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January 14, 2015

WGBH Debuts New Kids Pilot Sara Solves It on Amazon Prime Instant Video

Animated musical mystery helps 4-8-year-olds develop math and problem-solving skills, online voters determine if show gets picked up on Amazon

BOSTON, Mass. (January 14, 2015) – WGBH today announced the debut of a new animated musical mystery pilot, Sara Solves It, for Amazon Studios. Produced by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises, Sara Solves It will launch on Amazon Prime Instant Video on January 15, 2015 and will be available for one month.

The program follows 9-year-old whiz kid, Sara, and her younger brother, Sam, as they work together to solve mysteries in their apartment building, in their neighborhood and beyond using math and music. Featuring catchy songs, interactive puzzles and a distinctive visual style, Sara Solves It is designed to help 4-to-8-year-olds develop creative problem-solving skills.

Audiences have the opportunity to weigh in on what pilots they want to see picked up as full series by Amazon. They can cast votes and provide feedback for Sara Solves It on the Amazon site and using #AmazonPrime on social media.

Sara Solves It comes from executive producers Carol Greenwald (Arthur, Martha Speaks, Curious George), Angela C. Santomero (Super Why, Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Creative Galaxy, Wishenpoof!), and Samantha Freeman, with animation production led by DHX Media (Martha Speaks, Kid vs. Kat, Inspector Gadget).

“Developing creative problem-solving skills is critical for young children as they navigate challenges in school and at play. What better way to build that skillset than through the power of math and the fun of music?” says Brigid Sullivan, Vice President for Children's Media and Educational Programming at WGBH. “WGBH is proud to introduce Sara and Sam to a wide and diverse audience on Amazon and we hope viewers will respond online with their feedback for Sara Solves It.” 
 

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.

About Out of the Blue Enterprises
Out of the Blue Enterprises is a leader in children’s educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive and curriculum-based entertainment concepts that span a variety of viable platforms, including television, video, mobile apps and consumer products.  Out of the Blue’s properties include Super WHY, the hit Emmy-nominated literacy series on PBS KIDS;  Creative Galaxy, a new interactive art series for Amazon Studios; Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the animated series inspired by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Room; and the Colorforms Brand.  In addition, Out of the Blue also handles all licensing and merchandising activity for Super WHY and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The company also develops top-rated mobile educational game apps, including Super WHY, Chuggington: Terrific Trainee, and Colorforms: Revolution.  Led by Co-Founders Angela C. Santomero, Creator of the hit preschool entertainment franchise, Blue’s Clues; and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and toy industry executive, Out of the Blue aims to engage kids and families with age-appropriate, entertaining, and engaging learning experiences.

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