It all starts Monday, September 5, 2011 with "Auctioneer George” and “Sock Monkey Opera.” In “Auctioneer George,” George has one dollar to buy anything he wants at the Annual Corn Roast and Attic Auction, and he sets his sights on a pair of red elephant mittens.
Then in “Sock Monkey Opera,” when Betsy gets the chicken pox and can’t see her favorite opera, Hansel and Gretel, she sends George in her place. George loves the opera so much, he decides to cheer up Betsy by performing for his itchy friend. But how can one little monkey sing, dance, and act for an entire cast of characters?”
“The Arts are actually a great vehicle to teach kids about science, engineering, and math,” said WGBH Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim. “With this new season, kids will be inspired to dance, sculpt and paint along with George, and they’ll also come away with knowledge of important STEM concepts.”
The fun continues on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 when George learns that clues are key to solving mysteries in the new episodes “Hamster Cam” and “The Great Monkey Detective.” And on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, George explores sculpting and photography in “George and the Giant Thumb and “Shutter Monkey.”
“Now in our sixth season, we’re excited to present an all-new set of eight (mis)adventures that highlight the arts,” said Senior Vice President of Animation Production for Universal Studios Family Productions Ellen Cockrill. “And we hope that viewers will stay tuned later this season when we launch the “Exercise Your Creativity Dance Contest,” giving children the opportunity to show us their unique creativity through dance.”
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