots—like the curling rink and the elders' care home. Raven's own pride takes a beating when she finds herself pressured by Amber to sneak sweet treats and ask her parents for money, all so she can impress her friends.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Breakin'Too
    campus 2009 | 24 min

    In episode 25 from the Wapos Bay series, hip hop star Iced Latte - Chief Big Sky's old college roommate - is coming to town for the biggest concert Wapos Bay has ever seen. T-Bear 2 two tickets, but who will he take... Devon or Talon? As the boys prepare to battle it out on the dance floor, the rest of the kids in town start displaying some big-city hip hop attitude - and their parents and teachers are not impressed.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: It Came from Out There
    campus 2009 | 24 min

    In episode 26 from the Wapos Bay series, mysterious lights shine in the middle of the night. An area at the edge of town becomes fenced off. Jacob, Kohkum Mary, Uncle Peter and Chief Big Sky act even stranger than usual. Devon disappears, and then so does Talon. Faced with mounting mystery, T-Bear believes he is humanity’s last hope against an imminent alien invasion. Or is he…?

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Time Management
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 27 from the Wapos Bay series, Devon finds a time portal in the forest and takes T-Bear and Talon into the future, where they discover that environmental damage caused by a large mining corporation in the past has impacted the Earth. The boys are then sent back in time by the leader of the resistance, David Suzuki, to stop the mining project from going ahead.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Ways of the Quiet
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 28 from the Wapos Bay series, Wapos Bay has a bear problem. While training for the summer fair’s youth triathlon, Talon, T-Bear and Devon encounter a bear, only to be saved by visiting park ranger and action movie star Charles Norris. The boys work hard and win the games, learning about self-esteem and teamwork in the process, while a conservation team succeeds in capturing the remaining bears.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay - The World According to Devon
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 29 from the Wapos Bay series, Devon offers his own account of first contact with Europeans for a storytelling assignment at school. In Devon’s story, Wapos Bay is negotiating a peace with the rival Brown Toe tribe, and the first white man is Scottish Principal Steele, on a trade mission while looking for the spice route to China.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Catch the Spirit
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 30 from the Wapos Bay series, T-Bear, Talon and Devon are forced to go to summer camp by their parents. There, the kids are subjected to the pranks of boys from the rival Brown Toe reserve. After thwarting the boys’ attempts at retaliation, the elders call in their parents, but the bored adults are ultimately taught a valuable lesson by their children.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan

  • Wapos Bay: Partic-inaction
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 31 from the Wapos Bay series, Wapos Bay is rated the fattest community in Canada, and Raven and Jacob make it their mission to slim down their people. Meanwhile Talon, T-Bear, Devon and Kohkum Mary are stranded on an island due to a plane malfunction and have to work together to get home.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: The Wapos Falcon
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 32 from the Wapos Bay series, Talon, T-Bear, Devon and Mushom try to solve a mystery after watching a movie marathon of old detective films. Where is Raven’s missing art piece? They question Chief Big Sky and other residents of Wapos Bay in the process. Could there be a connection between Raven’s art piece and the mysterious package in Jacob’s possession?

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay - Too Deadly
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 33 from the Wapos Bay series, Raven and Amber are obsessed with The Lost Boys of the Transylvanian Twilight, a new movie sequel about vampires. A mysterious boy named Erimas shows up in Wapos Bay, attracting Raven’s attention and Devon’s jealousy. Devon recruits T-Bear and Talon to keep Raven from falling for the new boy, and save her from potentially becoming a vampire!

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: The Treasure of the Sierra Metis
    campus 2010 | 22 min

    In episode 34 from the Wapos Bay series, Talon, Devon and T-Bear come across a treasure map made by Sierra Metis, the last of the old-time gold miners from Wapos Bay, and embark on a quest to find a lost gold mine. But the machinations of some older girls on a scavenger hunt and a defective metal detector combine to teach the boys a memorable lesson about greed.

    Wapos Bay is a stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.

  • Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes
    campus 2011 | 1 h 12 min

    In this feature animation film, Talon and Raven learn that their dad, Alphonse, has taken a job in the big city and their family will have to move away from Wapos Bay, their Cree community in Northern Saskatchewan. This news takes Talon on a journey of self-discovery as he sets off to accomplish his bucket list of things he wanted to do with his friends before they leave. Raven, on the other hand, decides to take matters into her own hands with the clear goal of keeping the family in Wapos Bay. With their whole world being turned upside down, Talon and Raven must join forces to keep the family together before it’s too late.