Bilingual Show “Rosie’s Rules” To Premiere on PBS

A colorful new 2D animated preschool comedy series “Rosie’s Rules” from 9 Story Media Group and its award-winning studio, Brown Bag Films, will be making its debut on October 3, 2022 on PBS.

“Rosie’s Rules” stars 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a bilingual Mexican-American girl from suburban Texas who is just beginning to learn about how the great, big, fascinating world around her works.

Featuring an engaging social studies curriculum, a dynamic cast of characters, catchy music, and hilarious stories, the new series aims to show kids ages 3-6 how they, as individuals, fit into their own community, as well as broader society. 

“Like many young children, Rosie likes to figure things out for herself, and the mission of “Rosie’s Rules” is to nurture that curiosity and ‘learning-by-doing’ among viewers,” said Sara DeWitt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS KIDS.

“Many families around the country will recognize themselves in Rosie’s amazing, culturally-diverse extended family and connect the rich Mexican, Southwestern, and Midwestern traditions, food, art, language, and music featured in the series with the unique customs and culture of their own families.” 

In Rosie’s quest to understand some of the world’s most mystifying concepts, like how the mail works or family relationships, she will bonk into, break, rip, and spill her way into constant comic chaos, usually doing it wrong before she gets it right. As Rosie figures things out, the answers – along with other astute discoveries – become Rosie’s Rules. These “rules” for navigating everyday life range from the silly (“Don’t try to mail your cat to Mexico.”), to the sweet (“There’s nothing better than making your Abuela happy.”) to the practical (“Sometimes flopping helps you get your feelings out.”). Rosie’s “rules” also reinforce what Rosie’s learned in the episode, bridging the curriculum takeaway and the heart of each story.  

Rosie and her blended, multicultural family live in suburban Texas. Her Papá is from Mexico City, and her entrepreneurial Mom is from rural Wisconsin. Rosie has a little brother, Iggy, and an older sister, Crystal, who is Mom’s child from her first marriage. Gatita is Rosie’s fluffy feline sidekick. 

“Rosie’s Rules” was created by Emmy Award-winning writer and children’s book author, Jennifer Hamburg, a veteran of the children’s television industry whose credits include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why!, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, Cyberchase, and Doc McStuffins. 

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