Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
FormatCartoon series
Children's television series
Created byAngela Santomero, based on characters created by Fred Rogers
Theme music composerFred Rogers
David Kelly
James Chapple
Brian Pickett
Graeme Cornies
Opening theme"It's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood"
Ending theme"It's Such a Good Feeling (Redux)"
Composer(s)Fred Rogers
David Kelly
James Chapple
Brian Pickett
Graeme Cornies
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes34 (68 segments)
Production
Producer(s)Kevin Morrison
Angela Santomero
Camera setupAnimated
Running time28 minutes (full episode) / 11 minutes (single episode)
Production company(s)The Fred Rogers Company
9 Story Entertainment
Out of the Blue Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channelPBS
Picture format1080i HDTV
Audio formatStereophonic Sound
Original runSeptember 3, 2012 (2012-09-03) – present
Chronology
Preceded byMister Rogers' Neighborhood
Related showsSuper Why
 
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
FormatCartoon series
Children's television series
Created byAngela Santomero, based on characters created by Fred Rogers
Theme music composerFred Rogers
David Kelly
James Chapple
Brian Pickett
Graeme Cornies
Opening theme"It's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood"
Ending theme"It's Such a Good Feeling (Redux)"
Composer(s)Fred Rogers
David Kelly
James Chapple
Brian Pickett
Graeme Cornies
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes34 (68 segments)
Production
Producer(s)Kevin Morrison
Angela Santomero
Camera setupAnimated
Running time28 minutes (full episode) / 11 minutes (single episode)
Production company(s)The Fred Rogers Company
9 Story Entertainment
Out of the Blue Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channelPBS
Picture format1080i HDTV
Audio formatStereophonic Sound
Original runSeptember 3, 2012 (2012-09-03) – present
Chronology
Preceded byMister Rogers' Neighborhood
Related showsSuper Why

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American interactive animated children's television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company, 9 Story Entertainment and Out of the Blue Enterprises. It debuted on most PBS stations on September 3, 2012. The program is based on the Neighborhood of Make-Believe from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Premise[edit]

The series centers around a four-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original Daniel Striped Tiger on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The series also features other children of the characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, such as Katerina Kittycat, Miss Elaina, O the Owl, and Prince Wednesday. Two 11-minute episodes are linked by a common socio-emotional theme, such as disappointment and sadness or anger, or being thankful and appreciative. The theme also uses a Musical Motif phrase to reenforce the theme and help children remember. The series is co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company (formerly Family Communications) and Out of the Blue Enterprises, with animation produced in Canada by 9 Story Entertainment and music created at Voodoo Highway Music & Post.[1][2]

In 2006, three years after Fred's passing, and after the end of production of Blue's Clues, the Fred Rogers Company contacted Angela Santomero to ask what type of show she would create to promote Fred’s legacy. That conversation was about the birth of "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood."[3] On September 2, 2013, Angela Santomero confirmed that PBS Kids has renewed the show for a second season of 25 episodes to premiere September 2014.[4]

Characters[edit]

Tiger Family[edit]

Cat Family[edit]

Owl Family[edit]

Royal Family[edit]

Museum-Go-Round Family[edit]

Secondary characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.TitleOriginal airdateProd. code
1"Daniel's Birthday"September 3, 2012101
It's Daniel's birthday and he, his mother, Katerina Kittycat, and O the Owl go to Baker Aker's bakery to pick out his birthday cake. A bumpy ride home on the trolley causes it to become smushed, but it turns out that a smushed birthday cake is still tasty. 
2"Daniel's Picnic"September 3, 2012102
Rain ruins Daniel's picnic with Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina until they decide to have the picnic indoors. 
3"Daniel Visits School"September 3, 2012103
Daniel is nervous about visiting school for the first time. He also helps Teacher Harriett check on things before school starts. 
4"Daniel Visits the Doctor"September 3, 2012104
Daniel is anxious about going to the doctor for a checkup. 
5"Daniel's Babysitter"September 4, 2012105
Prince Tuesday babysits Daniel and they have fun in a homemade jungle. 
6"Daniel Goes to School"September 4, 2012106
Daniel goes to school and, with the other kids, helps Miss Elaina find her lost locket. 
7"Daniel Gets Mad"September 5, 2012107
Daniel becomes angry when his mom says he and Prince Wednesday can't play at the beach because of a rainstorm. So, they decided to make a pretend inside beach. 
8"Katerina Gets Mad"September 5, 2012108
Katerina is upset when Miss Elaina chooses to play the triangle on New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Before that, she gets upset because she wanted to be first, but Music Man Stan wouldn't allow it because Prince Wednesday is supposed to be first. 
9"Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play"September 6, 2012109
Prince Wednesday wants to play with Daniel and Katerina Kittycat, who are playing house, but wants to be a dinosaur, which doesn't fit well with Katerina, until Teacher Harriet encourages them to "find a way to play together." 
10"Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day"September 6, 2012110
Miss Elaina plans a backwards play date with Daniel and O, but O would rather play forwards, not backwards. It's because in real life, owls cannot move backwards. 
11"Daniel and Miss Elaina Play Rocketship"September 7, 2012111
Daniel's play date with Miss Elaina goes awry when their toys break, but Lady Elaine helps them realize they can still have fun by using their imaginations. 
12"Daniel Plays at the Castle"September 7, 2012112
Daniel is excited to explore Prince Wednesday's rock collection until the prince informs him that the rocks are not toys to be played with. They play a treasure hunt game and find gold rock at the garden. Prince Wednesday, apparently ends up giving it to Daniel. 
13"Friends Help Each Other"September 10, 2012113
Katerina is having a tea party for her stuffed animals which she made all by herself, but when the party begins she makes a few mistakes, making her sad (Knocking the plastic cups and saucers off the table and spilling water everywhere). But Daniel helps out to cheer her up and Katerina realizes that it's always fun when friends help each other. 
14"Daniel Helps O Tell a Story"September 10, 2012114
Daniel and O use their imaginations to finish a story when the last page in a dinosaur book they read goes missing. 
15"Something Special for Dad"September 11, 2012115

Daniel, his mother, and Mr. McFeely send Daniel's father a letter after seeing how happy a letter from Grandpere made him when they go around the neighborhood delivering mail.

Note: This episode, along with "I Love You, Mom" aired in honor of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which took place in 2001. 
16"I Love You, Mom"September 11, 2012116
Daniel and his father go to Baker Aker's bakery to bake banana bread for Mom. 
17"A Trip to the Enchanted Garden"September 12, 2012117
Daniel and his parents pick strawberries in the Enchanted Garden. 
18"A Trip to the Crayon Factory"September 12, 2012118
O is sick and can't come to the crayon factory with Daniel and his friends, so Daniel's father takes pictures of the trip for him and Daniel brings home a crayon as a get well gift for O. 
19"Daniel Shares His Tiger-tastic Car"September 13, 2012119
Daniel isn't sure he wants to share his new toy car with Prince Wednesday until his dad suggests they could take turns playing with it. 
20"Katerina Shares Her Tutu"September 13, 2012120
Katerina shares her ballet tutu with Daniel in order to put on a jungle dance for Henrietta Pussycat, her mother. Daniel uses the tutu for a lion's mane and Katerina takes a turn using it to be a flower. 
21"Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty"September 17, 2012121
Prince Wednesday is having so much fun building a tower that he doesn't want to stop for anything, including going to the bathroom when he should. 
22"Daniel Goes to the Potty"September 17, 2012122
Daniel learns that it's okay to go to the bathroom while he and his father are at Music Man Stan's shop. 
23"Fruit Picking Day"September 18, 2012123
Prince Wednesday wishes he was as tall as his brother to pick fruit off of a high tree branch. 
24"Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad"September 18, 2012124
Daniel helps his dad build a playhouse, but is frustrated that he's too young to use grown-up tools (for example: a hammer and a screwdriver). 
25"Daniel Waits for Show-And-Tell"October 5, 2012125
Daniel is so excited about a book that he made that he can't wait for show-and-tell to share it with his classmates. They watch an egg and wait for the chick to concentrate on hatching. 
26"A Night Out At The Restaurant"October 5, 2012126
Daniel and Katerina learn about patience while they're at the neighborhood restaurant. 
27"Thank You, Granpere Tiger!"October 25, 2012127
Grandpere Tiger arrives for a visit, but can't stay as long as Daniel would like. 
28"Neighborhood Thank You Day"October 25, 2012128

The neighborhood celebrates Thank You Day by putting notes in the Thank You Tree. However, a windstorm blows them away, but thanks to Mr. McFeeley, the Thank You Day party is saved, to which Daniel makes a Thank You Day card for him.

(This is the first Thanksgiving special.) 
29"The Neighborhood Votes"October 26, 2012129
King Friday announces that the children will be able to vote for a new addition to the playground, whether it will be the swings or a slide. 
30"The Class Votes"October 26, 2012130
Daniel and his classmates vote for their next class pet, such as a turtle or a rabbit. When the results come in, they pick the rabbit and name him "Snowball" because of his fluffy tail. 
31"Be a Vegetable Taster!"November 19, 2012131
Daniel's appetite for vegetables is whetted when he helps care for the school's vegetable garden. Katerina, picky about trying the vegetables the others try (Tomatoes and carrots), later tries the peppers which she finds out taste very good to her. 
32"Daniel Tries a New Food"November 19, 2012132
Daniel and his family invite Ms. Elaina over for dinner at their house and enjoy trying new foods. (Mom Tiger's veggie spaghetti and banana swirl) 
33"Good Morning, Daniel!"December 17, 2012133
Daniel learns the importance of a morning routine when his playing and imagining distract him from getting ready for school. 
34"Goodnight, Daniel!"December 17, 2012134
Daniel gets ready for bed, even though he'd rather stay up and play. 
35"Daniel Gets a Shot"February 1, 2013135
Daniel is scared about getting a shot during a visit to the doctor. 
36"A Stormy Day"February 1, 2013136
A thunderstorm scares Daniel and O. Later, they realize there's no need to be afraid of anything that can happen to the sky. 
37"Daniel Plays Ball"February 11, 2013137
Daniel has difficulty catching the ball while playing a game with Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday once again. This time, they're with Prince Tuesday. 
38"O Builds a Tower"February 11, 2013138
O tries to build a tall tower using all of the blocks in the block corner at school. 
39"Daniel's Sleepover"February 12, 2013139
Daniel and his parents spend the night at Prince Wednesday's castle. 
40"Backyard Camping"February 12, 2013140
Daniel and O go camping in the yard with Dad Tiger. 
41"You Are Special"February 14, 2013141
O wants to be like the other children in a talent show at school. 
42"Daniel Is Special"February 14, 2013142

Daniel and his father take a walk and talk about why Daniel is special.

(Jason Mraz sings "It's Such a Good Feeling" at the end) 
43"The Dragon Dance"April 1, 2013143
Daniel and his classmates learn about teamwork when they help Teacher Harriet with an art project. 
44"Teacher Harriet's Birthday"April 1, 2013144
Daniel and his classmates learn about cooperation when they decorate the classroom on Teacher Harriet's birthday. 
45"Clean Up Time"April 22, 2013145
Daniel loses his watch in his messy room. 
46"Neighborhood Clean Up"April 22, 2013146
Everyone works together to clean up the playground after a wind storm makes a mess of it. 
47"Play Pretend"May 3, 2013147
Daniel and his classmates come up with creative backstories for a big cardboard box. 
48"Super Daniel"May 3, 2013148
Daniel has imaginary adventures when he and Grandpère take Dad's lunchbox to the clock factory. 
49"Daniel Uses His Words"May 20, 2013149
Daniel learns how to express his feelings. 
50"All Aboard"May 20, 2013150
Katerina learns people can't help her if they can't understand why she is upset. 
51"The Royal Sandbox"May 21, 2013151
Daniel and Prince Wednesday apologize to Prince Tuesday for playing with his crown without asking. 
52"Daniel Says I'm Sorry"May 21, 2013152
Daniel, Katerina and Miss Elaina learn how to apologize. 
53"It's Time to Go"May 22, 2013153
Katerina and Daniel have so much fun in the treehouse that they don't want to leave. 
54"Daniel Doesn't Want to Stop Playing"May 22, 2013154
Daniel wants to keep playing a game with his parents instead of working on a school project. 
55"Safety Patrol"Jul 15, 2013155
Prince Tuesday teaches Daniel's class about traffic safety. 
56"Safety at the Beach"Jul 15, 2013156
Daniel and Katrina learn how to stay safe at the beach. 
57"Neighbor Day: Part 1"Sep 2, 2013157

In this part, Daniel performs a good deed, which causes a chain reaction of kindness throughout the neighborhood.

Note: This was the first TV special of the series. 
58"Neighbor Day: Part 2"Sep 2, 2013158
This part concludes this TV special. 
59"Calm for Storytime"Sep 3, 2013159
Prince Wednesday has difficulty remaining quiet at the library because he doesn't realize that the people who read at the library need concentration. 
60"Calm at the Clock Factory"Sep 3, 2013160
Daniel's excitement at visiting Dad Tiger's Clock Factory with his friends gets the best of him until he learns about self-control. 
61"Daniel's New Friend"Sep 27, 2013161
Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie. Although she needs some help walking, even though she's on crutches, they realize they're otherwise very much alike. 
62"Same and Different"Sep 27, 2013162
Daniel discovers that not everyone has a tail like him. 
63"Katerina's Costume"Oct 28, 2013163
Katerina can't decide on a costume for Dress Up Day. 
64"Dress Up Day"Oct 28, 2013164

The children don costumes for the annual Dress Up Day parade.

(This episode is the first Halloween special) 
65"Snowflake Day: Part 1"Nov 25, 2013165

Daniel plays a snowflake in the Snowflake Day Show.

(This was the first holiday special) 
66"Snowflake Day: Part 2"Nov 25, 2013166
This part concludes this TV special. 
67"A Snowy Day"Dec 2, 2013167
Daniel learns the importance of wearing proper clothes to play in the snow. 
68"Tutu All The Time"Dec 2, 2013168
Katerina Kittycat learns when to wear her favorite tutu. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nededog, Jethro (July 31, 2011). "Fred Rogers' Legacy Lives on With a 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Animated Spin Off From PBS". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Weisman, Jon (July 30, 2011). "PBS to air new series from Fred Rogers Co.". Variety. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Santomero, Angela (September 21, 2012). "Mister Rogers Changed My Life". The New York Timesr. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/tv-radio/a-very-fred-ish-birthday-for-daniel-tigers-neighborhood-701692/
  5. ^ "Amariah Faulkner Credits". Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

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