Pioneering Series from Scholastic,
Maya & Miguel, Celebrates 10th Anniversary With iTunes Debut!
Six Volume Launch Helps Mark National Hispanic Heritage Month
New York, NY, September 22, 2014 – “¡Feliz cumpleaños!” To celebrate its exciting 10th anniversary milestone, Scholastic Media’s award-winning TV series, Maya & Miguel™, makes its debut on iTunes – just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). For the very first time, all 65 episodes of the energetic animated adventures of 10-year-old twins Maya and Miguel Santos are now available for download on iTunes in a collection featuring six volumes for hours of hilarious entertainment – and multicultural learning – anytime, anywhere! In addition, fans can download a very special episode from Maya & Miguel: Vol. 1, “Mala Suerte,” for free until October 13.
“For more than a decade, young viewers, particularly English language learners, have strongly connected with Maya & Miguel, and we’re delighted to introduce even more kids and families to the spirited sibling stars and their engaging escapades with the upcoming launch on iTunes,” said Deborah A. Forte, President, Scholastic Media and executive producer and creator of the show. “Maya & Miguel was a groundbreaking success when it first premiered in 2004 and the show, with its emphasis on the importance of multiculturalism, friendship and family, remains just as relevant with today’s children and parents.”
As the Hispanic population in the U.S. continues to increase – Census Bureau data released in June estimates the numbers have grown to 54 million as of July 1, 2013 – it is more important than ever that all children see themselves and their cultures represented in the media. The long-running Maya & Miguel TV series, airing on PBS KIDS (check local listings), chronicles the exuberant exploits of the dynamic duo, Maya and Miguel, along with their relatives and friends, set against the backdrop of a culturally-rich neighborhood. Showcasing a positive portrayal of Latino family life, language and cultures, the series aims to promote the value of a diverse society while supporting English language learning.
In addition to iTunes, episodes of Maya & Miguel are available for digital download in the LeapFrog App Center.
About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media, the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including film, television, video, mobile and web, and a major developer and marketer of children’s brands worldwide. Among its award-winning and top-rated television productions are the animated series WordGirl®, Clifford the Big Red Dog®, The Magic School Bus®, and I SPY™ as well as the live-action shows Goosebumps® and Animorphs®. Soup2Nuts, a division of Scholastic Media, serves as its digital animation studio and offers full in-house production services, including the development of original series, writing, recording, music composing, design, storyboards, animation, and post-production. Visit www.scholastic.com and mediaroom.scholastic.com for additional information.
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My little monkey has a new favorite show!! She is very interested in learning how to speak spanish! Maya & Miguel is a great educational show that showcases culture as well as teaching her about language! She loves the storyline and I love the educational value of Maya & Miguel! We definitely recommend this series! Check your local listings and grab your copies on iTunes!!
Disclosure: I received an episode and a viewing kit for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.