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PBS KIDS Offers Sneak Peek of its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC

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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. The series’ on-air premiere on February 19 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 and Sixteen South Studios, 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 Amar Ramasar, 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.

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is based on the author-illustrator Victoria Kann’s number-one New York Times-bestselling book series, Pinkalicious which includes 63 titles and has sold more than 23 million copies to date. The HarperCollins book series has been translated into eight languages and is available in nine countries. The series also inspired a stage musical Pinkalicious: The Musical, which premiered in New York City to sold-out audiences and continues to be performed across the country. Pinkalicious & Peterrific is produced by WGBH Boston and Sixteen South Studios. Produced with the participation of Northern Ireland Screen. Funding for PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is provided by public television viewers. Corporate funding is provided by Kiddie Academy® and Homer. For more information, visit: pbskids.org/pinkalicious and follow Pinkalicious & Peterrific on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.  

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
Pinkatoo
Puptastic
Best Pink Present

Available Friday, January 19
Dancing Shoes
The Sand Palace

Available Friday, January 26
Fairy House
Zoo Day

Available Friday, February 2
Plantastically Pink
Painting Pixie

Available Friday, February 9
Glitterizer
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
Slumber Party/Puptastic

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
Pinkalicious/Glitterizer

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 TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About WGBH
Public media producer WGBH is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest creator of PBS content for TV and the Web, including MasterpieceAntiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, ArthurPinkalicious & 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®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, 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.


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Maria Vera Whelan, PBS; 703.739.3225; mverawhelan@pbs.org
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