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'Let's Go Luna' Comes to PBS Kids!

PBS KIDS | Let's Go Luna Premieres Wednesday 11/21

We're just THREE days away from the premiere of a brand-new PBS Kids series, Let's Go Luna! Get excited to meet friends from around the world, starting Wednesday! http://bit.ly/2FvR5ob

Posted by KUED Kids on Monday, November 19, 2018

Starting Wednesday, November 21, KUED and PBS KIDS present a new animated series, Let's Go Luna!, produced by 9 Story Media Group and created by Emmy Award-winning animator, writer and artist Joe Murray (Rocko’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo). The new multiplatform series premieres on KUED 7.1, the 24/7 KUED PBS Kids channel/live stream and PBS KIDS digital platforms. With a social studies curriculum, Let's Go Luna! will encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures from all over the world, and build global citizenship and social skills.

Let's Go Luna! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the moon guides the trio as they experience the local language, music and daily life. The gang’s adventures take them across continents – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, architecture and other features that make each region unique.

Let's Go Luna! is designed to ignite kids’ curiosity about the world and inspire them to learn about the many different cultures that call it home,” said series creator Joe Murray. “Through this show, my goal is to give all children the opportunity to explore cultures other than their own, and to learn about the similarities that unite all of us – through challenges that kids can relate to, with the universal language of laughter woven into each story.”

Let's Go Luna! brings an innovative approach to social studies for young viewers. The series takes kids on an informative and imaginative exploration of global culture to make connections between communities all over the world, integrating concepts of anthropology, history, ecology, geography, sociology and economics.

Along with the television series on KUED, Let's Go Luna! also offer digital content for kids, parents and teachers. Let's Go Luna! games are available at pbskids.org and on the free PBS KIDS Games App, along with clips and full episodes streaming across PBS KIDS’ video platforms, including the free PBS KIDS Video App. Parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities to extend the learning at home, will be available on the PBS Parents site, and PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, teaching tips and printable activities.