August 23, 2018 / Modified aug 23, 2018 12:03 p.m.

New PBS KIDS Show Teaches About Cultures Around the World

LET’S GO LUNA! provides children an authentic, immersive cultural experience.

luna light pbs kids hero LET’S GO LUNA! will premiere this November on PBS 6 and PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. (PHOTO: Courtesy of © LATW Productions Inc.)

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), this new multiplatform series will debut nationwide on PBS stations, the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms.

LET’S GO LUNA! will premiere in November on PBS 6 and PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.

Research shows that young children have limited exposure to social studies concepts in school. To help address this gap, LET’S GO LUNA! will encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures worldwide, and build global citizenship and social skills.

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, 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.

LET’S GO LUNA! is part of a multiplatform media experience that will also include digital content for kids, parents, and teachers beginning in late 2018. LET’S GO LUNA! will offer a variety of games at pbskids.org 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 LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips, and printable activities.

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