Set in the sunny, colorful Hoobland, The Hoobs are
great explorers who learn about planet Earth by posing different
questions to all the children that they encounter along the way.
In each episode, they try to find the answer to a question which
they put into the great Hoobopaedia created by Hubba Hubba Hoob
back in Hoobland. The four main Hoobs – Tula, Groove, Iver
and Roma – live in the Hoobmobile and travel to all parts
of the world in their quest for discovery and learning.
Hoobs' passion for knowledge is contagious," said Andrew Beecham,
senior vice president of programming, PBS KIDS Sprout. "This
age group is all about learning and discovery, and The Hoobs encourage
preschoolers to ask questions, explore new ideas, think creatively
and communicate with confidence."
Lisa Henson, co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company, said,
"The Hoobs is a great example of our company's philosophy to
create educational programming that is entertaining and engaging
for children as well as parents. Young audiences around the world
have enjoyed learning about the power of being curious from The
Hoobs and we're thrilled to introduce them to U.S. audiences through
PBS KIDS Sprout."
Following the December 25 launch, The Hoobs will
air every day at 2:00 p.m. EST in its regular time slot. Viewers
can also ring in the New Year with The Hoobs when the "Happy
Hooby Holidays" marathon repeats on Sunday, January 1 from
noon – 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information on The Hoobs and
other Sprout programs, go to www.sproutonline.com.