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MOLLY OF DENALI (New Kids Series Premiere)

Airs Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on KPBS TV + July 15 at Noon on KPBS KIDS

Dad, Mom and Molly unloading the bush plane on an episode of MOLLY OF DENALI.

Credit: Courtesy of © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation

Above: Dad, Mom and Molly unloading the bush plane on an episode of MOLLY OF DENALI.

The series will air Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on KPBS TV, along with many additional broadcasts on the 24/7 KPBS Kids channel.

Don’t miss the world premiere of the new PBS KIDS series, MOLLY OF DENALI!

This series follows the adventures of 10-year-old Molly Mabray, a feisty and resourceful Alaska Native girl, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in their Alaskan village.

Viewers are introduced to the rich history and modern-day experience of family life in the heart of the Alaskan tundra through the eyes of Molly, her parents, and her friends.

Come Along with Molly!

MOLLY OF DENALI follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. The series is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities.

Each episode follows Molly, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini on their daily adventures in Alaska, from fishing to building snow forts to delivering a camera to friends on a volcano via dog sled.

Photo credit: Courtesy of © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation

Tooey, Trini and Molly compete in a canoe race on an episode of MOLLY OF DENALI.

Designed to help kids develop skills around informational text such as using a map and following an instruction manual, this is the first nationally distributed children's series in the U.S. to feature an Alaska Native lead character.

Photo credit: Courtesy of © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation

Molly and her mom look at a map on an episode of MOLLY OF DENALI.

MOLLY OF DENALI Podcast:

This podcast offers a new action-packed adventure for kids rooted in Native storytelling. Listeners will hear the rollicking story of how Suki (an Alaskan Malamute, equal parts brave and smart) charged into Molly’s life and became a part of her family, which all started when Molly’s birthday cake went missing.

The eight-part podcast is a prequel to the animated series, MOLLY OF DENALI

Funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the series is the first nationally distributed kids’ show in the U.S. to feature a Native American lead. All Indigenous characters are voiced by Indigenous actors, including Molly, voiced by Alaska Native, Sovereign Bill.

The series and podcast feature Alaska Native voices in all aspects of production, including story development and creative direction.

The theme song, which is featured in the PBS KIDS series and podcast, is sung by members of the Yupik Alaska Native band Pamyua, with music from Gwich’in fiddler Brennan Firth.

Podcast First Listen | MOLLY OF DENALI

Join Molly and her friends and discover what life is like for a kid on big adventures in Alaska! Subscribe now so you won’t miss an episode.

#1 The Birthday Cake Thief | MOLLY OF DENALI PODCAST

Molly Mabray’s 10th birthday is approaching, and she can’t wait to celebrate and eat her favorite strawberry cake. Except someone, or something, stole Molly’s birthday cake outside the Denali Trading Post. With the help of a mysterious raven, Molly sets out to solve the case of the missing cake.

“Alaska Native kids and families will hear themselves represented in MOLLY OF DENALI,” said Dorothea Gillim, executive producer of MOLLY OF DENALI at WGBH Boston. “The podcast, like the TV series, emphasizes important Alaska Native values, including respecting others, sharing, and honoring elders, while providing kids with empowering role models.”

“Public media is at its best when we delight, inform and inspire,” said Kerri Hoffman, CEO of PRX. “WGBH and Gen-Z Media tell powerful stories that do just that every day. We’re excited to partner with them to introduce Molly and her world to our newest listeners.”

Photo credit: Courtesy of © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation

Molly and her mom at the Denali Trading Post on MOLLY OF DENALI.

Join The Conversation:

Molly of Denali is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @MollyOfDenali on Twitter. #MollyofDenali

Credits:

PRX, Gen-Z Media and WGBH Boston.

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