Luna Around the World follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the moon guides the trio as they experience the local language, music and daily life. The gang’s adventures take them across continents – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, architecture and other features that make each region unique.
Luna Around the World brings an innovative approach to social studies for young viewers. The series takes kids on an informative and imaginative exploration of global culture to make connections between communities all over the world, integrating concepts of anthropology, history, ecology, geography, sociology and economics.
Along with the television series, Luna Around the World
will offer digital content for kids, parents and teachers, debuting in fall 2018. Luna Around the World games will be available at pbskids.org
and on the free PBS Kids Games App, along with clips and full episodes streaming across GPB Kids’ video platforms, including the free GPB Kids Now App. A Luna Around the World
app will also launch after the series’ debut. Parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities to extend the learning at home, will be available on the PBS Parents
site, and PBS LearningMedia
will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, teaching tips and printable activities.
Each episode of Luna Around the World will include two 11-minute stories as well as interstitial content – including live-action segments about arts and cultures, and animated folk tales and songs. The series is currently in production of 38 half-hour episodes and a one-hour special.