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"Tiger Family Trip," New One-Hour Special From Award-Winning Series DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, Premieres May 8 on PBS KIDS

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Seasonal Special Kicks Off a Week of All-New Episodes of the Series

Buckle up for an all-new DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD one-hour special when “Tiger Family Trip” premieres Monday, May 8, on PBS KIDS. As many families prepare to travel during the spring and summer, Daniel and his family embark on a first and memorable road trip, helping preschoolers learn key skills and strategies as they experience their first trips. In “Tiger Family Trip,” Daniel is excited about his road trip adventure to visit Grandpere, but he doesn’t know what to expect during the long car ride. With Mom Tiger’s assistance, Daniel experiences new sights and activities and learns about the many exciting things to do and see when you’re on a trip with your family. 

“We’re thrilled families across the country will be able to join us on ‘Tiger Family Trip’ as Daniel deals with new and exciting experiences,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education, PBS. “As research continues to show the positive effects DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD has on children’s social and emotional learning, we hope this one-hour special will offer helpful road trip strategies for families on the go.”

Produced by The Fred Rogers Company, the Emmy-nominated DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD teaches preschoolers practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning. A recent study showed that kids who watched DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD had higher levels of empathy, were better at recognizing emotions, and were more confident in social situations. This was especially true for low-income children and kids ages four and younger.

The popular animated series was created by some of today’s preeminent innovators of quality children’s media. Creator Angela Santomero, from lead production partner Out of the Blue Enterprises, is co-executive producer, along with Kevin Morrison of The Fred Rogers Company and Vince Commisso of the award-winning animation studio, 9 Story Media Group.

“New experiences, such as a family vacation, can be scary as well as exciting for preschoolers, and we’re delighted to introduce important – and fun – strategies in this new special that can help make road trips a smooth ride for both parents and young children,” said Paul Siefken, President and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company. “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD addresses the issues that affect families most, and the episodes premiering on PBS KIDS this spring are all designed to help young viewers learn and grow.”

“Tiger Family Trip” will repeat throughout the week of May 8 on PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. The special will also be available for free on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App. Additional new episodes from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD will debut throughout the week of May 8 (check local listings), and will also be part of PBS KIDS Family Night on May 12, 13, and 14 on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream.

New content will be available in the Daniel Tiger for Parents app, which features more than two dozen songs, supporting videos from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, and helpful hints for parents about the important skills children need to be ready for school and life. The Daniel Tiger for Parents app, available in English and Spanish, is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.

In addition, engaging new DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD books, music, and DVDs are also rolling out.

  • Books, including "Tiger Family Trip" and "Going to See Grandpere," are now available on Amazon.
  • The "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Travel Album," which features 13 new songs, is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify.
  • A new DVD from PBS Distribution called "Tiger Family Trip" will debut on Tuesday, May 16.In addition to joining the Tiger Family on their trip to Grandpere's house, viewers can watch Daniel attend a carnival, enjoy fireworks, and set up a lemonade stand with Prince Wednesday.

New One-hour Special & Episodes

“Tiger Family Trip”
Premiere and streaming, Monday, May 8
In an all-new one-hour special, the Tiger Family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere’s! At first, Daniel doesn’t know what to expect on the ride, but with a helpful map from Mom Tiger, Daniel learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you’re on a trip with your family.

“The Lemonade Stand/Mad at the Beach”
Premieres Tuesday, May 9, Streaming Friday, May 12
“The Lemonade Stand” - Daniel and Prince Wednesday are making a lemonade stand together. But when they don’t agree about how to hand out the lemonade, they need to learn to express their mad feelings so they can find a solution…and provide lemonade for their neighbors!
“Mad at the Beach” - Daniel is at the beach with Miss Elaina and they’re building a sandcastle. Suddenly, the creation they worked so hard to make is knocked down by a wave, and that makes them mad, mad, MAD! Dad teaches the kids that it helps to express your mad feelings.

“Daniel Feels Two Feelings/The Neighborhood Carnival”
Premieres Thursday, May 11, Streaming Friday, May 19
“Daniel Feels Two Feelings” - Up, up and away! Daniel, Katerina, and O are excited to fly a kite, but are frustrated when they can't keep the kite in the air. They find out that it’s ok to feel two feelings at the same time.
“The Neighborhood Carnival” - The Neighborhood Carnival is in town, and Daniel can’t stop thinking about riding the Ferris wheel for the very first time. But when he gets to the carnival, he feels both excited and scared. Will Daniel ride the Ferris wheel or wait until next year?

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Fred Rogers Company
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. Today, The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly rated, award-winning children’s series include DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, PEG + CAT, and ODD SQUAD. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts:
Lubna Abuulbah, PBS; 703.739.8463; labuulbah@pbs.org
Jenny Gusella, 360PR+; 617.585.5762; jgusella@360pr.plus 
Gabrielle Torello, Grand Communications for The Fred Rogers Company, 917-312-2832, gab@grandcommunications.com