Monday, June 17, 2013

Kid Friendly TV on You Tube

Jim Henson Family TV, the new paid channel from The Jim Henson Company, launchd on YouTube (  For the first time, the new channel, featuring ad-free full episodes of hit shows like “Sid the Science Kid” and “Fraggle Rock,” will provide  hours of family-friendly Henson content for computer, phone, tablet and TV viewing, all for the introductory price of $2.99/month or $24.99/year (a savings of 30%!).

Sid the Science Kid:  This Emmy®-nominated, Parents Choice favorite stars the inquisitive and funny preschooler Sid who wants to know everything about everything. Episodes feature a practical in-school science curriculum, using music and humor to celebrate children’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life.    

Fraggle Rock: Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, “Fraggle Rock” stars a cast of puppet creatures called Fraggles, who live in an underground world alongside their industrious green neighbors, the Doozers and a family of enormous Gorgs. The show continues to enjoy a loyal international fan following and encourages friendship, tolerance and diversity.

Animal Show: Hosts Stinky the Skunk and Jake the Polar Bear welcome guests of the animal Kingdom to the furriest talk show ever.  There’s music and merriment in this show that has the animal world roaring.

Construction Site:  A special place beyond the fence where, through the antics of the machines, children will discover important messages about the nature of learning, thinking, and behaving. The vehicles are brought to life using live-action fully-animatronic puppeteering technology developed by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
The Hoobs: The BAFTA-winning series “The Hoobs” inspires children to embrace the power of wonder and curiosity. The series reaches a multi-media generation with a delightful mix of puppetry, animation, and live action.

Mopatop’s Shop: Imagination and fun is always in store at the Mopatop’s Shop. The wondrous shop has everything you would ever want – a rainbow, the hiccups or a friend. Children are introduced to a variety of concepts such as shapes and musical sounds.

Mother Goose Stories: This delightful series, directed by Brian Henson, takes a light-hearted look at familiar nursery rhymes. Each episode features Mother Goose, who shares these rhymes with her three impatient, fluffy goslings. The show combines the live-action talents of young children with Henson's extraordinary puppets
The Secret Life of Toys:  This series follows the adventures of a close-knit band of six toys that live in a world all children dream of visiting - where their first best friends come to life.

The Skrumps:  The web series “The Skrumps” features rock star hopefuls Wishbone and Skrumpy. In their unique universe of Skrumpland, rich with characters, comedy and music, The Skrumps celebrate the irreverence, comedy and heart that are at the core of The Jim Henson Company's legacy.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss:  Helping children understand valuable lessons about friendship, imagination and much more, this Emmy®-nominated preschool series stars the Grinch, his dog Max, Terrence, Horton, Yertle and all the residents of Seussville. These whimsical tales and well known characters come to life using masterful puppets built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and 3D computer animation.

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