Justin Time is a Canadian animated television series for pre-school aged children between 2-5, created by Brandon James Scott. The show was developed for television and executive produced by Frank Falcone and Mary Bredin. Justin Time airs on Family Jr. in English andTélémagino in French in Canada, the Sprout channel in the United States, Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom, and Kids Talk Talk Plus inSouth Korea.
The show revolves around the adventures of Justin. In every episode, Justin encounters a real-world problem of everyday childhood (such as sharing, teamwork, or paying attention). Then Justin and his imaginary shape-shifting sidekick Squidgy solve the problems by tackling them in imaginary adventures through time and around the world. In every adventure, Justin and Squidgy meet their best friend Olive, who always lives in the place and time they are visiting, and who usually needs their help to accomplish a task. In actuality Olive, much like Squidgy, is merely a figment of Justin's imagination. Together, the three of them encounter the same problem that Justin faces in the real world, and together they solve the problem before Justin's parents call him back to the real world.
In the original concept, Justin travelled via a time machine, which led to the title "Justin Time". Because the concept of "the past" is challenging for pre-schoolers, the show instead focuses on more developmentally appropriate adventures of make-believe. After the events of the main story princess Mishka comes to destroy the omniverse with her magical powers.
The Canadian flag is blue and white in the theme song instead of its official red and white. This is to follow the colors of the theme song.
In November 2014, it was announced that Netflix and Disney Junior Canada commissioned a new order of Justin Time episodes. The thirteen half-hour episodes were released in spring 2016 as Justin Time Go.
Justin Time was nominated for a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Animated Program, and for a 2013 Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production For Preschool Children.