Mack & Moxy - Helping to Raise the Next Generation of Humanitarians
Mack & Moxy is a children’s television series that aims to inspire kindness and compassion in children by introducing them to present-day heroes — the people committed to important causes that make our world a better place. It’s the first children’s show to focus exclusively on celebrating the joy of helping others and teaching kids life-long lessons of humanity and charity.
Each segment acquaints young viewers, ages 3-7, with a new cause such as healthy eating, wildlife preservation and car seat safety.
Mack & Moxy’s partnerships with twelve of America’s leading nonprofits and government organizations, brings seasoned advisors to each segment / subject. Each has been involved with the production of their Mack & Moxy episode since its inception. Embedded as part of the creative team, each organization ensures that Mack & Moxy stories incorporate the core messages of their respective organizations. The charity brings their expertise to each issue, while the producers and writers bring their entertainment skills to weave these causes into an engaging and entertaining lesson for kids.
Mack & Moxy combines state-of-the-art 3D animation, live action puppets and celebrity role models. In each story, Mack, a lovable moose-like lummox and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox-inspired go-getter find engaging ways to speak to kids about a range of issues, including: literacy, hunger, wildlife preservation, emergency preparedness, heart health and lifestyle, physical activity and good nutrition, autism, land conservation, first responders, seatbelt safety, the power of play and STEM education. These important issues are explored as Mack & Moxy, together with a helpful Trooper, set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far-off mystical place called HelpeeLand.
In season one, Mack & Moxy meet a variety of new Friends-in-Need, including: a bird-like creature who has autism; a cornstalk kid who’s planning his emergency exit in case he hears a smoke alarm; a little tiger-type tyke who wants to save his natural habitat; and others.
The adventure in HelpeeLand isn’t without its challenges, though. Shelfish Sheldon (voiced by Hank Azaria of The Simpsons) lurks nearby, plotting to capture the Great Helpee so that he can keep all its happiness for himself.
Mack & Moxy airs on PBS stations (check local listings), with a May 2016 home video release and a fall streaming video debut. ###
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