PBS to revive “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in “Daniel Tiger” spinoff

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: Some ten years after “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” concluded its 33-year run, PBS has announced the iconic children’s show will see a spinoff. Fans of Anna Platypus, King Friday and, of course, Daniel Striped Tiger will enjoy the upcoming animated series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” The series will draw upon classic characters from the original show’s Neighborhood of Make Believe to teach lessons aligned with those discussed via the Fred Rogers original.

“Fred Rogers revolutionized children’s media with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood continues on this path of innovation, helping the next generation of young children learn and grow in new ways,” said Lesli Rotenberg, a PBS Senior Vice President. “Joining the PBS Kids family of series that cover important curricular areas like literacy and science, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood “fills a critical gap in children’s media today: modeling the behaviors and habits that kids need in order to excel in formal learning settings – essentially, learning how to learn. It’s important for kids to learn pro-social skills like cooperation and listening, so that when they start school they are able to focus on the material at hand.”

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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