UK-based kids’ entertainment company CAKE announces the launch of a fresh 40 x 11 second season of award-winning animated preschool series Space Racers. Produced by Space Race LLC, season 2 is currently premiering on NBCUniversal’s Sprout in the US, where it is the No. 2 show for kids 2-11 since its November debut.
Space Racers season 2 will continue the adventures of space cadets Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling and Raven as they journey through the solar system using teamwork and scientific discovery to explore the wonders of the universe and real rocket science. The new season features some of NASA’s most famous scientific explorations, including Mercury’s MESSENGER probe, the Voyager One spacecraft, and Mars rovers Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit.
The show’s CGI animation brings to life the richness of space and the diversity of planetary landscapes in a fast-paced humorous and entertaining environment. And with new characters, including brash transfer student Kite and young Merlin, a rocket born with one short wing, this season explores emotional issues including bullying and growing up with physical challenges, as well as continuing to show young viewers the power of scientific investigation and the wonders of space exploration in a fun and engaging way.
Space Racers is collaborating in a partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp, to which NASA serves as technical and educational consultant pursuant to a cooperative agreement.
“Space Racers has been extremely popular with young audiences and with 40 brand new adventures from our favourite rocket cadets our young viewers will not be disappointed,” said Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director at CAKE.
Space Racers has been translated into 25 languages and has already aired in over 130 countries, with broadcasters including Netflix, France 5, RTE, YLE Finland, NRK Norway, Hop Israel, TVNZ New Zealand, MBC and Al Jazeera in Middle East, KBS South Korea, Cineplex and PBS Thailand and in China the series is represented by JY Entertainment. The show has been awarded The American Public Television Programming Excellence Award, The Parents Choice Award and The Cynopsis Imagination Award.