"Curious George” is ready to celebrate Halloween with special “Boo Fest” episodes starting Monday, with all new episodes through Oct. 30, kicking off Season 9.
Halloween-themed episodes will be aired, with an encore play of “Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest” on Oct. 31, which is a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow that haunts the countryside on Halloween. On Tuesday, the premiere of “Submonkey,” an underwater adventure with Curious George, includes a song, “Down, Down, Down,” performed by Belinda Carlisle.
“I've always loved Curious George and I loved singing the song,” said Carlisle in a news release. “The lyrics are genius and make me smile. I'm honored to be part of the series.”
Season 9's theme is the five senses. “Kids' senses are so heightened during the fall,” said Ellen Cockrill, senior vice president of animation production. “We hope our new episodes inspire kids to use their senses to explore their world and deepen their understanding of science, math and engineering — just as George does.”
Also this week, PBS Kids will also feature additional Halloween programming, including a new episode from “Dinosaur Train” on Monday, as well as encore presentations of themed episodes from “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," "Wild Kratts," Thomas & Friends” and more.
Check your local listings for show times. For more information, visit pbskids.org.