Discovery Familia Premieres Peztronauta, a New Children's Series About an Intrepid Little Fish in His Quest to Save the Planet

The coproduced animated series follows the adventures of a secret agent fish and his friends as they strive to protect the environment

Jan 04, 2012, 10:00 ET from Discovery Familia

MIAMI, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting on January 16, Discovery Familia welcomes Peztronauta, a new animated series that is full of valuable lessons.  This coproduced, eco-friendly children's show follows the adventures of space-suit wearing fish that travels above and below water to solve mysteries and protect the environment.  Peztronauta airs every day on Discovery Famlia at 6:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PM PT.

Peztronauta and his best friends, gal pal Marina and Zeek, a tween-age monkey, live in Eco Zoo Park, a combination amusement park and zoo that they share with other animals from around the planet, each with their different accents and habits. Peztronauta and his fearless pals are secret agents on a mission to protect all of the inhabitants of Eco Zoo Park. Along the way they help those in trouble and investigate problems that affect animals and the environment.

The series, which has already reached a record following in Latin America, targets four to seven year olds and explores environmental challenges in a unique and interactive way using vibrant colors and rhythmic melodies. Kids are encouraged to engage interactively by tapping and clapping along with Peztronauta. In each episode, the viewers come away with valuable lessons about their world that encourage them to become good stewards of the environment.

As the friends resolve each mystery, they reveal important information about the different living things that inhabit the planet, the role they play in nature and why it is important to sustain and protect them.   

Peztronauta is a coproduction of Discovery Kids/ Discovery Familia and TV PinGuim from Brazil.

About Discovery Familia     

Part of Discovery Communications, Discovery Familia is the only Spanish language network completely dedicated to the Hispanic mom and what's important to her: her kids, her home and her well-being.   With insightful programming targeted to children aged 2-6, the network's daily Discovery Kids block provides a safe, entertaining and curriculum-based co-viewing experience that helps preschoolers get ready for the real world.  Each night, Discovery Familia is programmed for mom, spanning relevant topics from cooking and home improvement, to parenting and relationships, to beauty and health.  With trusted content, entertaining programs and unmatched quality, Discovery Familia is a place that Hispanic moms and their children can call "home".


SOURCE Discovery Familia