"Pinkalicious and Peteriffic" Coming to PBS Kids
On February 19, 2018, PBS KIDS will premiere Pinkalicious and Peterrific, a new animated series that will encourage children to explore the arts and spark creativity. Based on the best-selling HarperCollins Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious and Peterrific encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.
Designed for children ages 3-5, Pinkalicious and Peterrific follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter. Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks. She is an artist at heart — and, like most creative people, she sees the world differently from others. She knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to express herself — though she sometimes needs help from her brother, Peter, and her neighborhood friends.
“PBS stations are a go-to destination for the arts in their communities across the country; we often hear from artists that their first exposure to the arts came from PBS programming,” said Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming, PBS, in a press release. “We are thrilled to build on our commitment to the arts with a PBS KIDS series entirely dedicated to the arts and creativity. Through Pinkalicious and Peterrific, we hope to encourage children across America to follow their passions and express themselves creatively, while building important skills and having fun.”
The Pinkalicious and Peterrific television series is part of a multiplatform media experience that will also include digital content for kids, parents and teachers, debuting in early 2018. Pinkalicious and Peterrific will offer a variety of games at pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Games App, as well as clips and full episodes across PBS KIDS’ streaming video platforms, including the PBS KIDS Video App. A Pinkalicious and Peterrific app will also launch in 2018. Parent resources will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site, and PBS LearningMedia will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips and printable activities.