The first-ever film inspired by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, titled The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?, is due to debut on PBS Kids and will feature social/emotional-based school-readiness themes.
The Daniel Tiger Movie looks on as Daniel and the rest of his community welcome a new family to the neighborhood. The film will repeat throughout the week of September 17 on PBS Kids and the PBS Kids 24/7 channel and live stream. It will also be available via the network’s website and video app.
“School readiness is crucial, and social-emotional learning lies at its core,” stated Lesli Rotenberg, the senior VP and general manager for children’s media and education at PBS. “PBS Kids’ goal is to use the power of media to prepare every child for success in school and life. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a prime example of this approach. Research shows that the fan-favorite series nurtures empathy and enhances emotional recognition—important skills for preschoolers as they start school.”