New Episodes of ‘Odd Squad,’ ‘Alma’s Way’ Among Titles Streaming on PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in July

New volumes of “Odd Squad,” “Alma’s Way,” “Molly of Denali,” “Cyberchase” and “Nature Cat” will be added to the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in July.

The subscription rate for the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel is $4.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Viewers can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS Kids.

Four episodes in Volume 18 of “Odd Squad” start streaming July 8. The live-action series is about a high-tech agency run by kids who investigate unusual phenomena and use math to set things right. Each assignment helps kids 5 to 8 build math, problem-solving and collaboration skills. 

Four episodes in Volume 6 of “Alma’s Way” start streaming July 19. Aimed at viewers ages 4 to 6, the series follows 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her parents, younger brother Junior and Abuelo, as well as a diverse group of close-knit friends, family and community members. Each episode models self-awareness, responsible decision-making and empathy, while encouraging kids to generate and value their own ideas and questions.

Four episodes in Volume 11 of “Molly of Denali” debut July 22. In the series, kids meet Molly Mabray, a curious Alaska Native girl. Molly helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska. Each episode helps children ages 4 to 8 learn how to use informational texts to solve problems.

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Five episodes in Volume 13 of “Cyberchase” start streaming July 22. In the series, three earth kids go on epic adventures to stop Hacker and save Cyberspace using brain power. Empowering kids ages 6 to 8 to be creative problem solvers, the series builds viewers’ math and environmental literacy skills.  

Five episodes in Volume 13 of “Nature Cat” debuts July 29. The series investigates and explores nature with the help of his animal friends while encouraging children ages 3 to 8 to get outside, connect with the natural world and understand the need for environmental conservation. 

Mattel’s ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go — Best Friends’ Due on DVD May 24 From NCircle

Mattel’s Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go — Best Friends will be released on DVD May 24 from NCircle Entertainment and Distribution Solutions.

The disc features eight episodes of the series, in which Thomas and Percy are practically inseparable and everyone on the Island of Sodor knows they’re rarely seen without one another.

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The series  delivers meaningful life lessons as Thomas learns that the “high road” is not always the easy choice. 

New Episodes of ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Among Titles Available on PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in April

New episodes of “Elinor Wonders Why,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Molly of Denali” are available on the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in April.

The subscription rate for the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel is $4.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.

Six new episodes of “Elinor Wonders Why” will be added to the PBS Kids Prime Video channel April 22, along with an hour-long special Elinor Wonders Why: A Wonderful Journey hitting the channel April 19. In A Wonderful Journey, the gang goes camping at Hidden Lake, where they meet an inventor named Bianca and find a way to help frogs that are being affected by a nearby road project. 

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Five new episodes of  “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” will hit the channel April 15. In the new volume, Daniel and Katerina come up with a new way to play together in “Daniel and Katerina Listen to Each Other.”

Nine new episodes of “Molly of Denali” will also launch on the channel April 12. In a special two-part episode “Basketball Blues,” Molly is in a basketball shooting slump, and Tooey and Alaskan basketball star Kamaka Hepa try to help her out.

Genius Brands Animated Series ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ to Stream in China

Genius Brands International has announced the launch of season one of its flagship animated children’s series, “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,”  on Alibaba Group’s video streaming platform Youku starting March 2022.

Youku is one of the top three streaming platforms in the mainland China territory, according to Genius. 

Additionally, the  series will be available via the Tudou and Kumiao apps.

“Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,” executive produced by and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, focuses on the adventures of six unique kids who are learning to master their super skills, along with their ABCs, with the help of their teacher Arnold Armstrong (aka the superhero Captain Fantastic).

“I have always loved bringing my latest projects to my Chinese fans, because they’re some of the most passionate fans in the world, so I can’t wait for them to see ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,'” Schwarzenegger said in a statement.

“Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten” premiered on April 23, 2021, on Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! in the United States and Canada and has since garnered more than 75 million views, according to Genius. The company will continue to launch the series in key territories around the world in 2022.

“Alibaba’s Youku is one of the most far-reaching media platforms for kids in the world, and we are excited to make ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ available to millions of kids across China,” Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO of Genius Brands, said in a statement. “This unique action-packed series delivers all the elements that resonate with kids today, along with positive messaging and Arnold’s star power.”

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“Genius Brands has done a tremendous job of creating a truly unique series that kids and their families can enjoy together,” Aaron Liao, GM of Youku Kids, said in a statement. “With Arnold Schwarzenegger driving ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ and the creative storylines and compelling characters, we have no doubt that we will be able to create an impressive fan base in China, building on the success of the series in the U.S. and Canada.”

The series, voice-directed by John Landis and featuring head writer Steven Banks (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), is produced by Genius Brands and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment in association with Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. Gill Champion, CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment; Heyward; Schwarzenegger; and Paul Wachter of Main Street Advisors serve as executive producers.

Holiday-Themed Programs Hitting PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in November

Holiday-themed programs will be curated in a special section of the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in November.

The festive season kicks off with a Thanksgiving special from “Arthur” and Christmas movies from “Nature Cat” and “Wild Kratts.” Compilations featuring PBS Kids characters will also be available in the collection, including stories about winter fun, Hannukah traditions, and Christmas celebrations in Spanish.

The subscription rate for the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel is $4.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.

Nature Cat: A Nature Carol is available Nov. 19. Viewers join Nature Cat and his pals for an hour-long Christmas movie. In this homage to A Christmas Carol, Nature Cat is bursting with what he thinks is “Christmas Spirit,” and wants to celebrate with lots of presents for himself, and by decorating the woods with bright lights and loud festive music for everyone. Daisy, Hal and Squeeks are upset, because Nature Cat’s desire to celebrate Christmas in a big way is causing problems with their friendship, as well as bothering all of the animals in the woods. It’s not until Nature Cat is visited by three Christmas Spirits that he finally sees the true meaning of Christmas.

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Also due Nov. 19 is Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas. In this one-hour special, it’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. They are just beginning to open their presents when the Wild Kratts Alarm sounds. The villains Zach Varmitech, Gaston Gourmand and Donita Donata are kidnapping all the baby animals to turn them into Christmas ornaments. Christmas will have to wait as the Wild Kratts spring into action to save their friends and get them home for Christmas.

Also on Nov. 19 comes the four-episode PBS Kids: Celebrate Hanukkah. When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a dreidel in “Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem.” Then, Francine’s sharp-tongued grandma Bubba is the star of an “Arthur” episode all about family traditions in “Is That Kosher?/Never Never Never.” Finally, jump into a “Super Why!” story with the Super Readers to learn more about the holiday in “Judith’s Happy Chanukah!”

Finally on Nov. 19 comes the four-episode PBS Kids: Felices Fiestas!. Viewers join Daniel, Peg and her sidekick Cat, alien Jet Propulsion, and superhero WordGirl as they celebrate the holidays. Daniel and his friends go sledding, Jet searches to define the spirit of Christmas, and more.

Arthur: An Arthur Thanksgiving is available Nov. 26. In the five-episode collection, Arthur and his family are getting ready for Thanksgiving. But, when Pal disappears to go on his own adventure, Arthur puts his plans on hold to search for him. Meanwhile, D.W. starts to think that Aunt Minnie might be more of an Aunt “Meanie.” Can family, friends and the rest of Elwood City get Pal home and help D.W. and Aunt Minnie celebrate the best Thanksgiving yet?

Also due Nov. 26 is the five-episode PBS Kids: More Snowy Stories with characters from “Elinor Wonders Why,” “Hero Elementary,” “Molly of Denali,” “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” and “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.” Pinkalicious and her brother Peter build a pink-mazing gingerbread house that attracts a holiday fairy in “Gingerbread House/Christmas Tree Trouble.” Elinor and her pals build a giant snow friend in “Leave it to Ari/Snow Friend.”

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Other titles coming to the holiday carousel are Arthur’s Perfect Christmas, Caillou: Let’s Go Sledding!, Let’s Go Luna: Christmas Around the World, PBS Kids: Happy Holidays, PBS Kids: Snowy Stories and PBS Kids: Winter Wonderland.

‘Jimmy Neutron’ Complete Series Available on DVD Oct. 26

Shout! Factory on Oct. 26 will release The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series, a 10-DVD boxed set featuring all three seasons from the Nickelodeon animated series.

Jimmy is a genius boy who invents gadgets to improve his daily life situations with his robot dog Goddard by his side. The inventions almost always go awry leading to various mishaps for Jimmy and his best friends Carl and Sheen.

Based on the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the series aired on Nickelodeon from 2002 to 2006.

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The show’s voice cast includes Debi Derryberry (Toy Story, “F Is for Family”), Rob Paulsen (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Animaniacs”) and Jeffrey Garcia (Rio, Happy Feet), with guest appearances from Tim Curry, Tom Kenny, Jim Belushi, Christian Slate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dan Castellaneta, Mel Brooks, Ving Rhames and Jay Leno.

The release features numerous bonus features, including the crossover specials with “The Fairly OddParents,” the “Jimmy Neutron” pilot episode, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and storyboards for select episodes.

Episodes of ‘Arthur,’ ‘Hero Elementary’ and ‘Wild Kratts’ Headed to PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in July

PBS Distribution will be adding new volumes of “Arthur” and “Hero Elementary,” along with a “Wild Kratts” special, to the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in July.

The subscription rate for the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel is $4.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.

Due July 2 is Arthur Vol. 24. In one episode, George creates a piece of art for the country-wide art show with the help of guest artist, Kevin Sampson. Also, Arthur must learn how to control his temper after getting angry over a pair of sneakers in “George Scraps His Sculpture/Arthur’s Big Meltdown.” Then, in “The Great MacGrady,” Arthur and his friends find out that Mrs. MacGrady is diagnosed with cancer. The kids must learn how to come together to support each other.

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Starting to stream July 16 is Hero Elementary Vol. 8. In the two-part “Heroes in Space,” Sara is excited to celebrate the full moon viewing with her pals, but they notice that half the moon seems to be gone. Sparks’ Crew flies to the moon to investigate where the other half went. In “Squeak to Me/Team’s Song Theme Song,” Sparks’ Crew wants to make their own theme song. Then, when Sparks’ Crew is looking for their classmates in “Search and Rescue/Secret Lives of Teachers,” the kids are shocked to see their teacher on the weekend outside of school. What happens when a toy train display featuring a model replica of City Town is ruined is explored in “Back on Track/Switcheroo-er.”

Coming July 13 is Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs. In the special, while on the African savanna, Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt observe lots of wild cats and dogs interacting with each other. Soon, Wild Kratts kids are calling in from all over to ask about these wild animals and whether they’re like their own pets. Zach, who has been secretly listening to all the questions, comes up with a scheme to capture and sell these creatures as “special” pets. The brothers, plus Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy, race to save the wild cats and dogs and protect them so they can live free and in the wild.

Also coming to the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in July are Let’s Go Luna Vol. 8 and Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion.

‘Dinosaur Train’ and ‘Molly of Denali’ Specials, New Episodes of ‘Elinor Wonders Why’ Coming to PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in June

PBS Distribution in June is adding a Father’s Day-themed “Dinosaur Train” special, a “Molly of Denali” special, and a sixth volume of “Elinor Wonders Why” to the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel.

The subscription rate for the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel is $4.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.

The Pteranodon family celebrates Father’s Day in Troodon Town in the two-part special Dinosaur Train: Father’s Day, debuting June 11. The Conductor sees Mr. Pteranodon’s celebration and is compelled to ask his mother what happened to his father. She decides he’s ready to learn the truth, so she tells him the story about how his father was the bravest Conductor of them all and dared to build an experimental Drill Train to tunnel into the future — she believes to the Cenozoic Era, which no dinosaur had ever seen. Unfortunately, the Conductor’s father never returned, and is apparently lost. The Conductor decides to take the new Drill Train and tunnel into the future to rescue his missing father.

“Elinor Wonders Why Vol. 6” debuts June 11. The kids are smelling flowers, but Ari has a cold and his nose is stuffed up, so he can’t smell anything. This makes Elinor wonder why we need to smell at all. Then, Ari’s attempts at making the world’s tallest toy block tower fail, as the tower keeps falling over, so he tries to get some inspiration from a special field trip to the forest. Plus, it’s Elinor’s father’s birthday and he’s excited to go camping.

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The one-hour special Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One starts streaming June 8. When 10-year-old Alaska Native Molly Mabray learns about Grandpa Nat’s dream to reach the top of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, she helps him and her father prepare for the expedition. Meanwhile, her friend Trini Mumford is busy getting ready for her mother’s first visit to Qyah.

‘Sonic Boom’ Season One Available on Blu-ray From NCircle and Mill Creek

In time for the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary, Sonic Boom: The Complete Season 1 is available on Blu-ray Disc from Mill Creek Entertainment and NCircle Entertainment.

In the TV series, the anthropomorphic blue hedgehog Sonic (along with friends Tails, Knuckles and Sticks, as well as frenemy Doctor Eggman and Buster, a slime-belching robot dog) boosts, spins and peels out through a dystopian future.

The series, based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game that debuted 23 years earlier, aired from 2014 to 2017.

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‘Rugrats: The Complete Series’ Due on DVD May 18

Rugrats: The Complete Series will arrive on DVD May 18 from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment.

All nine seasons (more than 67 hours, airing from 1991 to 2006) from the Emmy Award-winning show, including special episodes “Runaway Reptar” and “All Growed Up,” will be available on one 26-disc collection. Other extras include “Babies in Toyland,” “Tales From the Crib: Snow White” and “Tales From the Crib: Three Jacks & a Beanstalk.”

“Rugrats” follows the secret life of babies Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, and Dil, plus toddlers Angelica and Susie, as they embark on misguided adventures (in reality and their vivid imaginations) right under the noses of their unsuspecting parents and grandparents.

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The series features the voice talents of E. G. Daily (“The Powerpuff Girls”) as Tommy, Tara Strong (“The Fairly Odd Parents”) as Dil, Nancy Cartwright (“The Simpsons”) as Chuckie, Kath Soucie (“Danny Phantom”) as Phil and Lil, Cree Summer (“Robot Chicken”) as Susie, and Cheryl Chase (“All Grown Up!”) as Angelica.