Spotlight: Fred Rogers Productions


Fred Rogers Productions’ slate includes two spin-offs of the classic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Donkey Hodie.

The animated series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood models social-emotional strategies for young children. The puppet show Donkey Hodie, launched in 2021, empowers preschoolers to dream big and overcome obstacles.

Also launched in 2021, Alma’s Way, created by Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street fame, centers on a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl and her family living in the Bronx. “Each series has a unique hook, such as singing helpful little songs with Daniel Tiger, persevering with the super exuberant Donkey Hodie and learning to think through dilemmas with Alma Rivera,” says Ellen Doherty, chief creative officer.

She adds, “Shows produced by Fred Rogers Productions always have kids’ interests and needs at their heart.”