A cartoon on PBS Sprout is the center of a controversy with a South Florida mother, who claims that the cartoon’s title is a euphemism for male genitalia by some Hispanics. The cartoon, Pingu, centers on a young penguin and his adventures in his frozen environment and has existed for nearly 20 years. The mother […]
PBS Kids’ Cyberchase will launch a three-month on-air and online initiative to keep kids’ math skills sharp over the summer. “My Cyberchase Summer” will begin on Monday, June 4, 2007, and run through August 27, with fan-favorite episodes broadcasting on PBS paired with downloadable content on the official Cyberchase website. Read the full press release […]
PBS Kids has ordered sixty-five episodes of a new animated educational show, Super Why!, for a September premiere, World Screen reports. The literacy-centric show will feature the brother of Jack of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the Littlest Pig, and Princess Pea among its cast. It is produced by Blue Enterprises, a new company established by […]
WBGH Boston Video has published a press release announcing Binky Goes Nuts, a compilation DVD debuting on April 24, 2007. The DVD will contain 4 stories from the PBS Kids’ series Arthur, and is meant to highlight health issues like nut allergies and the importance of exercise. Read the full press release here.
A report in the New York Times details the expected announcement of V-me, a new public broadcasting network aimed at Latino populations in major American cities (registration required). The expected programming palette will be a mix of original and dubbed programming. Franny’s Feet and Lunar Jim, two animated children’s shows, were cited by name to […]
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the release of the first DVD collection from the new ‘Curious George’ TV series shown on PBS Kids, set to reach retail shelves on February 20, 2007. Curious George: Zoo Night and Other Animal Stories follows the incurably curious monkey as he meets new friends and takes on entertaining […]
A press release from PBS Kids announces the launch of Super CYBERCHASE Science, a daily event running from January 29 to February 23, 2007, where the award-winning math mystery cartoon showcases episodes that focus on how math is used to explore science. The episodes will also link up to educational web resources for more information. […]
The New York Times is reporting on the abbreviated second season of Postcards from Buster on PBS (registration required), which began in November and will run through February. The animation/live-action hybrid series made headlines in January 2005 when an episode showed the animated Buster visiting a real-life family in Vermont that had two mothers, which […]