Sprout Premieres New Animated Series EARTH TO LUNA! Tonight

Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool network, has acquired its newest animated series, Earth to Luna!, from TV PinGuim, Brazil's leading animation company. The animated Science series will air exclusively in the U.S. on Sprout and will make its premiere tonight, August 16, 2014.

Earth to Luna! follows the adventures of a little girl who's completely, undeniably and passionately into just one thing: science. For Luna, a six-year-old girl, the earth is a giant laboratory and she dives into every new experience with Boundless energy and enthusiasm along with her little brother Jupiter and pet ferret Clive. What most of us ignore, Luna notices and cannot rest until she is able to answer the question, "Why is this happening?" There is nothing Luna won't do to find the answers to her scientific questions.

"Sprout is committed to creating and acquiring the best content for preschoolers and their families," said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President, Programming, Sprout. "Each episode of Earth to Luna! explores the impact that Science has on our world, and Luna, in her curious way, pursues answers to scientific questions that viewers will relate to and enjoy."

TV PinGuim's Creative Director, Celia Catunda said, "We're so excited that Luna is taking her passion for Science and whimsical songs about the world to the U.S. Sprout is renowned for its high quality, distinctive preschool shows and we're delighted that Earth To Luna! is going to air alongside the other well-known favorites in their schedule."

Sprout

Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-6 and their parents and caregivers. Available in over 55 million homes with programming structured to follow the day of the child from morning to night, Sprout features original programming, including The Chica Show and Noodle and Doodle, a library of gold standard series, including Caillou and Sesame Street, and U.S. exclusives including Lazytown and Tree Fu Tom. Sprout's hosted programming blocks, including The Sunny Side Up Show and The Good Night Show, serve as tools to guide parents as they help children prepare for their days and nights with activities, user generated content, stories, and more. Viewers are encouraged to submit artwork, birthday wishes, videos and more through SproutOnline.com, which has received over five million viewer interactions to-date. Sprout's VOD offering is the #1 on demand service for younger children with over 1.5 billion views. Sprout was fully acquired by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in November 2013.

TV PinGuim

TV PinGuim is Brazil's leading animation company, was founded in 1989 by Celia Catunda and Kiko Mistrorigo to create entertaining, educational, distinctive and bold programming for children of all ages. TV PinGuim's animation portfolio covers a diverse range of subjects from Science to sci-fi and from art to the environment. TV PinGuim's biggest hit to date is the high-rating series Fishtronaut. For more information visit www.tvpinguim.com.

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