Maya & Miguel

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  • TV-Y
  • 2004
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.9  (720)

Maya & Miguel is an exciting and educational children's television show that premiered on PBS in 2004 and ran until 2009. The show revolves around the life and adventures of the titular brother and sister duo, Maya and Miguel Santos. Maya and Miguel are Puerto Rican-American twins living in a diverse community in an unnamed city in the United States. They live with their parents, grandmother, and their beloved pet parrot, Paco. Maya and Miguel attend school with their friends, who come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The show follows their daily lives and their various adventures, which are always centered around helping others and making the world a better place. Maya is the older sister and a natural leader. She is outgoing, adventurous, and always looking for ways to help people. She is also very creative and loves to make art. Miguel is the younger brother and is excellent with technology. He is more reserved than his sister but is always ready to help out with his technical skills. The show's creators designed it to be both entertaining and educational, with a focus on teaching children about other cultures and the importance of helping others. Each episode revolves around a specific theme, such as bullying, honesty, or cultural traditions. The show's multicultural cast and storylines promote diversity, and its educational content aims to help children develop critical thinking skills. Maya & Miguel features a talented voice cast, including Jerod Mixon as Miguel, Jeannie Elias as Maya, and Lucy Liu as the narrator. Beth Payne voices the character of Maggie, one of Maya and Miguel's best friends. Each episode also features celebrity guest appearances, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, and Sara Ramirez, among others. The show's animation style is colorful and engaging, appealing to young viewers. The characters and settings are designed to be culturally diverse, and the show includes a range of languages, such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Hebrew. Maya & Miguel received critical acclaim for its portrayal of diverse cultures and its educational content. The show received numerous awards, including the Latino Spirit Award, the Imagen Award, and the Parents' Choice Award. It was also nominated for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program. In conclusion, Maya & Miguel is an excellent children's television show that incorporates educational content with entertainment. Its focus on diversity and cultural awareness makes it a valuable tool for parents and educators. The show's consistent positive messaging encourages children to be kind, helpful, and accepting of others. Maya and Miguel are unforgettable characters that inspire children to do good in their communities while having fun.

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I Love Maya
13. I Love Maya
October 10, 2007
Maya is determined to get the lead role in the Community Center play, but later changes her mind when she learns the part doesn't have any lines.
The Big Idea
12. The Big Idea
January 19, 2007
Miguel's soccer team has made it to the championships, and he's nervous. Maya has a great idea to quell his nerves: intensive training the morning of the game. Miguel is skeptical of Maya's idea, worried that he might be late to catch the bus to the game, but Maya assures him she will keep him on schedule. Unfortunately, she fails and Miguel misses the bus. He fumes and blames Maya and her "big ideas," which always cause grief. Maya defends her big ideas, while also promising Miguel to get him to the game on time. Maya and Miguel, accompanied by Abuela, go on a transportation-hopping adventure as they take trains, trucks, buses and finally a horse and carriage, in a desperate effort to get Miguel to the game on time. Through it all, Maya asserts that the reason her ideas work is that she believes in the person she's trying to help. In the end, they make it to the game, Miguel helps his team win the Championship, and he finally admits that Maya's ideas are big and beautiful.
Every Day is Earth Day
11. Every Day is Earth Day
April 21, 2007
For a school Earth Day project, the kids decide to clean up an old lot and plant a community garden. But as the deadline approaches, a rainstorm hits, turning the patch of dirt into a muddy mess. How will Maya get her friends out of the muck this time?
A House Divided
10. A House Divided
October 9, 2007
Tired of constantly bumping into each other, Maya and Miguel opt to split the apartment in half. They run a piece of tape down the middle, and promise not to cross it under any circumstances. Unfortunately for Maya, the bathroom is on Miguel's side. Unfortunately for Miguel, the umbrellas are on Maya's side, and it's raining. Splitting the apartment turns out to be harder than they thought! When they are forced to work together on a diorama for school, they enlist Tito's help to move supplies back and forth between them, rather than cross the tape. During the project-making, Paco ends up in a bucket of papier-mâché, and Maya and Miguel finally cross the tape barrier to save him. In the end, they learn from Tito (an only child) what a gift it is to have a sibling.
Say Cheese!
9. Say Cheese!
October 8, 2007
School picture day is coming up, and the girls are excited to look their best for the big day. But Maggie, much to her dismay, gets braces put on just before the shoot. Maya does everything she can to make things better for her friend, but nothing seems to be working
Battle of the Birthdays
8. Battle of the Birthdays
January 17, 2007
Tired of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel that something is missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.
Paging Dr. Maya
7. Paging Dr. Maya
May 4, 2007
When a break from school comes, everyone looks forward to frittering away the days doing something fun and enjoyable. Maya's idea of "fun and enjoyable" is helping people. She tries to volunteer at the Community Center bingo game, but ends up accidentally wreaking havoc. When one of the bingo players recommends Maya volunteer for his daughter, Dr. DasGupta the veterinarian, Maya jumps at the chance. She has a special bond with animals, after all. But when Maya overhears a conversation Dr. DasGupta is having, she mistakenly believes that Dr. DasGupta is going out of business. Eager to help her favorite vet, Maya launches a campaign to draw more business to Dr. DasGupta's clinic... which works too well! Soon even elephants are lining up for treatment. Dr. DasGupta is mortified... she wasn't planning on going out of business, she was planning on going on vacation! Fortunately, it all works out in the end when Maya calls in Dr. DasGupta's father, who is also a veterinarian.
Good Luck Paco
6. Good Luck Paco
October 4, 2007
After a couple of coincidences, the kids become convinced that Paco is a good luck charm. At first it's great fun, but soon Paco is in so much demand to give everyone good fortune that the poor parrot is getting worn out.
Maya the Mascot
5. Maya the Mascot
January 18, 2007
Maya is a big hit as the parrot mascot for Miguel's community basketball team. But when Miguel turns his ankle, Maya has to help take care of him and has to miss the games. After all, she can't be in two places at once. Or can she?
Red Jacket
4. Red Jacket
January 16, 2007
Miguel picks up a very special "Melissa Rojas" jacket for Kylie as a birthday gift. But when Maya discovers it, she thinks it's a gift for her - and won't take it off! Miguel can't bear to break his sister's heart, but he doesn't want to be stuck without a present for Kylie either!
Crushed
3. Crushed
October 3, 2007
Miguel gets a crush on a new substitute teacher, Miss Cisneros, and studies like crazy in her class. At the same time, Tito has to read a poem over the school PA system. As (bad) luck would have it, Tito gets inspiration for the poem by watching the enamored Miguel, and when he reads his poem, he exposes Miguel's crush to the whole school. Miguel is mortified, but with some kind words from his teacher realizes that he did manage to get the highest score in the class on a test - and also finds a friend his own age.
Papi Joins the Band
2. Papi Joins the Band
June 15, 2007
Miguel, Theo, and Andy decide to enter a talent contest at the Community Center by putting together a band. When Santiago hears the news, he tells the boys that he used to have his own band, and he offers his services. The problem is that Santiago soon goes from offering gentle advice to becoming a fourth member of the band, and Miguel has to find a way to tell his father to let the boys do it their own way.
Cupid
1. Cupid
February 14, 2006
Through gardening and wrestling, Maya and Miguel learn the value of patience and consistency.
Description

Maya & Miguel is an exciting and educational children's television show that premiered on PBS in 2004 and ran until 2009. The show revolves around the life and adventures of the titular brother and sister duo, Maya and Miguel Santos. Maya and Miguel are Puerto Rican-American twins living in a diverse community in an unnamed city in the United States. They live with their parents, grandmother, and their beloved pet parrot, Paco. Maya and Miguel attend school with their friends, who come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The show follows their daily lives and their various adventures, which are always centered around helping others and making the world a better place.

Maya is the older sister and a natural leader. She is outgoing, adventurous, and always looking for ways to help people. She is also very creative and loves to make art. Miguel is the younger brother and is excellent with technology. He is more reserved than his sister but is always ready to help out with his technical skills.

The show's creators designed it to be both entertaining and educational, with a focus on teaching children about other cultures and the importance of helping others. Each episode revolves around a specific theme, such as bullying, honesty, or cultural traditions. The show's multicultural cast and storylines promote diversity, and its educational content aims to help children develop critical thinking skills.

Maya & Miguel features a talented voice cast, including Jerod Mixon as Miguel, Jeannie Elias as Maya, and Lucy Liu as the narrator. Beth Payne voices the character of Maggie, one of Maya and Miguel's best friends. Each episode also features celebrity guest appearances, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, and Sara Ramirez, among others.

The show's animation style is colorful and engaging, appealing to young viewers. The characters and settings are designed to be culturally diverse, and the show includes a range of languages, such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Hebrew.

Maya & Miguel received critical acclaim for its portrayal of diverse cultures and its educational content. The show received numerous awards, including the Latino Spirit Award, the Imagen Award, and the Parents' Choice Award. It was also nominated for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.

In conclusion, Maya & Miguel is an excellent children's television show that incorporates educational content with entertainment. Its focus on diversity and cultural awareness makes it a valuable tool for parents and educators. The show's consistent positive messaging encourages children to be kind, helpful, and accepting of others. Maya and Miguel are unforgettable characters that inspire children to do good in their communities while having fun.

Maya & Miguel is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (68 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2004.

Where to Watch Maya & Miguel

Maya & Miguel is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Maya & Miguel on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (720)