The Super Readers are headed back to a television near you!
PBS Kids has set the official broadcast premiere date for “Super Why’s Comic Book Adventures.” The new series of animated musical shorts starring Super Why and his fellow literacy-powered superheroes will hit PBS affiliates and stream on the PBS Kids app on Oct. 18.
Much like the original “ Super Why!” series, which launched in 2007 and ran for 103 episodes, “Super Why’s Comic Book Adventures” aims to help strengthen the literacy skills of its preschool- and kindergarten-age viewers. The new 2D animated 3-minute shorts will also harness the power of music for its cause.
“We are so excited to introduce ‘Super Why’s Comic Book Adventures,’ with its fresh, musically driven format, to a new generation of ‘Super Why!’ fans,” said Sara DeWitt, PBS Kids’ senior vice president and general manager, in a statement. “The dynamic comic book design makes it an aspirational Super Reader superhero experience that will support and encourage today’s budding readers.”
Joining comic book lover Super Why in these new adventures in Reader Valley will be familiar faces including Wonder Red and Princess Pesto from the original series, as well as a new Super Reader named Power Paige.