The new weekday animated social studies series LET’S GO LUNA! is a new multiplatform series that will debut locally on PBS SoCal and on the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel as well as PBS KIDS digital platforms. Launces Nov. 21st at 9 a.m.
The series is produced by 9 Story Media Group’s award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films and created by Emmy Award-winning animator, writer and artist Joe Murray (Rocko s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo). To help address limited exposure to social studies concepts in school, LET’S GO LUNA! will encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures worldwide, and build global citizenship and social skills.
A kid-friendly one-hour community screening event will be held at the Santa Ana Public Library (26 Civic Center Plaza) on Nov. 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. where Luna luggage tags, postcards and two raffle prizes will be given out to attendees. For more information about the event, please go to http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/library.
LET’S GO LUNA! follows the adventures of three friends Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. as they traverse the globe with their parents traveling performance troupe, Circo Fabuloso.
At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon, voiced by Judy Greer (Halloween 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp) guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people. The gang s adventures take them through cities around the globe – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, music, art, architecture and other features that make each place distinctive. Episodes end with the kids back at the Circo Fabuloso and Luna back in the sky, with a reminder that there’s always more to see, learn and experience in every place they visit.
Each episode includes two 11-minute stories that are developed in consultation with cultural advisors from each region the Circo visits.
Songs capture regional musical styles and instrumentation, and interstitials feature traditional folktales associated with each location.
The LET’S GO LUNA! television series is part of a multiplatform media experience that will also include digital content for kids, parents and teachers. LET’S GO LUNA! will offer a variety of games at pbs.org/kids and on the PBS KIDS Games App, as well as clips and full episodes across PBS KIDS streaming video platforms, including the PBS KIDS Video App. A LET’S GO LUNA! app will also launch in 2019. Parent resources will be available on the PBS Parents site, and PBS LEARNING MEDIA will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips and printable activities.
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