That’s right, everyone’s favorite cat in the silly striped hat is back in a new series of adventures called, “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.” The new series is just as classic as the original with an even stronger educational twist. The new Cat in the Hat series will air on PBS on September 6, 2010. Each half-hour episode will consist of two 11-minute animated adventures that revolve around a specific science concept such as bird migration or animal camouflage. If that sounds boring, let me assure you it is not.
It’s cute, it’s quirky, it’s smart, it’s entertaining and my daughter loves it. It’s the same classic cat with his crazy vehicles and Thing 1 and Thing 2. While the series will air on PBS, we were lucky enough to enjoy the first few episodes on DVD (available on Amazon September 7). After watching the DVD a couple of times, I knew the cat’s voice was familiar so I finally turned over the box and ta-da today’s cat is voiced by none other than Martin Short, what a great choice.
In the five animated shorts included on the DVD the Cat in the Hat teaches the kids about how bees make honey, why birds migrate for the winter, about nocturnal animals, about animals that live in shells and all about ants. My favorite is “I love the Nightlife.”
The best part is that this new series takes an old favorite we all grew up with and makes it new again for our kids. It’s something they can enjoy as new, while we reminse about the old. Of course, the series will be supplemented with books, some of which are already out, others due early 2011. Check out the series on PBS beginning in September.
Buy it – As I mentioned you will be able to follow this series on PBS starting in Septmber, the first DVD will also be available on Amazon September 7.
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