I recently got back from Austin, Texas, where I had the pleasure of attending the PBS Annual Meeting and checking out new things that are coming to PBS Kids.
I was excited to hear about two new shows coming to PBS Kids — Nature Cat and Ready Jet Go. This post is going to talk about Nature Cat.
MEOW! Nature Cat is Coming to PBS Kids November 2015. This series is created by brothers David Rudman (“Cookie Monster” and “Baby Bear” on SESAME STREET; “Scooter” and “Janice” on The Muppets) and Adam Rudman (Tom & Jerry, SESAME STREET, CYBERCHASE), NATURE CAT is a co-production of Spiffy Pictures and WTTW Chicago.
And the best part, it’s got comedy and teaches about nature. It’s voiced by Saturday Night Live stars Taran Killam (Nature Cat), Kate McKinnon (Squeeks), Bobby Moynihan (Hal) and Kenan Thompson (Ronald) and Kate Micucci (Scrubs, The Big Bang Theory).
NATURE CAT premieres on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, and this new animated series, for kids ages 3-8, is designed to encourage children to explore and develop connections with the natural world. It follows Fred, a house cat who transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.” With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures full of nature investigation, “aha” discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.” The backyard in the show is based on the Rudman Brothers’ own backyard from their childhood.
The show will premiere on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). Digital content related to the series, including games, streaming video, hands-on activities and parent resources, will be available in the fall as well.
I have been a PBS Kids VIP Parent since 2012. I am not compensated for my posts, but I do get perks and go to the PBS Annual Meeting every year. I am very proud to work with them and as always, all opinions are my own.