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Making a Splash – PBS Annual Meeting 2016

Me with Leslie, the voice of  Abby Cadabby
Photo-A-Day #4054

Today was the last day of the 2016 PBS Annual Meeting. I did not sleep well and ended up getting up really early and feeling sick. Luckily that feeling passed and I was able to enjoy an incredibly fun day. The things that made it the most fun were the sessions with all of the actors and puppeteers of the new show Splash and Bubbles. This is a show that is debuting on Wednesday November 23, 2016, the day before Thanksgiving. This new show is all about diversity and marine biology for kids 4-7.

The PBS Kids VIPs with Splash

SPLASH AND BUBBLES is an animated series from The Jim Henson Company (DINOSAUR TRAIN, SID THE SCIENCE KID) and Herschend Enterprises (Dollywood, Harlem Globetrotters) that uses groundbreaking digital puppetry technology. The series helps children learn marine biology and ocean science concepts while building social-emotional skills.

SPLASH AND BUBBLES follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish who has migrated all over the oceans before settling down with his family in Reeftown, where he befriends three inquisitive fellow sea creatures. Until Splash came along, Bubbles, Dunk, Ripple and most of the other Reeftown residents had no idea what lay beyond the cozy confines of their coral walls. Together, Splash and his friends explore the world’s oceans, where they meet wildly diverse marine animals and discover otherworldly undersea habitats, bringing back what they’ve learned to share with their neighbors.

The PBS VPS with the cast of Splash and Bubbles

Digital content related to the series, including games, hands-on activities and parent resources, will be available beginning in fall 2016.

10 Minutes of today’s vlog is of an answer to a question that I asked the puppeteers and I think it is so fascinating that I didn’t cut it.

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I Was Nature Cat – PBS Annual Meeting 2016

The PBS Kids VIPS at Cloud Gate
Photo-A-Day #4053

I flew into Chicago today for the PBS Annual Meeting. This is something that I have attended for the past few years and I love. Each year there are some special events that take place and this year was no different. I actually got to do something that is sort of a bucket list dream thing for me. I got to voice a character for a cartoon. Mind you this is just for a fun thing and not actually to appear on TV but it is a step. I was able to voice Nature Cat from the TV show of the same name. This is a TV show on PBS Kids that was created by brothers, Adam and David Rudman. I got to meet both of them last year and the year before that got to meet David and Cookie Monster. David is the voice and puppeteer of Cookie Monster. Adam and David are also supremely funny people.

You can see much of the things that I did today in today’s vlog. I can’t show you the actual cartoon footage, however, because of possible legal issues, I think. But I do have me doing the recordings. After the vlog continue reading for more of today’s photos

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