Our picks this month range from a group of superhero children to characters who use music to embrace our differences while encouraging us to unleash the hero within ourselves. For Women’s History Month, we also acknowledge the contributions and stories of trailblazing women around the world, each a hero in their own right.
Created by former Head of A&R at G.O.O.D Music, Ricky Anderson, “The Tunies” is an animated musical series. The lead character, Avery pays tribute to Ricky’s son who passed away suddenly. Along with Avery, “The Tunies” characters share the importance of diversity, friendship and teamwork while helping introduce kids to early developmental milestones through music. With music and important educational messages, families and their children can enjoy “The Tunies” together. Available now on YouTube, with new videos uploaded weekly.
Team Zenko Go
From DreamWorks Animation and Mainframe Studios, “Team Zenko Go” follows four kids that aim to make their community a better place. Kids Niah, Ari, Ellie and Jax are members of Team Zenko Go, a secret squad of do-gooders who learn to master the art of distraction to perform anonymous acts of kindness. With the help of their mentor, Auntie Yuki, the kids learn different Zenkos, a set of skills that allow them to continue their good deeds. All episodes of “Team Zenko Go” are available to watch on Netflix.
Hailed as this year’s number one animated film, “Sing 2” is now available on digital streaming services. The main protagonist, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) returns along with his friends Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Ash (Scarlett Johansson), Johnny (Taron Egerton), Meena (Tori Kelly) and Gunter (Nick Kroll). The group heads on a journey to entertainment capital of the world, Redshore City to perform their biggest show yet. However, they must convince the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Calloway (Bono) to join their group. “Sing 2” will also be available on Blu-rayTM with exclusive bonus features on March 29.
PBS SoCal and KCET 2022 Women’s History Month
PBS SoCal and KCET honor Women’s History Month with special programming that showcases women’s contributions to history from all walks of life. Throughout March, programs include histories from trailblazing women such as Betty White, Nancy Pelosi, and Angela Merkel, the first female chancellor of Germany. Other programs include untold stories from women, including Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani and the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (“News Wave”). Visit kcet.org/WomensHistoryMonth and pbssocal.org/WomensHistoryMonth for a full list of Women’s History Month programming.
In collaboration with University of Southern California Libraries, KCET’s Emmy® winning series “Lost LA” returns for its fifth season. The show’s host, Nathan Masters educates viewers on untold stories of Los Angeles’ history. Episodes include the Japanese American community of L.A.’s Crenshaw area, winemaking, and the Red Car rail transit system. “Lost LA” season five of “Lost LA” premieres March 19 at 9 p.m. on KCET in Southern California with additional showings of episodes every Tuesday on PBS SoCal at 7 p.m. Episodes will also be available to stream online.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
The prequel to the successful books and films, “Harry Potter”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbeldore” follows Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) as he discovers the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) desires to take control of the entire wizard world. Unable to stop him alone, he must convince Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead a team of wizards, witches and a Muggle on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts. “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” premieres in theaters April 15.
DC League of Super-Pets
Warner Bros. Pictures and director Jared Stern team up to create the animated action-packed film, “DC League of Super-Pets.” Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman are inseparable best friends who fight crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince his friends—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to help rescue the superheroes. “DC League of Super-Pets” also features voices of characters including Kate McKinnon and John Krasinski. In theaters May 20.
For more TV show and movie suggests, check out our February New on Screen roundup.