Available across Canada on KnowledgeKids.ca & the Knowledge Kids app
March 1st, 2022 – British Columbia’s trusted viewer-supported public broadcaster, Knowledge Network, is excited to announce that their first ever original animated series Luna, Chip & Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go will premiere on Monday, April 4th, 2022. The new series for children aged 3-6 will be available to stream for free across Canada on the Knowledge Kids app and KnowledgeKids.ca. In British Columbia the show will also be available to broadcast on Knowledge Network.
The music-filled series will include great songs and lovable characters based on the well-known animated characters, Luna the owl, Chip the beaver, and Inkie the octopus, who have appeared in Knowledge Kids branding, books and video games since 2008. Parents can look forward to seeing age appropriate themes, humour that helps drive home early learning lessons, deep breathing strategies for when things go sideways and fun shareable stories to talk about as a family.
Set in the forests, mountains, lakes and ocean near the fictional town of Eagle Creek, the series is inspired by the rugged, natural beauty of the Pacific West Coast. In each episode, the trio of enthusiastic helpers tackle problems in their town, but not before they experience some hilarious flops that require them to look for different ways of unlocking a solution. Our heroes remind young viewers that even though they might feel overwhelmed as they face challenges, looking at the problem in a different way and having the resilience to try again are the keys to unlocking solutions.
Five new episodes will be released each week for the first three weeks in April, followed by regular new episodes dropping throughout the rest of the year. Every episode includes an original song, which will also stream on the Knowledge Kids platforms in short music videos, encouraging kids to sing along.
"Creative problem-solving, resilience and teamwork are central to the mission of Knowledge Kids content,” said Michele Paris, Senior Manager of Children’s Programming and Executive Producer on the series. “Luna, Chip and Inkie will help kids see new ways of approaching a problem and persevering to get the job done!”
The made-in-Canada production has the financial support of the Canada Media Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund and Epic Story Media, who is also the global distributor of the series. TFO is excited to air the series in French beginning September 2022.
The animated series is written and produced entirely in Canada. Paris is joined by Pat Ellingson, retired head of TVO Kids, in script development with Executive Story Editors Shelly Hoffman and Rob Pincombe (Ollie and Moon, Camp Lakebottom). Renowned education and child development consultant Cheryl Gotthelf is advising on scripts, as is J'net Ayayqwayaksheelth, an Indigenous Arts Educator from the Nuu-chah-nulth tribe on Vancouver Island. Series writers include a number of preschool veterans, along with a diverse group of emerging writers, including graduates of the BIPOC TV & Film Kids TV Writing Bootcamp. Composer on the music-driven series is the Emmy-nominated Daniel Ingram (“My Little Pony”).
About Knowledge Kids:
Knowledge Kids is a safe, trusted environment with the best and brightest shows for kids aged 2-8 brought to you by Knowledge Network, B.C. 's viewer-supported public broadcaster. Free and commercial-free, Knowledge Kids is available on Knowledge Network’s television service in B.C. and across Canada via the KnowledgeKids.ca website and Knowledge Kids streaming video apps, available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and the Amazon Fire Stick. For more information, visit Knowledge.ca or KnowledgeKids.ca or follow Knowledge Kids on Facebook.