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Toonzone Explores the "Creative Galaxy" with Series Creator Angela Santomero

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By her own admission, Angela Santomero couldn’t sit close enough to the TV when Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was on. Little did she realize at the time that her affection for Fred Rogers’ seminal kids TV show would lead to a career in the television industry. While researching an eighth grade research paper on Mister Rogers, […]

"Peg + Cat" Top 2014 Daytime Creative Emmys

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The Academy for Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 2014 Daytime Creative Emmy Awards, with the PBS animated series Peg + Cat winning three awards for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Peg actor Hayley Faith Negrin, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Jennifer […]

NYCC 2013: The "Arthur: Aardvark for the Ages" Panel Was a Wonderful Time of Day

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Fun fact: with its 17th season premiering next month (and seasons 18 and 19 in production), PBS’s Arthur is the second longest-running animated series in TV history, right after The Simpsons. On Sunday at New York Comic Con 2013, Arthur writer David Steven Cohen moderated a panel about the show consisting of panelists Peter Hirsch […]

Review: "Pound Puppies" Charms; "Dinosaur Train" Strives; "Scooter the Penguin" Belly Flops

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The Hub’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has gotten a lot of attention for Lauren Faust’s initial push to make sure the show was watchable beyond its target demographic of little girls. While I don’t want to take away from any of that show’s well-earned success, the shame is that more of the Hub’s […]

PR: New Thanksgiving Episodes for "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood"

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The first show ever from The Fred Rogers Company since the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood stars the instantly-irresistible 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original series’ Daniel Striped Tiger.  Daniel talks directly to viewers, giving a whole new generation of young “neighbors” an inside view of his colorful world as he helps introduce fun and practical […]

Review: "Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally" and "Dinosaur Train: Big, Big, Big" == Big Family Fun

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The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally provides another 10 episodes of fun with the Hub’s anthropomorphic dump truck and his assorted automotive friends. While I wasn’t quite as impressed with this disc as I was with the first one, Chuck and Friends is still consistently fun, gentle, and family-friendly for everyone in the […]

PR: "WordGirl" Baddies Get Themed Weeks on PBS Kids Go! in April 2012

VILLAINS RULE THE AIRWAVES THIS APRIL AS WORDGIRL™ BADDIES GET THEMED WEEKS ON PBS KIDS GO! April is WordGirl Villains Month on PBS KIDS GO!, as a different WordGirl crook is featured each week of the month. The Emmy Award-winning series from Scholastic Media airs Monday – Friday (check local listings). Featured villains and episodes […]

Pre-School Review Roundup: "Chuck and Friends," "Dinosaur Train," "Dora the Explorer"

The blurb on the back of Dinosaur Train: Eggstravaganza confirms something I had always suspected about the show: it really is based on the idea that since kids love dinosaurs and kids love trains, then a show about dinosaurs riding trains should be the most awesomest thing EVER. I don’t think it is quite the […]

PR: "WordGirl" Takes on Bullying in New Special Guest Starring Jane Lynch on PBS Kids Go!

EMMY AWARD-WINNING WORDGIRL® TAKES ON BULLYING IN NEW SPECIAL GUEST STARRING JANE LYNCH ON PBS KIDS GO! ® “The Rise of Miss Power” features an intergalactic visitor who misuses the power of words NEW YORK – January 5, 2012 – Scholastic Media’s Emmy Award®-winning animated series WordGirl ® explores the power of words to help […]

PR: Scholastic Announces Special Two-Part Holiday Episode of "WordGirl" on PBS KIDS GO! on Dec 16, 2011

SCHOLASTIC ANNOUNCES SPECIAL TWO-PART HOLIDAY EPISODE OF WORDGIRL® ON PBS KIDS GO!® “A World Without WordGirl” Airs December 16 Offers a Take on “It’s a Wonderful Life” New York – November 21, 2011 – Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that the Emmy ® […]

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