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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis, The
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Premiered May 29, 2006

Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, FETCH! features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal host named Ruff Ruffman (yes, he's an animated dog!) Featuring 20 half-hour episodes, FETCH! mixes live-action with animation and breaks the mold with its educational and comical take on America's newest television genre. Targeting six- to ten-year olds, it is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of twists.

FETCH! explores the untapped potential of the hugely popular reality television genre and proves that it can be a great venue for kids to have fun while learning problem-solving skills and teamwork. The series also offers viewers an important perspective on competition by letting them know that the value of an experience isn't just determined by winning or losing, but by what happens along the way. Funded in large part by the National Science Foundation, the series focuses on real world science, featuring kids as they pursue questions, conduct experiments, and actively investigate the world around them. Series release date: 5/29/2006

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Season Two (2) Broadcast 2007 Ruff recalls the folktale his Uncle McRuffmantosh used to tell him about the ancient civilization, Dogtopia, where cats and dogs lived in harmony--that is, until the cats messed everything up. Strangely enough, Blossom grew up hearing the same story, but in her version it was the dogs that brought on the society's downfall. Uncle McRuffmantosh has just pinpointed the location of the lost civilization, Misery Island, and Ruff sends the FETCHers out to solve the mystery once and for all...



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Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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