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Is Arthur ending after 25 seasons?

Last June, Montreal-based studio Oasis Animation announced that it had received funding to produce seasons 22-25 of the beloved PBS Kids series Arthur. There are indications this was the aardvark’s final renewal. It all started in mid-November when actor Bruce Dinsmore, who’s voiced Binky and Arthur’s father since the very beginning, Tweeted out this message: 24 years is a good ...

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In the all of the Craziness dealing with Sinclair and Tribune – Sinclair ALSO is getting into the animation business with new Block.

On the heels of one of the biggest deals for local stations, Sinclair is (coming back?) to the animation and Kids industries, with KidsClick. They will be working with Wegels and MGM’s THIS TV to show the block on a 3 hour basis every day, and 7 to 10 every Saturday. The reason possibly for the LONGER daily strip is that they want to get over credit (similar) for e/i shows like PBS ...

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PBS KIDS Launches 24/7 Channel for the US

PBS Kids has just launched as the first ever nationwide 24-hour kid-targeted channel in the US, provided by member stations across the region on TV and through live streaming on digital platforms. This gives children and caregivers more freedom when it comes to accessing PBS’ rich library of educational content. The launch was announced by PBS President & CEO Paula A. Kerger at the ...

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New Wild Kratts Movie Coming to PBS Kids

This coming November 23, PBS stations nationwide will be premiering a new Wild Kratts movie titled Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep. The movie will be the latest from intrepid explorers of the natural world, real life brothers Martin and Chris Kratt. Produced by the brothers’ own company, Kratt Brothers Company, Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep will feature the 2D animated counterparts of ...

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PBS Welcomes Mack & Moxy

Socially Dynamic Entertainment and Vancouver toon studio Bardel Entertainment produce Mack & Moxy, a new series of specials which will come on PBS stations nationwide on April 1. The show is specifically made to inspire kids ages 3-7. Mack & Moxy is created and executively produced by Brahm Wenger (Disney veteran) and inspired by Dewey Doo-it books by Wenger and Alan Green. The new ...

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New Bob the Builder Introduces New Character: Wendy

This November, Bob the Builder will be returning to PBS sporting a brand new look, courtesy of updated CG animation. But the visuals are not the only thing that’s new with the franchise, because they are also going to introduce a new character: Wendy, who is going to be voiced by Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt. You can check out the video below to see Wendy and the rest of the crew in ...

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Wild Kratts’ Worldwide Popularity Goes Beyond Cartoons

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group have recently announced several new exciting developments regarding the show Wild Kratts, which is a wildlife-oriented edutainment cartoon based on the exploits of the real life zoologist brothers. The show has recently gained the no. 1 spot with kids aged 4 to 8 and 6 to 11 across several networks, including its debut channel PBS. ...

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9 Story Entertainment Finds Multiple Homes for Peg + Cat

9 Story Entertainment has recently secured a raft of new deals for their hit animated preschool series, Peg + Cat. The 80 x 12 series has been acquired by a number of new broadcasters that include Treehouse (Canada), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), TVNZ (New Zealand), TG4 (Ireland) and Canal+ Family together (France and French-speaking territories). The series premiered earlier this month on ...

Sid the Science Kid is Back with Tech Episodes for Girls
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Sid the Science Kid is back with Tech Episodes for Girls

Sid The Science Kid is set to return with 5 more episodes that aim to help children learn the basics of engineering and technology, but this time, Sid will feature technology that is Girl-friendly, and will be bringing a few of his friends to help. The 5 new episodes of Sid the Science Kid is scheduled to air on December 5th at PBS Kids!, and the first episode will feature Emmy Award-winning ...

Sesame Street Tackles Bullying Issue
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Sesame Street Tackles the Issue of Bullying

If you’re a kid or a parent who’s currently dealing with issues related to bullying, you may want to keep an eye out for the next few Sesame Street episodes. The Sesame Street episode entitled The Good Birds Club, which airs on PBS stations this Monday, October 17 (check your listings for local schedules), will tackle the issue of bullying amongst kids through a number of cartoons, ...

PBS Kids Go and TVOntario pick up 9 Story's Wild Kratts: season two
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PBS Kids Go and TVOntario pick up 9 Story’s Wild Kratts: season two

Martin and Chris Kratt have made a pretty tremendous leap, from the real-world role of zoologists, to the animated-world role of …well, cartoons! Their series, Wild Kratts, has run on PBS Kids Go! in the U.S. and TVOntario in Canada for the past season, among other places around the globe, and they’re ready to start with some new episodes. Thankfully, 9 Story Entertainment and ...

Al Roker brings the word of the month Meteorologist to WordGirl on PBS
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Al Roker brings the word of the month Meteorologist to WordGirl on PBS

Tomorrow, on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, PBS Kids Go! will get a special guest visit from world renowned weather man Al Roker! The star of NBC’s The Today Show will drop by in animated form in a new episode of WorldGirl, ready to help with the new Word of the Month: Meteorologist. With all of his Meteorologing (which will never be the world of the month, btw) over the years, Al ...

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