Thrilled, excited, over the moon… are just a few emotions we are feeling today, with the nationwide premiere of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBSKids, via PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms.
And you bet we’ve had the uber catchy theme song stuck in our heads for more than a few weeks now!
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina and their friend Brad. In each episode, the three face a problem and must turn to the Secret Museum to help them solve it. The Secret Museum allows the three friends to travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids.
“This series has it all – endearing characters, action-packed adventures, a healthy dose of humor and an important message for kids. We love that it celebrates the idea that kids have the curiosity and adventurous spirit to change the world. This series does just that and inspires us all.”
~Angela Santomero, Chief Creative Officer for 9 Story.
Based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series will introduce kids to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them succeed.
“Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum isn’t just an entertaining educational series, but something much more personal to me. I was determined to give my kids better heroes to emulate. When my own kids watch this series, I get to see them realize that there’s extraordinary within the ordinary. This was my hope in creating the book series for my kids — and my hope for children around the world. Through this show and the heroes we feature, I hope all children find their own heroic abilities and feel empowered to change the world.”
~ Brad Meltzer, Creator
We are all very proud of this groundbreaking new 9 Story series, created and produced right here in our Brown Bag Films Toronto studio, and directed by our very own incredibly talented Creative Director Cory Bobiak (Peg + Cat). Our Xavier Riddle crew has poured their heart and soul into the making of this series, which is evident in the fantastic finished product.
“We are beyond thrilled that audiences today will get the opportunity to view Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
It's been a complete honour working alongside such a dedicated and talented team of artists and staff. We're so proud of the work we have done and are so thankful to Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos and the entire 9 story and Brown Bag team for the chance to put such a meaningful and important series out in the world.”
~Jen Bradley, Producer
And while our crew have obviously been working hard behind the scenes creating this incredible new series, they’ve also found some time to play around making their own avatars on the recently launched Xavier Riddle Hero Make game! Make your own here.
Tune-in to Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Mondays on PBSKids (check your local listings for exact times), because you don’t want to miss the start in what is sure to be an exciting adventure, not only back in time, but long into the future.
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