PBS KIDS Offers Sneak Peek of its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC
Episodes from the show are available on PBS KIDS' streaming video platforms ahead of February 19 one-hour premiere on PBS stations nationwide
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 2018 - Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS KIDS announced a first look at its newest animated series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by author Victoria Kann. In the lead-up to its February 19 broadcast premiere, PBS KIDS is giving fans a special sneak peek on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App. Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event. The series' on-air premiere will feature five 11-minute stories, one of which guest stars Marlo Thomas, who voices a dragon named Gertie.
PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, as they explore the town of Pinkville with their neighborhood friends. The imaginative Pinkalicious finds creative opportunities everywhere she looks, with Peter and her friends Jasmine, Rafael and Kendra in tow. She inspires everyone around her to be creative and find imaginative solutions to problems, and expresses herself in ways that encourage children to do the same.
"At PBS KIDS, we seek to inspire kids through storytelling," said Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children's Programming, PBS. "PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC offers us the opportunity to put the spotlight on arts and creativity in a way we've never done before, to highlight the importance of the arts as part of a whole-child learning approach and encourage kids to express that creativity in their daily lives."
Produced by WGBH Boston, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages kids to engage in self-expression and the creative arts, covering areas such as music, dance, theater and visual arts. Each episode includes two 11-minute stories featuring Pinkalicious, Peter and their friends, and one live-action interstitial. The interstitials will feature real-life kids creating art, as well as profiles of professional artists. Renowned musicians such as blues recording artist Vaneese Thomas, dancers such as New York City Ballet principal Ramar Amasar, and author-illustrator Victoria Kann are among the artists featured.
"With this new PBS KIDS series, kids can explore their own creativity and connect with the wonderful world of Pinkalicious, Peter and their friends," said Dorothea Gillim, Executive Producer, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, WGBH Boston.
PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is part of a multiplatform media experience that will include digital content for kids, parents and teachers, beginning in February. PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC will offer a variety of games at pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Games App, as well as clips and full episodes on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App, which is accessible on a variety of mobile devices and platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. A PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC app, Party with Pinkalicious!, a creative app experience that will support the series, will also launch in February. Parent resources will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents website, and PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips and printable activities.
More information on PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, including when to watch, is included below. Images, episode descriptions and additional programming information are available on PBS PressRoom.
Sneak Peek Episodes on PBS KIDS' Streaming Video Platforms:
Available Monday, January 15
Best Pink Present
Available Friday, January 19
The Sand Palace
Available Friday, January 26
Available Friday, February 2
Available Friday, February 9
All Tangled Up
Series Premiere On-air Rollout:
Airs Monday, February 19
Pinkalicious & Peterrific One-Hour Premiere
Airs Tuesday, February 20
Fairy House/Pinkabotta & Peterbotta
Airs Wednesday, February 21
Airs Thursday, February 22
Invisible Band/Best Pink Present
Airs Monday, February 26
Dancing Shoes/No Honking
Airs Tuesday, February 27
The Sand Palace/Zoo Day
Airs Wednesday, February 28
Plantastically Pink/Painting Pixie
Airs Monday, March 5
Airs Tuesday, March 6
All Tangled Up/Above the Clouds
Airs Monday, March 12
Snow Fairy/To Catch a Leaf
Airs Monday, March 19
Peter's Blues/Pink Raspberry
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to nearly 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children's learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children's learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Public media producer WGBH is America's preeminent public broadcaster and the largest creator of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Pinkalicious & Peterrific and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children's series. WGBH's television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston's Local NPR(R); 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR(R) Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI's The World(R)), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia(TM), providing the nation's educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.