Brothers Chris and Martin
Kratt have been developing quality educational programming for children for nearly
two decades. Generations have grown up loving — and learning from — them. Their
current show “Wild Kratts” is a top-rated PBS offering that has garnered
countless awards and nominations.
With the development of
apps, books, online games, a toy line and now a North American tour, Wild
Kratts has become a bona fide brand. Its reach spans far beyond the television
screen, leaving the brothers busier than ever.
They made a stop in our city
on their current tour, and we loved Wild Kratts Live! Following the show, I had
a chance to ask each a quick question:
Tell me a little bit about the development of Wild
Martin: Well, we’ve gone out for a long time doing
shows called "Amazon Adventure." And we thought, "Wow, we’ve got to do a Wild
Kratts live show and activate creature powers in real life with the kids. It’d
just be a lot of fun." So that’s how we got to do this.
With everything you have going on, how do you find
time to “keep on creature adventuring?”
Chris: Oh, we’re REALLY busy. (laughter) Yeah, we don’t have much time these
days to do anything except the show and our live stage show. But it’s really
fun. We’re having a great time.
My 6-year-old daughter had
two questions for Chris. She wanted to know when “Wild Kratts” would feature
her favorite animal, the tiger. To which he replied, “You know, we haven’t yet
but we really need to. Tigers are such cool creatures.”
As for when she can expect
to see some new material, Chris and Martin announced during the performance
they are currently hard at work on 26 new episodes of “Wild Kratts.” I’m told three new episodes are coming the week of
April 22, to help PBS celebrate Earth Day.
Be sure to check your local
listings for more details. And if you want to catch the Kratt brothers live, visit their website to see if
they will be appearing in your city.