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Introducing Luna, Chip & Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go!

26 Jan

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Coming in April 2022
on Knowledge Network (Canada)
Also available in French,
beginning Sept 22 on TFO (Ontario)

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is making a comeback on where Disney Plus will broadcast, but in Canada, there’s another team of fun loving problem solvers–featuring Luna, Chip & Inkie (the mascots of Knowledge Kids)–making their own debut. It’s also going to be available on Knowledge Network and with the app (iOS and Android). Both cartoons are coming in the spring of this year, and the timing is hard not to notice. As for which program is worth watching, just enjoy both! The former is designed for the tween crowd and the latter, for children aged 3-6.

Luna, Chip & Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go features this trio 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. This 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.

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Knowledge Kids is all Geared up for the Holidays!

5 Dec

knowkidsxmasEven adults can enjoy youth oriented programs with their children as Christmas time approaches. Knowledge Kids has a huge lineup of holiday specials that’s now playing online throughout Canada, on television (in British Columbia) and through the app (android and ios) which is sure to delight. There’s 38 shows in all, and instead of one-offs, they are running periodically all month long.

Molang and Paw Patrol have the most to offer, and who doesn’t want to get fuzzy with Shaun the Sheep? Even the Stinky & Dirty Show proves they can get to the spirit. This American-Irish-British animated series is all about finding creative ways to solve problems, and for “Sleigh Riders/Snow Problem,” they have to save the holiday!

A sampling of the schedule includes:

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How to Enjoy Halloween 2021 Knowledge Kids Style!

16 Oct

halloween posterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Streaming online for free within Canada till Oct 31st

Halloween’s nearly here and quite often, there’s something to fear because not all forms of entertainment are tailored for young ones to enjoy. Knowledge Kids has fixed that with a specially curated run of fun that’s no doubt going to be educational too.

Some select shows worth noting are Molang: “The Ghosts’ Castle, Haunted House, and The Pumpkin”; Kate & Mim-Mim: Lil’ Boo and Kiva Can Do! (Can Boo), two Dragon episodes (not from the How to Train your Dragon series) and with The Monster Halloween. Furry-mania took over this list with Clifford the Big Red Dog and Paw Patrol. There’s more than a handful of episodes that’s tailored for the each. Of the former, there’s “The Halloween Costume Crisis” and “Clifford’s Howl-O-ween.” Of the latter, there’s “Pups and the Ghost Pirate,” “Save the Trick” and “Treaters and The Werepuppy.”

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Knowledge Network at 40 Years & Kids Programming Block Updates

27 Aug

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(The Vintage Tempest)

The Autumn television season is almost upon us, and that often means school is starting. Whether that’s post-secondary or elementary, sometimes all it takes is an extra audio-visual component to make learning wonderous–and that’s where Knowledge Network comes in. They have an excellent range of documentaries to help broaden any viewer’s mind.

I fell in love with this network’s offerings because of a special on Australia’s aboriginal culture a long time ago. If only Western Civilization 12 was taught like how this channel enlightens, I may have became an anthropologist instead of journalist. Flash forward to today, this British Columbia based publically funded broadcasting network is continuing with their mission. I mostly watch their specials on ancient history. From time to time, I’ll have their kids programming material playing in the background. In the past, I listened to Bill Nye the Science Guy and tuned into animated adaptations of popular children’s books I grew up reading.

Over the many decades of programming, their Knowledge Kids brand, now in their tween years, is only getting better. Not only can people find it on air Saturday mornings but also to watch on the go on iOS, Android or Roku enabled devices. In 2021, they’re offering something old and something new. I had a chance to correspond with Michele Paris, the Senior Manager of Children’s Programming, on what’s coming up:

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Take Me Home to This Place I Belong, This Mountain Life

12 Nov

null10Plays November 14, at the Capitol 6 theatres, at 7pm and 9:30pm, in Victoria, B.C. Tickets can be bought online hereFor upcoming screenings nationwide, please visit MountainLifeFilm.com

Coming soon to Knowledge Network. Please check local listings. The local showing includes the NFB’s Mountain of SGaana.

  • Spoiler Alert

This Mountain Life is a beautiful documentary about staying positive. For those aspiring to climb high enough, communion with Nature can be found. Though tuning into the cosmos natural vibration is not everyone’s goal, these huge rocky ranges people find latticed around the world offer than meets the eye. At least for those folks who wonder what it’s like to live off the grid, or spend time away from the concrete jungle—whether it’s at a cabin, a monastery or a small community in the woods—this film reveals plenty.

At the same time, we are reminded Supernatural British Columbia is three-quarters mountainous terrain. Life within the Coast Mountains (sic. Cascades) is the focus. To live life with the outdoors as your backyard is not limited. Those willing to explore these alpine ranges can reveal a bounty of medicines and new discoveries, if not reconnecting with a higher force. Small towns tucked within the valleys enjoy the benefits. In the Lower Mainland, some folks can visit Whistler, BC to go skiing. I am brave enough to venture deeper to discover other treasures, if not get spirited away—lest the wildlife have other plans for me.

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