'Curious George' Season 8 to Premiere February 10 on PBS Kids With Guest Star Carol Burnett

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February 4th, 2014

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Curious George Celebrates Season 8 Premiere on PBS KIDS with Celebrity Guest Star, Carol Burnett     
Join in the fun with Curious George as he goes on exciting new adventures and learns fun engineering skills beginning February 10 (check local listings)

 

BOSTON, February 3, 2014 - On February 10, Curious George premieres its eighth season on PBS KIDS with a special appearance by renowned entertainer Carol Burnett, winner of the 16th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This season's all-new episodes continue to focus on teaching preschoolers about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, with a special spotlight on engineering.

In the season-premiere episode, "Toy Monkey," George is excited for a visit from Great Aunt Sylvia (Carol Burnett), who brings him a special present: a toy front loader that's...defective? No problem! They take the front loader to the toy factory, but they end up finding a room full of broken toys and no one to fix them. What will they do? Aunt Sylvia is an engineer, so with Curious George's help, a hand drill, pickles, and a little ingenuity, anything is possible! Tune-in as Carol Burnett helps George learn about engineering on Monday, February 10 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

 

"Toy Monkey" kicks off a full season of brand new episodes that focus on the "E" in STEM education: Engineering. In these new adventures, George learns to design and build a carnival game, a pig-training contraption, and other fun things he puts his monkey mind to. Engineering for preschoolers is a great way to engage their natural curiosity and hands-on learning style, while also boosting skills that will serve them as they enter school and potentially beyond.
"Like any engineer, George loves to take things apart and put them back together again -- not always in the right way," says executive producer Dorothea Gillim. "He's the perfect ambassador to introduce kids to engineering."
On the PBS KIDS Curious George website, parents can access a variety of fun and educational resources to help satisfy their children's curiosity about STEM learning, including a new engineering game called "Build-a-Bot." Check out the Curious George website for a great variety of fun-filled games, including  Super Bouncy Blast Off, special activities, printables, and videos!
Curious George's season 8 premieres on PBS KIDS Monday, February 10, is followed by five additional brand new episodes airing on the following dates:

Monday, February 10, 2014   

"Toy Monkey"

George is ecstatic. Great Aunt Sylvia dropped by with a special present - a toy front loader that's...defective? No problem! Aunt Sylvia and George take the front loader back to the toy factory.  But they find a room full of broken toys and no one to fix them.  What will they do?  With a hand drill, pickles, and a little ingenuity...anything is possible!

"George and Allie's Game Plan"

It's "fair day" at the Elementary school and Allie is determined to win the giant stuffed bear.  But knocking down all the ducks is not as easy as it looks (or quacks).  George builds a practice game at home complete with quacking sounds. Will Allie's practice and perseverance help her win the bear?

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Monkey Hoedown"

The Man with the Yellow Hat can't wait to join the Uptown Bluegrass Band for a good old-fashioned country hoedown.  When George accidentally ruins the Man's guitar while trying to clean it, George and Allie decide to make a new guitar!  With a shoestring, rubber band, fishing wire, and yoyo, George creates the world's first monkey birdhouse bandolin!

"Curious George Clowns Around"

George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are excited to visit the Clown College for Pepe El Loco's Big Show.  While the Man tries to find a parking spot, George is mistaken for a messenger clown and is tasked with picking up parts for a top-secret gadget for Pepe.  While navigating his way through the building, will George figure out a way to keep track of what floor he's on in time to make it to Pepe's big show?

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"George's Backwards Flight Plan"

Help!  Professor Wiseman is set to launch B.I.R.D., her bird migration tracking device, at sunset, but the remote control isn't functioning properly.  Up is down.  Left is right.  Off is on.  Can George and Marco master the tricky remote control in time or will this B.I.R.D. be flying North for the winter?

"Curious George, Hog Trainer"

George and Allie are determined to help Howie the Hog win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but the portly pig doesn't like to train for the competition.  Once they figure out how to keep Howie clean, George and Allie use their creativity to find ways to keep Howie motivated and cool while exercising.  Will Howie be in hog heaven this year and win the blue ribbon?

Monday, May 19, 2014

"Red Planet Monkey"

George is thrilled to visit Pizza and Einstein's Space Center to help solve a problem with the Mars rover. But a sleepy monkey falls asleep and wakes to discover that he and the Man with the Yellow Hat are going to Mars!  Can the curious little monkey figure out what's been gumming up the rover's controls?  Or was it all just a wonderful dream?

"Tortilla Express"

When the grocer runs out of masa (cornmeal), George and Marco are worried they won't be able to make Marco's famous tortillas for his abuela's birthday.  Thankfully, Uncle Enrique makes it his mission to find the key ingredient.  During their ride on the "Tortilla Express," all three learn where masa comes from and how it gets from the farm to Marco's table.

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Curious George Goes for 100"

It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars.  When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them.  Can George reassemble the flag in time for the big unveiling?

 

"Fearless George"

"Fearless George" and his comrades (aka Steve and Betsy) are playing a make-believe adventure with George's toys. But putting away toys only to set them up again the next day really eats into play time. Is there a way to store the toys without destroying the set? Sounds like a job for "Fearless George!"

 

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Big, Bad Hundley"When Hundley notices a big dog named Goliath helping the Doorman in the lobby, he wishes he were taller.  George and Marco try to help the dachshund by giving him stilts, platform shoes, and even a fun house mirror to makes Hundley look big.  But nothing cheers Hundley up until he figures out that good things come in all sizes!

 

"George's Simple Siphon"On the first hot day of summer, George, Bill and Allie decide to take a dip in Bill's pool only to discover that the pool is filled with algae!  Even oars, rubber boots, pots, pans, and yellow rain hats won't empty the green water.  Hot and tired, George gets a refreshing idea while sipping lemonade from his super long straw.  Simple siphon to the rescue!

 

Curious George airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). For more monkey fun, visit Curious George's website at pbskids.org/curiousgeorge. The site has games, printables, and video clips to enrich kids' creativity.

Proud Sponsor of Curious George® on PBS KIDS® Stride Rite Children's Group, LLC., ABCmouse.com, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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ABOUT THE CURIOUS GEORGE TELEVISION SERIES

 

CURIOUS GEORGE

the television series is designed to inspire kids to explore science, math, and engineering in the world around them in a fun and entertaining way. Based on the best-selling Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey, the daily series on PBS KIDS expands George's world to include a host of colorful characters and original locales, while maintaining the charm of the beloved books. Each half-hour episode includes two animated stories followed by short live-action pieces showing real kids who are investigating the ideas that George introduces in his stories. The series encourages inquiry and curiosity, promotes hands-on exploration, and shows parents and caregivers how to support children's science and math-related play.

 

 

Imagine Entertainment was founded in 1986 by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to create movies, television and other original programming. Since its inception, Imagine Entertainment has been honored with more than 60 prestigious awards, including 10 Academy Awards and 37 Emmys. Their past productions include the Academy Award-winning films A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile, Apollo 13 in addition to The Da Vinci Code, and Curious George, and the Emmy and Golden- Globe-winning television series 24 and Arrested Development. Imagine Entertainment has a long standing production/distribution agreement with Universal Pictures.

 

About WGBH Boston

WGBH Boston is the number one producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including such innovative, entertaining, curriculum-based children's media as Arthur, Curious George (the most-watched show for preschoolers on American television, proven to boost understanding of science and math), Martha Speaks (and its Dog Party mobile app, with measurable impact on kids' vocabulary), Design Squad Nation, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, Postcards from Buster, Between the Lions, and Zoom. These join such "produced in Boston, shared with the world" productions as Masterpiece, Nova, Frontline, American Experience, and Antiques Roadshow (PBS's most-watched program). WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (including PRI's The World®) and a pioneer in educational multimedia and in technologies and services that make media   accessible to the 36 million Americans with hearing or vision loss. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards...even two Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.

 

 

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC

The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions directly for the home entertainment, television and the stage.  Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the brand-new animated feature-length home entertainment release The Little Engine That Could; the Daytime Emmy®-winning "Curious George" television series on PBS KIDS; and a string of hit Barbie movies, based on the world-renowned Mattel-branded doll. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal's highly celebrated live-action franchises, most recently launching the Tony Award®-nominated hit touring stage production Bring It On: The Musical; the adrenaline-fueled actioner Death Race 3: Inferno; and the epic- adventure sagaThe Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption.  Projects currently readying for release include the all-new home entertainment features Dead in Tombstone, Curse of Chucky and Little Rascals, a reboot of the beloved family comedy. Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE).  USHE is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers.  For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

 
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