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When can I see the series?
When are my other favorite PBS KIDS shows on?
What’s the target age for the series?
How does the show address science?
Why is the program set in a rainforest?
How was the show produced – is it puppetry or animation?
Where can I get IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD merchandise or DVDs?

 

When can I see the series?

Check your local listings Check your local listings to see when IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD is on in your town.

When are my other favorite PBS KIDS shows on?

All program scheduling decisions are made locally by each PBS member station.  Since broadcast times and selections vary by station, please check out your local listings check out your local listings.

What’s the target age for the series?

IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD is designed for kids ages three through six but we expect to entertain their caregivers, too!

How does the show address science?

Through IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD, we want to demonstrate to kids that science is not just a bunch of
facts — it’s a process of discovery. The series is filled with great facts, but they are set up in a way that will encourage kids to ask questions and explore ideas.

Why is the program set in a rainforest?

Kids learn about the rainforest in school so using that setting is a natural, positive way for kids to understand and talk about the world. It is also an environment in which topics such as diversity and community can be addressed with related issues such as tolerance and safety.

How was the show produced – is it puppetry or animation?

It is both! IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD was produced with a technique called “Shadowmation.” It is a patented process that combines computer generated sets and an ancient form of Japanese puppetry called ‘‘bun raku.” This unique technique has received world-wide attention and acclaim and was developed by the series creator, Mitchell Kriegman.

Where can I get IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD merchandise or DVDs?

DVDs and other merchandise are not yet available, but will be in the future. Check back here for more information.