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.



“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” Adds Stellar Guest Cast





“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” from Disney Branded Television, Adds Stellar Guest and Recurring Voice Cast
The stellar guest cast includes Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, Maya Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Cobie Smulders and Wesley Snipes.
[via press release from Disney Branded Television]
‘MARVEL’S MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR,’ FROM DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION, ADDS STELLAR GUEST AND RECURRING VOICE CAST, INCLUDING ALISON BRIE, ANDY COHEN, DAVEED DIGGS, MAYA HAWKE, JENNIFER HUDSON, CRAIG ROBINSON, CLIFF ‘METHOD MAN’ SMITH, COBIE SMULDERS AND WESLEY SNIPES
A multitalented lineup of guests and recurring stars are lending their voices to “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” the highly anticipated series from Disney Branded Television, which centers on 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. Slated to premiere in 2023 on Disney Channel and Disney+, the stellar guest cast includes Alison Brie (“GLOW”), Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”), Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Maya Hawke (“Stranger Things”), Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“Power Book II: Ghost”), Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Wesley Snipes (“Blade” trilogy). Recurring stars include Omid Abtahi (“The Mandalorian”), Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Ghosts”), Michael Cimino (“Love, Victor”), Indya Moore (“Pose”) and Craig Robinson (“The Office”).

The news, a first-look clip and exclusive artwork was revealed today during a “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring the series cast and creative team.

Additional guest cast for the series includes Gideon Adlon (“Pacific Rim: The Black”), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Anna Akana (“Youth & Consequences”), Ian Alexander (“The OA”), May Calamawy (Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight”), Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Asia Kate Dillon (“Billions”), Luis Guzmán (“How to Make It in America”), astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Josh Keaton (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”), June Diane Raphael (“Grace and Frankie”), Paul Scheer (“The League”) and Tajinae Turner (“Meet the Voxels”).

“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” stars Diamond White as Lunella (aka Moon Girl); Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mom, Adria; Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s dad, James Jr.; Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops; and series executive producer Laurence Fishburne in the recurring role of The Beyonder, a curious and mischievous trickster.

Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series is executive produced by Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s “black-ish” and “mixed-ish,” Freeform’s “grown-ish”) and Steve Loter (Disney’s “Kim Possible”). Rodney Clouden (“Futurama”) is supervising producer, Kate Kondell (“The Pirate Fairy”) and Jeffrey M. Howard (“Planes”) are co-producers and story editors, and Pilar Flynn (“Elena of Avalor”) is producer.



Disney Channel August 2022 Programming Highlights

August 2022 Programming Highlights
— All Programming Subject to Change —

Friday, Aug. 5
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Eureka! “The Great Wafflefruit Race/Camped Out”
(7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT)
“The Great Wafflefruit Race” – Eureka and her classmates compete to scale a tree to taste the rare wafflefruit on top.
*Judah Howery (“Uncle Drew”) guest stars as twins Spruce and Cypress Stoneland

“Camped Out” – Everyone except Eureka gets homesick on their first overnight camping trip.
TV-Y

Friday, Aug. 12
Original Series – Special Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Rain, Rain, Go Away/Donald’s Razzle Dazzle Deal!”
(8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Rain, Rain, Go Away” – Mickey, Minnie and friends travel to Cloud Kingdom to see if Willie the Giant knows why it hasn’t rained, only to discover he has been using all the rain for his garden.
*Amanda Seales (“Insecure“) guest stars as Annie the Giant

“Donald’s Razzle Dazzle Deal!” – On Razzle Dazzle Day, Donald makes a wish to win all the games and prizes.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Eureka! “Project Bog/Really Giant Slalom”
(7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT)
“Project Bog” – Eureka and Bog get paired up for a class project.

“Really Giant Slalom” – When Murphy feels left out during a ski day, Eureka figures out a way everyone gets to take part in the fun.
TV-Y

Disney Channel Original Movie – Premiere on Disney Channel
“ZOMBIES 3” – Special “Lost Song” Version
(8:00-9:35 p.m. EDT)
Zed and Addison are beginning their senior year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a safe haven for monsters and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first zombie to attend college, while Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off. Then suddenly, extraterrestrial beings arrive in Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition.
TV-G

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney XD
Hamster & Gretel “Empower Failure/Oakey Dokey”
(9:35-10:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel/10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT on Disney XD)
“Empower Failure” – Hamster and Gretel get superpowers from aliens while Kevin grapples with being “superhero adjacent.”

“Oakey Dokey” – Kevin and Gretel disagree over how to stop a meteor.
TV-Y7

Saturday, Aug. 13
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “Recipe for Disaster/Math Punch”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)2
“Recipe for Disaster” – Kevin and Gretel have to rescue Family Dinner Night.

“Math Punch” – Gretel faces off against a lightning-powered cowboy as Dave struggles to get Carolina the perfect anniversary gift.
TV-Y7

Friday, Aug. 19
Original Series – Special Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Pirate Adventure”
(8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior)
Legendary pirate Captain Salty Bones invites Mickey, Minnie and friends to join the biggest treasure hunt ever to see if they can become true pirates.
*John Stamos (Disney+’s “Big Shot“) guest stars as Captain Salty Bones.

Original Series – Season Two Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Electro’s Gotta Glow/Black Cat Chaos”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior)
“Electro’s Gotta Glow” – Team Spidey must use their new glow tech to stop Electro from draining all the power in the city.

“Black Cat Chaos” – Spidey and Iron Man work together to stop Black Cat from making a mess of things when she steals Iron Man’s Armor.
*John Stamos (Disney+’s “Big Shot”) guest stars as Iron Man.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Puppy Dog Pals “Paw-rates of the Caribbean/Bob’s Book Club”
(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT)
“Paw-rates of the Caribbean” – When Darius spends the weekend with his parents on their research boat, he discovers a torn treasure map.

“Bob’s Book Club” – After Bob finishes a mystery book, he learns that the author is in town.
TV-Y

Saturday, Aug. 20
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “Superhero Sibling Rivalry/Close Shave”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Superhero Sibling Rivalry” – Gretel battles twin villains on her own.

“Close Shave” – Gretel’s “hero hunch” gets her into trouble.
TV-Y7

Friday, Aug. 26
Original Series – Special Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Daisy and the Muses/Keep on the Ball”
(8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Daisy and the Muses” – The Muses in the Land of Myth teach Daisy that it’s okay not to be good at everything all the time.
*Roz Ryan and Lillias White (both from Disney’s “Hercules“) reprise their original roles as muses Thalia and Calliope, respectively.

“Keep on the Ball” – Mickey and the gang must help Cuckoo Loca find her missing referee whistle.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Eureka! “Dance Dance Evolution/Barry On”
(7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT)
“Dance Dance Evolution” – The Rocky Falls kids learn a new dance for school, and everyone can master the routine except for Pepper!
*Misty Copeland and Ryan Michelle Bathé guest star as Rockanne and Sierra, respectively.

“Barry On” – Barry wants to be like his dad, the town’s “fix-it man.”
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Lights Out/Sandman Won’t Share!”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Lights Out” – Team Spidey must stop Electro and Green Goblin’s attempt to keep the citizens of New York City awake all night with a super-charged lighthouse.

“Sandman Won’t Share” – Team Spidey’s beach day gets interrupted by Sandman’s need to prove he’s the best at building sandcastles.
TV-Y

Saturday, Aug. 27
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “Cheer Cheer Bang Bang/La Ballad of La Cebolla”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Cheer Cheer Bang Bang” – Fred goes deep undercover as a cheerleader.

“La Ballad of La Cebolla” – Gretel and Kevin meet a villain with a unique ability.
TV-Y7

Video: “Deepa & Anoop” New Series Trailer – Netflix Jr





Video: “Deepa & Anoop” New Series Trailer – Netflix Jr
Joined by her color-changing pet elephant, a joyful little girl creates music, merriment and mischief at her Indian family’s Mango Manor hotel.
[via press release from Netflix]
Deepa & Anoop NEW SERIES Trailer | Netflix Jr

Joined by her color-changing pet elephant, a joyful little girl creates music, merriment and mischief at her Indian family’s Mango Manor hotel.



ideo: “Big Tree City” New Series Trailer – Netflix Jr





Video: “Big Tree City” New Series Trailer – Netflix Jr
When the phone rings at Big Tree City Rescue, Major Prickles and his can-do crew answer the call!
[via press release from Netflix]
Big Tree City NEW Series Trailer | Netflix Jr

When the phone rings at Big Tree City Rescue, Major Prickles and his can-do crew answer the call! There’s tech whiz Tricks, firefighter Flame, engineer Pecky, medical pro Kit, detective Stripes and plumbing ace Splash. Together, they’re ready for anything!

Big Tree City arrives on Netflix August 1!



Disney Branded Television Sets Aug. 12 Premiere Date and Debuts Official Trailer





Disney Branded Television Sets Aug. 12 Premiere Date and Debuts Official Trailer for ‘Hamster & Gretel’ on Disney Channel
Priah Ferguson, Liza Koshy, Alyson Stoner, Brock Powell and Akintoye To Star in Recurring Roles; and Jenny Lorenzo, Karina La Voz, Thomas Sanders, Casey Hamilton and Adam Rose To Star in Guest Roles

Disney Channel announced today the FRIDAY, AUG. 12 (9:35 p.m.* EDT/PDT), premiere date and debuted the official trailer for their upcoming animated superhero comedy, “Hamster & Gretel,” from Disney Branded Television. Joining the cast as recurring characters are Priah Ferguson (“Stranger Things”) as Gretel’s best friend, Bailey; Liza Koshy (“Liza on Demand”) as news reporter Veronica Hill; Alyson Stoner (“Phineas and Ferb”) and Brock Powell (“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe”) as the evil sibling duo Lauren and Lyle a.k.a The Destructress and FistPuncher, respectively; and viral rap sensation Akintoye as Kevin’s confident buddy, Anthony. Guest stars are Jenny Lorenzo (“Victor and Valentino”) as Carolina’s mother, Abuelita; legendary Latin pop star Karina La Voz as the tear-jerking La Cebolla; YouTube star Thomas Sanders (“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe”) as frat guy horse-man Neighslayer; TikTok star Casey Hamilton (@MrHamilton) as Gretel’s mild-mannered substitute teacher, Mr. Chabner; and Adam Rose (“Merry Happy Whatever”) as evil jingle writer The Earworm.

“Hamster & Gretel” introduces Kevin and his younger sister, Gretel, who are about to be bestowed superpowers by space aliens. But something goes awry, and it’s Gretel and her pet hamster (named Hamster) who suddenly have new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet, Hamster, to protect their city from mysterious dangers.

Starring in the series is newcomer Meli Povenmire as Gretel; Michael Cimino (“Love, Victor”) as Gretel’s older brother, Kevin; Beck Bennett (“SNL”) as Gretel’s pet hamster, Hamster; Joey King (“Kissing Booth”) as her tech-savvy cousin, Fred; Matt Jones (“Bob Hearts Abishola”) as the siblings’ easygoing father, Dave; and Carolina Ravassa (“Maya and the Three”) as their charismatic mother, Carolina.

Created by Dan Povenmire (of the Emmy® Award-winning global hit series “Phineas and Ferb”), “Hamster and Gretel” is produced by Disney Television Animation and is inspired by Povenmire’s relationship with his significantly younger sister. Brandi Young (“Milo Murphy’s Law”) serves as producer; Joanna Hausmann (“Bill Nye Saves the World”) will serve as co-producer/story editor, and Dorothea Gerassimova (“Mira, Royal Detective”) is the art director.

*Due to special programming, start time is subject to change.



Netflix Announces New Kids & Family Films and Series Every Week





Netflix Announces New Kids & Family Films and Series Every Week This Summer, Unveils First Looks, and Kicks Off Netflix Family Summer U.S. Activity Truck Tour
Newly announced premieres include “Lost Ollie” on August 24 and “Ivy & Bean” on September 2.
[via press release from Netflix]
Netflix Announces New Kids & Family Films and Series Every Week This Summer, Unveils First Looks, and Kicks Off Netflix Family Summer U.S. Activity Truck Tour

Just in time to beat the summer heat, Netflix is bringing new films and series each week to help kids and families stay cool and stay connected throughout the summer. Whether it’s bringing everyone at home together for quality time (The Sea Beast, 13: The Musical, Lost Ollie, Ivy & Bean), unlocking a preschooler’s imagination (CoComelon, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Action Pack), or keeping kids busy and happy with their favorite characters at home or traveling (Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, The Cuphead Show!, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous), there’s something for everyone.

Head over to the Netflix Family Summer 2022 Slate here for a full list of what’s coming to Netflix every week this summer, and check out some highlights below:

· May 19: The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib

· May 26: My Little Pony: Make Your Mark

· June 3: Floor is Lava S2

· June 6: Action Pack S2

· June 30: Sharkdog S2

· July 7: Karma’s World S3

· July 8: The Sea Beast

· July 14: Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight

· July 21: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous S5

· July 25: Gabby’s Dollhouse S5

· August 5: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

· August 12: 13: The Musical

· August 19: The Cuphead Show! New episodes

· August 24: Lost Ollie

· September 2: Ivy & Bean

Families can experience their favorite characters and stories in real life by visiting the Netflix Family Summer activity truck featuring character meet and greets, exclusive giveaways, and photo opportunities. For the latest information on locations, times and more, visit and bookmark Tudum.

Activity Truck U.S. Tour Schedule:
July 9 – Los Angeles, California
July 10 – San Diego, California
July 12 – Long Beach, California
July 16 – Chicago, Illinois
July 19 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 23 and 24 – Boston, Massachusetts
July 31 and August 1- Atlanta, Georgia
August 14 – Houston, Texas
August 28 – Miami, Florida

To keep the fun going at home, download the activity guide here and check out the “Summer Break” collection at www.netflix.com/netflixfamilysummer for even more summertime viewing suggestions. To get the latest on Netflix Family Summer, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

#NetflixFamilySummer



Peacock Announces New Original Series and Specials for the Globally Adored “Caillou”





Peacock Announces New Original Series and Specials for the Globally Adored “Caillou,” Alongside “L’il Stompers” to Its Expanding Original Kids Slate
In addition, DreamWorks Animation’s “The Bad Guys” will stream exclusively on Peacock beginning July 1.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS FOR THE GLOBALLY ADORED “CAILLOU,” ALONGSIDE “L’IL STOMPERS” TO ITS EXPANDING ORIGINAL KIDS SLATE

PEACOCK TO BEGIN MONTHLY ROLLOUT OF ORIGINAL KIDS PROGRAMMING IN 2023

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S ‘THE BAD GUYS’ TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK JULY 1

Peacock announced the new original series CAILLOU, a CGI reboot of the classic 1997 animated series of the same name and L’IL STOMPERS to its original kids programming slate. Peacock has also picked up the rights to five 44-minute CAILLOU event specials, focusing on significant childhood occasions. In addition, DreamWorks Animation’s THE BAD GUYS will stream exclusively on Peacock beginning July 1.

These new titles join a robust collection of Peacock Original kid’s offerings including the previously announced PRESS START!, TEAM MEKBOTS ANIMAL RESCUE, DINOPOPS, THE MAKERY and Season 2 of BABBLE BOP!. Peacock Original kids programming is set to rollout monthly beginning in 2023.

Peacock Original kids titles currently streaming on the platform include BABBLE BOP!, CURIOUS GEORGE: CAPE AHOY, as well as the DreamWorks Animation series DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY, ARCHIBALD’S NEXT BIG THING IS HERE!, CLEOPATRA IN SPACE and WHERE’S WALDO?

CAILLOU

· CAILLOU is an 11-minute CG-animated preschool series about the home and social life of a sensitive and imaginative 4-year-old boy named Caillou and the supportive family and friends that help him navigate his big feelings.

· CAILLOU is a CGI reboot of the original, 1997 animated series of the same name, featuring authentic and relatable slice-of-life stories told from the point of view of its imaginative four-year-old main character who learns life lessons and discovers new things with his friends and family.

· Caillou will tackle tricky problems and powerful emotions, by imagining himself, his family, and his friends as characters in exciting make-believe adventures based on his favorite toys and books.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Showrunner: Miklos Perlus

Writer: Amanda Smith

Produced By: WildBrain and IOM

Format: CG Animation, 52 episodes x 11 minutes

CAILLOU – EVENT SPECIALS

· Peacock has also picked up the rights to five 44-minute CAILLOU event specials, focusing on significant childhood occasions.

· The standalone event specials will feature storylines for Christmas, Halloween, Summer Vacation, Anti-Bullying and Celebration of Family.

· Each story will push further into the rich imaginative potential of Caillou’s inner world than ever before. By telling bigger stories, we get a better understanding of Caillou’s struggles and victories, with the ultimate satisfaction of knowing things are always wrapped up in a happy ending.

ABOUT THE SPECIALS:

Showrunner: Miklos Perlus

Director: Greg Richardson

Writers: Carly DeNure (Special Episode 1), Diana Moore (Special Episodes 2 & 4), Jagjiwan Sohal (Special Episode 3), Brian Hartigan (Special Episode 5)

Executive Producers: Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Stephanie Betts, Meaghan Clark, Dana Landry

Produced By: WildBrain and IOM

Format: CG Animation, 5 episodes x 44 minutes

L’IL STOMPERS

· L’IL STOMPERS features a cuddly bunch of stuffed dinosaurs seeking adventure and knowledge of the amazing world around them. Our adorable friends support one another as they take on hard topics in a soft world.

· Each character-focused episode features an age-appropriate challenging situation, using real problem-solving and coping strategies and laughter along the way. The show models how to deal with socio-emotional themes such as practice and persistence, listening to others, adapting to new things, and appreciation of differences.

· The series features a cozy, crafted world where our prehistoric dinos learn about life in the Stomping Grounds.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Creator, Director, Writer: Phillip Stamp

Series Director: Greg Richardson

Executive Story Editor: Bernice Vanderlaan

Executive Producers: Meaghan Clark, Dana Landry, Aaron Simpson, Phillip Stamp

Produced By: IoM Media Ventures (Island of Misfits)

Educational Contributor: Cheryl Gotthelf

Format: 65 x 5-minute episodes

THE BAD GUYS

· Follow the most notorious criminals in the world and find out if they can pull off their biggest job yet – going good – in DreamWorks Animations THE BAD GUYS streaming exclusively on Peacock July 1.

· Showcasing a brand-new crew of lovable and edgy characters bursting with personality, the film embraces individuality with each character’s unique skillset, ranging from hacking and disguise to muscle and drive.

· The family action-comedy boasts a star-studded voice cast including Academy Award(R) winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Marc Maron (GLOW), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), Anthony Ramos (In The Heights), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as the bad guys, alongside co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lily Singh (Bad Moms), Emmy(R) winner Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), and Richard Ayoade (Paddington 2).

· THE BAD GUYS is based on the Scholastic children’s graphic novels by Aaron Blabey that earned a spot on the New York Times bestselling list for more than 100 weeks and have sold a combined total of more than 1 million copies to-date.

ABOUT THE FILM:

Executive Producers: Etan Cohen, Aaron Blabey, Patrick Hughes 

Producers: Damon Ross, Rebecca Huntley

Screenplay By: Etan Cohen   

Directed By: Pierre Perifel 

Music By: Daniel Pemberton 

Produced By: DreamWorks Animation

Based On The Book Series By: Aaron Blabey 



“The Smurfs” Returns to Nickelodeon with Brand-New Second Season





“The Smurfs” Returns to Nickelodeon with Brand-New Second Season Starting Monday, July 18
Promising more adventure, more mischief, and more new Smurfs, new episodes return starting Monday, July 4, airing daily on Nickelodeon in the U.S. at 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
“THE SMURFS” RETURNS TO NICKELODEON WITH BRAND-NEW SECOND SEASON STARTING MONDAY, JULY 18

BURBANK, Calif., June 28, 2022 — Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy, and the rest of the Smurfs are back for an even Smurfier second season, premiering Monday, July 18 on Nickelodeon. Promising more adventure, more mischief, and more new Smurfs, new episodes return starting Monday, July 4, airing daily on Nickelodeon in the U.S. at 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Season two begins Monday, July 18 on Nickelodeon in the U.S., and internationally beginning in September 2022.

Season two of The Smurfs introduces two new characters: Wild Smurf (voiced by Luke Calzonetti), a mischievous character with a strong connection to animal life, whose temper and strange ways will shake up the Smurfs’ daily routine; and Leaf (voiced by Jade Wheeler), the fairy destined to replace Mother Nature who doesn’t have full command of her powers just yet.

Throughout the all-new season of The Smurfs, the Smurfs will travel through time, swap bodies with each other, and get into magic duels. Constantly pursued by the determined Gargamel and Azrael, and also by ogres Bigmouth and Egghead, the Smurfs and their friends will continue to enchant in new episodes filled with exciting and hilarious adventures.

The voice cast bringing these beloved characters to life includes: David Freeman (7 Promises) as Papa Smurf, the father figure keeping the other Smurfs in line; Berangere McNeese (Matriochkas) as Smurfette, a curious Smurf who is always ready to take part in new adventures; Lenny Mark Irons (No Man’s Land) as Gargamel, a conniving human wizard with a bottomless thirst to capture Smurfs; Youssef El Kaoukibi (NRJ Belgium) as Brainy, who considers himself the smartest of the bunch; and Catherine Hershey (Boundary Games) as Willow, the brave and wise matriarch of a new tribe of girl Smurfs.

The Smurfs CG-animated series acquisition is overseen by Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships and Dana Cluverius, Senior Vice President, Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon, and Jason Oliveri, Executive in Charge, Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon.

The Smurfs is a Peyo Productions and Dupuis Audiovisuel production, in co-production with KiKA, Ketnet and RTBF, with the participation of TF1 and with the participation of Wallimage (La Wallonie), of Screen Flanders, of BNPPFFF and with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government and the participation of the CNC.

SMURFS © Peyo Productions – Dupuis Édition & Audiovisuel – Les Cartooneurs – KiKA – KETNET – RTBF.be – 2022

About Peyo, LAFIG Belgium/IMPS (International Merchandising Promotions & Services)

IMPS, together with LAFIG Belgium, are the official licensors of the little blue-skinned characters ‘The Smurfs.’ Over the years, IMPS has worked in close collaboration with its agents worldwide to develop successful licensed merchandising, retail and co-branded promotions, publishing activities, broadcasting deals, theme parks, live shows and family entertainment centers that have secured the everlasting success of the Smurfs. IMPS is run by Véronique Culliford, the daughter of Pierre Culliford, the creator of the Smurfs, who is better known under his pseudonym Peyo. Véronique has run IMPS since 1984 and controls with LAFIG Belgium the rights to the Smurfs characters and the Smurfs licensing worldwide.

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.