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PBS Distribution is releasing four stories from PBS KIDS’ popular PEG + CAT series from The Fred Rogers Company on the new DVD “PEG + CAT: OUT OF THIS WORLD,” available starting today, July 5. Solving problems is even more amazing when you’re doing it on another planet! In this DVD, Peg and Cat have to put their heads together to fix their spaceship, outsmart Big Mouth (a crafty space alien who loves to dance), and win a cosmic t-ball game. Good thing they’re great at spotting patterns and working together as a team! Join Peg and Cat as they visit the Purple Planet and use their TOTALLY AWESOME math skills to solve problems and have fun-filled space adventures.
The run time of the new DVD “OUT OF THIS WORLD” is approximately 60 minutes, and its SRP is $6.99. The stories featured on the DVD include:
“The Doohickey Problem”
When their space ship is smashed, Peg and Cat must reassemble its variously shaped parts, and retrieve 16 stolen doohickeys.
“The Long Line Problem”
While waiting in a long line, Peg and Cat try to help Richard realize his dream of being first in line for the first time.
“Richard the Third”
At Richard’s family’s highly competitive annual picnic, Peg and Cat try to help Richard achieve his dream of not coming in third in every single event.
“The T-Ball Problem”
Peg’s t-ball team, the Mighty Nine, have no chance against a team of alien all-stars – unless Peg can use the aliens’ t-ball cards to predict where they’ll hit.
Each PEG + CAT adventure features a story in which Peg and Cat encounter an unexpected challenge that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills. While it teaches specific math lessons, the series also emphasizes resilience and perseverance.
When the nominations for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards were announced, PET + CAT was nominated for five awards, including: “Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program,” “Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program,” “Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program,” “Outstanding Music Direction and Composition,” and “Outstanding Original Song” for “Fairy Tale Wedding.” PEG + CAT won for “Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program” and “Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.”
PEG + CAT was created by Jennifer Oxley (“Little Bill,” “The Wonder Pets!”) and Billy Aronson (“Rent,” “Postcards from Buster”) and is a production of The Fred Rogers Company. PEG + CAT, which made its broadcast debut in October 2013, airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
PEG + CAT is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, a program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary schoolchildren and their families.
About The Fred Rogers Company
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PEG + CAT and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.