PBS Kids Announces Cat in the Hat Christmas Special
“We’re excited to premiere the first Christmas special featuring everyone’s favorite cat,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children’s Media, PBS. “A festive event for the whole family, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas! will take kids and their parents on a learning adventure, showcasing different types of animals and the incredible abilities they have. In this new holiday special, the Cat will be a trusted guide, helping families discover natural science concepts, while laughing and singing with them along the way.”
Sure to be a holiday favorite for the entire family for years to come, this adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.
The one-hour special premieres on Wednesday, November 21 on PBS KIDS, with encore presentations throughout Thanksgiving weekend and in December (check local listings).
In the new online game Freezeyourknees, Follow Me, Please!, Ralph the Reindeer is a long way from Freezeyourknees Valley. The Cat in the Hat is giving the lost reindeer a ride home when the Thinga-ma-jigger suddenly loses its power and makes an emergency landing. Only you can guide Ralph back to his family in time for Christmas – with help from some amazing animal friends! Freezeyourknees, Follow Me, Please! offers players three levels of game play, each level its own animal-themed “Follow Me” challenge. Grounded in an animal science curriculum, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas! game will be available at PBSKIDS.org/catinthehat starting November 7.
NCircle Entertainment just released The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas! on DVD. The DVD will be available at retail nationwide so that families can continue watching throughout the holidays. For more information, visit NCircle: http://www.ncircleentertainment.com/the-cat-in-the-hat-knows-a-lot-about-christmas/843501004227.
Random House Children’s Books Titles:
To extend the PBS KIDS Christmas special into a reading experience, in September 2012, Random House Children’s Books published a selection of accompanying titles in trade paperback, Golden Book, Step Into Reading and activity book formats. Featuring the same fun take on science that parents have come to appreciate in all The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! episodes, children can now watch and read with the Cat in the Hat this holiday season!