Season three of the award-winning animated series, Dragon Tales, will be up for grabs at MIP Jr. in October. The new raft of episodes will introduce a new character and a focus on music and cultural diversity.
Produced by Sesame Workshop and Sony Pictures Television, Dragon Tales invites viewers to play and learn along with six-year-old Emmy, her four-year-old brother Max and their dragon friends Cassie, Ord, Zak and Wheezie as they take on a variety of challenges. The third season (13×22 minute or 26×11) will utilize folk stories, folk music and children’s street games to explore historical contexts and highlight cultural differences and similarities. Max and Emmy also meet a new neighbor, Enrique, a six-year-old boy being raised by a single parent. Since Enrique is slow in making friends, Max and Emmy reach out to him, and soon, they’re all having adventures with the dragons.
Dragon Tales airs on PBS KIDS and is the highest-rated preschool program in the U.S., according to Nielsen Media Research. Kid Rhino will release a follow-up to the best-selling Dragon Tales audio CD in February, coinciding with the U.S. premiere of the new episodes and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will offer a new Dragon Tales video and DVD release in Spring 2005.