Kino's Storytime

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Kino's Storytime
Created byDouglass Bailey
Presented byAnne Betancourt as Lucy
Marabina Jaimes as Mara
Mark Ritts as Kino
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3[citation needed]
No. of episodes81[citation needed]
Production
Executive producer(s)Patricia Kunkel[2]
Running time30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)KCET
Release
Original networkPBS
Original releaseOctober 11, 1992 (1992-10-11)[1] – September 1, 1997 (1997-09-01)

Kino's Storytime, also known as Storytime, is an American children's reading television program which aired on PBS from October 11, 1992 to September 1, 1997.[1] The program was produced by KCET in Los Angeles, California. Kino's Storytime was available on VHS from Strand Home Video and Video Treasures. The show was co-hosted by Anne Betancourt as Lucy, Marabina Jaimes as Mara, and Kino, voiced and performed by puppeteer Mark Ritts.[3][4][5][6]

Cast[edit]

In addition to being co-hosted by Anne Betancourt as Lucy, Marabina Jaimes as Mara, and Mark Ritts who voiced and performed as the puppeteer of Kino, celebrity guest stars would sometimes visit the series and read stories, including:

Episodes[edit]

  1. Owl Babies (May 2, 1994)
  2. Two of Everything (May 3, 1994)
  3. A Mother for Choco (May 4, 1994)
  4. Winnie the Witch (May 5, 1994)
  5. The Last Time I Saw Harris (May 6, 1994)
  6. Eddie and Teddy (May 9, 1994)
  7. One of Three (May 10, 1994)
  8. Anna and the Little Green Dragon (May 11, 1994)
  9. The Little Polar Bear (May 12, 1994)
  10. Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten (May 13, 1994)
  11. My Little Red Car (May 16, 1994)
  12. Three Wishes (May 17, 1994)
  13. The Magic House (May 18, 1994)
  14. Monster Mama (May 19, 1994)
  15. The Relatives Came (May 20, 1994)
  16. Five Bad Boys (May 23, 1994)
  17. Billy Que and the Dust Dobbin (May 24, 1994)
  18. Mama, Do You Love Me? (May 25, 1994)
  19. The Old Ladies Who Likes Cats (May 26, 1994)
  20. Alistair's Elephant (May 27, 1994)
  21. Ira Sleeps Over (May 30, 1994)
  22. Thanksgiving Is for Sharing (November 28, 1996)
  23. Kristy's Pet (January 1, 1997)
  24. Ira's Show (September 1, 1997)

VHS releases[edit]

# Title U.S. Release Date
1 Volume 1 September 14, 1994
2 Volume 2 September 14, 1994
3 Volume 3 September 14, 1994
4 Volume 4 1995
5 Volume 5 1995
6 Volume 6 1995
7 Volume 7 1995
8 Volume 8 1996
9 Volume 9 1996
10 Volume 10 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "October 1992 - 'Storytime,' KCET's First Major Children's Series, Debuts". KCET. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kino's storytime. / Vol. one". worldcat.org. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Storytime(1994–1997)". imdb.com. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Storytime". tv.com. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Kino's Storytime Vol.1 [VHS]". amazon.com. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  6. ^ Heffley, Lynne (October 10, 1992). "TV REVIEWS : A Comfy, Cozy 'Storytime'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 8, 2014.

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