PBS KIDS Releases New “Wild Kratts Baby Buddies” App
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WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies helps kids 3-8 explore animal care and science
Arlington, VA, January 7, 2016 – PBS KIDS has announced the launch of the all-new WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies App, a science-focused app based on the popular animal-themed kids series, now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. In WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies, kids join the Kratt brothers, Chris and Martin, on an African Savannah creature-sitting adventure, as they help care for baby animals. Intended for children ages 3-8, the app gives kids the opportunity to learn about animal care and science.
“WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies is the ultimate app for young WILD KRATTS fans,” said Chris Kratt, co-creator of the family favorite series. “With this new app, and with all of our work, our goal is to make natural history and science fun for kids, through a camaraderie with the amazing animals on this planet,” added co-creator Martin Kratt.
In addition to feeding, washing, protecting and playing with the baby animals, the WILD KRATTS Baby Buddies app allows children to discover something new and exciting every time they play. The animals include a baby elephant, cheetah, zebra, aardvark and crocodile.
“PBS KIDS is excited to launch a new app from WILD KRATTS, a series that is truly a family favorite both on air and on digital platforms, ranking among our top three shows and websites*,” said Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital. “The Baby Buddies app offers our youngest audiences a chance to explore their passion for animals and the environment alongside Martin and Chris.”
WILD KRATTS airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). In each episode, creature adventurers Chris and Martin Kratt take kids and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and Emmy-winning Zoboomafoo, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. The series is a co-production of The Kratt Brothers Company and Emmy-winning 9 Story Entertainment.
*Source: Nielsen NPOWER K2-8 GAA%, Google Analytics, September 2015.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. 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.
About Kratt Brothers Company
Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced over 200 episodes of television, including award-winning series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo, Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature and Wild Kratts. Through its full service animation studio, Kratt Brothers Company is currently in production on its third season of the Emmy-nominated hit, Wild Kratts. www.krattbrothers.com
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