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Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse is an animated television show produced by Nelvana. It tells the story of Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse who works at a carnival with his friends. It first aired on PBS Kids as part of their Bookworm Bunch. Now it can be seen on Qubo. Based on a children's book by mother-son team Betty and Michael Paraskevas.
Tropes found in this series:
- Acceptable Targets: Jack takes great pride that his carnival doesn't have clowns, whereas sleazeball Lyman Slime's carnival has three dim-witted clown henchmen.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Diamonds is a pink elephant.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Elizabeth.
- Deadpan Snarker: Stripes.
- A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: the plot of the original book.
- Jerkass: Lyman Slime.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Stripes.
- Naive Newcomer: Eddy in the first episode. He quickly befriends everyone and becomes an expert working backstage of the carnival.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Eddy Largo's real name is Edward Larue III.
- Shrinking Violet: Elizabeth the Emotional Pig.