All new this Fall, PBS announced it will premiere a new animated series exploring marine biology and ocean science. SPLASH was created by John Tartaglia (Imaginocean and John & The Sprites) and produced by The JIm Henson Company (Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid) and Herschend Enterprises (Dollywood and The Harlem Globetrotters.)
Targeting audiences ages 4 through 7, the show follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish, who has migrated all over the oceans before settling down with his family in Reeftown. Until Splash came along, Bubbles, Dunk, Ripple and most of the other Reeftown residents had no idea what lay beyond the cozy confines of their corral walls. Together the friends explore the oceans, where they meet other marine animals and discover new habitats, and bring back what they’ve learned to share with their neighbors.
Also new, PBS announced new digital offerings. All new streaming video content and digital games from PBS Kids’ newest multiplatform media property READY JET GO! is now available. Viewers can now preview on digital platforms four full-length 11-minute stories from the series. The episodes will continue to roll out throughout the month until January 29th. The videos are available for free on pbskids.org, the PBS KIDS Video App, and PBS Video on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. Additionally, two mobile-friendly web games, hands-on activities for children and families and a live stream of the International Space Station channel are available at pbskids.org/readyjetgo.