(Above: ‘Arthur: An Arthur Thanksgiving.’ Source: PBS Distribution)
This month, PBS Kids’ Amazon Prime add-on channel will debut several animated shows for very young audiences, including episodes of Cyberchase, Nature Cat!, Elinor Wonders Why, and Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum, and a Thanksgiving-themed feature, Arthur: An Arthur Thanksgiving, based on the popular PBS Kids series.
Today, November 6 — Cyberchase, volume 12, five episodes
Episodes include “A Garden Grows in Botlyn,” in which Digit’s friend Ren must find a venue for a Valentine’s Day party; and “Water Woes,” when Plus, Buzz and Delete surprise their boss Hacker with a spa day, but the water stops flowing.
In one episode, “Tally Ho! A Volcano!/No Rest for the Squeeky,” Nature Cat and friends “want to take their lava game to a whole new level” but need to find an active volcano. In another episode, “Amber Rocks/The Big Stink,” Daisy collects garbage at the beach and finds an orange nugget. Could it be a piece of amber?
Tuesday, November 17 – Arthur: An Arthur Thanksgiving
This movie involves the family’s preparation for Thanksgiving. When Pal disappears, Arthur puts things on hold to search for him. The film is based on the PBS Kids’ series Arthur, adapted from Marc Brown’s Arthur Adventure Series of books.
Friday, November 20 — Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum, volume five, four episodes
Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad travel back in time at the Secret Museum to learn how to solve everyday problems from real-life inspirational figures, when they were kids. Intended ages 4 to 7, the show emphasizes the character skills that made these famous figures into heroes. The series is based on Ordinary People Change the World, a children’s book series by Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos.
Friday, November 27 – Elinor Wonders Why, volume four, four episodes
New episodes include “Water You Doing?/Thinking About Blinking,” in which Elinor and friends make a stone walkway across a stream and Ari wins a staring contest; and “Follow That Roly Poly/Rain, Rain Don’t Go Away,” in which the Exploring Club discover bugs under a log, and the kids wonder why it needs to rain at all, especially when the bad weather ruins their plans.
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