PBS KIDS Premieres DINOSAUR TRAIN “Submarine Adventure” Special, 2/18
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On February 18, PBS KIDS will premiere an all-new special from The
"PBS KIDS strives to use media to light a spark - a thirst for learning that will empower kids to actively pursue their interests long after the screen is turned off," said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children's Programming, PBS. "DINOSAUR TRAIN leads kids on this path of exploration with content that is fun and educational, like the 'Submarine Adventure' special, which will engage kids in learning natural science and paleontology concepts, while also inspiring them to embark on their own learning adventures in the world around them."
On-air Special Program Descriptions:
When the Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train under the sea to visit their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus, they learn that the Elasmosaurus family is leaving the station to follow their food - the fish. Buddy wants to follow, but the train tunnel doesn't go that way - so Mr. Conductor decides to take the family in a brand-new invention, the Dinosaur Train Submarine! On their journey, they meet a marine reptile called Otto Ophthalmosaurus, who guides the submarine deeper than it's ever been, and even helps them find their way out of a sea cave.
The Pteranodon family goes under the sea again to ride the Dinosaur Train Submarine - this time they go to meet Shoshana Shonisaurus, an enormous marine reptile that's something between a dolphin and a whale. Since Shoshana loves to dive very deep, Shiny has a problem with following her to the bottom of the sea. Shoshana kindly helps Shiny get over her fear of diving deep.
The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meets Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time near the ocean's surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat.
"A Sea Turtle Tale"
The Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge and start to swim away. The family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons, who discover their own facts of Nature - that their mother doesn't stay with them after they're born and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles.
Online and Mobile Content:
Street Date: February 19, 2013
Run Time: Approximately 50 Minutes
From the renowned
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PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films ("Prohibition," "The National Parks," "The War," "Baseball," "Jazz"); documentaries from award-winning series NOVA ("The Elegant Universe," "Origins"), Frontline ("God in America," "Bush's War," "Growing Up Online") and American Experience ("Freedom Riders," "We Shall Remain"); dramas from Masterpiece ("Downton Abbey," "Jane Eyre," "Inspector Lewis"); films from independent producers ("Easy Yoga for Arthritis," "The Buddha," "The Story of India," "Carrier," "Journey into Buddhism," "I.O.U.S.A."); and popular children's programming from DINOSAUR TRAIN, SUPER WHY!, WORDGIRL, CYBERCHASE, MARTHA SPEAKS and ARTHUR. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS-branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS Distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms, including the internet, mobile and web-connected television.
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