CONWAY, Ark (AETN) — “Pinkalicious & Peterrific,” a new PBS KIDS animated series that encourages children to explore the arts and sparks creativity, will premiere Monday, Feb. 19, at 8 a.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Based on the best-selling HarperCollins “Pinkalicious” book series by Victoria Kann, this new multiplatform program will also be available on the AETN PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms. Designed for children ages 3-5, “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.

“Pinkalicious & Peterrific” follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter. Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks. She is an artist at heart – and, like most creative people, she sees the world differently from others. She knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to express herself – though she sometimes needs help from Peter and her neighborhood friends.

The “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” television series is part of a multiplatform media experience that will also include digital content for kids, parents and teachers. “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” will offer a variety of games at pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Games App, as well as clips and full episodes across PBS KIDS’ streaming video platforms, including the PBS KIDS Video App. A “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” app will also launch in 2018. Parent resources will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents site, and pbslearningmedia.org will offer classroom-ready materials for teachers, including video excerpts, games, tips and printable activities.

To help kick off the premiere, AETN is giving away a Pinkalicious prize pack, featuring a Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook and pink-a-rama storybooks. Additionally, AETN and Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus have partnered to give away tickets to the Pinkalicious live stage show Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. Entries may be submitted by commenting on the Facebook Pinkalicious contest post at facebook.com/aetntv. Arkansas residents will have a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to the performance.

The contest will run through Thursday, Feb. 8. A winner will be selected by random drawing. AETN will respond to the winning commenter’s post on Facebook. The winner will have 24 hours to claim the Pinkalicious prize pack.

There will be two additional Pinkalicious performances at Reynolds for schools on Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. More information about all three performances is available at uca.edu/publicappearances.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).