Between the Lions

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Between the Lions is an American animated/live action children's television series designed to promote reading.wikipedia
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The Puzzle Place

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The show ran from April 3, 2000 (replacing The Puzzle Place) to November 22, 2010.
On April 3, 2000, Between the Lions replaced it on the schedule.

Peter Linz

He was voiced by Tyler Bunch in Season 1 and Peter Linz from Season 2 onwards.
He has performed many characters on children's television shows: perhaps some of his best known performing roles are Snook in It's a Big Big World, Tutter and Pip in Bear in the Big Blue House, Pooh in The Book of Pooh, Tizzy on Squeak! (season 1), and Theo Lion in Between the Lions, though he has also performed in Blue's Room, Sesame Street, and The Puzzle Place.

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

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The show was a co-production between WGBH in Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., in New York City, in association with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the distributor from seasons 5-10, in Mississippi.
A partial list includes Tomes & Talismans, The Write Channel, Clyde Frog Show, About Safety, Ticktock Minutes, Zebra Wings, Posie Paints, Project Survival, The Metric System, Media Mania, and Between the Lions.

Tyler Bunch

He was voiced by Tyler Bunch in Season 1 and Peter Linz from Season 2 onwards.

WGBH-TV

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The show was a co-production between WGBH in Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd., in New York City, in association with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the distributor from seasons 5-10, in Mississippi.

Nitwit

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* Dr. Alexander Graham Nitwhite (often mispronounced as "Dr. Nitwit", which he hates being called, by his duck assistant, Watson and sometimes by other characters: a regular routine has Theo and Cleo saying hello to "Dr. Nitwit" and when they are corrected (Nitwhite) they proclaim "Right...") - A pelican scientist.

Wayne's World

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A Wayne's World spoof featuring two jousting knights charging at each other, each touting a speech balloon with half of a word which then became their respective names, then demonstrating the word.
"Gawain's Word", a regular segment on the children's educational show Between the Lions, takes inspiration from both the "Wayne's World" sketch and its theme song.

Christopher Cerf (producer)

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Executive Producers: Judith Stoia, Christopher Cerf, Norman Stiles, Brigid Sullivan. Norman Stiles, Ray Messecar, Peter K. Hirsch, Brian Meehl, Jennifer Hamburg, Sarah Durkee, Luis Santeiro, Christopher Cerf, Beth Kirsch, Fred Newman, Judith Stoia, Candy Kugel (PBS)
He is known for his musical contributions to Sesame Street, for co-creating and co-producing the award-winning PBS literacy education television program Between the Lions, and for his humorous articles and books.

Dick and Jane

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A parody of the famous Dick and Jane books for children.

Thomas Z. Shepard

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Shepard received two Emmy Award nominations for songs he composed for the PBS television show Between the Lions (2007).

Kathryn Mullen

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She also voice directed Dog City for Nelvana, worked as a designer for The Muppet Movie, a performing assistant for Yoda on The Empire Strikes Back, and was one of the creators of Between the Lions.

Sarah Durkee

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Durkee and her husband Paul Jacobs are the creators of the theme song for the popular PBS literacy education series, Between the Lions, and have also written many other musical numbers for the program.

Chris Phillips (voice actor)

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Phillips did voice work for the award-winning PBS show Between the Lions and has been in numerous "TV Funhouse" episodes for Saturday Night Live.

Alison Fraser

Fraser portrayed the flamboyant but clueless "Babs Caplan" on the award-winning PBS series, Between the Lions.

Michael K. Frith

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Sirius is the multi-media children's education company that created Between the Lions, an award-winning educational puppet show on PBS, in 2000.

Pam Arciero

She also performed for Between the Lions on PBS and The Great Space Coaster.

Jennifer Barnhart

She also stars as Cleo on PBS's literacy education series, Between the Lions, and performed the puppetry for Kanga and Owl on Disney Channel's The Book of Pooh.

Fred Newman (actor)

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Norman Stiles, Ray Messecar, Peter K. Hirsch, Brian Meehl, Jennifer Hamburg, Sarah Durkee, Luis Santeiro, Christopher Cerf, Beth Kirsch, Fred Newman, Judith Stoia, Candy Kugel (PBS) Fred Newman portraying himself appears onscreen sounding out a word syllable by syllable after which he acts it or demonstrates it in his usual humor by attaching sounds to each syllable.
Newman can be seen on the PBS reading series Between the Lions, for which he also writes and provides animated voices, and as the conductor on PBS' Lomax, the Hound of Music.

Ruth Westheimer

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Between 2001 and 2007, Westheimer made regular appearances on the PBS Television children's show Between the Lions as "Dr. Ruth Wordheimer" in a parody of her therapist role in which she helps anxious readers and spellers overcome their fear of long words.

Joe Lynn Turner

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Joe Lynn Turner sang a few songs on the show.
The May 11, 2000 PBS show Between the Lions, featured his vocal on the song "Clobbered" in the Season 1, Episode 29 episode entitled, Giants and Cubs. Another song, "Very Loud, Very Big, Very Metal," was also featured.

Brian Meehl

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Norman Stiles, Ray Messecar, Peter K. Hirsch, Brian Meehl, Jennifer Hamburg, Sarah Durkee, Luis Santeiro, Christopher Cerf, Beth Kirsch, Fred Newman, Judith Stoia, Candy Kugel (PBS)
In 1984, Meehl left the Muppets and began writing for children's television series including Between the Lions, Codename: Kids Next Door, Cyberchase, the TUGS segments for Salty's Lighthouse, Eureeka's Castle, Eyewitness for the BBC and DK Vision and The Magic School Bus.

Paul Jacobs (composer)

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As of the early 2000s, Jacobs has served as musical director for the PBS show "Between the Lions" alongside his wife, Sarah Durkee, and they have won several Emmys for their work on that show, most recently the 2007 Emmy for "Best Original Song in an Animated Children's Series."