“WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM”
ARRIVES ON DVD APRIL 11
PBS KIDS Series WILD KRATTS Helps Kids Learn Science
by Exploring Animals and Their “Creature Powers”
Arlington, Va. –March 1, 2017 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing the new DVD “WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM.” Viewers will join Chris and Martin Kratt as they learn about the amazing creature features of giant pandas, red pandas, and other incredible animals. In four action-packed adventures, the brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, find an adorable little lost red panda and help to reunite her with her mother, save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata, and more!
“PANDA-MONIUM” will be available on DVD April 11, 2017. The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and its SRP is $14.99. The episodes included on this DVD are listed below.
“Panda Power Up!”
While checking out the endangered giant panda, the Wild Kratts get stranded in the bamboo forests of China without having power for any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to ‘power up’ in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An ‘ancient panda secret’ just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas.
“Red Panda Rescue”
Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a birthday present for Donita Donata. It’s Wild Kratts to the rescue!
“The Colors of China”
While hanging out with golden pheasants in China, Martin and Chris wonder how important color is for creatures. But when Donita Donata begins to steal animals and remove their color, they soon discover just how critical it is for survival. It’s a race to stop Donita and get color back into the creature world!
“Snowy Owl Invasion”
Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their giant panda friend Stuffo when they receive reports of snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it’s up to the Wild Kratts to solve the mystery of the snowy owl invasion!
WILD KRATTS transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning “Kratts’ Creatures” and Emmy-winning “Zoboomafoo,” into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers – and young viewers – meet. WILD KRATTS airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
About Kratt Brothers Company
Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced more than 220 episodes of television, including award-winning series: KRATTS’ CREATURES, ZOBOOMAFOO, “Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature” and WILD KRATTS. Through its full service animation studio, Kratt Brothers Company is currently in production on its fifth season of the Emmy-nominated hit WILD KRATTS. www.krattbrothers.com
About PBS KIDS
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About PBS Distribution
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WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM
Street Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: Approx. 120 Minutes
In Emilee’s opinion:
This Wild Kratts DVD was my favorite so far. There were only four wild adventures but each one was packed with a ton of excitement. In Panda Power Up we learned about giant panda powers. Giant pandas are big and strong yet sleepy and hungry most of the time. They eat 88 pounds of bamboo a day and they even have a panda’s thumb. They keep eating to keep their energy up. There is always a villain involved in each episode. In this episode, Zach wanted to capture the giant pandas. Will he be successful? You will have to watch to find out what happens. This episode made me appreciate animals and love of learning. The second episode was called, Red Panda Rescue. Is a red panda really a panda or a raccoon? Well, actually I learned that they are in their own unique family. I loved when Chris and Martin said, “Imagine getting in the trees and being with the red panda.” Of course, they changed into a cartoon character to start their next adventure. Again evil Zach hacks into the computer system and ends up stealing a baby red panda. Will Chris and Martin find their red panda? I learned that red Pandas eat a lot of bamboo, sleep in trees and are very active during the day. The third episode was called, The colors of China. This was interesting to watch because there were so many different colors and patterns that Chris and Martin found in China. Someday I’ll visit. In this episode, Donita wanted to steal all of the animals and change their colors for her fashion show. Will she be successful? Will the animals be able to recognize each other without their colors? Overall, I felt that Chris and Martin were positive examples to children. They make a lot of jokes but stayed positive even when things got a little tricky. I definitely recommend Wild Kratts: Panda-Monium.
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