This February, Family Channel and Temple Street Productions are teaming up for a paws-itively un-furr-gettable programming event dedicated to kids, their furry best friends, and their scaly sidekicks. Kicking off Saturday, February 1, the month-long initiative,Project Pet, features brand new dynamic, original content every day, special pet-themed episodes and movies throughout the month, and exclusive online content at Family.ca.
From lizards riding skateboards to dogs blowing bubbles, Project Petshowcases some of the most amazing and adorable animal antics. Each day during the month of February, Family will premiere a variety of pet-themed interstitials including Pet Peeves, taking viewers on a journey inside the minds of pets, and Pets With Personality a short series depicting animals who exhibit hilarious humanlike behaviours. Every Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, kids can go on an exciting adventure with the courageous canine, Super Pup, as he discovers there is no treat too chewy or toy too squeaky, in the weekly short segment Super Pup Saves The World.
On Friday, February 7 and Friday, February 21, Fido fans will be treated to an evening of back-to-back episodes of Dog With A Blog, the live-action Family comedy series told from a canine perspective. The marathons, hosted by series’ stars G Hannelius (Avery), Blake Michael (Tyler) and Francesca Capaldi (Chloe), will begin at 6 p.m. ET/PT. The furr-ific month also includes the network premiere of Beverly Hills Chihuahua on Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, starring the voice of Drew Barrymore (Curious George) as Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua who finds herself lost while on vacation in Mexico. Other family flicks that will air as part of the Project Pet lineup include Garfield: a Tail of Two Kitties; Finn on the Fly; Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2; and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.
The animal adventures continue at Family.ca/projectpet where pet lovers can play a variety of pet-themed games and watch all of Project Pet’s videos. While there, visitors can meet Family’s brand new pet goldfish, Hank, and play his all-new game; plus, see what he’s been up to every day in the web exclusive series Hank’s Tank. Beginning February 14, kids can submit videos of the pets doing cool tricks for a chance to be featured on the website with their pet! The dedicated supersite launches February 1.
Commissioned by Family Channel, Project Pet is produced by Temple Street Productions. Family Channel and Temple Street Productions previously teamed up on the hit tween series, The Next Step. Recent recipient of the Shaw Rocket Prize and nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards including Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series, The Next Stepsuccessfully ranked #1 across all specialty stations in Canada and has since been distributed to territories internationally.