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The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2022 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The annual awards strive to recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; leading the winners was Glen Keane Productions’ ‘Trash Truck’ for Netflix, which garnered awards for best new series, best-animated series, and best holiday episode.

Imagine That! Headline News

‘Molly of Denali’ Crosses Paths with the ‘Wild Kratts’ on July 18

In the new crossover episode coming to PBS KIDS, Molly and her dad happen upon the Kratt brothers who happen to be in Alaska on a ‘creature trail’ looking for a mysteriously lost pack of wolves.

branding Headline News

PBS KIDS Unveils New Branding and Logo Video

New visuals of people and places mirror the diversity of culture, race, ethnicity, geography, family structure, varying abilities, and body type that make up the brand’s modern digitally focused audience; new logo debuts July 19.

People Headline News

Adriano Schmid Named VP of PBS Kids Content

Hailing from Warner Bros. Discovery, the exec comes onboard June 13, tasked with driving expansion of the kids’ multi-platform content strategy while developing new approaches to production for emerging platforms and overseeing the PBS Kid’s content team.

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PBS Kids Greenlights ‘Donkey Hodie’ Season 2

The popular puppet series inspired by ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’s characters is slated to hit Spring 2023; show is designed to help kids learn resilience, persistence, and problem solving.

Arthur Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Arthur,’ PBS’s Beloved Aardvark-Centric Series, Gets a New Digital Life

Dan Flynn, associate creative director of Hero4Hire Creative and lead animator on ‘Arthur’ digital productions, talks about the future of the long-running children’s animated series.

Kids’ Programming Headline News

New Episodes ‘Molly of Denali’ Kick off March 14

PBS to air 2-part special ‘Basketball Blues’ during the NCAA March Madness; University of Hawaii star forward Kamaka Hepa guest stars and helps Molly get out of her shooting slump.

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Fred Rogers Productions’ ‘Alma’s Way’ and ‘Donkey Hodie’ Secure Grants

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 3:18pm

Company receives funding from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and Heinz Family Foundation in support of onscreen programming and community outreach for the two PBS KIDS animated series.

People Headline News

Hero4Hire Names Jane Wu Creative Director

Art direction and animation design expert brings multidisciplinary skills to studio’s expanding set of production, including motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

Animated TV Series Headline News

PBS KIDS ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ Coming in 2023

Produced by GBH KIDS and Pipeline Studios, the animated show about a trio of marsupial siblings will demonstrate computational skills for preschoolers, providing them with powerful tools for self-expression and problem solving.

Arthur Turns 25! Headline News

PBS KIDS Celebrates ‘Arthur’s’ 25th Anniversary

Special marathon kicks off February 16 featuring 250 back-to-back episodes and movie specials; GBH Kids to expand content with Podcast, Topical Shorts, and Games rolling out in 2022 and beyond.

holiday specials Headline News

Apple TV+ Releases Peanuts Special ‘For Auld Lang Syne’ Teaser

After a disappointing Christmas, Lucy plans a New Year’s Gala and Charlie struggles with his list of resolutions; the ‘Peanuts’ Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

PBS KIDS Announces Animated Holiday Line-Up

Celebrate December with new specials and fan-favorite classics; ‘Alma’s Way’ helps viewers celebrate Nochebuena and Three Kings Day; ‘Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas’ reveals the true holiday spirit; and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ returns with a special presentation on December 19.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Rosie's Rules’ Coming to PBS KIDS

New 2D animated preschool comedy from 9 Story Media and Brown Bag Films stars 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes learning about the world beyond her family’s walls; the series, which debuts Fall 2022, aims to help young children develop awareness of themselves as part of a broader community.

Kids’ Programming Headline News

‘Molly of Denali’ Season 2 Launches November 1 on PBS Kids

In a special episode honoring Native American Heritage Month, Molly learns about Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native civil rights leader; the award-winning animated series incorporates Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on screen and behind the scenes.

I Got a Rock! Headline News

All-New ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Special ‘For Auld Lang Syne’ Coming to Apple TV+

The Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10; Apple and PBS teaming up to offer classic ‘Peanuts’ specials ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for ad-free viewing on PBS and PBS KIDS.

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‘Alma’s Way’ Debuts on PBS Kids

The new 2D animated series, created by Sonia Manzano, features a 6-year-old proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx; launching October 4, the show is part of a revamped daytime PBS KIDS SoCal schedule that allows fans more viewing options for series including ‘Arthur,’ ‘Molly of Denali,’ and ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.’

Animated TV Series Headline News

PBS Greenlights ‘Nature Cat’ Seasons 4 and 5

The award-winning kid’s series, produced by Spiffy Pictures, features an all-star comedic cast including Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, and Kate Micucci; new episodes, plus two new movie specials, are set to debut in 2022.

Discover Ecology in Your Own Backyard! Headline News

Fred Rogers Productions’ ‘Through the Woods’ Launches on PBS Kids

The series of 3-minute animated shorts inspires young viewers to explore and discover ecosystems in their own backyards; show airs beginning June 4 following episodes of ‘Donkey Hodie.’

Summer Fun! Headline News

Play and Watch this Summer with PBS KIDS Weekend Family Night Slate

Kid-centric network offers fun activities and resources for the hot summer months; special weekend programming kick off June 4, followed by fan favorite specials ‘Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One’ on June 7 and ‘Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs’ on July 12.

Autism awareness Headline News

Autism Acceptance Month on PBS KIDS Starts April 2

‘Hero Elementary’ kicks off on World Autism Awareness Day with a half-hour special; other special series episodes highlight autism acceptance including ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ and ‘Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.’

Awards Headline News

2021 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

Winning projects include ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild’ for Preschool - Best New Series, ‘Forky Asks a Question,’ Kids’ Best Animated Series, and ‘Baba Yaga,’ Digital Kids Best Game App and Best Alternative Game.

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