Mr. Mantis

Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Mr. Mantis

Mr. Mantis
Praying mantis
Speaking voice
Wayne Robson
First appearance
Last appearance

Mr. Mantis is a minor character in Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, the children's schoolteacher.


Mr. Mantis is a wise praying mantis who runs the Sunny Patch schoolhouse. He teaches Squirt, Shimmer, Dragon, Bounce and his other students about various aspects of bug life. Mr. Mantis plays a major role in several episodes, such as Master Mantis, and makes many cameo appearances throughout the show. In the TV movie, he was a priest rather than a teacher. His role was changed in order to comply with Teletoon and Nickelodeon's preschool standards.


Mr. Mantis is mostly a dark green color. He has two large, yellow eyes and wears a pair of small glasses with brown frames. He has long arms and antennae.


Mr. Mantis first appeared in the TV movie Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids. His first official appearance was in the episode Something's Stinky in Sunny Patch. His final appearance was in Shelley and the Brain.

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