PBS will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a special week of science-focused The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About! That one-hour special March 3.
The Cat in the Hat is celebrating with a Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration and features a week of new adventures. Along with The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, there will be half-hour premieres March 4 and 5. These episodes follow the Cat, Nick and Sally exploring animal attributes such as the mimic octopus’ ability to imitate other sea creatures. Other lessons include how glass is made, how multi-legged creatures walk and how cotton is made into fabric.
In conjunction with the Cat-ebration PBS Kids has a new game “Marbleous Marvel Coaster” where kids can create Seussian rollercoasters.
“As children across the U.S. celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday this March, PBS KIDS is proud to join the festivities with new adventures from one of his most iconic characters: the Cat in the Hat,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager for Children’s Programming at PBS. “Through Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration, we hope to inspire kids and stimulate their imaginations with a week of natural science exploration. In this special multiplatform event, families will join the Cat, Nick and Sally as they journey to zany Seussian places — from the Grassy-Grove-Dell to Feathery Flats — and learn from their quirky animal friends, such as Bugsy the Beetle, Sharky McGee and Greg the Gecko.”
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! hails from Portfolio Entertainment/Collingwood O’Hare Production, A Canada UK Co-Production produced with PBS (USA), Treehouse (Canada), in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Entertainment. The series is distributed by Portfolio International.
The following includes a listing of all episodes airing during Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration.
- Monday, March 3, 2014 – One-hour special, “Step This Way/Anything You Can Do/Name That Sound/Fabulous Feathers”
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – New Episode: “Balancing Act/Marvelous Marbles”
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – New Episode: “Take a Walk/Cotton Patch” –
- Thursday, March 6, 2014 – “Name That Sound/Fabulous Feathers” – Repeats as a half-hour episode,
- Friday, March 7, 2014 – “Step This Way/Anything You Can Do” – Repeats as a half-hour episode