Posts Tagged ‘PBS Kids’

"WordGirl" Season 3 Lands on September 13, 2010

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2010
Scholastic has announced that season 3 of WordGirl will premiere on PBS Kids Go! on September 13, 2010. The series follows the adventures of WordGirl (the costumed alter ego of mild-mannered 5th grader Becky Botsford), who uses her extraordinary vocabulary powers to defeat an array of bizarre villains who challenge her physical and verbal skills. […]

"Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" to Premiere on PBS Kids on Sept 6, 2010

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2010
PBS Kids and Random House are teaming to produce The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, a new animated series that uses Dr. Seuss’ classic character to help teach preschoolers (and his friends Sally and Nick) about natural sciences, like how bees make honey and why owls sleep during the day. Martin […]

"WordGirl: Earth Day Girl" Comes to DVD on March 30, 2010

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2010
PBS Kids and Paramount will be releasing WordGirl: Earth Day Girl on DVD on March 30, 2010, containing 8 episodes of the award-winning show about a costumed crimefighter who also enriches kids’ vocabulary usage. The DVD will also include interactive games, video shorts, and coloring pages, and carries a suggested retail price of $14.99. The […]

New Episodes of "WordGirl" in Nov/Dec 2009; "Word Hunt" iPhone App

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2009
Scholastic Media and PBS Kids have announced new episodes of their hit series WordGirl, with a new episode airing on November 23, 2009; a holiday-themed episode for December 10; and a two-part episode for December 28. In addition, a new iPhone app, WordGirl Word Hunt, is available now to help kids save the day while […]

NY Times on the Updated "Angelina Ballerina"

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2009
The New York Times has taken a look at the changes to PBS Kids’ Angelina Ballerina series (free registration required), centering on a mouse who aspires to be a professional ballet dancer. Based on the best-selling series of children’s books written by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig, the newest version of the character […]

Craig Bartlett Talks ‘Dinosaur Train’

by Craig Crumptonon July 24, 2009
Hey Arnold! creator Craig Bartlett talks with voice actor Justin Shenkarow about his background, developing Hey Arnold!, the current state of animation, tips for aspiring animators, and the new PBS Kids’ show Dinosaur Train he’s producing with Jim Henson Productions. Here’s an excerpt: I started the idea of “Dinosaur Train” when my son Matt was […]

Scholastic Media Renews "WordGirl" for 26 More Episodes

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Scholastic Media has annnounced that production has begun on new episodes of WordGirl, the hit educational animated series on PBS Kids Go! The 26 episode order will continue to depict the adventures of the fifth-grade superhero WordGirl, who defeats her opponents through a combination of her super strength and awesome vocabulary. Returning cast members include […]

"Cat in the Hat" to Headline Kid Series

by Maxie Zeuson May 12, 2009
Martin Short will voice The Cat in the Hat for a new PBS Kids series based on the Dr. Seuss property, Animation Magazine reports. The preschooler series will focus on two 6-year-olds who are guided by the Cat to explore natural science discoveries around the world. Treehouse will carry the show in Canada. The series, […]

Research Shows PBS Kids’ "Super WHY!" Helps Kids Learn to Read

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2009
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have released the results of a study on their show Super WHY!, stating that the show boosts pre-schooler’s early literacy skills. Dr. Deborah L. Linebarger, director of the Annenberg Children’s Media Lab and head of the studies, stated that, “The format of Super WHY! provides them with […]