The Jim Henson Company has begun production on a fourth season of the award-winning pre-school TV series, Dinosaur Train.
Consisting of ten CG animated, half hour episodes, the show will continue the exploration of Earth Science and is scheduled to air on PBS Kids, where the show ranks as the top rated children’s programme for two to five year olds.
The fourth season will tackle new themes of biodiversity and social diversity, and how they are both necessary for a balanced life on Earth.
It will also take a closer look at the Mesozoic Era and exploring all manner of creatures from insects to the predators at the top of the food chain.
“Our creative team, led by the incredible Craig Bartlett, has developed charismatic characters, innovative storylines and a visually rich world which combine to make Dinoaur Train so much fun for children,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.
“Parents are big fans, as the series sparks the natural curiosity in our young audience and inspires children around the world to get in to nature and make their own discoveries.”
Created by Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Dinosaur Train celebrates the ‘pre-school fascination with dinosaurs and trains’ while encouraging scientific thinking.
Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who delivers the show’s natural science and history curriculum.
The release date of season four of Dinosaur Train is still to be confirmed.