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PBS KIDS Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood With Special Marathon and Season 6 Premiere

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Season 6

PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions has announced that Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the #1 animated series for preschoolers on PBS KIDS and first series inspired by the groundbreaking Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, will kick off its 10th anniversary year on September 3 with a marathon of “Top Ten Tiger Tales” on PBS KIDS. The special programming event was voted on by fans and will lead into the highly anticipated Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Season 6, featuring a week of all-new episodes, streaming free on PBS KIDS beginning September 5.


“Since its launch a decade ago, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, with its iconic strategy songs and gentle life lessons, has become an integral part of life for preschoolers, parents and caregivers,” said Sara DeWitt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS KIDS. “We’re delighted to help children continue to learn and grow alongside their favorite tiger with a whole new season, digital games and more.”


“For the last 10 years, we’ve been honored to hear from families everywhere about the impact that Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has had on them personally,” said Paul Siefken, President and CEO, Fred Rogers Productions. “We are thrilled to continue to support preschoolers as they learn along with Daniel and to further the enduring legacy of Fred Rogers for another generation of children.”


Families are invited to “hop aboard” Trolley for a weekend of special anniversary programming featuring favorite movies like “Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood” and “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?” “Top Ten Tiger Tales,” a five-hour marathon, will showcase 10 fan-chosen episodes from over the years – including the very first story, “Daniel’s Birthday”; classics such as “The Baby is Here” and “Daniel Visits the Doctor”; and newer favorites like “Daniel’s New Friend Max.”


The 10th anniversary celebration continues with the launch of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Season 6 on PBS KIDS with four exciting new episodes that will showcase more preschool “firsts” such as having a new babysitter, going to a sleepover and trying a new activity. The episodes will feature fresh strategy songs to help families navigate these relatable situations and more. The full season will include 18 new 30-minute episodes. Full programming details are included below.


Series-inspired activities and resources that extend the fun and learning for “little tigers” and their families nationwide will also roll out on pbskids.org/daniel and the free PBS KIDS Games app, including “Daniel Tiger’s Nature Walk,” an all-new digital game that will debut in September. Kids and families can continue to play and learn with Daniel as they discover all the interesting things there are to see outside.


In addition, several new and exciting Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood products will be released to celebrate the anniversary at the end of August. Jakks Pacific will be launching the “Cuddle Up Daniel Tiger” plush, while Simon & Schuster will release the new board book, “I Will Always Be Your Friend!,” written by Angela C. Santomero, the creator of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Pact Organic will also be launching Daniel’s Red Sweater to mark the anniversary—the first time Daniel’s iconic red sweater will be offered at retail.


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood 10th Anniversary Content Details:


September 2

PBS KIDS Family Night (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?


September 3

Top 10 Tiger Tales Marathon (2:00-7:00 p.m. ET)

The Baby is Here

Daniel’s New Friend Max

Daniel Goes to The Hospital

Nighttime in the Neighborhood

The Neighborhood Snowstorm

Daniel Visits the Doctor

It’s Not Okay to Hurt Someone

Neighborhood Thank You Day

There’s Time for Daniel and Baby Too

Daniel’s Birthday

PBS KIDS Family Night (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?


September 4

Top 10 Tiger Tales Marathon (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET)

PBS KIDS Family Night (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Daniel Tiger Visits a New Neighborhood

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?


September 5-8

Season 6 premiere

Daniel’s New Babysitter/Daniel Sleeps at the Treehouse
Daniel Feels Worried About Mom/Jodi Loses Benji
Jodi Tries Ballet/Daniel Tries Something New with Grandpere
Daniel Goes to Day Camp/Daniel’s Rainy Day at Camp