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Parents need to know that Pinkalicious & Peterrific is an animated series based on the picture books by Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious' (voiced by Kayla Erickson) adventures are driven by her creativity and big imagination, and they incorporate elements of visual and performing arts. She can be disobedient and impulsive at times, but she's also a patient older sister to her brother, Peter (Jaden Waldman), as well as a good friend, and she's always confident in speaking her mind. Lively music rounds out this enjoyable book adaptation that fans of her character will especially enjoy.
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What's the story?
Victoria Kann's much-loved book characters grace the screen in PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC. Spunky, outspoken Pinkalicious (voiced by Kayla Erickson) lives to be creative, and her big imagination inspires lots of unexpected fun for her; her younger brother, Peter (Jaden Waldman); and her friends around their hometown of Pinkville.
Is it any good?
Pinkalicious' exuberance translates well from print to screen. As in the books, she can be a little naughty and occasionally inspire similar behavior in others around her, and her consequences (or lack thereof) aren't exactly realistic. But her impulsiveness can also be endearing and relatable to kids with similar tendencies, and to some degree to the grown-ups who love them. Pinkalicious excels in encouraging creative thought and self-expression. Her adventures always have an artsy angle, from impromptu music performances to more general appreciation of colors (especially pink!), and imagination is central to her experiences. With original music featured in each episode, Pinkalicious & Peterrific is an engaging series that's most fun for fans of the books.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how art concepts like color, music, rhythm, and dance factor into Pinkalicious & Peterrific. Are your kids passionate about a favorite color like Pinkalicious is? How can we use the arts to express our thoughts and emotions?
Kids: Can you relate to how Pinkalicious gets herself into trouble now and then? What positive character traits like curiosity do you see in her and the other characters? Do you find it difficult to consider the consequences of your actions before you do them? Why is it important to respect the rules adults set for you?
Have you read the Pinkalicious books? Do you like to read (or be read to)? Why is it important to spend time in screen-free activities?
- Premiere date: February 19, 2018
- Cast: Kayla Erickson, Jaden Waldman, Daia Jade
- Network: PBS Kids
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Book Characters, Brothers and Sisters, Friendship, Music and Sing-Along
- Character strengths: Curiosity
- TV rating: NR
- Available on: DVD, Streaming
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: March 13, 2020
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