KIDS EXPLORE POTTY TRAINING IN NEW PBS KIDS DVD: “IT’S POTTY TIME!”
DVD Features Four Stories from Three PBS KIDS Series – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Dinosaur Train
Available from PBS Distribution on September 12
Arlington, VA – August 22, 2017 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing the DVD “IT’S POTTY TIME!” which features four episodes from three PBS KIDS series. In this collection, young viewers will join some of their favorite PBS KIDS friends as they tackle potty training. “IT’S POTTY TIME!” has an SRP of $6.99 and will be available on DVD starting September 12, 2017. The DVD has a run time of approximately 60 minutes.
Come along as Prince Wednesday learns how important it is to stop and go potty right away in a story from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, while in an episode of PEG + CAT, Peg and Cat show Big Mouth the six steps of going potty. A story from DINOSAUR TRAIN in which Buddy and Tiny discover that “all creatures poop,” even really big dinosaurs, is also included.
Stories featured on the new title include:
“Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty”
Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school, building the “tallest tower in the world!” Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn’t want to stop what he is doing. He learns how important it is to stop and go right away.
“Daniel Goes to the Potty”
Dad’s trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan’s Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to use the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home. Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there – or anywhere else in the neighborhood!
“The Potty Problem”
Peg and Cat must teach Big Mouth the 6 steps for making on the potty, or his visit to Viv’s house will be ruined – as will Viv’s carpet!
Buddy and Tiny learn that all creature poop, even really big dinosaurs. The catchy tune “Every Dinosaur Poops” reminds us that all creature “go” when they have to “go.”
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD AND PEG + CAT
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PEG + CAT
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PEG + CAT
About The Ready To Learn Initiative
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About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Sprout/Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Sprout). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow.
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IT’S POTTY TIME!
Street Date: September 12, 2017
Run Time: Approx. 60 Minutes