Tomcat Kurt accompanies us on an exciting journey through the fascinating world of animals. Children get to know native and exotic wild animals in an entertaining way, and also learn all about popular and unusual pets: their abilities, their characteristics, their needs and their habitat. The encounter between humans and animals plays an essential role. As zookeeper assistants, children experience work with animals at first hand and also get an insight into the work at a veterinary practice. They get to know the specific characteristics of the animals, as well as what is important for respectful and harmonious interaction with them. One important element of the show is the active involvement with viewers at home. Children are encouraged to to ask questions or to participate by sending in video clips that show them in action with their own pets or favorite animals. An unforgettable TV experience with animals for youngsters of all ages!
Beastly good entertainment is a safe bet in this funny and exciting quiz show with its many tricky questions from the animal kingdom, where both adults and children can put "animal" knowledge and quickness to the test. We will also visit these fascinating animals in the zoo, such as the banded mongoose, which can crack eggs with a very special trick.
Funny, crazy and absolutely «Cracker Snap»: the new knowledge format with a certain «a-ha» effect! Why did pirates wear eye patches? Can horses sleep standing up? And how do you bake a chequered cake? Every episode inspires with unusual and amusing ideas and sensational tricks from this multicoloured curiosity shop! Amazing discoveries, exciting expeditions and stunning phenomena bring history to life for young and old alike and invite viewers to take part in fun experiments, which can be repeated at home with playful ease. It'll astound and enthrall you as well as making you smile: «Cracker Snap» proves that science is fun in a playful and entertaining way!
Get the Knack!
The focus of every story in "Get the Knack!" is the question "how does it actually work?" The aim is to bring about the "Eureka effect" for every viewer as the penny finally drops at the end of each item. Every episode is a grab bag of "Eureka" surprises - nevertheless, there are recurrent themes to which the viewer can look forward. Subjects range from the high-tech to supposedly boring everyday objects. In exciting experiments viewers discover, for example, how to make clouds in a plastic bottle or how to make a piece of soap swim. Foolproof instructions and simple ingredients mean that the experiments can immediately be imitated at home.
"Get the Knack!" is an entertaining science show with modern visual language and a high cutting rate.
"Yummy" - Cooking With Kids
In each episode of "Yummy", hip chef Alexander Kumptner and two children cook up delicious dishes for young and old. Altogether around ten girls and boys between nine and thirteen years hit the "Yummy" kitchen. The colourful menu includes homemade treats such as smoothies, fish fingers and potato salad, potato and carrot rostis with mango chutney, sweet cheese dumplings with raspberries and vanilla cream, and Mexican wraps. "Yummy" shows children and their parents great recipes that will make the kids' eyes sparkle - modern cuisine with dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, look delicious and taste fantastic.
The Quiz Castle, a combination of 3D animation and film elements, is a funny show in which theaudience gets to guess along. It specifi cally caters to the needs of pre-school children. Thetwo ghosts, Rattlehead and Pizza Poltergeist, invite viewers into their castle to take part in fun and entertaining games and quizzes. They have to answer tricky questions in each and every hall and in each and every chamber within the hallowed walls. And they get to learn amazing tricks and recognize optical illusions. «Quiz Castle» was developed in cooperation with the British Company «Absolutely Cuckoo».
How does a magician get a rabbit into his top hat? What is a magic cup and how is it made? «Enchant and astound»- that is the tagline of this children's show! The makers of Explorer Express whisk young viewers away to the astonishing world of artifice and magic. Children are given an insight into the world of artists and illusionists through exciting magic tricks and unusual handicraft, which they are encouraged to admire and imitate. Some of the best kept magician's secrets are also revealed: Cuddly toys miraculously disappear and heads are made to turn around!
Why does the koala bear have a speckled posterior? Can plants sweat or air be liquid? And how can you transfer news from one continent to another without any electricity? These and many more questions are answered in this extraordinary and successful series for young researchers from 8 to 12 years. Traveling through time, space, air and water, Thomas Brezina and Kati Bellowitsch take you on the special Explorer Express en route to «discover, experience, investigate and do it yourself ». During these exciting trips the two presenters reveal facts worth knowing about nature, animals, technology, physics, chemistry and history. They also conduct experiments for viewers to do themselves at home. Each episode of the series features interesting stories, stunning experiments and vivid explanations.
Big and small miracles, the obvious spectacular as well as hidden sensations - all this is shown in the popular science magazine for children «7 Wonders» created and hosted by Thomas C. Brezina. Together with his pilot «Nelson», he is travelling the world in their flying Wonder Express «Crazy Lola» to present seven wonders each show - be it the Dead Sea, in which Thomas reads a newspaper whilst swimming, the language of dolphins, historical sensations that still astound us today and «do it yourself wonders» that show children how they too can create something amazing. There are things to marvel at everywhere, not only far away but right around the corner.
The international nature of this format is underlined by the fact that the films were shot not only in Austria, but in England, Iceland and Jordan among other places, enabling wonders from all over the world to be presented close at hand.