On Earth Day (April 22), PBS Kids invites viewers to join America's favorite monkey for a new Curious George special: "Curious George Swings into Spring," which will encourage kids to go outside and explore the world around them.
This Earth Day, PBS Kids invites viewers to join America's favorite monkey for a new Curious George special: Curious George Swings into Spring. From spring fever to spring cleaning, from a canoe ride to a hot air balloon journey, George and his friends get viewers ready to explore the outdoors this Earth Day. The one-hour adventure premieres Monday, April 22 and will repeat Friday, April 26 and throughout the weekend (check local listings). The special is also available on DVD and digital download.
"As the number-one preschool program,* Curious George is a family favorite that brings science and engineering concepts to life," says Lesli Rotenberg, general manager of children’s programming for PBS. "At PBS Kids, our goal is to encourage kids' natural thirst for learning, so we are excited to offer Curious George Swings into Spring, which will take families on a science adventure that will inspire them to go outside and explore the world around them."
What’s the Story?
You know it must be springtime if a curious monkey named George is dancing on the balcony at sunrise! The Man with the Yellow Hat is sure that George has spring fever, and he takes George to the park to experience all the wonders of spring. George is so excited about spring that he wants Hundley to have spring fever, too, but Hundley and the Doorman are busy trying to win the mayor’s spring cleaning prize. When a broken water pipe floods the building, Hundley has to stay with George in the country, and George tries to make sure Hundley enjoys spring, too.
Even blooming flowers, baby animals, and a canoe ride can’t make Hundley love spring. What’s worse – Hundley gets lost in the country! Searching for his lost friend, George accidentally launches a hot air balloon rally and, piloting a balloon, sails over the countryside. Luckily George manages to grab Hundley from a hilltop along the way. Together they balloon triumphantly to the city. The Man with the Yellow Hat and the Doorman stage a daring rooftop rescue. Not only are George and Hundley saved, but they manage to win the coveted Spring Building Prize! Finally, to George’s delight, Hundley now has spring fever, too!
Online and Mobile Content
Clips from Curious George Swings into Spring will be available on the PBS Kids Video Player at pbskids.org/video and on the PBS Kids Video App beginning April 22.
A new Curious George online game will launch in late April. Featuring natural science concepts such as plant growth and butterfly metamorphosis, the game will give kids an opportunity to create their own music videos about spring.
Filled with high-flying springtime adventure, the all-new movie Curious George Swings into Spring is available on DVD and via digital download (check major retailers).
*Ratings Source: PBS Top Rated Kids Programs and Monthly Highlights January 2013 Report, Kids 2-5 years old
Article courtesy of Business Wire.