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Producers Guild Awards 2013: Jennifer Garner

This is fun. Hollywood actress and super mom Jennifer Garner will be appearing in a brand-new episode of the hit animated PBS KIDS series “Martha Speaks” on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

Garner will star alongside her real life dog, who happens to also be named Martha. A white Labrador named Martha Stewart, to be exact.

Here’s a clip from the episode:

From the press release:

Jennifer Garner and dog Martha Stewart
Jennifer Garner and dog Martha Stewart

The popular PBS KIDS series “Martha Speaks” continues its fourth season with a special episode featuring actress and super mom Jennifer Garner. Garner, mother to three young children with actor/director Ben Affleck, will be animated alongside her dog, whose name also happens to be Martha.

Her appearance on “Martha Speaks” adds to her advocacy efforts on behalf of children’s literacy. Garner, whose mom was an English teacher, is an artist ambassador for Save the Children’s early education programs and has worked to promote legislation that ensures quality early education and literacy for children.

“Ms. Garner shares the same passion for reading and dogs we do,” says executive producer Carol Greenwald. ” We were thrilled to have her lend her talents to this episode.”

In “Too Many Marthas,” Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser and she’s thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha – a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it’s time to sing? Kids can tune-in and learn new words like number, aria, and a capella.

Also airing is the brand-new episode “Too Much Martha.” In this episode, Martha’s constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she’s pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza?

Tune in for this brand-new “Martha Speaks” Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

About “Martha Speaks”: 

“Martha Speaks” works to help increase children’s oral vocabulary – and how better to get kids excited about learning new words than with a dog who just can’t stop talking? Throughout the episode, Martha teaches young children vocabulary words like famous, admire, understudy, and more.

Martha’s antics continue online at PBSKIDS.org/martha, a comprehensive website that builds on the series’ curriculum to bolster the oral vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. Distributed internationally by DHX Media, Martha Speaks also airs on TVO, Knowledge
Network, and SCN and has been acquired by broadcasters across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

“Martha Speaks” is a production of WGBH Boston and DHX Media. “Martha Speaks” series funding is provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Corporate funding is provided by Kiddie Academy® Child Care Learning Centers, and Chick-fil-A, Inc. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations…Dedicated to Strengthening America’s Future Through Education and by public television viewers.

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