Lakeshore Public Television Premieres PBS KIDS’ “Curious George Swings into Spring” on Earth Day
One-hour CURIOUS GEORGE® special and related online and mobile content invite viewers to a springtime adventure on April 22
This Earth Day, Lakeshore Public Television invites viewers to join America’s favorite monkey for a new PBS KIDS CURIOUS GEORGE special: CURIOUS GEORGE SWINGS INTO SPRING. From spring fever to spring cleaning, from a canoe ride to a hot air balloon journey, George and his friends get viewers ready to explore the outdoors this Earth Day. The one-hour adventure premieres Monday, April 22 at 7:00 a.m. and will repeat Friday, April 26 at 7:00 a.m. and throughout the weekend.
“Lakeshore Public Television is committed to serving Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland families with trusted content that both entertains and educates kids,” said Matt Franklin, vice president of television operations. “This Earth Day, we are excited to premiere CURIOUS GEORGE SWINGS INTO SPRING, which will take families on a science adventure that will inspire them to go outside and explore the world around them.”
A new CURIOUS GEORGE online game will launch in late April. Featuring natural science concepts such as plant growth and butterfly metamorphosis, the game will give kids an opportunity to create their own music videos about spring.
CURIOUS GEORGE the television series is designed to inspire kids to explore science, math and engineering in the world around them in a fun and entertaining way. Based on the best-selling Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey, the two-time Emmy® Award winning daily series on PBS KIDS expands George’s world to include a host of colorful characters and original locales, while maintaining the charm of the beloved books. Each half-hour episode includes two animated stories followed by short live-action pieces showing real kids who are investigating the ideas that George introduces in his stories. The series encourages inquiry and curiosity, promotes hands-on exploration and shows parents and caregivers how to support children’s science and math-related play.
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
CURIOUS GEORGE is a production of Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC. Executive producers are Ron Howard (Imagine), Brian Grazer (Imagine), Ellen Cockrill (Universal), Carol Greenwald (WGBH), Dorothea Gillim (WGBH), Jon Shapiro and David Kirschner. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLP. Television series: ©2013. Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.