Posts Tagged ‘PBS Kids’

"Cyberchase" Miniseries Coming in July

by Maxie Zeuson June 29, 2005
PBS Kids will broadcast “Hacker’s Transformatron,” a four-episode Cyberchase miniseries, beginning July 25, the network says. The story will feature Tony Hawk playing slider’s long-lost father, Coop. In addition, Cyberchase will launch new interactive games in July at its website. [Source: Business Wire]

Jay Jay Goes Interactive

by Zeddon June 14, 2005
Jay Jay the Jet Plane‘s upcoming season is set to include a new interactive element as well as a new Latino character friend for Jay Jay. Ten new episodes are scheduled to air on PBS Plus in October, with an additional ten episodes planned for 2006. [Source: C21Media]

Tony Hawk Joins "CyberChase"

by Zeddon June 2, 2005
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of CyberChase. The episode will air on PBS Kids as the finale of a four-parter (July 25 – 28) entitled “Hacker’s Transformatron.” In the concluding episode, the CyberSquad must save their friend, the cool cyber-teen Slider, from Hacker’s clutches. Slider will also be […]

"Jakers!" Moves to Weekdays in September

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2005
PBS Kids will begin airing Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Mondays through Fridays beginning September 5, AWN reports. The network has ordered twelve more episodes of the series.

"It’s a Big, Big World" Comes to PBS Kids

by Zeddon April 12, 2005
PBS Kids will air 40 half-hour episodes of It’s a Big, Big World, a new preschool science series from creator and executive producer, Mitchell Kriegman (Bear in the Big Blue House, Clarissa Explains It All). The series is being produced in “Shadowmation,” a patented technique combining puppet animatronics with computer generated animation. It will begin […]

"Cyberchase" Marathon Airs April 15

by Zeddon March 4, 2005
PBS Kids Go! will launch Cyberchase‘s fourth season with a Cyberchase: Know Your Dough marathon on April 15. To celebrate the effort, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will proclaim April 15, 2005 as CYBERCHASE: KNOW YOUR DOUGH DAY in New York City. That morning, Bianca and Harry, the live-action stars of Cyberchase For Real, will […]

PBS Member Stations May Air Controversial "Postcards from Buster" Episode

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2005
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that some PBS member stations may air a controversial episode of Postcards from Buster, where the rabbit title character visits a lesbian couple in Vermont (free registration required). Meanwhile, the Boston Globe is reporting that WGBH, the Boston PBS affiliate which produces the show, has pushed the episode back […]

Updated: Secretary of Education Criticizes PBS Cartoon

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2005
Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has criticized an unaired episode of the PBS animated series Postcards from Buster for depicting lesbian characters, according to an article in the New York Times (free registration required). PBS has stated that the episode will not be distributed to affiliate stations, but that this decision was not due to […]