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PBS KIDS® AND PBS KIDS GO!sm PREPARE
A CORNUCOPIA OF CONTENT THIS THANKSGIVING
On PBS KIDS GO! kids can enjoy the movie
ARTHUR’S MISSING PAL on Thursday, November 22, and a
WORDGIRL marathon on Friday, November 23
Younger kids can celebrate “PBS KIDS Friend Day” with
Miss Lori and Hooper on Friday, November 23
Arlington, VA November 1, 2007 – On November 22 and 23, families can plan on a full plate of great kids’ content as PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! provide two days of specials encouraging sharing, friendship and fun. Beginning Thursday, PBS KIDS GO! features a special holiday presentation of ARTHUR’S MISSING PAL, ARTHUR’s first-ever CGI movie. On Friday morning, the PBS KIDS preschool destination celebrates “Friend Day” with friendship-themed episodes followed by a two-hour WORDGIRL marathon on PBS KIDS GO!. At pbskids.org, kids can send ecards to friends in celebration of “Friend Day.”
In addition, PBS Parents (pbsparents.org) offers guidance for parents on building and fostering friendships. PBS Parents Guide to Going to School features “The Secrets to Your Child’s Social Life,” a series of articles that delves into the stages of friendships for kids beginning at babyhood, social groups, the complex relationship situations that kids will face and what parents can do to help.
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ARTHUR’S MISSING PAL
Thursday, November 22 (check local listings) on PBS KIDS GO!
Arthur, like you've never seen him before, stars in his FIRST-EVER CGI movie! When Arthur's dog Pal disappears, Arthur must enlist the help of his friends to track him down. While Pal discovers his newfound freedom, Arthur discovers how much he misses his dog. Good thing Arthur has the gang to turn to -- especially his best friend, Buster Baxter who dusts off his old detective gear to get on the case. This canine quest leads Arthur and Buster across Elwood city, deep into the bowels of an ice cream factory, past a giant cow on ice skates, and right up to the point where all hope seems lost. Could the solution to this caper, though, be right in front of Arthur's eyes? And why has D.W. been acting so funny lately? One thing's for certain, Arthur is determined to get to the bottom of this case. Follow Arthur, Buster and all their friends through the streets of Elwood City as they sniff out clues and chase after leads...and learn a valuable lesson about friendship, teamwork and responsibility.
PBS KIDS FRIEND DAY episodes
Friday, November 23 (check local listings)
“Monkey Underground”: episode 202a
When George stumbles across a gopher hole in the field near the country house, he suddenly finds himself inside a secret world of underground tunnels. Just below the mounds, Mama, Papa, and Junior Gopher have found a hiding place away from Mr. Gopher Getter - the man who plans to de-gopher the entire field. George warns his new pals about the looming trap. But only if George can dig super monkey-fast, and in the correct direction, will he be able to save his gopher friends from being removed from their home.
“Cat Mother”: episode 202b
Professor Wiseman entrusts George with Lucky, a tiny kitten too young to take care of herself. It's love at first sight for Lucky when she meets her first dog - Hundley, the proud lobby dachshund. But it's not such a fast friendship for Hundley, who sneezes when Lucky affectionately rubs against him. Hundley's allergic to cats! Lucky is inconsolable, having to stay away from her new friend, so George decides to build a substitute dog for Lucky. Can George use his sharp investigation and engineering skills to create an exact Hundley replica?
“Fan Mail”: episode 202a
Emily Elizabeth writes a fan letter to her favorite pop star and discovers — with the help of Mr. Bleakman — that sometimes wishes do come true.
“Hooray for Cleo”: episode 202b
Cleo withholds information and makes everyone think she's a beachball playing star.
“The Little Red Hen”: episode 114
“Not I!” “Not I!” “Not I!” is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to The Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red?
DRAGON TALES - Episode 317
“Moving On” episode 317a
Cassie is devastated when her favorite big sister, Sophie, heads off to cooking school. Every spot in Dragon Land reminds Cassie of her sister and makes her sad all over again. Cassie ends up feeling better when she decides to teach her little sister how to cook Goo-Berry Pudding, just like Sophie taught her.
“Head Over Heels” episode 318b
Quetzal asks the friends to take a bowl of gazpacho to his sick brother. Along the way, they have to pay a toll to Trumpy the tollbooth troll. Emmy doesn't know how she will pay. The toll is one cartwheel, and she can't do one. Her friends give her tips and Emmy keeps on trying, and finally gets good enough to pay the toll.
Friday, November 23 (check local listings) on PBS KIDS GO!
“Tobey or Consequences” episode 101a
While Tobey has a babysitter, WordGirl and Tobey get into a battle of words on a real-live match of the game show “Crash or Pie.”
“High-Fat Robbery” episode 101b
The Butcher is hosting free barbecues as diversions to help him carry out his crimes; WordGirl takes him down, after discovering his meaty powers are neutralized by tofu!
“You Can’t Crush City Hall” episode 102a
Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is threatening to smush City Hall with his giant sandwich press… unless WordGirl can guess his secret code-word in time!
“Two Brain Highway” episode 102b
WordGirl must track down Dr. Two 2-Brains after he escapes from the Prison Warden's life-size maze, the same week there just happens to be lots of rare cheese to steal from events around town.
“Coupon Madness” episode 103a
Granny May goes on a crime spree by using her coupons printing-press to get things for free… WordGirl has to track her down and foil her plan.
“When Life Gives You Potatoes...” episode 103b
Dr. Two-Brains has escaped from prison again! WordGirl must find him before he perfects his latest weapon… a ray that can turn gold into cheese. (Luckily, so far, he's only succeeded in turning gold into potato salad.)
“Mouse Army” episode 107a ****NEW****
Dr. Two-Brains has created an army of super-smart mice - but they've become too smart! WordGirl must step in and save the city before the mice take over.
“Super-Grounded” episode 107b
Becky is grounded for not cleaning her room; when she sends Captain Huggy Face in WordGirl's place to battle the Butcher, he feels like chopped liver.
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Jill Corderman, PBS KIDS, 703.739.5788; jcorderman
Jennifer Faulkner, Faulkner and Associates, 720.733.2886; firstname.lastname@example.org