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'Pinkalicious & Peterrific' New Animated Series for US Network PBS Kids by Sixteen South
18 May 2017 :
New show 'Pinkalicious & Peterrific' is set to premiere on the US network in February 2018
It has been announced that Northern Ireland animation studio Sixteen South (Lily's Driftwood Bay) will be involved in producing a new kid's animated series called 'Pinkalicious & Peterrific' based on the best-selling HarperCollins book series 'Pinkalicious' written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann.

The new show has received funding from Northern Ireland Screen via Invest NI and has recently gone into production for the PBS Kids network in the US. It will be produced by WBGH Boston and Sixteen South.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific is designed to encourage children ages 3-5 to engage in the creative arts and self-expression. It is set to premiere on the US network in February 2018.

Following the adventures of Pinkalicious, an artist at heart who sees the world in a different way, finding creative inspiration everywhere she looks. She knows what she likes and she’s not afraid to express herself, though sometimes she needs help from her brother, Peter, and their neighbourhood friends. Each episode will include two 11-minute stories as well as a live-action interstitial and original song.

The Pinkalicious book series includes 63 titles, translated into 8 languages, and has sold more than 23 million copies to date.

The most recent book, Peterrific, debuted this month. The books have also inspired a stage musical which continues to play in New York and across the US.

“I’m tremendously excited to see the world of Pinkalicious and Peterrific come alive,” said Victoria Kann one of the writers of the book series. “And I’m grateful to PBS and WGBH for helping to empower kids to explore and express their full creativity through this wonderful new series.”

The TV series is part of a multiplatform Pinkalicious & Peterrific media experience, which will also include digital content for kids, parents and teachers launching in 2018. This will include games, clips and full episodes across PBS Kids websites, apps and streaming platforms. A dedicated app for the show will also debut next year.

Linda Simensky, VP Children’s Programming, PBS said: “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 & Peterrific, we hope to encourage children across America to follow their passions and express themselves creatively, while building important skills and having fun.”

Pinkalicious & Peterrific is executive produced by Dorothea Gillim (WGBH) and Victoria Kann, and co-produced by WBGH and studio Sixteen South.

The series is developed and produced with funding from PBS and Northern Ireland Screen.

Watch the official sneak peek trailer for Pinkalicious & Peterrific below. It was released this week by PBS Kids and is set to premiere on the US network in February 2018.

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