Jim Henson's Hoobs to Debut on Sprout

Posted on December 22, 2006

The HoobsThe Hoobs is a new series created by the Jim Henson Company. The series is debuting December 25th on Sprout, the 24-hour preschool destination from PBS Kids. The series debuts with a "Happy Hooby Holidays" marathon from noon - 6 p.m. EST on the December 25th. Hoobs Tula and Groove will appear as special guest hosts for the marathon.
Set in the sunny, colorful Hoobland, The Hoobs are great explorers who learn about planet Earth by posing different questions to all the children that they encounter along the way. In each episode, they try to find the answer to a question which they put into the great Hoobopaedia created by Hubba Hubba Hoob back in Hoobland. The four main Hoobs - Tula, Groove, Iver and Roma - live in the Hoobmobile and travel to all parts of the world in their quest for discovery and learning.

"The Hoobs' passion for knowledge is contagious," said Andrew Beecham, senior vice president of programming, PBS KIDS Sprout. "This age group is all about learning and discovery, and The Hoobs encourage preschoolers to ask questions, explore new ideas, think creatively and communicate with confidence."

Lisa Henson, co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company, said, "The Hoobs is a great example of our company's philosophy to create educational programming that is entertaining and engaging for children as well as parents. Young audiences around the world have enjoyed learning about the power of being curious from The Hoobs and we're thrilled to introduce them to U.S. audiences through PBS KIDS Sprout."

The Jim Henson Company has always been able to produce entertaining shows using their muppets and unique voice talents. These muppets have been made very colorful to help them appeal to the very young Sprout audience. The Hoobs have already been seen in the UK for the past few years. They even have plush Hoobs toys available in the UK. The Sprout website can be found here.


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