Donkey Hodie

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  • TV-Y
  • 2021
  • 11 Seasons
  • 7.3  (151)

Donkey Hodie is an American children's television series released on May 3, 2021, and is part of the Public Broadcasting Service's (PBS) Kids programming block. The series is a creation of Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen, who are behind the much-loved Jim Henson's series, "The Muppet Babies." It stars David Rudman and Frankie Cordero as the voices behind the two main characters, Donkey Hodie and Purple Panda, respectively.

The show is a reimagining of the 1960s classic series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" character, Donkey Hodie, who had a love for inventing things using his red propeller hat that can spin and fly perched on his head. In this new iteration, Donkey Hodie is pictured as a spunky and amusing character that children would love to watch.

The premise of the show centers around Donkey Hodie, who is the granddaughter of the original Donkey Hodie from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." She is an extremely determined and curious host of What If World. The well-meaning inventor comes up with various ideas for inventions that are brought to life by her peers and friends in the land of Someplace Else. She is keen on trying new things, and her zest for life is infectious, making her the perfect role model for young viewers.

Donkey Hodie also has a cast of playful and eccentric characters that include Purple Panda, a purple panda who loves to make music and is an aspiring magician. At every turn, Purple Panda is there to support Donkey Hodie's out-of-the-box ideas, while also getting into amusing shenanigans of his own. Other characters in the show include Duck Duck, who is a duck and architect that can float; Bob Dog, who is Donkey's laborer, loyal and resourceful; and Grampy Hodie (Donkey's grandfather), a wise and knowledgeable, elder inventor who usually chimes in with advice for Donkey and her friends.

One of the standout features of the show is the inclusion of songs that are both catchy and educational, making it easy for children to learn concepts about science, reading, and life in general. The show's musical score, composed by Wyclef Jean, also adds to its uniqueness.

The show's creators wanted to make sure that children could relate to the characters, and so they made sure that Donkey Hodie and her crew reflect cultural diversity in every way possible. Children from all backgrounds should be able to see themselves in at least one of the characters on screen, which is important for promoting inclusivity.

The themes explored in "Donkey Hodie" include problem-solving, friendship, self-esteem and resilience. Donkey Hodie is a character who never gives up, but rather perseveres in the face of adversity. Children can learn how to overcome challenges, learn new things, and make new friends, which makes the show an excellent source of life lessons.

Overall, the show is perfect for preschoolers and children aged between 3-5 years old. It is an entertaining, educational and inclusive show that children will love. With its cheerful songs, humor and fun characters, "Donkey Hodie" is a series that adults will enjoy watching with their children. The series has already become a hit with children and parents alike, and we hope it continues to entertain and educate for years to come.

Donkey Hodie is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (49 episodes). The series first aired on May 3, 2021.

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How Does It Feel?/Best Ball Fest
5. How Does It Feel?/Best Ball Fest
March 1, 2024
Donkey helps Bob Dog play Gameshow Gator's game, "How Does It Feel?" Can he imagine himself in others' places and name their feelings to win the game? Bob Dog is excited for the Best Ball Fest, but how can he choose just one favorite ball?
Someplace Cold/Purple Polka Dot Party
4. Someplace Cold/Purple Polka Dot Party
February 29, 2024
Donkey and Panda's snow snurdle is melting! Trolley helps them bring it to Someplace Cold, but can they get past the Puzzling Penguin in time? The pals can't fit everyone in Panda's ship for a party on Planet Purple. What else can they do?
The Tree Swing/Book Club
3. The Tree Swing/Book Club
February 28, 2024
Cousin Hodie wants to play with Donkey on a tree swing, but he has a hard time. Can Donkey find a way for both of them to play? Duck Duck's new book club book is too huge for her and Donkey to read, but that won't stop them from trying!
The Goalies/Mousy Hodie
2. The Goalies/Mousy Hodie
February 27, 2024
Donkey and Panda become "goalies" to set and achieve goals throughout the day, but can they achieve their biggest goal of all? Donkey shows Mousy how to play "the Donkey way," but when Donkey doesn
Pet Rock Problem/Donkey Wonky Tea Party
1. Pet Rock Problem/Donkey Wonky Tea Party
February 26, 2024
Cousin Hodie's pet rock goes missing. Can Donkey and Panda help find it among the other rocks in Someplace Else? Donkey hosts a tea party but keeps forgetting her pals' favorite teas and treats. Can they help her find a way to remember?
Where to Watch Donkey Hodie
Donkey Hodie is available for streaming on the PBS KIDS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Donkey Hodie on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 3, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (151)