Developed by The Baby Einstein Company, Playhouse Disney and an acclaimed team of children's television experts including Eric Weiner, the former executive producer of "Dora the Explorer," the highly interactive series blends spectacular live-action images of nature, art and landmarks with 2D character animation.
Each 24-minute "Little Einsteins" episode begins with a call to action – or "mission" – which takes its animated protagonists and children at home on a fascinating journey of discovery where they experience different global environments, from the Saharan desert and jungles of Africa to the Arctic and the Great Wall of China. The classical music and renowned painting or work of world art intrinsic to every storyline on "Little Einsteins" familiarizes viewers with the sounds, images, words and emotions connected with listening to a symphony or a concerto, or gazing at a landscape painting or a Native American blanket.
The series' main characters each share a love of music, using their individual passions and strengths to work together to solve the challenges that arise during each "Little Einsteins" adventure. Leo, the oldest of the group, is a skilled conductor and natural leader who uses the power of music to "conduct" his way out of sticky situations, whether it's conducting a crescendo to encourage the sun to rise or a diminuendo to help calm a rumbling volcano; Annie, Leo's little sister is a talented singer who often improvises lyrics set to the classical music and the mission of the day; Quincy is a musical virtuoso who is always on the go and at the ready to pick up his trumpet and play; and June uses her grace and balance to lead the team whenever there is a physical challenge. No journey that they go on would be possible without Rocket, the kids' amazingly versatile and protective shuttle who speaks to them in a marimba voice and transports them on their 'round-the-world adventures.
Acclaimed five-time Emmy nominee Eric Weiner ("JoJo's Circus," "Dora the Explorer") is executive producer of "Little Einsteins." Child development expert Dr. Valeria Lovelace ("Dora the Explorer," former head of research for "Sesame Street") is the curriculum advisor, and Cordelia Bergamo, who has taught classical music to preschoolers for three decades, is the musical advisor. "Little Einsteins" is a production of Curious Pictures in New York.