The animated series Curious George will kick off its second season on PBS KIDS on Sept. 3. Narrated by Rino Romano (The Batman), season two will feature 20 half-hour episodes of the Daytime Emmy-nominated educational children’s show produced by Imagine Ent., WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Prods., with the support of publisher Houghton Mifflin. The series airs as part of the PBS KIDS preschool block.
The second season of Curious George will focus mainly on engineering concepts as the title inquisitive monkey grabs his handy tool set and hardhat to take on such tasks as building a tree house, plumbing with a professional and following a certain yellow hat through a trash chute and into the inner workings of the city’s garbage removal system.
“George’s insatiable curiosity and hands-on exploration can get kids excited about designing and building things, hopefully sparking a lifelong interest in the field as well as a greater awareness of the structures and systems that make up the world around them,” Comments WGBH exec producer Carol Greenwald. Also serving as exec producers on the show are Imagine partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and Universal’s Ellen Cockrill.
In addition to wearing his engineering hat, George will also find himself in a whole new set of new math and science-related predicaments as he scuba dives near a coral reef and encounters a friendly gopher family that teaches him how animals live differently from humans. He even gets the chance to conduct an orchestra conductor for a day. Young fans of George can go to pbskids.org/curiousgeorge to discover brand-new activities launching in conjunction with the season two premiere.