Oct 21, 2021Press Releases

‘Molly of Denali’ to honour native American heritage in upcoming season two episodes

The Season two of Molly of Denali, the award-winning animated series from GBH Boston, kicks off with a whole week of engaging new episodes, premiering from 1 to 5 November on PBS KIDS in honour of Native American Heritage month.

The fan-favorite series follows the adventures of 10-year-old Molly Mabray, a curious and resourceful Alaska Native girl who lives in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska. The new episodes feature all the signature elements that have made Molly of Denali such a big hit with kids and parents alike, including lots of outdoor adventures, a celebration of the rich and diverse Alaska Native culture, and an emphasis on the importance of family and community.

The second season of the standout series kicks off with a very special episode in which Molly finds inspiration from the real-life Alaska native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, who was instrumental in the passing of the first anti-discrimination law in the U.S. in 1945. Other premiere week fun for Molly and her friends includes designing a special tree house, helping to train a sled dog, searching for a rare hummingbird that migrates every year from Mexico, and finding creative ways to stay warm in the cold.

Molly of Denali is first nationally-distributed children’s program to feature Native American and Alaska Native lead characters. The ground-breaking show incorporates Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on screen and behind the scenes as voiceover actors, writers, producers, musicians, animators, and story and language advisors.

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