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Halloween fun returns to WUCF's PBSKids Lineup

Posted by Jennifer Cook on

This fall, kids are in for a delightfully spooky treat on WUCF TV. On October 28, WUCF will premiere THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT HALLOWEEN! at 8am and 1pm. The new movie follows Nick and Sally as the Cat in the Hat takes them on an exciting Halloween ride. Additionally, PBS KIDS will premiere new Halloween-themed episodes from DINOSAUR TRAIN, NATURE CAT, and READY JET GO! Encore programming from PEG + CAT, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and many others will also air on WUCF.

“WUCF TV is proud to offer engaging programming throughout October, especially since it is such a fun and exciting time of year for Central Florida families,” said Dr. Phil Hoffman, WUCF Executive Director. “With a new movie from The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! and festive new episodes from other favorite series on WUCF, kids will have the chance to celebrate with PBS KIDS characters and learn important skills along the way.”

The treats keep coming in October when PBS KIDS will offer a variety of Halloween-themed games for kids to play on the free PBS KIDS Games App and pbskids.org, including the Cat in the Hat Corn Maze Craze, Cat in the Hat Camp Time, NATURE CAT Park Builder and PEG + CAT Parade. A new Spooky Street and set of rewards will be launching on PBS KIDS’ popular virtual world Kart Kingdom as well. Hands-on activities, including pumpkin-carving templates with favorite PBS KIDS characters, are available on PBS Parents.

More information on PBS KIDS’ Halloween programming, including when to watch, is included below. A variety of Halloween DVDs are also available from PBS Distribution.

New Programming
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT HALLOWEEN!
Premieres October 28 at 8am and 1pm; re-airs October 29 & 30 at 8am
The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a wild Halloween ride in this all-new movie.  Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet, where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

DINOSAUR TRAIN
New episode premieres on October 17 at 11am
“Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model” – In “Spooky Tree,” as the Pteranodon family explores a mysterious tree that seems to come alive at night, they learn about bioluminescence along the way. Then, in “Spinosaurus Super Model,” Don tries to convince Old Spinosaurus to pose for a sculpture, highlighting the many features of the world's largest land carnivore.

NATURE CAT
New episode premieres October 10 at 3:30pm
“Runaway Pumpkin/Lady Bug Tough” – The backyard gang has a Halloween party featuring the biggest, most beautiful pumpkin ever.

READY JET GO!
New episode airs October 24 at 7:30am
“Jet’s First Halloween” (Parts 1 & 2) – In this special half-hour episode, Sydney, Sean and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween – from carving Jack-o-lanterns and dressing up in costumes, to trick-or-treating and going to a haunted house. Along the way, the gang learns about lunar eclipses and the Red Moon.

Encores
CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest
An encore presentation of the popular Halloween-themed movie airs on October 24 at 8:30am, October 28 at 2pm, and October 31 at 8am and 2pm.

More PBS KIDS Favorites
Halloween episodes from the following series will also encore in October:
ARTHUR
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
PEG + CAT
MARTHA SPEAKS
DINOSAUR TRAIN
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!
SUPER WHY!
THOMAS & FRIENDS