Taking kids on completely new explorations of the magical world of Treetopolis, the new season of preschool series Tree Fu Tom premieres on Sprout on Earth Day.
Movement will continue creating magic as Tree Fu Tom launches for a second season on Sprout today. Encouraging preschoolers to move and develop their motor skills throughout each episode, Tree Fu Tom engages children in action, adventures and physical activity unlike any other show on television. Encouraging each child to become a superhero like Tom and participate in special movements designed by child development specialists, the second season of Tree Fu Tom will take kids on completely new explorations of the magical world of Treetopolis. The new season of Tree Fu Tom premiered on Sprout today – Earth Day – at 2:30 PM (ET). The show will continue airing on an ongoing basis at its regularly scheduled times of weekdays at 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM and weekends at 6:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.
In addition to viewing the new season of Tree Fu Tom on Sprout, children will also be able to download the show from several online providers including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and NOOK.
“There’s no show on television that benefits the development of preschoolers to the level that Tree Fu Tom does,” said Bob Higgins, Executive Vice President, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. “Tree Fu Tom is the one show that parents should want their preschoolers to watch and we look forward to another great season on Sprout.”
“Sprout is committed to delivering the very best preschool content to our audience,” said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President, Programming, Sprout. “Tree Fu Tom has been a fantastic addition to our gold standard programming lineup, and we know that season two will encourage even more physical activity while taking viewers on new exciting outdoor adventures.”
“Helping to develop the movements in Tree Fu Tom has been a highlight of my career, said Dr. Lynda Foulder Hughes, PhD and Occupational Therapist. “Tree Fu Tom truly is a show that can positively impact children for the rest of their lives. Exposing them to fun movement challenges early in life can help to prepare them for school, as well as impact their daily living skills.”
Aimed at preschoolers, Tree Fu Tom is set in an enchanted world where movement creates magic. Tom appears to be a normal eight-year-old boy, but by putting on his magic belt and performing a special sequence of magic action-movements known as Tree Fu, he is transformed into a tiny but mighty magical superhero. The BAFTA nominated CG series is a global success, airing in more than 75 territories around the globe and is supported by an extensive consumer products program. Tree Fu Tom is a co-production between FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and the BBC for CBeebies, with animation by Blue Zoo Animation.
Source: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.