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Pete the Cat - A Very Groovy Christmas

Pete the Cat - A Very Groovy Christmas

Spring 2019 Television
Ages: Infant - 5 yrs.
Producer: Amazon Studios
Rating: TV Y
Review:

Pete is, literally, one cool cat who navigates life with the help of his anthropomorphized family and friends. A hound dog named Neville narrates Pete's experiences, and clever scripts blend with bluesy and easy rock tunes, helping the plots come together.

In this holiday-themed show, Pete and his pals are excited about the pending visit of the Christmas Cat which, of course, leads to a conversation about the gifts on their wish-lists. They may have visions of guitar amplifiers and space ships dancing in their heads, but the Christmas season doesn't progress as expected. As the pals search for the Christmas Cat to put in gift requests, they encounter folks in need of help and, as you might expect, end up discovering it's pretty awesome to give as well as to receive.

The idea of helping others and cooperating broadens this episode's appeal beyond just focusing on a specific holiday. In addition, the characters are diverse and Hanukkah traditions are represented too. Rock-lovin' parents also will appreciate the star power associated with this special episode. Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello provides the voice talent for Pete's dad; Costello's real-life wife Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Diana Krall voices Pete's mom; and additional characters are voiced by Jessica Biel, Jim Parsons, and Jacob Tremblay. The episode also includes original music from Jason Mraz and Dave Matthews.

For a holiday that's as sweet and satisfying as it is groovy, take some time as a family to celebrate with Pete.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2019 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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