“DONKEY HODIE: Volume 8” Also Arrives on the Channel
Arlington, VA –December 5 – This month, children’s worlds will be filled with artistic ideas and concepts of community with the addition of two new programs on the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel, “Scribbles and Ink” and “City Island.” Based on the popular books and characters by author/illustrator Ethan Long, “Scribbles and Ink” is a character driven, digital interactive series that allows kids to discover the joy of using paint, brush, crayon and pencil to propel their way through an adventure. It’s designed to let kids imagine and draw their own adventures. “City Island” features a civics curriculum, highlighting topics like cooperation, conflict resolution, and city planning, helping to foster young viewers’ understanding of how cities and communities work. The series stars Kimia Behpoornia and Kimiko Glenn, with guest appearances that include Amy Schumer, Julio Torres, James Adomian, and Debi Mazar. Also Donkey Hodie and her pals are back on the Channel with an all-new batch of episodes. “Donkey Hodie, Volume 8” debuts as the latest installment from the preschool puppet series inspired by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
The PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL offers 40+ educational and entertaining shows and shorts for kids ages 2-8. Children can watch anytime, anywhere on their favorite devices, making it the largest library of PBS KIDS programming to stream anywhere – all housed in one place. The subscription rate is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all. Families and kids can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS KIDS.
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Scribbles and Ink: Volume 1
Streaming Date: December 2, 2022
In “Scribbles and Ink,” children join Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse as they draw and paint their way through fantastical, animated adventures, where their creativity becomes centerstage and their art becomes part of the story. In Season 1, children learn how to draw Scribbles and Ink, and how to draw faces that show feelings.
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City Island: Volume 1
Streaming Date: December 26, 2022
Meet Watt, a little light bulb with big ideas! In each episode of “City Island,” Watt meets all the cheerfully optimistic members of his community and learns about how they make the city run. Watt explores different locations, like the library, airport, planetarium, art museum and more, and works with others to find the best solutions to simple problems. “City Island” is a living city where the objects and infrastructure are all characters and members of the community – from fire trucks and subway cars, to cafes, plants, bicycles, and even the roads themselves.
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Donkey Hodie: Volume 8
Streaming Date: December 9, 2022
It’s a snow day in Someplace Else! Will Panda’s pals want to do all his favorite snow activities from Planet Purple? Also in “Donkey Hodie, Volume 8”, Donkey is baby-yodel-bird-sitting. No matter what she tries, the baby won’t nap. Can her pals help figure out what the baby needs? Plus, Donkey helps fix Panda’s spaceship, Donkey’s cousin comes to visit, Donkey and Grampy miss Gregory while he Is away at pet elephant camp and much more!
Also Arriving on the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel this December
Word World, Volume 1 – 12/16
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