CELEBRATE THE APOLLO MOON LANDING AND MORE IN THREE NEW DVD COLLECTIONS from PBS KIDS
“Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step” “Arthur Celebrates Community” “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Would You Be Mine Collection” Launching in July
Arlington, VA – June XX, 2019 – This July, PBS Distribution will release PBS KIDS programs including “READY JET GO: ONE SMALL STEP,” “ARTHUR: ARTHUR CELEBRATES COMMUNITY,” and “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE COLLECTION” on DVD. Kids will join Jet and his friends in READY JET GO! to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, learn about civic duties from ARTHUR, and view specially hand-picked episodes of MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD. Information about each DVD that is releasing in July is included below.
Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and PBS KIDS platforms including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app.
Jet and the gang have a fun night planned with a sleepover in Jet’s backyard, mini-golf, and star-gazing—after all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! When Jet reveals that he’s built a brand new super saucer that can take all the kids (and Sunspot) to the Moon, they HAVE to test it out. After a rough landing, the kids realize that a part of the saucer is broken. With Celery and Carrot’s permission, they decide to have their sleepover on the Moon, but after falling asleep they notice Jet and Sunspot have disappeared! Sydney stays behind to work on the saucer while Sean and Mindy venture out to find their friends.
Arthur and friends learn about civility, honesty, open-mindedness, compromise, and compassion in “ARTHUR CELEBRATES COMMUNITY.” There are 4 episodes on the DVD including, When Rivals Come to Roost/The Longest Eleven Minutes. In this episode, Mighty Mountain’s school floods, so the Lakewood Elementary students must share everything with them – including their science fair secrets. And in the second story, the Internet is out! How will Muffy post to her blog? Other episodes included on the DVD are Mr. Ratburn & The Special Someone/The Feud, Muffy’s House Guests/Binky Can’t Always Get What He Wants and Muffy’s Car Campaign/Truth or Poll. ARTHUR has won seven Emmys – four of which are for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program.
MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: Would You Be Mine Collection
“MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE COLLECTION” is a collection of vintage episodes from the most beloved children’s television host in the world, Fred Rogers. Fans will walk down memory lane with Mister Rogers in these 30 hand-picked episodes to revisit the puppets in the Neighborhood of Make Believe. The collection also includes a bonus episode—a visit to the crayon factory—as well as episodes where performers like the group STOMP and world-renowned cellist, Yo Yo Ma, stop by for a visit. “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: WOULD YOU BE MINE COLLECTION” contains more than 14 hours of entertainment.
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