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PBS to air humanitarian-inspired kids series

From the mind of longtime Disney exec Brahm Wenger comes a new 3D-animated and live-action puppet series designed to inspire the next generation of humanitarians, and it will begin airing across PBS channels April 1.
February 5, 2016

A new 3D-animated and live-action puppet series designed to inspire the next generation of humanitarians will begin airing across PBS channels April 1.

Created and executive produced by 17-year Walt Disney Pictures veteran Brahm Wenger, and produced by Socially Dynamic Entertainment in association with Vancouver animation studio Bardel Entertainment, the concept for Mack & Moxy is based on the award-winning Dewey Doo-it books written by Wenger and Alan Green.

Targeting kids ages three to seven, each episode features two 14-minute segments focusing on two important causes while following Mack, a lovable moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox-inspired go-getter.

Together, the duo finds engaging ways to speak to kids about a range of issues, such as literacy, autism, hunger, wildlife preservation, health and safety. Mack and Moxy explore these themes and charitable concepts with a helpful Trooper as they set out to rescue another Great Helpee in the far-away mystical HelpeeLand.

Hank Azaria (The Simpson) will be a regular in the series as the voice of Shelfish Sheldon, while actors Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Eva LaRue (Fuller House), as well as TV personality, author and cook Rachael Ray, are on-board as special guests.

Following the show’s April launch, NCircle Entertainment will be releasing the series on home video. A streaming deal for fall is being finalized with a yet-to-be-named partner.

The series will be distributed by American Public Television, and many leading US charitable organizations, such as American Red Cross, Easter Seals and World Wildlife Fund, are serving in advisory roles.

 

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Patrick Callan is a senior writer at Kidscreen. He reports on the licensing and consumer products side of the global children's entertainment industry via daily news coverage and in-depth features. Contact Patrick at pcallan@brunico.com.

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