KCET Launches New, Animated Preschool Series 'SPACE RACERS'

Viewers Invited to Attend a Free SPACE RACERS Screening


at the California Science Center on May 29


BURBANK, CA - April 28, 2014 -KCET, the

nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central

California, presents SPACE RACERS, a new, animated preschool series,

produced in collaboration with NASA experts. The half-hour show will debut

during KCET's weekend children's programming block, beginning Saturday, May 3,

2014 at 7:30 a.m. 

SPACE RACERS follows young spaceship cadets at the Stardust Space

Academy as they soar through the solar system. Young viewers will learn about

the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space

exploration, and the importance of working together as a team, all with fun and

engaging characters they can relate to. 

The series follows spaceships: Eagle, Hawk, Robyn, Starling and Raven,

along with their fellow cadets and teachers at the Stardust Space Academy.


Each spaceship has a distinctive ability. Eagle, the natural

leader of the group has unrivaled speed and agility; Hawk touts incredible

strength and a near-perfect memory; Robyn has the sharpest mind and is the

group's scientist; Starling is small but braver than ships twice her size;

Raven combines cunning with unrelenting competitiveness; and the wise and

enigmatic Headmaster Crane guides these eager cadets on their missions

throughout the solar system.

Series creators produced SPACE RACERS in collaboration with NASA

experts, who helped develop a balanced curriculum and reviewed every script to

create highly engaging and scientifically accurate lessons, which can be

accessed online at www.SpaceRacers.org.


Stunning computer-generated imagery plus real space sounds and images

bring the world of the SPACE RACERS vividly to life.  The world-class creative team for the series

includes, director Mark Risley (Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys),

head writer Allan Neuwirth (Cyberchase and Arthur) and

composer/songwriter Jody Gray (Courage the Cowardly Dog, Clifford

and Abby's Flying Fairy School).


In addition, young viewers and their parents are invited to attend a

special free screening event at the California Science Center at Exposition

Park on Thursday, May 29 beginning at 10 a.m. To make a reservation, visit kcet.org/meetracers.



Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on KCET. For more information and to watch a

preview of SPACE RACERS, visit www.kcet.org/spaceracers.


About Space Race, LLC

Founded in 2010 Space Race, LLC is based

in New York specializing in children's programming and educational

entertainment. Space Race, LLC aims to provide high-quality

kids content for television, websites, gaming activities, and

educational curricula.



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plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and

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as well as the finest public television programs from around the world.

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