May
01
2013
by: Angela Santomero | Filed under Blue's Clues, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Super Why!

I met with The818′s Morgan Shanahan via Skype the other day to discuss my new creative arts program, Creative Galaxy, math based program, Sara Solves it, (Amazon Studios), the preschool tv biz, Fred Rogers and much more.

With our never ending to-do lists, it’s fun (and necessary) to sit and talk about why we do what we do.

See Morgan Shanahan‘s complete postBlue’s Clues Creator Angela Santomero Launches Two Shows Via Amazon” at BlogHer & don’t forget to visit Morgan at the the818.com

Apr
30
2013
by: Angela Santomero | Filed under Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Kids, Parenting

iTunes - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Apple has picked Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood as it’s Show of the Week!

 

Download your free Daniel Tiger episode at iTunes this week.

And you thought it was going to be just an average Tuesday, in your neighborhood, didn’t you?!

iTunes

Apr
25
2013
by: Angela Santomero | Filed under Kids, My Projects

Creative Galaxy

In the Creative Galaxy (a galaxy made up of different art inspired planets) lives a creative preschool alien, Arty, with his mom, dad, baby sister and his shape shifting side kick, Epiphany. Arty explores the Creative Galaxy, soaring to the Museum Planet and the Painting Planet (and many more arts based planets in future episodes) to “fix situations with art!”.

 

In this pilot episode, Arty’s mom, an architect, built a library but no one will stay and read.Creative Galaxy

Why?

The library is..well..blah. Arty has an idea that will save the day!

He will fix the library with art!

Will he do it?

Will the aliens stay to read?

You will have to watch to find out!

Oh, and wait until you hear the theme song – - don’t say I didn’t warn you when it gets stuck in your head!

Out Of the Blue

 

Out of the Blue Enterprises works with the best in the business to create something new and different:  Samantha Freeman, Traci Paige Johnson, Dr. Alice Wilder, Becky Friedman, Wendy Harris, Rachel Kalban & animation from 9 Story Entertainment. With this team, we believe, we have the building blocks for kids to soar.

 

NOTE:  Creative Galaxy is a work in process – it is presently a colored story board of sketches that tells the story with voice overs, music & minimal art (And, yes, I know how funny that is, since this is an ART show!)  

*Created by Worldsfair on Zazzle.com

 

Please check out Creative Galaxy & Sara Solves It at Amazon Studios. If you feel that your kids would benefit from either (or dare I say, both), please leave your feedback by next week. YOUR online support will determine which shows get picked up for series! 

Thank you

Angela

Apr
23
2013
by: Greg | Filed under Dad's Clues, Kids, Parenting

tear

Our daughter crawled into our bed last night with uncontrollable tears. Damn math!

After years of practice, I’m pretty good at the pillow wedge (strategically placing a rolled up pillow between me & one of my kids to absorb an involuntary thrust of an elbow or a foot as we lay quietly asleep) but I thought those days were long gone.

I guess with Angela’s birthday approaching this week, my 9 year old was thinking about what her life will be like when she’s her Mom’s age. Since that will be her age now + X amount of years, it naturally got her thinking about Angela & myself at our present age + X

You see where she’s going with this, right?

I’m telling you, tears..uncontrollable.

 

Especially as a Dad..a guy. We’ve got to fix the problem..most everything can be fixed..should be.

But while verbally stumbling in an awkward attempt to find the right thing to say, I took a cue from my wife.

Sometimes there’s nothing that can be said to fix, you can only hold onto them so they know they’re loved.

 

Apr
22
2013
by: Angela Santomero | Filed under Good Use of Media, My Projects

Creative Galaxy

So much media & not enough quality programming? Amazon Studios is lending a hand here.

They have chosen to let YOU decide what shows get green lit for production!

Pilots are now available on Amazon Instant Video for parents to review & comment on, essential to the decision making process.

 

As I discussed in my earlier post, Amazon Studios Greenlights Kids’ Arts Pilot, two of my pilots ( Creative Galaxy and Sara Solves It) were also chosen by Amazon Studios to be among those viewed programs.

 

Here’s a little bit about each:

Creative Galaxy

Creative Galaxy

An animated, interactive art, adventure series, designed to inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance.

Amazon Studios

Sara Solves It

Sara Solves It is about create a strong female role model, Sara, who uses math to solve mysteries with her little brother, Sam.  Together, Sara and Sam explore their world on the look out for mysteries..math mysteries!

Please check out the shows at Amazon Studios and if you’d like Creative Galaxy, Sara Solves It or BOTH to be produced for your kids, please comment at the bottom of the Amazon Studios page!

(NOTE:  Both videos are works in progress – colored storyboards of sketches that tell the story with voice overs and minimal music & art)

 

I would love to continue to do what I  do, to make shows for your kids that educate make them giggle and for them to be a part of the story.

xoxo,

Angela