Fresh off the heels of the incredibly successful “Sid the Science Kid,” I wanted to share the news that the Jim Henson Company is excited to announce the launch of their new series, “Dinosaur Train”– a new CGI-animated series premiering Monday, September 7, 2009 on PBS KIDS®(check local listings).Created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), one of animation’s most successful producers, “Dinosaur Train” combines the two things kids love most: dinosaurs & trains!
The new series features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes includes two 11-minute animated segments, which follow Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family, on their adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs, creatures and reptiles. Young viewers will join the travelers on a whimsical journey through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they learn how to compare and contrast different dinosaurs. The series continues Henson’s legacy of quality children’s entertainment and joins Henson’s successful series Sid the Science Kid™ which also airs on PBS KIDS.
“Dinosaur Train” begins when Buddy, an adorable and huggable T-Rex, is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon and brought to their nest to hatch at the same time as his new siblings, Tiny, Shiny and Don. Buddy and his new family have an insatiable desire to learn all about the different types of dinosaurs, so they board the wondrous Dinosaur Train, which allows them to travel and explore the world inhabited by these amazing creatures. If you want to learn more about “Dinosaur Train” head to http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/.
My kids could not be more excited about this new series. They have been fans of Sid the Science Kid since it started. Now that they’ve heard that there’s going to be a new show, and it’s going to have dinosaurs in it, they’re having a hard time waiting for fall to get here and the season to start!
Just a few more months and we can all hop on board the Dinosaur Train!
Hope I see you there!