Thursday, February 14, 2008

Curious George Marathon on PBS Kids Monday

On Monday, February 18th, catch twice the monkey business, twice the learning, and twice the excitement as Curious George stars in his own marathon of back-to-back episodes on PBS KIDS. The special two-hour marathon will include four favorite episodes of George's amazing adventures. "George to George" will air in place of the regularly scheduled PBS KIDS preschool block (check local listings for specific times).
Since its September 2006 debut, Curious George has been the number-one rated weekday children's series on television among kids ages 2-5 years. The half-hour, animated series airs daily on PBS KIDS and is seen by nearly nine million people each week.
Brought to PBS KIDS by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston, and Universal Studios Family Productions, with the support of Curious George publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Curious George the television series is designed to inspire kids to explore science, math and engineering in the world around them in a fun and entertaining way.
"We're thrilled that George is back for his second President's Day marathon on PBS KIDS," said Executive Producer for Universal Studios Family Productions, Ellen Cockrill. "Well into his second season, George's lovable (mis)-adventures continue to resonate with viewers, and we couldn't be more excited about his phenomenal appeal."
This President's Day weekend, watch as George takes a job in Chef Pisghetti's kitchen, where they experiment with kitchen magic in "Curious George Takes a Job."
In "Ski Monkey," George learns the hard way that deep snow isn't the easiest for a monkey to play in, until he discovers skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing. Chaos ensues in the aisles of the grocery store when George tries to help customers in "George the Grocer," and continues when George learns about broken bones after a museum mishap in "Housebound".
Following these and other monkey adventures, the marathon concludes with "Curious George versus Winter," when George learns why summer isn't the only fun season!
"What better way to kick off the holiday than to watch our curious little monkey get himself into fun predicaments," said WGBH Executive Producer Carol Greenwald. "It's our pleasure to bring kids a double dose of George's math, science and engineering-related mishaps all in one day."In addition to the President's Day marathon, kids can extend their fun with the Curious George Web site (, which features two new interactive activities. In "I Love Shapes," kids are encouraged by the Man With the Yellow Hat to help George sort items by color and shape as they move down a conveyor belt, and in "Pogo-A-Gogo," George's new pogo stick allows him to jump up and catch objects such as hats, toys, presents, bags and tools, with help from little monkey fans at home.

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