Arlington, VA – June 21, 2021 – This July, PBS Distribution will be adding new volumes of Arthur and Hero Elementary, along with a Wild Kratts special to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel. In “Arthur, Volume 24,” George gets creative with guest artist, Kevin Sampson, for the country-wide art show. Then, Arthur and his friends are shocked to hear Mrs. MacGrady is diagnosed with cancer. They all react differently, but must learn to come together in order to support each other. In “Hero Elementary: Volume 8,” Sara is excited to celebrate the full moon viewing, but when half the moon disappears, Sparks’ Crew flies to the moon to investigate where the other half went. Then, in “Wild Kratts: Cats & Dogs,” the evil Zach Varmitech comes up with a scheme to capture and sell wild cats and dogs. The Wild Kratts crew must race to protect the animals! Also coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel this July is “Let’s Go Luna, Volume 8” and “Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion.”
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Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on their local PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app.
Arthur: Volume 24
Streaming Date: July 2, 2021
In “Arthur, Volume 24,” George creates a piece of art for the country-wide art show with the help of guest artist, Kevin Sampson. Also, Arthur must learn how to control his temper after getting angry over a pair of sneakers in “George Scraps His Sculpture/Arthur’s Big Meltdown.” Then, in “The Great MacGrady,” Arthur and his friends find out that Mrs. MacGrady is diagnosed with cancer. The kids must learn how to come together to support each other.
Wild Kratts: Cats & Dogs
Streaming Date: July 13, 2021
While on the African savanna, Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt observe lots of wild cats and dogs interacting with each other. Soon, Wild Kratts kids are calling in from all over to ask about these wild animals and whether they’re like their own pets. Zach, who has been secretly listening to all the questions, comes up with a scheme to capture and sell these creatures as “special” pets. The Brothers, plus Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy, race to save the wild cats and dogs and protect them so they can “live free and in the wild”.
Hero Elementary: Volume 8
Streaming Date: July 16, 2021
Sara is excited to celebrate the full moon viewing with her pals in “Heroes in Space, Part 1/Heroes in Space, Part 2,” but they notice that half the moon seems to be gone! Sparks’ Crew flies to the moon to investigate where the other half went. In “Squeak to Me/Team’s Song Theme Song,” Sparks’ Crew wants to make their own theme song. How can they make sounds of different pitches? Then, when Sparks’ Crew is looking for their classmates in “Search and Rescue/Secret Lives of Teachers,” the kids are shocked to see their teacher on the weekend outside of school. Plus, what happens when a toy train display featuring a model replica of City Town is ruined in “Back on Track/Switcheroo-er”?
Also coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel
Let’s Go Luna, Volume 8
Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
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