Debuts Monday, Nov. 30, at 9:30 a.m. on Kids’ CBC
CBC now becomes the go-to news source for news junkies of a different demographic—two- to six-year-olds. “Our top story today: Kallon can kick a ball really far!”… “Breaking news: Zander has lost his slipper sock.” These are but a few of the kid-friendly issues tackled on WHAT’S YOUR NEWS?, the country’s first and only newscast featuring groundbreaking news that celebrates childhood.
Presented by an engaging news crew of ants and one anteater (who thinks he’s an ant), each half-hour episode follows a major breaking story and a feature story, includes interviews with child experts (that is children who are experts), special reports, traffic updates and weather. And at the end of every episode, other children present their own news. WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? debuts Monday, Nov. 30, at 9:30 a.m., on Kids’ CBC, after Super Why?, at 9 a.m., creating a word “Power Hour” that helps develop early literacy skills.
WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? recently won the prestigious global Japan Prize for best pre-school program and best overall program. The Japan Prize is recognized as the highest award a show can achieve in educational programming.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this series to Kids’ CBC. Still on a high from a Gemini Award for our in-house production Kids’ Canada, it’s exciting to continue the momentum with the launch of another award-winning program,” said Kim Wilson, head of Children and Youth Programming, CBC.
WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? was produced using a technologically innovative combination of live action, motion capture, CG and performed animation by the United Kingdom’s TT Animation and Canada’s Lenz Entertainment.
WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? executive producer is Jack Lenz (Lenz Entertainment). The producers are Jocelyn Stevenson (U.K.) and Lawrence S. Mirkin (Canada), who both first worked together on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock (CBC Television was the host broadcaster).