Posts Tagged ‘PBS Kids’

"Postcards from Buster" 2nd Season After "Two Moms" Controversy

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2006
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 […]

PBS Animation Now on iTunes

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Several PBS animated shows are available for purchase and download on the Apple iTunes store, including Arthur, Cyberchase, and Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman. Like most other shows on the iTunes store, pricing for the shows is $1.99 per episode and there is an option to purchase entire seasons.

Cyberchase Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Houston

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2006
A press release has announced the opening of a special Cyberchase exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston running from September 28, 2006 to May 13, 2007. The exhibit will allow visitors to see several set pieces from the show while exploring math concepts. Read the full press release.

Adding Sign Language to Bilingual Toon "Maya & Miguel"

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2006
The New York Times explores the process behind adding a deaf character to PBS Kids’ Maya & Miguel (registration required). The show already places a high value on English/Spanish bilingualism, and a new character named Marco will add American Sign Language (ASL) to the multi-lingual mix. The idea originated from voice actress Lupe Ontiveros, who […]

"Cyberchase" Seeks Kid Inventor Cartoons

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
PBS Kids’ Cyberchase is inviting all “kid inventors” (6-12 years old) to send in home videos of their own inventions as part of the My Big Idea: Cyberchase Inventions Initiative. Selected videos will be shown on the Cyberchase website or on television. Details are available at the Cyberchase website (click on “My Big Idea”). Videos […]

"The Best of Clifford" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 25, 2006 reports that Lionsgate will distribute The Best of Clifford the Big Red Dog on a 5-disc set containing 42 episodes. Clifford the Big Red Dog is based on a popular series of children’s books by Norman Bridwell. The show features the voice of the late John Ritter (Three’s Company) as Clifford. The box set, […]

NY Times on PBS’s Ruff Ruffman, Animated Canine Reality TV Host

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
An article in the New York Times profiles Ruff Ruffman, the star of Fetch! on PBS (registration required). The show centers on a reality TV program for kids that PBS approves before discovering that it is being broadcast by a dog. Ruff provides color commentary as the child contestants on the show face down “a […]

"Arthur" Looks at Healthy Eating

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
The PBS Kids show Arthur will address healthy eating habits for kids in a new episode featuring a sufferer of type I diabetes, the network said today. The live-action segment with the eleven-year-old Corinne will follow the premiere of “Desert Island Dish” on May 17 and receive an encore on June 7. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Curious George" Coming to PBS

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
PBS Kids will begin airing Curious George, a preschool educational show based on the books by Margret and H. A. Rey, on September 4, the network says. Each episode of the series will include two animated stories and several live-action sequences that explore science, math, and engineering. The show is a co-production of WGBH Boston, […]

PBS KIDS GO! Introduces "Winter Pop-Up-Palooza"

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
PBS KIDS GO! will celebrates the Christmas season on December 16 with its first-ever “PBS KIDS GO! Winter Pop-Up-Palooza.” The two-hour event includes the one-hour special Arthur’s Perfect Christmas; Maya & Miguel‘s “Miguel’s Wonderful Life”; and Cyberchase‘s “Starlight Night,” with seasonal facts appearing on the screen throughout the block. PR Newswire has more info on […]