Shoebox Zoo is a children's fantasy TV series made in a collaboration between BBC Scotland and various Canadian television companies. It is mostly live-action, but with CGI used for the animal figurines. It was first broadcast in 2004 by CBBC. The series was broadcast in the United States by the Showtime network.
A young girl, Marnie, on her 11th birthday, discovers a secret hidden within a dusty old shoebox that she finds in a junk shop. Four carved animals found within have the power to come to life.
Marnie finds herself on a quest to find the Book Of Forbidden Knowledge which was lost a thousand years ago.