Tuesday, March 6, 2018

PBS Distributions "PEG + CAT: THE BIG DOG PROBLEM" Available on DVD and Digital HD March 13th - Pre-Order Your Copy Now! (Review)

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DVD available from PBS Distribution on March 13, 2018 

Episodes of the PBS KIDS Series Also Available Now on Digital HD

Do your kids enjoy watching shows on PBS Kids?  If so, are they fans of the show, "Peg+Cat?"  Both of my girls love this animated series, which follows Peg and her best friend Cat on fun adventures that utilize math to help solve problems.  I love shows like this as they are not only entertaining, but also help children learn new things.  My girls love how the word problems come to life in a fun story adventure, and can see how the problems play out right before their eyes.  Math is a favorite subject of my girls, so when they first started to watch this PBS Kids series and saw it was about math, they were hooked.  In addition to watching this popular kid's series, they also read the Peg+Cat books, which includes "The Big Dog Problem." 

We received this DVD yesterday and were quick to watch it as Savannah had recently finished reading the "The Big Dog Problem" book and wanted to see if it was different in any way.  She was happy to see the episode was just like the book, and loved seeing it brought to life.  In addition to this full-length episode, this new DVD also contains the following full-length, already aired episodes:

The Three Friends Problem

The Too Big Dog Problem

Peg Meets Cat

Being a big cat lover, my daughter Savannah said that this was her second favorite episode.  She loved seeing how Peg and Cat first met and how their friendship and love for one another came about and evolved.  Overall, this is a wonderful compilation of episodes from this wonderful PBS Kids series, that would delight fans of the show.  My girls have already watched it once, and are already asking this AM to watch the DVD again.


More about this upcoming DVD release:

"Today, PBS Distribution announced the upcoming release of the new DVD PEG + CAT: THE BIG DOG PROBLEM.”  The new DVD features four themed episodes from PEG + CAT, the hit PBS KIDS series, winner of six daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program and four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
PET + CAT highlights the adventures of the fearless Peg and Cat as they use math and problem-solving skills to overcome challenges and save the day. Since its launch on PBS KIDS in 2013, PEG + CAT has provided young viewers with new ways to learn the key skills that today’s kids need to navigate everyday life. In addition to math concepts, the series emphasizes resilience and perseverance.

In PEG + CAT: THE BIG DOG PROBLEM,” Peg and Cat take on new experiences when they make a new friend, the Big Dog. When Peg and Cat need to mail some important letters in “The Big Dog Problem” episode, they find their path to the mailbox is blocked by a really big dog. Then, in “The Three Friends Problem,” Peg and Cat are playing with their new friend the Big Dog when Cat suddenly becomes strangely quiet. Using a graph, Peg attempts to figure out what’s wrong with Cat. Other episodes included on this DVD are: “The Too Big Dog Problem” and “Peg Meets Cat.”

PEG + CAT: THE BIG DOG PROBLEM” (SRP $6.99) will be available on DVD March 13th.

With 20,000+ Facebook fans and six books already published PEG + CAT is on the move with these four adventures on the new DVD: 

“The Big Dog Problem”
When Peg and Cat need to mail some important letters for Peg’s Mom, they find their path to the mailbox blocked by a really big dog.

“The Three Friends Problem”
When Peg and Cat are playing with their new friend the Big Dog, Cat suddenly becomes strangely quiet. Using a graph, Peg attempts to figure out what’s wrong with Cat.

“The Too Big Dog Problem”
Big Dog is too big to play Little Red on Peg’s stage, until an escaped elephant and mouse get into the act.

Peg Meets Cat
Baby Peg is desperate to tell Mom she wants that stray kitty for her pet and problem-solving partner, but she can only point and say “TWO!”

PEG + CAT is created by Jennifer Oxley (“Little Bill,” “The Wonder Pets!”) and Billy Aronson (“Rent,” “Postcards from Buster”) and is a production of The Fred Rogers Company.PEG + CAT airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
PEG + CAT is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, a program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary schoolchildren and their families.

About The Fred Rogers CompanyThe Company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The Company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodPeg + Cat, and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About CPB
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit www.cpb.orgfollow us on Twitter @CPBmediaFacebook, and LinkedIn, and subscribe for email updates.

About The Ready To Learn Initiative
The Ready To Learn Initiative is a cooperative agreement funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. It supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Its general goal is to promote early learning and school readiness, with a particular interest in reaching low-income children. In addition to creating television and other media products, the program supports activities intended to promote national distribution of the programming, effective educational uses of the programming, community-based outreach and research on educational effectiveness. 

The contents of this release were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. [PR/Award No. U295A100025, CFDA No. 84.295A]

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to nearly 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.
PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.  PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally.  The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.

Street Date: March 13, 2018
Genre: Kids
Run Time: 60 Minutes
SRP: DVD, $6.99
Format: DVD and Digital HD

1 comment :

  1. The cartoon drawings look gorgeous and fun! These stories sound entertaining!