Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Peter has a new song to share with his family, but no one seems interested. Maybe it’s because his song uses his really loud scooter horn.

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From PBS Kids comes a new animated series that encourages children to explore the arts and spark creativity.

Produced by WGBH Boston and based on the best-selling HarperCollins Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, this new multiplatform media property is designed for children ages 3-5. Pinkalicious & Peterrific, premiering Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. on WXXI-TV, encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts. The series will kick off with an hour-long special on February 19 at 9 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. and then the regular half-hour series will join the kids schedule weekdays at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. It will also air on WXXI-Kids 24/7 weekdays at 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. starting on February 19. 

Pinkalicious and Peterrific follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter. Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks. She is an artist at heart—and, like most creative people, she sees the world differently from others. She knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to express herself—though she sometimes needs help from her brother, Peter, and her neighborhood friends.

Pinkalicious and Peterrific is designed to help preschool-age children explore the arts and creativity. “Research shows that participating in the arts strengthens children’s cognitive and emotional skills, and leads to higher academic performance,” said series Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim. “Kids will simply connect with the great characters Pinkalicious and Peter, and their friends Jasmine, Rafael and Lila; the entertaining and quirky stories; and the visually stunning animation.”

The Pinkalicious & Peterrific television series is part of a multiplatform media experience that will also include digital content for kids, parents and teachers, debuting in early 2018. Pinkalicious & Peterrific will offer a variety of games at 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 Pinkalicious & Peterrific app will also launch in 2018. Parent resources will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site, and PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips and printable activities.