PBS KIDS ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES READY JET GO!
WILL PREMIERE IN WINTER 2016
New Multiplatform Media Property Produced by Wind Dancer Films Encourages Kids to Explore Astronomy and Technology Concepts
Arlington, VA, April 9, 2015 – In winter 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere READY JET GO!, a new 3-D animated series that will help children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts. Created by Craig Bartlett, who also developed PBS KIDS’ hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN, READY JET GO! is designed for kids ages 3-8, with a focus on astronomy, technology, scientific exploration, innovation and invention. The multiplatform media property will debut on PBS stations nationwide, along with integrated digital content.
Produced by Wind Dancer Films, READY JET GO! follows two neighborhood kids: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7. Together, they explore our solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, all while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way. Continue reading Explore Astronomy and Technology with Ready Jet Go!
SHARE YOUR VISION OF THE FUTURE
NATIONWIDE CHALLENGE ASKS 8 to 17-YEAR-OLDS TO IMAGINE WORLD-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE
LOS ANGELES (March 26, 2015) Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie “Tomorrowland,” The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE announce a nationwide challenge for young innovators.
Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney’s Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video, imagery or stories about one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter, how it works, and the impact it has on the future.
In June, six winners will have a once–in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with a leader in their area of interest. In addition, each winner will receive a $3,000 check, a 3D Printer from 3D Systems, and registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2015-2016 in the U.S.
“‘Tomorrowland’ has always been a place of possibility in our parks and for the creative team behind our new film,” said Sean Bailey, President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “The future will be steered by the imaginations of our young people, and Disney is thrilled to work with XPRIZE to encourage and inspire the next generation of thinkers and dreamers to build the future they imagine is possible.” Continue reading Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge