Producer-distributor Portfolio Entertainment announces the production of a third season of the Dr. Seuss-inspired PBS KIDS animated preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
“PBS KIDS is excited to build on the success of The Cat in The Hat Knows A Lot About That!, which supports our mission to use the power of media to spark children’s curiosity and excitement about learning,” said Linda Simensky, VP, Children’s Programming at PBS. “We look forward to continuing to work with Portfolio Entertainment on another outstanding season of this iconic series, bringing new natural science adventures to families.”
Produced in-house at Portfolio’s animation studio, the new 20 x half-hour season will continue the extraordinary adventures of The Cat and his friends on PBS in the US and Treehouse in Canada, joining the two existing seasons (60 x 30) and four specials.
“The new season of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! features a brand new theme where the adventures take us out of the natural world to imaginary Seussian places where The Cat and his friends explore physical sciences and how things work,” said Susan Brandt, President, Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “Dr. Seuss was so passionate about nature and science; there is no doubt he would have loved seeing his characters fostering a love of learning and discovery in the next generation of children.”
The show recently received two Canadian Screen Award nominations for the hour-long Camping! special: Best Direction in an Animated Program for Paul Hunt, and Best Performance in an Animated Program for actor Martin Short, who voices The Cat.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! is produced in association with Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and funded in part by the US Department of Education through a Ready To Learn grant.