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

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"

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'

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

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

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

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 […]

HIT Entertainment Preps New "Angelina Ballerina" Series

HIT Entertainment and the public broadcaster THIRTEEN New York will partner to produce Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, and are aiming for a September 2009 bow for the CG series, the companies announced on Wednesday. The series, which extends the books authored by Katharine Holabird, will follow 8-year-old Angelina into Camambert Academy and introduce her […]

Three "PBS Kids Raising Readers" Series Win Parents' Choice Awards

The full press release follows: THREE “PBS KIDS RAISING READERS” SERIES HONORED WITH PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS BETWEEN THE LIONS awarded Gold; SUPER WHY and new series MARTHA SPEAKS recognized with Silver Awards from the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s media April 14, 2009, Arlington, VA — Three PBS KIDS Raising Readers […]

Henson's 'Dinosaur Train' to be Showcased at MIPTV

Licensing.biz reports that The Jim Henson Company will be showing off its new pre-school CGI series Dinosaur Train at next month’s MIPTV. The series is already slated to air on PBS Kids in the fall, and has also been acquired for broadcast in Canada. And expect to see pre-school products by the fall of 2010. […]

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