Things are going to get “wild” and PBS KIDS’ groundbreaking animated series Molly of Denali this month, as the adventurous animal enthusiasts Chris and Martin Kratt (as their animated Wild Kratts selves) visit Alaska for a special crossover episode premiering Monday, July 18.
When Molly and her dad head out on a hike, they run into the Kratt Brothers, who just happen to be on the “creature trail” looking for a lost pack of wolves. After a long search turns up no wolves, the mystery remains: Where could the pack have gone, and how will Molly and the group find it?
Molly of Denali follows the daily adventures of ten-year-old vlogger Molly Mabray, an Alaskan Native from the fictional village of Qyah, whose family runs the Denali Trading Post.
The series is the first nationally-distributed children’s program to feature Native American and Alaska Native lead characters. The show incorporates Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on screen and behind the scenes as voiceover actors, writers, producers, musicians, animators, and story and language advisors.
New episodes of Molly’s Alaskan adventures roll out July 18-21 as part of PBS KIDS’ summer celebration. Viewers can also catch new animated shorts from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum this month.