Video: “Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles” Season 2 – First Look





Video: “Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles” Season 2 – First Look – Netflix After School
Yuichi returns as the Samurai Rabbit who must now prove himself worthy to wield the mighty blade willow branch!
[via press release from Netflix]
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Season 2 | First Look | Netflix After School

Yuichi returns as the Samurai Rabbit who must now prove himself worthy to wield the mighty blade willow branch! The adventure continues with the second season of Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, available on Netflix 9/1!



Video: “Trolls: TrollsTopia” Final Season – Official Trailer – Hulu





Video: “Trolls: TrollsTopia” Final Season – Official Trailer – Hulu
The party never stops in all new episodes streaming on Hulu August 11.
[via press release from Hulu]
Trolls: TrollsTopia Final Season | Official Trailer | Hulu

In TrollsTopia anything is possible with a little teamwork, glitter and a lot of FUN! When Val’s vacation doesn’t go to plan and R&B’s pancake breakfast falls flat, Poppy and the Trolls get creative. And when Cloud Guy is accepted to Cloud College he embarks on a hunt to find a replacement to annoy Branch in his absence. But does one even exist?! The party never stops in all new episodes of DreamWorks TrollsTopia streaming on Hulu August 11!



Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Season 1 Fact Sheet





Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Season 1 Fact Sheet
Title:
“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”

Network:
Disney Channel and Disney+

Premiere Date:
2023

Synopsis:
“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” based on Marvel’s hit comic books, follows the adventures of 13- year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.

Regular Voice Cast:
Diamond White (Lunella/Moon Girl)
Fred Tatasciore (Devil Dinosaur)
Libe Barer (Casey)
Alfre Woodard (Mimi)
Sasheer Zamata (Adria)
Jermaine Fowler (James Jr.)
Gary Anthony Williams (Pops)

Recurring Voice Cast:
Laurence Fishburne (The Beyonder)
Omid Abtahi
Utkarsh Ambudkar
Michael Cimino
Indya Moore
Craig Robinson

Guest Voice Cast:
Alison Brie
Andy Cohen
Daveed Diggs
Maya Hawke
Jennifer Hudson
Cliff “Method Man” Smith
Cobie Smulders
Wesley Snipes

Executive Producers:
Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions and Emmy® Award-winner Steve Loter

Supervising Producer:
Rodney Clouden

Producer:
Pilar Flynn

Production Company:
Disney Television Animation



Video: “The Cuphead Show!” New Episodes





Video: “The Cuphead Show!” New Episodes – Official Trailer – Netflix
Pirate adventures, giant peppermints, devilish pitchforks and more! Wherever Cuphead and Mugman go this season, fun and mischief are sure to follow.
[via press release from Netflix]
THE CUPHEAD SHOW! New Episodes | Official Trailer | Netflix

Double down with new episodes of THE CUPHEAD SHOW, coming to Netflix on August 19th.

THE CUPHEAD SHOW! follows the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman.



PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES “BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!” FEATURE-LENGTH ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM





PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES “BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!” FEATURE-LENGTH ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM SET TO PREMIERE HOLIDAY 2023
Emmy Award-Winner Alan Foreman on Board as Director

Co-Produced by Nickelodeon Animation and The Pinkfong Company

Share It: @Paramount+ @NickJr

August 4, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE! (working title), the first-ever feature-length original animated film based on the globally beloved preschool property is set to premiere holiday 2023 in the U.S. Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation and The Pinkfong Company and directed by Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award-winner Alan Foreman (“The Casagrandes,” “Welcome to the Wayne”), the movie will follow Baby Shark and his family as they move to Chomp City, the big city of sharks.

In BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!, Baby Shark is forced to leave the world he loves behind after his family’s move to the big city, and must adjust to his new life without his best friend, William. When Baby Shark encounters an evil pop starfish named Stariana who plans to steal his gift of song in order to dominate all underwater music, he must break her spell to restore harmony to the seas.

The Daytime Emmy Award-nominated hit preschool series “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” launched globally in 2021 across Nickelodeon branded channels and platforms and was recently picked up for a second season. The show ranks as the #1 preschool series on all TV in the U.S. for 2Q22. “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” features a swim-sational lineup of voice actors: Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Baby Shark, Luke Youngblood (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) as William, Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”) as Mommy Shark, Eric Edelstein (“We Bare Bears”) as Daddy Shark, Debra Wilson (“MADtv”) as Grandma Shark, and Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld”) as Grandpa Shark.

“Pinkfong Baby Shark” launched on YouTube in November 2015 and took the world by storm, becoming the world’s first video ever to hit 10 billion views on YouTube, making it the most-viewed video in YouTube history. With music, characters, story and dance all combined together, the song certified RIAA Diamond and 11x platinum single for selling over 11 million units in the U.S., and spawned a viral phenomenon, #BabySharkChallenge, generating over one million cover videos around the globe.

BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE! is produced by Nickelodeon Animation in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, executive vice president, Nickelodeon Animation, global series content.

“Baby Shark’s Big Show!” is executive produced by Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele (“Breadwinners”), Tommy Sica (“Breadwinners”) and Whitney Ralls (“My Little Pony: Equestria Girls”). The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, executive vice president, Nickelodeon Animation, global series content.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About The Pinkfong Company

The Pinkfong Company is a global entertainment company that delivers content and entertaining experiences around the world. Driven by award-winning brands and IPs, the company has created and distributed a range of content across genres and formats including original animated series, world live tours, interactive games, and more. Believing in the power of entertaining and engaging content, The Pinkfong Company is committed to connecting people around the world and bringing joy and inspiration to worldwide audiences of all ages. For more information, please visit our website or follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.



Video: “Dragons: The Nine Realms” – Season 3 Trailer





Video: “Dragons: The Nine Realms” – Season 3 Trailer
New dragons, new adventures, and all new episodes, coming to Peacock on August 18.
[via press release from Peacock]
DRAGONS: THE NINE REALMS | Season 3 Trailer

New dragons, new adventures, and all new episodes of DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms, coming to Peacock on August 18th!

Join the fun on Peacock Kids where you can find an endless supply of laugh-out-loud jokes, lovable characters, life hacks, music, magic, gaming and more!



Disney and Pixar’s Original Series “Cars on the Road” Debuts on Disney+ Day





Disney and Pixar’s Original Series “Cars on the Road” Debuts on Disney+ Day, Sept. 8, 2022
The series follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY AND PIXAR’S ORIGINAL SERIES “CARS ON THE ROAD” DEBUTS ON DISNEY+ DAY, SEPT. 8, 2022

New Trailer, Key Art and Image Now Available

In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney and Pixar’s original series “Cars on the Road” will debut exclusively on the streaming service Sept. 8, 2022. Check out a new trailer, key art and image for Disney and Pixar’s “Cars on the Road” now. The Disney+ Original series follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister. “The series is a romp across the country with Lightning McQueen and Mater,” says director Steve Purcell. “Like any real road trip, every day is a new mini-adventure with unexpected twists and turns.”

“Cars on the Road” is produced by Marc Sondheimer. The series’ episodes are directed by Steve Purcell (Eps 1, 2, 8), Bobby Podesta (Eps 5, 6, 9) and Brian Fee (Eps 3, 4, 7). Composer Jake Monaco created the score for all nine episodes.

Disney+ Day will return on Thursday, September 8, 2022, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA. In celebration, the streaming service will host special experiences for fans and subscribers, and will premiere new content from its marquee brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

Twitter: @DisneyPlus, @PixarCars Instagram: @DisneyPlus, @PixarCars Facebook: @DisneyPlus, @PixarCars TikTok: @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #DisneyPlus



PBS Kids Celebrates 10th Anniversary of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”





PBS Kids Celebrates 10th Anniversary of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” with Special Marathon of Fan-Favorite Episodes and Season 6 Premiere
The special programming event was voted on by fans and will lead into the highly anticipated sixth season, featuring a week of all-new episodes, streaming free on PBS Kids beginning September 5.
[via press release from PBS]
PBS KIDS Celebrates 10th Anniversary of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
Beloved Emmy(R)-Winning Series From Fred Rogers Productions, Inspired by MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, Marks Milestone Birthday With New Content and More

ARLINGTON, VA, July 27, 2022 – PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions announced today that DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, the #1 animated series for preschoolers on PBS KIDS and first series inspired by the groundbreaking MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, will kick off its 10th anniversary year on September 3 with a marathon of “Top Ten Tiger Tales” on PBS KIDS. The special programming event was voted on by fans and will lead into the highly anticipated sixth season, featuring a week of all-new episodes, streaming free on PBS KIDS beginning September 5.

“Since its launch a decade ago, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, with its iconic strategy songs and gentle life lessons, has become an integral part of life for preschoolers, parents and caregivers,” said Sara DeWitt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS KIDS. “We’re delighted to help children continue to learn and grow alongside their favorite tiger with a whole new season, digital games and more.”

“For the last 10 years, we’ve been honored to hear from families everywhere about the impact that DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD has had on them personally,” said Paul Siefken, President and CEO, Fred Rogers Productions. “We are thrilled to continue to support preschoolers as they learn along with Daniel and to further the enduring legacy of Fred Rogers for another generation of children.”

Families are invited to “hop aboard” Trolley for a weekend of special anniversary programming featuring favorite movies like “Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood” and “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?” “Top Ten Tiger Tales,” a five-hour marathon, will showcase 10 fan-chosen episodes from over the years - including the very first story, “Daniel’s Birthday”; classics such as “The Baby is Here” and “Daniel Visits the Doctor”; and newer favorites like “Daniel’s New Friend Max.”

The 10th anniversary celebration continues with the launch of Season 6 on PBS KIDS with four exciting new episodes that will showcase more preschool “firsts” such as having a new babysitter, going to a sleepover and trying a new activity. The episodes will feature fresh strategy songs to help families navigate these relatable situations and more. The full season will include 18 new 30-minute episodes. Full programming details are included below.

Series-inspired activities and resources that extend the fun and learning for “little tigers” and their families nationwide will also roll out on pbskids.org/daniel and the free PBS KIDS Games app, including “Daniel Tiger’s Nature Walk,” an all-new digital game that will debut in September. Kids and families can continue to play and learn with Daniel as they discover all the interesting things there are to see outside.

In addition, several new and exciting DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD products will be released to celebrate the anniversary at the end of August. Jakks Pacific will be launching the “Cuddle Up Daniel Tiger” plush, while Simon & Schuster will release the new board book, “I Will Always Be Your Friend!,” written by Angela C. Santomero, the creator of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD. Pact Organic will also be launching Daniel’s Red Sweater to mark the anniversary – the first time Daniel’s iconic red sweater will be offered at retail.

When it debuted on PBS KIDS in 2012, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, the first original show from Fred Rogers Productions since MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, brought the children’s television pioneer’s legacy to life for a whole new generation of young viewers. Every episode of the well-loved series showcases two distinct stories starring 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends, who invite viewers to join them as they explore the colorful Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Irresistible musical strategies reinforce the unique theme of each show; preschoolers and parents can sing along and incorporate them into their daily lives. Executive producers are Angela C. Santomero, Chief Creative Officer at 9 Story Media Group; Ellen Doherty, Chief Creative Officer of Fred Rogers Productions; and Vince Commisso, President & CEO, 9 Story Media Group.

The series has garnered a host of prestigious awards, including a 2019 Daytime Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series, 2020 Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Television, 2018 Common Sense Media Seal of Approval and the Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming by the Television Critics Association in 2016.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD 10th Anniversary Content Details:

September 2
PBS KIDS Family Night (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood
Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

September 3
Top 10 Tiger Tales Marathon (2:00-7:00 p.m. ET)
The Baby is Here
Daniel’s New Friend Max
Daniel Goes to The Hospital
Nighttime in the Neighborhood
The Neighborhood Snowstorm
Daniel Visits the Doctor
It’s Not Okay to Hurt Someone
Neighborhood Thank You Day
There’s Time for Daniel and Baby Too
Daniel’s Birthday

PBS KIDS Family Night (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood
Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

September 4
Top 10 Tiger Tales Marathon (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET)

PBS KIDS Family Night (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood
Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

September 5-8
Season 6 premiere
Daniel’s New Babysitter/Daniel Sleeps at the Treehouse
Daniel Feels Worried About Mom/Jodi Loses Benji
Jodi Tries Ballet/Daniel Tries Something New with Grandpere
Daniel Goes to Day Camp/Daniel’s Rainy Day at Camp

About 9 Story Media Group

9 Story Media Group is a leading creator, producer, and distributor of kids and family-focused intellectual property. Its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Octonauts, Wild Kratts, Blue’s Cluesand You, and Karma’s World. The company’s international distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International based in Dublin, represents 4,800 half-hours of animated and live-action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. Its in-house consumer products division, 9 Story Brands, builds international entertainment brands for kids, with expertise across creative, brand marketing, and licensing. 9 Story’s Creative Affairs Group creates, develops and produces award-winning branded properties using groundbreaking formative research. With facilities in Toronto, Dublin, New York and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs 1100 creative and corporate staff. www.9story.com

About Fred Rogers Productions 

Fred Rogers Productions was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program and extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engages new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly rated children’s series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods, have earned 30 Emmy(R) Awards among other important honors. Newly launched in 2021 on PBS KIDS is Donkey Hodie, the innovative puppet series inspired by characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and most recently Alma’s Way, an animated series created by Sonia Manzano, known to generations of children and adults as “Maria” on Sesame Street. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

About PBS KIDS  

PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through media and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in lovable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can stream PBS KIDS for free anytime, no subscription required. A large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content that spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers and caregivers, parents, and community – providing resources accessible anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



New PBS Kids Series, “Work It Out Wombats!,” Premieres February 6, 2023





New PBS Kids Series, “Work It Out Wombats!,” Premieres February 6, 2023
The animated series for kids ages 3-6 is produced by GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios, starring a playful trio of marsupial siblings – Malik, Zadie and Zeke – who live with their grandmother, Super, in their treehouse apartment complex.
[via press release from PBS]
New PBS KIDS Series, WORK IT OUT WOMBATS!, Premieres February 6, 2023
Animated Series from GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios Will Help Kids Build Important Skills to Solve Problems and Express Themselves

Pasadena, CA, July 27, 2022 – Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS KIDS announced the premiere date for WORK IT OUT WOMBATS!, a new animated series for kids ages 3-6 produced by GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios, starring a playful trio of marsupial siblings – Malik, Zadie and Zeke – who live with their grandmother, Super, in their treehouse apartment complex. WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! will introduce computational thinking concepts that will help young viewers solve meaningful problems, learn flexible thinking and how to express themselves – all while using the practices and processes at the core of computer science. The new series will debut on PBS KIDS February 6, 2023.

“The Wombats are all about exploring the world around them and, much like preschoolers, their curiosity and love of adventure know no bounds,” said Sara DeWitt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS KIDS. “Computational thinking is a way of approaching problems in strategic ways, helping young children respond and adapt to the world around them. We’re excited for viewers to explore these foundational skills and mindsets while having fun with their new marsupial friends.”

WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! takes place in the Treeborhood – a massive treehouse complete with secret passageways, gondolas and rope swings. The residents of the Treeborhood – wombats, snakes, moose, kangaroos, iguanas, fish, tarsiers and eagles – bring varied skills and abilities, assorted ways of thinking, and different family structures and traditions to this diverse and vibrant community of neighbors, a place where even the adults join in the play.

“Malik, Zadie and Zeke are passionate about their goals, but they don’t always know the best way to go about meeting them,” said Marcy Gunther and Marisa Wolsky, executive producers, GBH Kids. “But in every story, we see the Wombats using computational thinking, a powerful toolkit, to work it out.”

“WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! strikes a perfect balance of telling stories for preschoolers that are educational, fun and engaging. Bringing an exciting world filled with diverse characters to life has been incredibly empowering for our artists and technical talent,” said Luis Lopez, executive producer, Pipeline Studios.

Full of endless energy, Malik, Zadie and Zeke run, bounce, roll and romp, always on the lookout for interesting Treeborhood problems to solve. Malik is thoughtful, considerate and sometimes set in his ways (which can be a good thing when you’re problem-solving). His speedy, adventurous younger sister, Zadie, is a brainstormer extraordinaire, with ideas that range from silly to very smart. Zeke is the youngest sibling – a funny, curious cuddle-bug who loves to play and explore. Super, their grandmother, is the Superintendent and unofficial “Mayor” of the Treeborhood.

Each episode includes two 11-minute stories, accompanied by a 90-second music video, featuring the Wombats as they demonstrate their computational thinking skills, learning as they go. Their aspirations sometimes exceed their abilities, but with every problem they encounter, the trio stops, takes a breath, puts their heads together and comes up with a workable solution, using the design process, sequencing, debugging and other key computational thinking skills. Whether they are tackling a big mess by breaking down the job into smaller tasks, creating a process for finding a lost beloved stuffy or solving the mystery of a scary sound in the neighborhood, the Wombats are always able to work it out.

In producing WORK IT OUT WOMBATS!, GBH Kids, the award-winning public media producer, and Pipeline Studios, a leading global entertainment company, have been deliberate in taking an inclusive and authentic approach to telling stories. Marcy Gunther and Marisa Wolsky are executive producers for GBH Kids. Luis Lopez and Juan Lopez are executive producers for Pipeline Studios. Marina Bers, Ph.D., a leader in the field of computational thinking and professor at Tufts University, is the content director. Creative producers Darlene Mortel Edouard, Ph.D. and Kareem Edouard, Ph.D, who have expertise in cultural and visual studies, intersectionality, and STEM engagement from communities underrepresented in STEM fields, help ensure that all aspects of the series are looked at through the lens of culture and inclusion.

WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! games will launch in tandem with the series on pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Games App. To extend the learning at home, parent and caregiver resources, including tips and hands-on activities, will be available on PBS KIDS for Parents. For educators, PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials, including videos, games, teaching tips and printable activities.

The series is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS Ready To Learn Initiative with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Ready To Learn Initiative is a federal program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted to preschool and early elementary school children and their families.

“WORK IT OUT WOMBATS introduces problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration to young learners in a fun and age-appropriate way, helping children get excited about learning and laying important groundwork for success in school and life,” said Debra Tica Sanchez, Senior Vice President, Educational Media and Learning Experiences, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Major funding for WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! is provided by: a Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and public television viewers. Additional funding is provided by the National Science Foundation and the GBH Kids Catalyst Fund.

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through media and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in lovable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can stream PBS KIDS for free anytime, no subscription required. A large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content that spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers and caregivers, parents, and community – providing resources accessible anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About GBH Kids

GBH Kids is one of the top producers for public media, creating educational content for kids, parents, caregivers and teachers, including iconic PBS KIDS programs such as the award-winning Arthur and Molly of Denali, digital series such as Scribbles and Ink, games, apps and podcasts. GBH Kids, based in Boston, also works closely with PBS LearningMedia, providing digital curricula for more than 2 million teachers across all 50 states. GBH Kids is committed to equity and access to educational media and the healthy development of all children. As the inventor of closed captioning and audio description, GBH is dedicated to making media accessible and inclusive. Find more information at gbh.org/kids

About Pipeline Studios

Pipeline Studios is a leading global entertainment company that focuses on developing, producing and distributing award-winning animated content for audiences worldwide. Pipeline continues to expand with top international talent and robust animation technology across its offices worldwide. As an industry leader in animated content, Pipeline Studios’ extensive credit list includes Alma’s Way and Elinor Wonders Why (PBS KIDS), Sunny Day and Bubble Guppies (Nickelodeon), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney Channel) and more. Active production partners include PBS KIDS, Netflix, Nick Jr., NBC Universal, Disney Junior, Discovery, CBC Kids and more. Find more information at pipelinestudios.com, and follow Pipeline Studios on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About CPB

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation authorized by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,500 locally managed and operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit cpb.org, follow us on Twitter @CPBmedia, Facebook and LinkedIn and subscribe for other updates.

About The Ready To Learn Initiative

The Ready To Learn Initiative is a cooperative agreement funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). It supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted to preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Its general goal is to promote early learning and school readiness, with a particular interest in reaching children living in low-income households. In addition to creating television and other media products, the program supports activities intended to promote national distribution of the programming, effective educational uses of the programming, community-based outreach and research on educational effectiveness.



Apple TV+ reveals trailer for “Lucy’s School”





Apple TV+ reveals trailer for “Lucy’s School,” the all-new Peanuts special celebrating educators

An original special plus all-new episodes of the beloved Apple Original “The Snoopy Show” season two premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 12

Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer for “Lucy’s School,” a new original special celebrating educators based on the classic “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, premiering Friday, August 12.

The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in the Fall, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead, but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. “Lucy’s School” is a love letter to teachers, and an appreciation of the impact a teacher can have on a child. It explores the fear of change, and shows how Lucy, supported by her friends, faces and overcomes her own fears.

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the special is directed by Raymond S. Persi (“It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown”), written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, who also executive produce alongside Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi, and is produced by James Brown and Timothy Jason Smith.

Also coming to Apple TV+ on Friday, August 12 through its partnership with WildBrain are new episodes of the beloved Apple Original, “The Snoopy Show” season two.

The award-winning slate of original films and series for kids and families on Apple TV+ also includes the recently premiered critically-acclaimed “El Deafo,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Pinecone and the Pony,” “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company; “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero; “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; “Get Rolling with Otis” and “Puppy Place”; Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers”; Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater”; new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “Snoopy in Space” season two, “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” and “For Auld Lang Syne”; and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have earned 250 wins and 1,115 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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