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NATURE CAT,a new animated series for kids ages 3-8 designed to encourage children to explore and develop connections with the natural world, will premiere on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 on WUCF TV, Central Florida PBS.  Digital content related to the series will be available in the fall as well. NATURE CAT is voiced by an all-star line-up of comedic actors, including Saturday Night Live stars Taran Killam (Nature Cat), Kate McKinnon (Squeeks), Bobby Moynihan (Hal) and Kenan Thompson (Ronald); and Kate Micucci (Scrubs, The Big Bang Theory) as Daisy.

“WUCF is committed to helping children in Central Florida learn and grow through curriculum-based media,” said WUCF General Manager, Polly Anderson “With its hilarious voice talent, whimsical animation style and playful storylines, NATURE CAT will get kids inspired about the wonders of nature and encourage healthy outdoor activities by modeling hands-on exploration.”

NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.” Nature Cat can't wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there’s one problem: He’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature. With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures full of nature investigation, “aha” discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.”

Created by brothers David Rudman (“Cookie Monster” and “Baby Bear” on SESAME STREET; “Scooter” and “Janice” on The Muppets) and Adam Rudman (Tom & Jerry, SESAME STREET, CYBERCHASE), NATURE CAT is a co-production of Spiffy Pictures and WTTW Chicago. Major funding for the series will be provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Van Eekeren Family, founders of Land O’Frost.