Pajanimals is an original short-form musical series produced by the Jim Henson Companyand 4KIDS Entertainment. The series was created for PBS KIDS Sprout's evening block, The Good Night Show. Pajanimals features the musical adventures of four young animals preparing for bed. Pajanimals premiered on November 2, 2008. The song "La La Lullaby" was aired nightly as part of The Good Night Show, while the other segments were aired on a rotating basis.
The original short-form series is designed to help comfort preschool viewers with bedtime themes and transitional issues such as separating from mom at the end of the day, healthy routines, sleeping through the night and being comfortable with the lights out.
In 2011, PBS Sprout ordered new episodes in a half-hour timeslot, consisting of two eleven-minute segments, for a total of 26 broadcast episodes. The episodes debuted in October 2011. Since the premiere of these episodes, the original shorts have not aired. The full series focuses on issues of more general concern to a young audience, such as nervousness about a dentist's visit, or learning to share comfortably, but retains a backdrop of bedtime rituals and concerns.
Posted on January 16, 2013
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