Let's Go Luna!

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Let's Go Luna!
Let's Go Luna logo.png
GenreChildren's television series
Educational
Comedy
Musical
Created byJoe Murray
Written byPeter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Luccy Baillie
Rachel Lipman
Joe Murray
Additional Writing By:
Tom Smith
Jackie Bae
Eric David Haddad
Dan Becker
Keith Silva
Ben Fosselman
Kathy Jo Larson
Directed byDave Brown
Steve Daye
Voices of
Theme music composerJeffrey Bernstein
Opening theme"Let's Go Luna, Let's Go!"
Ending theme"Let's Go Luna, Let's Go!" (instrumental)
Composers
  • Amin Bhatia (score)
  • Ari Posner (score)
  • Jeffrey Bernstein (songs)
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producersJoe Murray
Vince Commisso
Peter Hannan
ProducersCharley Thomas
Supervising Producers
Tanya Green
Julie Soebekti
Running time22 minutes
Production companies9 Story Media Group
Brown Bag Films
Joe Murray Productions
(uncredited)
Distributor9 Story International Distribution
PBS
Release
Original networkPBS Kids (USA)
TVOKids (Canada)
Knowledge Kids (Canada)
Nat Geo Kids (Latin American)
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21) –
present
Chronology
Related showsRocko's Modern Life
Camp Lazlo
CatDog
SpongeBob SquarePants
External links
Website

Let's Go Luna! (stylized as Let's Go LUNa!) is an educational animated children's television series created by animator Joe Murray (who previously created Rocko's Modern Life and Camp Lazlo) and produced by Peter Hannan. It is co-produced by 9 Story Media Group's Brown Bag Films for PBS Kids.[1] Judy Greer provides the voice of the titular Luna.[2] There are 38 half-hour episodes and a half-hour special.[1] Joe Murray has confirmed there will be a second season.[3] Each episode consists of two 11-minute story segments,[2] with a short segment of either Andy, Carmen or Leo telling a folktale, song or poem from that country in between.

Premise[edit]

Let's Go Luna! set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, focuses on three kids—Leo, a wombat from Sydney, Australia, Andy, a frog from the United States and Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico City—who travel around the world with their parents' traveling performance troupe "Circo Fabuloso." Along their stops, Luna the Moon, depicted about 5 feet (1.5 m) tall with arms, legs and a face, and wearing a straw hat and red boots, occasionally comes down to Earth to teach them about local languages, music, food, and other customs. Two half-hour episodes, consisting of two segments each and four in total, take place in a single country where the gang stop at, learn about and meet friends around the world. With a team of cultural anthropologists on board, Let's Go Luna! is "meticulously researched to ensure cities and regions are authentically and respectfully portrayed."[4]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Luna (voiced by Judy Greer; singing voices by Judy Greer, Erin Fitzgerald, and Liane de Lotbinère) is Earth's Moon herself, who guides Leo, Andy, and Carmen on their trips during the daytime. Luna knows every person in the world and has magical capabilities. Her size gives her a problem with doorways and enclosed spaces, often involving a degree of uncomfortable squeezing to enter. She also has an uncontrollable urge to dance when she hears happy music.
  • Leo Chockers (voiced by Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (2018) and Shayle Simons (2018-present)) is a 7-year-old wombat from Sydney, Australia who is learning to become a cook like his father.
  • Andy Hopper (voiced by Jaiden Cannatelli (2018-2020) and Evan O'Donnell (2020-present)) is a 7-year-old frog from the United States who loves art.
  • Carmen Mariposa (voiced by Saara Chaudry) is a 7-year-old butterfly from Mexico City, Mexico who plays a Spanish guitar handed down from her deceased grandmother.
  • Magic Globe (voiced by Miku Graham) is a miniature globe of the world that lives in Carmen's pocket and can share information about the places that the children visit.

Recurring[edit]

  • Señor Moncarlo Fabuloso (voiced by Paul Braunstein), a flamingo from Barcelona, Spain and the ringmaster of Circo Fabuloso.
  • Honey (voiced by Zoe Hatz), Carmen's mischievous yellow pet hamster. She often escapes from her cage, but it is only because she is curious and wishes to be included.
  • Mr. Hockbar (voiced by David Berni), a Thai vole who does many of the 'behind the scenes' jobs such as selling tickets, setting up the Circo's schedule and making certain everything runs smoothly. He is full of energy and has a tendency to get worked up and rush around when many things need doing, which can stress out the other members of the Circo.
  • Maria Mariposa (voiced by Tamara Almeida), Carmen's single mother, and the conductor of the Circo Fabuloso Band.
  • Wolfgang Chockers (voiced by Paul Braunstein), Leo’s father, and the Circo's resident chef.
  • Pippa Chockers (voiced by Linda Ballantyne), Leo’s mother, and the Circo's carpenter. She is also responsible for designing and building the stage sets.
  • Mathilda Chockers, Leo's baby sister.
  • Lucie Hopper (voiced by Carolyn Scott), Andy’s mother, and the Circo's costume designer.
  • Sam Hopper (voiced by Dan Chameroy), Andy’s father and the Circo's prop-maker.
  • Bonjour and Au Revoir (voiced by Peter Cugno), twin mandrill brothers from Paris, France who work as clowns. Bonjour's mask is purple and Au Revoir's is green.
  • Ingrid Svenson-Benson (voiced by Brigitte Solem), a centipede from Sweden, and the Circo’s contortionist.
  • Salami Strong (voiced by Paul Braunstein), an alligator from Italy, and the Circo’s strongman.
  • Pablo (voiced by Cory Doran), an armadillo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who performs with the Melvinis, a group of six living bowling pins.
  • The Acronauts, a trio of acorn-shaped bears.
  • Wally, a grey walrus wearing brown pants, a red shirt, and a battered brown hat, with a camera around his neck. The character often appears as a tourist, as he makes an appearance as a background character in every story, usually taking photographs and infrequently has a speaking role.

Guest stars[edit]

  • Viktorya and Boris Durov (voiced by Yana Gold and Adrian Jaworski), juggling bears from Russia.
  • Fong (voiced by Owen Kwong), A big bull who likes to play basketball.
  • Pico (voiced by Leonidas Castrounis), Carmen's armadillo friend from Mexico City.
  • David (voiced by Robert Tinkler), A flea from Australia
  • Oscar (voiced by Wyatt White),
  • Aman (voiced by Saad Siddiqui), a kind-hearted Indian elephant, who owns his shop in Delhi, India.
  • Alisa (voiced by Stacey DePass),
  • Loe (voiced by Zharah Sdoherta),
  • Iki (voiced by Julie Gadsdan),
  • Nathin (voiced by Kiwaliu Daretyou),
  • Timur (voiced by Alex Hatz), a firefighter from Istanbul.
  • Oliye (voiced by Ortkiu Yteadegrah (uncredited))
  • Silas (voiced by Ryan Allen), an ostrich caretaker from Nairobi.
  • Mukandi (voiced by Malube Uhindu-Gingala)
  • Dexter (voiced by Jim Codrington), a greyhound known for his expertise in music.
  • Vitoria (voiced by Bailey Stocker)
  • Remy Spooner (voiced by Joey Nijem), Leo's pen pal from Louisiana.
  • Skye (voiced by Bryn McAuley), a red fox from Juneau.
  • Gina (voiced by Samantha Weinstein)
  • Auggie (voiced by Scott McCord (uncredited))
  • Ramona (voiced by Molly Lewis) is a Spanish mouse from Barcelona.
  • Iker (voiced by Leo Orgil)
  • Richard and Courtney (voiced by Ryan Allen)
  • Dao (voiced by Lana Carillo)
  • Capicola and Pancetta (voiced by Becky J. Johnson and Rachel Jones[disambiguation needed])
  • Matteo (voiced by Tomaso Sanelli)
  • Akeyo (voiced by Nadia Casandra)
  • Patra (voiced by Chelsea Clark)
  • Lek (voiced by Duff MacDonald)
  • Peawit (voiced by Tyler Malaso)
  • Anurak (voiced by Richard Lee)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018–present)[edit]

No.TitleWritten byStoryboard and additional writing byLocationOriginal air date
1"What's the Big Idea?"
"The Day of the Dead"
Peter Hannan & Eric David Haddad
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Mexico City, MexicoNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
May 5, 2019 (2019-05-05) (Canada)
In Mexico City, Andy learns about murals when trying to find something to paint on.
Carmen must face her fear of skeletons in order to make it to her Grandmother's Day of the Dead altar.
2"Hola Mariachi!"
"Loco for Cocoa"
Joe Murray & Luccy Baillie
Joe Murray & Mark Haslett
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Mexico City, MexicoNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04) (Canada)
November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04) (Canada)
Carmen tries to find a Mariachi band to fill in for the Circo's band when they get the hiccups.
The trio help Carmen's friend Pico deliver a lost cocoa bean that was accidentally left behind by his mother.
3"You Froze My Shorts"
"What a Matryoshka"
Mark Haslett
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Moscow, RussiaNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)
Luna shows the kids different ways to stay warm during a Russian winter.
A delivery mix-up tasks the kids with returning a giant matryoshka doll to the store.
4"Lullaby for Baby Vlad"
"Space Is the Place"
Rachel Lipman
Joe Murray
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Moscow, RussiaNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11) (Canada)
Leo and Andy watch over a cranky baby bear named Vlad while Luna and Carmen search for a lullaby called "Bayushki Bayu" to help him go to sleep.
Andy's love for space is fulfilled by a trip to a Russian space museum.
5"Bob the Plant"
"Aren't We a Pair?"
Joe Murray
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Cairo, EgyptNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)
Leo's plant Bob is all dried out from the hot Egyptian weather and needs water.
Carmen makes a new friend named Leyla in Cairo while looking for her missing pet Honey.
6"The Big Dig"
"Amazing Man"
Rachel Lipman
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Cairo, EgyptNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)
December 5, 2018 (2018-12-05)
In Cairo, the kids become interested in digging for ancient artifacts.
A riddle in Andy's Amazing Man comic book uses hieroglyphics so he and the Amazing Team seek to find out what they mean.
7"She Is the Moon of Moons"
"Beats of Beijing"
Joe Murray
Rachel Lipman
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Beijing, ChinaNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)
The kids plan a special day for Luna, coincidentally on the same day as the traditional Moon Festival in China.
Honey is feeling bored of her old cage and wants her new one to be a Chinese drum.
8"Hoopin' Hopper"
"A Chopsticky Situation"
Mark Haslett
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Beijing, ChinaDecember 4, 2018 (2018-12-04)
Andy loses his basketball in Beijing, and through playing more sports to retrieve it, he learns that friendship is much more important than winning.
Leo has a difficult time learning to eat with chopsticks at a Chinese restaurant.
9"Speaking Wigglewalker"
"London Frog"
Peter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
London, United KingdomNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)
Andy is confused during a trip to a London supermarket due to the differences between British English and American English.
Luna helps the kids navigate the London fog to find Big Ben.
10"Queen for a Day"
"Jolly Special Friend"
Rachel Lipman
Joe Murray
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
London, United KingdomDecember 13, 2018 (2018-12-13)
Carmen pretends to be the Queen of Buckingham Palace, but later finds it less fun than she imagined.
Papa Chockers is too sick to make lunch for Señor Fabuloso's friend so Leo and his friends go out to get some traditional London food for them.
11"Guitar to Sitar"
"Spring Has Not Sprung"
Mark Haslett
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Jackie Bae & Tom Smith
Delhi, IndiaMarch 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)
The strings on Carmen's guitar snap while she is writing a song for her mother's birthday and she needs to buy more from a bazaar.
Andy wants to photograph the Springtime colors of Dehli but then an overcast weather turns everything gray.
12"Where's Luna?"
"Pulling Strings"
Joe Murray
Rachel Lipman
Jackie Bae & Dan Becker
Eric David Haddad & Tom Smith
Delhi, IndiaMarch 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)
Luna appears to have gone missing so the Trio, along with Señor Fabuloso, try and find her.
Andy and Carmen get into a heated argument and stop talking to each other, so Luna and Leo try to use a traditional Kathputli puppet show to help them make up.
13"Didgeridoo and Carmen Too"
"Not Home on the Range"
Rachel Lipman
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Sydney, AustraliaMarch 6, 2019 (2019-03-06)
Carmen borrows a didgeridoo from a new friend in Sydney but ends up losing it, so she tries to make a new one.
A visit to his uncle's cattle station forces Leo to confront his fear of horses.
14"Boomin' Boomerang"
"House Music"
Joe Murray
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Sydney, AustraliaMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
Carmen is asked to compete in a boomerang throwing competition but she lacks confidence.
Andy is excited to hear the band Syd and the Sydneys perform at the Sydney Opera House.
15"You Can't Move the Moon"
"Lizardzilla!"
Mark Haslett
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Tokyo, JapanMay 27, 2019 (2019-05-27)
A Sumo wrestler puts on an exhibition match with Luna after Salami Strong gets injured.
Leo is too afraid to watch a Lizardzilla movie, but becomes less afraid when he sees how the movies are made.
16"Windy Washi"
"When the Bowl Breaks"
Joe Murray
Rachel Lipman
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Tokyo, JapanMay 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)
Andy is asked to make posters for the Circo, which leads to learning about the many uses of washi paper.
Leo learns how to repair broken pottery after he accidentally breaks his dad's special tea bowl.
17"A Prickly Pair"
"Turkish Delight"
Peter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Istanbul, TurkeyJuly 22, 2019 (2019-07-22)
In Istanbul, Carmen is excited to see the juggling act "The Prickly Brothers" perform, but the two are feuding.
After a firefighter rescues his pet tortoise from a tree, Leo wants to thank him by making him some Turkish Delight, but his unwillingness to pay attention causes trouble.
18"The Story of Smoothie"
"Andy the Giant"
Joe Murray
Rachel Lipman
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Istanbul, TurkeyJuly 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
Leo wants to prove to Andy & Carmen that his tortoise Wrinkles has family history in Istanbul's Topkapi Palace.
In order for Andy to capture the full beauty of the Hagia Sophia in his drawings, he must learn to look at it in different ways.
19"C'est Cheese"
"C'est la Vie a Paris"
Rachel Lipman
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Paris, FranceAugust 12, 2019 (2019-08-12)
Leo needs to make his best dish for his French cooking class but can't think of the perfect thing to make.
Mister Hockbar is overworking himself and everyone else at the Circo, so the kids and Luna try to find something in Paris to help him relax.
20"D'Orsay Day"
"Honey in Paris"
Joe Murray
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Paris, FranceAugust 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)
Andy is trying to make a perfect painting of his model train, but can't make it look 'alive' enough, so Luna takes him to Musée d'Orsay to show him other ways to paint.
Honey escapes from her cage again and returns head over heels in love with someone named "Mon Amour". Carmen and her friends are determined to find out who exactly this mysterious stranger is.
21"Lost and Found"
"Time of Goodbye"
Joe Murray
Rachel Lipman
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Barcelona, SpainSeptember 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)
February 5, 2020 (2020-02-05) (USA)
Señor Fabuloso has lost his creativity and the kids and Luna travel across Barcelona to see if they can reignite his playful spirit, with the help of Antoni Gaudí's unique architecture.
It's Saint George's Day in Barcelona and Señor Fabuloso is furious because it reminds him of losing track of his friend, making Carmen feel nervous about giving her newest friend Silvia a gift for the same reason.
22"Castells in the Air"
"Barcelona Birdy"
Peter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Barcelona, SpainSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25) (Canada)
May 19, 2020 (2020-05-19) (USA)
Carmen needs to help her new friend Ramona win the Castell contest in Barcelona, but Carmen's independent nature makes this harder than she thought.
Leo helps a small bird named Eva get back to her nest. But it's at the very, very, very top of Montserrat. Can he be brave enough to do it?
23"Stairway to Art Day"
"Melvini Madness"
Peter Hannan
Rachel Lipman
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSeptember 26, 2019 (2019-09-26) (Knowledge Kids)
November 4, 2019 (2019-11-04) (USA)
January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18) (Canada)
Andy's Art Day Extravaganza is put on hold when his father needs him to go into the city to get a nail to fix the steps outside their trailer.
Carmen accidentally wakes Pablo the Armadillo's Melvinis after he has left on vacation, and she needs to find a way to get them back to sleep again.
24"Andy's Big Show"
"Leo Moves It"
Mark Haslett
Joe Murray
Tom Smith & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05) (USA)
January 19, 2020 (2020-01-19) (Canada)
Andy has made giant statues of some of the Circo members and needs to figure out something to do with them.
It's Carnaval at last and Leo wakes up with his hips shimmying uncontrollably to the Samba music. Can he do anything to cure his Samba-itis?
25"Totally Totem"
"Glacier or Bust"
Mark Haslett
Rachel Lipman
Dan Becker & Eric David Haddad
Tom Smith & Jackie Bae
Juneau, AlaskaOctober 31, 2019 (2019-10-31) (Knowledge Network)
May 18, 2020 (2020-05-18) (USA)
In Juneau, Andy and Luna want to tell their story in a totem pole and write their list with a totem pole artist.
Andy wants to see the beautiful blue lights of Mendenhall Glacier ice caves, but the trip gets harder than expected.
26"Nature Calls"
"Story Story"
Joe Murray
Peter Hannan
Eric David & Dan Becker
Jackie Bae & Tom Smith
Juneau, AlaskaAugust 25, 2019 (2019-08-25)
November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01) (Knowledge Network)
February 4, 2020 (2020-02-04) (USA)
Leo worries about all the wild animals living in Juneau until he learns they need their own space with wildlife.
While waiting for the newest book in her favorite series, Carmen learns the values of spoken stories from older times.
27"The Big Squeeze"
"Meet the Presses"
Peter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker, Eric David Haddad, & Ben Fosselman
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Munich, GermanyNovember 6, 2019 (2019-11-06) (USA)
January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26) (Canada)
After Freida the Barrel-Rider's accordion-player bows out, Carmen is asked to take her place. Unfortunately, Carmen has never played one before.
Señor Fabuloso is so impressed about a book Andy wrote about his Circo that he asks him to make six copies for his friends and he needs them in just a couple of hours!
28"Glocken Around The Clock"
"Good Knight"
Joe Murray
Rachel Lipman
Dan Becker & Ben Fosselman
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Munich, GermanyNovember 7, 2019 (2019-11-07) (USA)
February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01) (Canada)
Leo's baby sister Mathilda has broken her glockenspiel and Leo needs to get her a new one before the "terrible thing" she does when she's upset happens.
Carmen wants to become a knight after learning that all the famous ones were male and Honey, deciding to be her "Hamster in Distress," hides inside Neuschwanstein Castle so Carmen can rescue her.[5]
29"Me and My Elephant"
"Mukandi's Farm"
Rachel Lipman
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Ben Fosselman
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Nairobi, KenyaFebruary 2, 2020 (2020-02-02) (Canada)
February 3, 2020 (2020-02-03) (USA)
When visiting an elephant sanctuary in Nairobi, a surly elephant calf named Maktao immediately bonds with Leo, who is asked to take care of him.
Luna invites the three to come with her to help her friend Mukandi with her farm, where they learn both of unique methods of farming as well as Luna's unique methods of harvesting.
30"Beat the Beat"
"Rhinoceros or Bust"
Peter HannanDan Becker & Ben Fossleman
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Nairobi, KenyaFebruary 15, 2020 (2020-02-15) (Canada)
May 20, 2020 (2020-05-20) (USA)
Everyone in the Circo is having a miserable day, so the kids and Luna seek out a Benga band to cheer everyone up.
Andy wants to have a photograph of a rhinoceros for his scrapbook, so Luna takes him on a photo safari at Nairobi National Park.
31[6]"More Than All That Jazz"
"Swamp Pals"
Peter Hannan
Luccy Baillie
Dan Becker & Ben Fosselman
Keith Silva & Kathy Jo Larson
New Orleans, LouisianaFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06) (USA)
March 22, 2020 (2020-03-22) (Canada)
Carmen puts together a jazz band with Leo and Andy to take the place of the Circo's band, but they aren't very good until they're taught about jazz improvisation.
Leo is nervous to meet his pen pal Remy in the Louisiana bayou because of how amazing he made it sound in his letters.
32"The Potato King"
"The Charango Kid"
Mark Haslett
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Ben Fosselman
Tom Smith & Keith Silva
Cusco, PeruFebruary 7, 2020 (2020-02-07) (USA)
February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16) (Canada)
Andy is in the mood for some local Peruvian food, but all there seems to be are potatoes, which he finds boring.
Carmen is going to play a duet with her friend Sisa at a local music festival, but accidentally forgets her guitar back at the Circo.
33"Cusco, Weave Got A Problem"
"Nice to Meet You, Machu Picchu"
Rachel Lipman
Luccy Baillie
Dan Becker & Ben Fossleman
Tom Smith & Keith Sliva
Cusco, PeruFebruary 22, 2020 (2020-02-22) (Canada)
May 21, 2020 (2020-05-21) (USA)
Carmen accidentally ruins the pollera dress of Luna's friend Gabriella just before she's about to take part in a parade.
Senor Fabuloso hasn't sold a single ticket for the Circo, so when he hears about a hidden city called Machu Picchu, he decides to find it and try selling tickets there.
34"The Mystery of the Mask"
"Movie Monday"
Peter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Ben Fossleman
Tom Smith & Keith Sliva
Bangkok, ThailandFebruary 23, 2020 (2020-02-23) (Canada)
August 10, 2020 (2020-08-10) (USA)[7]
Mister Hockbar has gone missing and a stranger wearing a khon mask may be the culprit! Can the kids and Luna as The Figurin' Stuff Out Crew solve the mystery?
After the power goes out on Movie Monday, Luna takes Andy, Carmen and Leo to see a Nang talung show.
35"Blue Orleans"
"Bonjour, Au Revoir, Adios"
Peter Hannan & Luccy Baillie
Peter Hannan
Dan Becker & Ben Fossleman
Tom Smith & Keith Sliva
New Orleans, LouisianaMarch 21, 2020 (2020-03-21) (Canada)
May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22) (USA)
Luna is feeling down after the death of Bessie, one of her oldest friends, so the kids try to cheer her up by having her attend Bessie's jazz funeral.
Señor Fabuloso argues with Bonjour and Au Revoir about whether New Orleans takes more influence from Spain or France.
36"Stinky Fruit"
"Kick It Good"
Peter Hannan
Mark Haslett
Dan Becker & Ben Fossleman
Tom Smith & Keith Sliva
Bangkok, ThailandFebruary 29, 2020 (2020-02-29) (Canada)
June 5, 2020 (2020-06-05) (Knowledge Kids)
August 11, 2020 (2020-08-11) (USA)
Wolfgang brings Leo a durian to taste, but it smells so terrible he can't bring himself to try.
After the kids are invited to play a game of sepak takraw, Andy learns that he's not quite the sports expert he believes.
37"Viva La Pasta"
"Arrievederci Aqua!"
Peter Hannan
Joe Murray
Dan Becker & Ben Fossleman
Keith Sliva & Kathy Jo Larson
Rome, ItalyMarch 28, 2020 (2020-03-28) (Canada)
August 12, 2020 (2020-08-12) (USA)
Carmen forgets Honey's birthday, and wants to make the finest pasta in Rome, but when she finds out that it comes to pasta, something simpler sounds much better.
After the Circo mysteriously runs out of water in Rome, Andy vows to build an aqueduct to bring water back just like the Ancient Romans.
38"Monster Park"
"Meet the Strongs"
Peter Hannan
Luccy Baillie
Dan Becker & Ben FosslemanRome, ItalyMarch 29, 2020 (2020-03-29) (Canada)
August 13, 2020 (2020-08-13) (USA)
When Wrinkles the tortoise gets lost outside Rome in spooky Monster Park, Leo must face his fears to find him!
Leo thinks that having a baby sister is a pain, but after going to Salami Strong's house in Rome for a special family meal, he comes to see his role of a big brother a little differently.


DVD Volume 1[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  1. What's the Big Idea? / Day of the Dead
  2. Hola Mariachi / Loco for Cocoa
  3. You Froze My Shorts / What a Matryoshka
  4. Lullaby for Baby Vlad / Space is the Place
  5. Bob the Plant / Aren't We a Pair?
  6. The Big Dig / Amazing Man


Bonus Materials[edit]

  • Bonus Episode from Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Dream Salon / The Duck Stops Here
  • Luna's Playhouse
    • Clips of Let's Go Luna!
      • Carmen Teaches Spanish
      • Luna Teaches the Word 'Shukran'
      • Grilled Cheese Ingredients
      • The Mysterious Mon Amour
      • Yadina Runs Out of Jelly
      • Xavier and Yadina's Golf Club
      • The Jam Recipe
      • Fanny the Octopus
      • Giving Stuff Away
      • Meeting Tim Tom and Sammy
      • The Pancake Festival
      • Olive Gets Brave
      • Shun Loses His Necklace
      • The Hands on Nature Museum
      • Emily Elizabeth's Birthday
      • Show and Tell at School
      • A Day at the Jester Jamboree
      • The Archery Contest
      • Windy Day at Willie Webster's Windmill
      • Alice and Friends at the Bicycle Shop
      • The Kids Lose Their Things
      • The Story of the Golden Goose
      • Melody's Lost Train Ticket
      • Bedtime at the Rocket Room
    • Crossing the Chasm
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Carmen Goes Home
    • Sing-Along Songs
  1. I Will Paint a Mural
  2. It's the Day of the Dead
  3. Te Amo/I Love You
  4. Oh Mariachi
  5. Cocoa Song
  6. Whirling Street Moscow/Think of the Warmest Things
  7. Yo Heave Ho
  8. Bayushki Bayu
  9. Space is Amazing
  10. River of Life
  11. Cairo City on the Nile
  12. Sukkar Parakeet Song
  13. Artifacts
  14. Amazing Man
    • Stories
      • De Colores
      • 5 Silly Travelers
      • The Fly's Castle
      • The Giant Turnip
      • The Baby Crocodile
      • The Mouse Advisor
    • Animal Stars
      • Luna, the Moon
      • Leo, an Australian wombat
      • Andy, an American frog
      • Carmen, a Mexican butterfly
      • Joe Murray, creator
    • Activities
      • Break the Code
      • Make a Sculpture
  • DVD-Rom Features
  • Now Showing
    • Volume 2
    • Volume 3
    • Volume 4
    • Volume 5
    • Volume 6
    • 3LittleWords - 1st Volume: Play
    • Justin Time: Play
    • Hero Elementary: Play
    • Cyberchase: Play
    • Lottie Dottie Chicken: Play
    • Lottie Dottie Chicken 2: Play
    • Little Einsteins: Play


Languages[edit]

    • Spoken Language
      • English
      • Spanish
      • Portuguese
    • Captioned with the Hearing Impaired
      • English
      • Off

DVD Volume 2[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  1. She is the Moon of Moons / Beats of Beijing
  2. Hoopin' Hopper / A Chopsticky Situation
  3. Speaking Wigglewalker / London Frog
  4. Queen for a Day / Jolly Special Friend
  5. Guitar to Sitar / Spring Has Not Sprung
  6. Where's Luna? / Pulling Strings


Bonus Materials[edit]

  • Bonus Episode from Justin Time: Blast Off! / Up, Up and Away!
  • Luna's Playhouse
    • Luna's Puzzles
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • Sing-Along Songs
  1. China Loves You, Luna
  2. Every Drum in China
  3. I Like Play
  4. Patience Song
  5. London England Lovely Town
  6. London Fog
  7. I'm Quite Keen
  8. London's Got Me in the Mood for Food
  9. Mom, I Love You
  10. Spring is Color
  11. Please Come Back Soon
  12. Now It's an Argument
    • Stories
      • Fishing for the Moon
      • The Flower Dragon
      • Foreign Lands
      • The 3 Sillies
      • The Cracked Pot
      • Two Brothers
    • Animal Stars
      • Luna, the Moon
      • Leo, an Australian wombat
      • Andy, an American frog
      • Carmen, a Mexican butterfly
      • Joe Murray, creator
    • Activities
      • Craft a Crest
      • In the Dark
  • DVD-Rom Features
  • Now Showing
    • Volume 1
    • Volume 3
    • Volume 4
    • Volume 5
    • Volume 6
    • 3LittleWords - 1st Volume: Play
    • Justin Time: Play
    • Hero Elementary: Play
    • Cyberchase: Play
    • Lottie Dottie Chicken: Play
    • Lottie Dottie Chicken 2: Play
    • Little Einsteins: Play
  • Languages
    • Spoken Language
      • English
      • Spanish
      • Portuguese
    • Captioned with the Hearing Impaired
      • English
      • Off

Production and distribution[edit]

The show was first announced on July 31, 2017 as part of the PBS TCA presentation. PBS broadcasts the show on its stations and also airs on the 24-hour PBS Kids channel, as well as the PBS Kids video app. Let's Go Luna! offers digital content for kids, parents and teachers, debuting from its PBS Kids website and a Luna app is also confirmed and will be released shortly after the series' debut. 9 Story International Distribution owns managing and merchandising rights to the show outside Canada.[8] It is also one of a few shows for preschoolers and PBS' first storyboard-driven show where storyboard artists work with the writers, in order to create "visually-driven narratives that highlight each city's distinctive landscape and features."[4] It was originally going to be called Luna Around The World but was changed to Let's Go Luna!.

International broadcast[edit]

The show airs on Nat Geo Kids in Latin America.[9] In Spain, the show airs on Canal Panda. In Canada, the show airs on TVOKids. In the half-hour broadcast of Let's Go Luna on TVOKids, the short segment that occurs between the two 11-minute story segments of the show is kept in the broadcast instead of being removed.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The Washington Post wrote that the program is "Teaching tolerance, kindness and friendship."[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2020 Annie Awards Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool

Children

Let's Go Luna! Nominated
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program Michael Mancuso Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program Michael Mancuso
Joe Tetreau
Ryan Eligh
Dante Winkler
Matthew McKenzie
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mercedes Milligan (July 31, 2017). "PBS KIDS Gets Refreshed 'Ruff Ruffman,' Joe Murray's 'Luna Around the World'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Erik Pedersen (May 9, 2018). "'Let's Go Luna!': Judy Greer Leads Voice Cast For New PBS Kids Series – Watch An Exclusive Clip". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  3. ^ @auwombatrp (June 16, 2020). "Let's Go Luna! Season 2 Confirmed" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b Mary Anne Lane (November 15, 2018). "PBS KIDS Gets Refreshed 'Ruff Ruffman,' Joe Murray's 'Luna Around the World'". Georgia Public Broadcasting. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Unlike the real-world castle, which has only thirteen rooms, the version in the story is complete, having the two hundred rooms that it was supposed to have had it been fully built.
  6. ^ This episode does not follow the standard "Two episodes per location" format, the second taking place four episodes later
  7. ^ "Let's Go Luna! on Alabama Public Television". Alabama Public Television. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  8. ^ Denise Petski (July 30, 2017). "PBS Kids Greenlights 'Luna Around The World' Animated Series – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  9. ^ Alexander Whyte (November 14, 2018). "Nat Geo Kids snaps up three shows from 9 Story". Kidscreen. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "What to watch with your kids: 'Let's Go Luna!,' 'Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny' and more". The Washington Post. November 29, 2018.

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