PBS Kids is taking a moon shot this fall. The kid-targeted net said today that Judy Greer will lead the voice cast of Let’s Go Luna! — a new toon series that encourages young’uns to learn about cultures from around the world. Check out an exclusive clip celebrating the marichi music of old Mexico above.
The storyboard-driven Let’s Go Luna! will premiere Wednesday, November 21, on the tot-targeted network.
Let’s Go Luna! follows the adventures of three friends – Australian wombat Leo, Mexican butterfly Carmen and American frog Andy – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, Circo Fabuloso. At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon (Greer, in a marked departure from her character on FXX’s Archer) guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people. The gang’s adventures take them through cities around the globe – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, music, art, architecture and other features that make each place distinctive.
Each episode of the series created by animator-writer-artist Joe Murray (Rocko’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo) is made up of two 11-minute stories aimed at preschoolers. It’s produced by 9 Story Media Group’s animation studio Brown Bag Films.
“Let’s Go Luna! gives children a vibrant introduction to some of the most interesting aspects of life around the globe, helping them appreciate what may be the same, and what may be different, about people’s everyday lives,” said Linda Simensky, VP Children’s Programming at PBS. “The show combines the humor, detail and artistry for which Joe Murray is known with one of the core values of PBS Kids: to encourage children’s curiosity and invite them to learn more about the world.”