Toronto, CANADA — September 21, 2011 — Portfolio Entertainment & Collingwood O’Hare Productions are pleased to announce the commencement of production on the second season of the highly acclaimed preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!.Â In addition, lead broadcasters PBS KIDS (USA) and Treehouse (Canada) have commissioned a one hour Christmas special based on the series, scheduled to air during the 2012 holiday season.
CBC (Canada) has also signed on as a broadcast partner of the series. CBC commenced airing the first season episodes earlier this month.
This recent pick up brings the number of episodes of the series to 60 half hours.Â Â ”Since its launch last year, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! has consistently ranked among the top-rated preschool shows on TV in the U.S.,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children’s Media, PBS. “We are excited to continue to bring this series to America’s children, helping foster a love of science and exploration in the next generation of kids,”
“Dr. Seuss was an iconic children’s content creator,” says Kim Wilson, Creative Head, CBC Children’s & Youth Programming, “it’s wonderful that his great work can live on in this way for a new generation of Canadian viewers here at the CBC.”
Voiced by award winning actor Martin Short, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! has consistently been a top ranking show on Treehouse (Canada) and PBS KIDS (USA). The series airs internationally in over 80 countries worldwide includingÂ Disney Junior Australia, Spain, Italy &Â Korea;Â Discovery Kids Latin America, NRK (Norway), Hop!(Israel), &Â MTV OY (Finland).Â The series also offers interstitials and an accompanying online gaming component.