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Watch Tonight: ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas’

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About ChristmasEven though the turkey’s not out of the oven yet, get a headstart on celebrating Christmas with a new TV special featuring the Cat in the Hat.

For the first time, PBS KIDS debuts the one-hour segment, “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas,” tonight on your public broadcasting channel. Watch clips online and check PBS.org for local TV schedules. (Encore presentations will also be shown through December, or consider purchasing the DVD.)

Here’s a brief description of the special: The Cat in the Hat, Nick, and Sally are on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals — from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs — and their remarkable abilities to help them.

Afterwards, play the online game tied to the show, Freezeyourknees, Follow Me, Please!, where children will take the reins in guiding Ralph the Reindeer back home.

Watch a video clip about “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas” below.

Photo credit: Copyright 2012, CITH Holiday Productions Inc. and Red Hat Animation 2 Limited. Underlying characters copyright 1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

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Martha Stewart Christmas Cartoon on Hallmark Channel

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Martha Stewart and the Christmas TreeWhat was craft maven Martha Stewart like at 10-years-old?

We can’t answer the question, but a new holiday cartoon special called “Martha and the Christmas Tree“ will feature an animated 10-year-old Martha Stewart.  The cartoon will be the first in a ”Martha & Friends” TV series that will debut on the Hallmark Channel this upcoming Monday, December 20 at 7:00 pm EST. 

A collaboration between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, A Squared (A2) Entertainment, and AOLKids, the holiday special will feature “a 10-year old Martha Stewart as a problem-solving, craft-loving, generous spirit who, with the help of her three best friends, comes to the community’s rescue during the holiday season” (PitchEngine.com). 

A clip of “Martha and the Christmas Tree” shows a 10-year-old Martha with her recognizable adult haircut, dispensing fun advice and tips for Christmas crafting and baking.  The animation, done in sweet, simple pastels also features her two French bulldogs (who talk, of course!).

Four more feature-length cartoons will debut next year along with 26 webisodes (plus related games and projects) on www.marthaandfriends.com.

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