PBS Kids offered a sneak peak at their newest educational animated series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, while at the TCAs today. Based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by author Victoria Kann, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC will follow 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.
In its lead up to the February 19, 2018, release premiere, PBSKids have offered three 11-minute stories on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App. 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 have five 11-minute stories.
“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.”
PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages its viewers to engage in self-expression and the creative arts, covering areas such as music, dance, theater and visual arts. Each episode will have two 11-minute stories that emphasize self-expression and have 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.
In addition to the video content that is available now, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC also has digital content that includes games and other interactive properties that allow the user to learn and grow through the use of self-expression. The multiplatform media experience that will include digital content for kids, parents, and teachers, will be unveiled in February. The games will be available on pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Games App. Show 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.
In conjunction with the series, parents will also be able to download the A PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC app, Party with Pinkalicious!, a creative app experience that will support the series, 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.