• Recommended age range: 2-6
  • 7 minutes per episode
  • Writers Guild of Canada: Nominated – Children’s & Preschool, 2004
    Writers Guild of Canada: Nominated – Children’s & Preschool, 2010
    Parents Choice Awards: Recommended Television 2003

Each Max and Ruby episode consists of three self-contained vignettes. Within each, Ruby is typically engaged in some sort of project or activity (which usually involves Max whether he’s willing to participate or not), while Max has a particular interest of his own which either runs counter to his sister’s or distracts her. Generally, Max’s dialog within each story is usually limited to just one word or a two-word phrase, which he repeats periodically for the rest of the episode until the end, sometimes saying a different word.

Since he only uses the same word when communicating, what he is trying to say is often misinterpreted. By the end of the story, Max usually ends up helping Ruby in some way, to her benefit and delight, or outsmarts her when she is trying to restrict him