PBS KIDS re-boards Henson's Dinosaur Train

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 11 February 2015

The Jim Henson Company is producing a fourth season of the two-time EMMY-nominated animated series, Dinosaur Train.

A hit with both US and international audiences, Dinosaur Train will air on PBS KIDS, for preschoolers aged two to five.

The fourth season will consist of ten CG-animated, half-hour episodes that explore Earth science, focusing this season on the themes of biodiversity and social diversity, and how both are necessary for a balanced life here on Earth.

Previous episodes have tackled extreme weather, from hurricanes to droughts to forest fires, in which the Pteranodon kids learned that even forest fires can be good for the ecosystem, and that changing weather cycles are all part of the ever-changing Earth. Season four will dig deeper to explore how in the Mesozoic Era, just like today, each creature has an important place in the ecosystem, from tiny bugs in the ground to the largest predators at the top of the food chain and how when one species disappears, for whatever reason, Mother Nature adapts and readjusts, keeping the delicate balance in the diverse ecosystem.

"Our creative team, led by the incredible Craig Bartlett, have developed charismatic characters, innovative storylines, and a visually rich world, which combine to make Dinosaur Train so much fun for children," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. "Parents too are big fans, as the series sparks the natural curiosity in our young audience and inspires children around the world to get into nature and make their own discoveries."