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Martha Speaks; Cora, Cora, Cora; Cora Encore


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Martha Speaks
Cora, Cora, Cora; Cora Encore
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Series Description

Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

Program Description

Cora! Cora! Cora! Joe Fallon & Ken Scarborough When Helen’s family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) comes to visit, Helen and Martha discover that she is rather upset because she’s had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home. Kit is an actress and unfortunately her pet is not allowed in the theater. Martha and family go to see Kit’s play, where Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. Together, Martha and Ham hatch a plan to retrieve Cora from Kit’s house and bring Kit this pleasant surprise.

Vocabulary (E) admire, reunite, ambition, famous, audition

Cora Encore! Joe Fallon & Ken Scarborough Kit returns home to find that Cora is missing. Further confusion ensues when Martha, Ham and Cora get mixed up with a pack of circus dogs who all look just like Cora! Will Kit’s pooch be recovered before she gets mistakenly sent off to perform under the big top?

Vocabulary (E) actress, stash, bold, chaos, understudy



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Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
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