PBS Kids! and Random House’s new animated TV and web series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will have its premiere on the network Sept. 6.
Based on the classic children’s book by Theodor ‘Dr. Seuss’ Geisel and the Cat in the Hat Learning Library, the series stars Martin Short as the Cat, who leads Sally and Nick on natural-science adventures, with a little help from the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2.
‘In the same way the original The Cat in the Hat book has introduced generations of children to the joys of reading, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! will encourage children to explore the wonders of science and nature,’ says Kate Klimo, Dr. Seuss’s Random House publisher and executive director of development for Random House Children’s Entertainment.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! was created to encourage young children to learn about science by introducing inquiry skills and teaching core concepts and vocabulary.
The show is produced by Random House Children’s Entertainment in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and developed for television by Portfolio Entertainment Inc. and Collingwood O’Hare Productions.
A supplemental, activity-driven website will support the series by encourage children to explore of science concepts on pbskids.org.