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LOS ANGELES -- "Mack & Moxy," a new kids' TV series produced by Socially Dynamic Entertainment in association with Bardel Entertainment and 12 national charities, is now available through streaming on Netflix with messages about kindness, empathy, compassion and community to support National Bullying Prevention Month.
"Mack & Moxy" features Mack, a lovable moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox-inspired go-getter, who find engaging ways to help younger kids (ages 3 – 7) become more empathetic and learn about important issues such as Autism inclusion, literacy, hunger, wildlife preservation, emergency preparedness, STEM Education, the power of play, National Parks and the great outdoors, seat belt safety, physical fitness, eating healthy and more. These important issues are explored with a combination of animation, live-action and music in 14-minute episodes in which Mack and Moxy, together with a helpful Trooper, set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far-off mystical place called HelpeeLand.
The series emphasizes the concept of empathy, celebrates the joy of helping others and teaches kids life-long lessons of charity and compassion. The series has been rolling out on PBS stations this year, with a 300 percent increase in airings between August and September thanks to the producers securing high-profile stations including KLCS in Los Angeles and WETA in Washington D.C.
Series creator Brahm Wenger has an extensive record of developing quality kid's entertainment with Disney and Air Bud Entertainment. Wenger and his partner Alan Green (who co-authored the award-winning "Dewey Doo-It" book series together) set out to create a children's series that would be like nothing else on the air. "Kids can be inundated with media and news that can seem very troubling and this can be scary and confusing for the younger citizens of our community. That's why we wanted to give kids a ray of hope. "Mack & Moxy" shows them that, no matter how young they are, they can begin to make a difference by looking outside themselves to a shy classmate who might just need a friend or by volunteering with their parents at a local food bank or library."
Wenger and Green were able to enlist a remarkable line-up of high-profile charity partners and celebrity guests for "Mack & Moxy." Each segment is developed with a charity partner who lends their expertise to crafting the subject matter in a way that is accessible to younger children. Celebrity guests make cameo appearances in each episode to help "Mack & Moxy" on their adventures. Celebrities for Season 1 include Keegan-Michael Key, Josh Duhamel, Kal Penn, Dean Norris, Eva LaRue, Rachael Ray, Matt Lucas, Melissa Fumero and Hank Azaria (who voices "Shelfish Sheldon," Mack and Moxy's nemesis).
Twelve of America's leading nonprofits and government organizations partnered with "Mack & Moxy" for season one: American Heart Association; American Red Cross; Citizen Schools; Easterseals; Feeding America; Safe Kids Worldwide; National Park Foundation; Orange County Sheriff's Department; Playworks; President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition; Save the Children and World Wildlife Fund.
"Mack & Moxy's" major underwriters for season one include: SanDisk, IKEA, Elizabeth Pang Fullerton, the Deeann and Al Baldwin Foundation, ConAgra Foods, Graco Children's Products, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, QVC and True Drinks. Additional funding is provided by Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Edison International, the Bernard P. Novak Foundation, and Mendability.
"Mack & Moxy" is produced by Socially Dynamic Entertainment in association with Vancouver, Canada-based animation studio Bardel Entertainment ("Jake and the Neverland Pirates;" "Puss in Boots;" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles").
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