TheElectricCompany

The Adventures of the Electric Company
on Prankster Planet

“The Adventures of the Electric Company on Prankster Planet” is an animated transmedia story, interactive game and outreach experience centered on math and literacy skill building. Appearing at the end of each of the episodes in season 3, “Prankster Planet” stars The Electric Company members Jessica and Marcus in an animated comic book. Their mission? To get to Prankster Planet and stop the pranksters from stealing all the words on earth! 

Transmedia:

Transmedia storytelling engages and immerses participants in an experience through multiple forms of media, with each element making a unique contribution to the story. 

 

TV:

“Prankster Planet” is a 12-part animated adventure starring Jessica and Marcus as comic book heroes on a mission to stop the pranksters from stealing all the words on earth!

 

Web:

Online, kids become part of the adventure AND an official member of The Electric Company by completing 12 missions and helping Jessica and Marcus stop the pranksters!

 

Curriculum:

The “Prankster Planet” transmedia experience reinforces math-related vocabulary and concepts through interactive, story-driven game play.

 

Outreach:

The Lost Guide to Prankster Planet magazine extends the math concepts and vocabulary featured online and in the animated TV segments - offering yet another resource to parents, kids and teachers. 

 
Jess N Marc

Each animated episode ends in a cliffhanger - offering a direct hand-off from story to game. This seamless transition is one of the signature elements that define the transmedia invention. The Electric Company transmedia experience includes 12 new two-minute animated segments, 12 multi-level online quests, 60 mini-games, an avatar creator, a rewards system to encourage repeat play and the magazine, The Lost Guide to Prankster Planet.

pbskidsgo.org/electriccompany

The contents of this media kit were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant (PR/AWARD No. U295A100025, CFDA No. 84.295A) provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.