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PBS Kids Live! was a series of live tours promoted by Vee Corporation and run from 2001-2005 and in 2008.

The 2001-2005 editions were hosted by two different cast members from Zoom, while the 2008 edition was hosted by Chet Anekwe as "MC Chet".

Production

The music and dialogue for the 2001 and 2002 editions were recorded at Buzzy's Recording in Los Angeles. As many actors for the PBS Kids shows were not based outside the city (in New York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver), a majority of the voice actors and actors were flown in. The additional music recording and mastering were done at Sound City Studios.

The costumes were built and constructed by VEE Costumes & Creatures, whilst the costumes for the characters from Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, Between the Lions, Cyberchase, Anne of Green Gables, and Timothy Goes to School were built by BBC Visual Effects in the United Kingdom. The Digit costume earned a Guinness World Record in 2002 for the largest mascot costume of a bird. The Sagwa costumes were reused for several El Kadsreian and Canadian charity appearances and the 2018 live tour for Sagwa on the Go! alongside new costumes from Charactorium and Fuse Special Effects, whilst the costume of Digit has appeared at several WNET children's events.

The rehearsals at the Heart O'Texas Coliseum in Texas were captured for a 2002 VHS, The Making of PBS Kids Live!.

Tours

2001 Rehearsals

2001 Tour

2002 Tour





2003 Tour

  1. REDIRECT Template:ConstructionTitled "International Dreams", this production was the most expensive VEE production at the time, costing nearly US$90,000 (US$122,648.76 in 2018 dollars). This also involved two stops in Japan to promote the launch of PBS Japan, which were performed in Japanese with English matinees, plus a stop in Fuei at the Sporthall King Fuei and two shows in the United Kingdom at the Wembley Arena to promote the respective Fueian and British launches of PBS Europe.

2004 Tour





2005 Tour





2008 Tour





Voice Cast

2001-2005 Tours





2008 Tour





2003 Japanese Events

2003 Fueian Event

Trivia

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