Movies and TV shows like Reading Rainbow

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Reading Rainbow (1983)
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Reading Rainbow (1983)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Reading Rainbow was an American children's television series that aired on PBS from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged reading by children. The public television series garnered over 200 broadcast awards, including a Peabody Award and 26 Emmy Awards, 11 of which were in the "Outstanding Children's Series" category. The series was created under the leadership of Cecily Truett Lancit and Larry Lancit, at Lancit Media Productions in New York. The concept of a reading series for children originated with Twila Liggett, Ph.D., and Paul Schupbach, of the Great Plains National Instructional Television Library at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; and Tony Buttino, of WNED-TV Buffalo, New York. The original team included Lynne Brenner Ganek, Ellen Schecter, and host LeVar Burton. Each episode centered on a theme from a book, or other children's literature, which was explored through a number of segments or stories. The show also recommended books for kids to look for when they went to the library. It is the third-longest running children's series in PBS history, after Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. It was also one of the first PBS shows to be broadcast in stereo.
Style: educational
Plot: family, literature, critic, youth, intelligence, little girl, little boy, educational program, reading, celebrity guests, book, reading a book

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Most similar movies to Reading Rainbow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, educational, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about family, youth, family relations, friendship, friends, parents and children and family life mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Reading Rainbow: This Is Daniel Cook (2004), Jackanory (1965), Sesame Street Mexico (1972), Animal Atlas (2004), This Is Emily Yeung (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Is Daniel Cook (2004)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 6 min.
TV show
Story: This is Daniel Cook is a children's television series created by J.J. Johnson and Blair Powers and produced by Toronto's marblemedia and Sinking Ship Productions in association with Treehouse TV and TVO, and is shown in Canada on Treehouse ...
Style: explanatory, semi serious, educational, sentimental, feel good
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: elementary school, firefighter, spoiled brat, family, youth, teaching the ways of the world, child's point of view, canadian, little boy, redhead, boy, crafts and hobbies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Jackanory (1965)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Jackanory is a long-running BBC children's television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was first transmitted on 13 December 1965, the first story being the fairy-tale Cap-o'-Rushes read by Lee ...
Style: anthology
Plot: surrealism, drawing, reading, storytelling
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100%
Sesame Street Mexico (1972)
Genre: Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Plaza Sésamo is an educational children's television series for preschoolers, which is the Spanish-language adaptation for Mexico and Latin America of Sesame Street. Both programs are pioneers of the contemporary educational television ...
Style: educational, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, personal safety, best friends, youth, family, puppet, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, muppets, children, educational program, reading
Time: contemporary, 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Animal Atlas (2004)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Animal Atlas is produced by Longneedle Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Bellum Entertainment Group. Animal Atlas is a 30-minute educational wildlife show that "takes children on a tour of discovery, uncovering the secrets of how animals live ...
Style: educational, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nature, jungle, wilderness, family, wildlife, zoo, conservation, planet, animal life, pets, animals, children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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This Is Emily Yeung (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 6 min.
TV show
Story: This is Emily Yeung is the follow-up to the award winning hit series, This is Daniel Cook. In this new series, six-year-old Emily takes on the world with her own unique perspective. She's joined on her adventures by everyone from snake handlers ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: talk show, family, youth, little girl, girl, canadian, biracial, child's point of view, interview, biracial child
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Barney & Friends (1992)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5. The series, which first aired on April 6, 1992, features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic Tyrannosaurus rex who conveys ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, educational
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: toy comes to life, dinosaur, family, mischievous children, young heroes, youth, misfit, best friends, friends, family relations, family life, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 2010s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Puzzle Place (1994)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Puzzle Place is an American children's television series produced by KCET in Los Angeles, California and Lancit Media in New York City, New York. It premiered on the Public Broadcasting Service on January 16, 1995, and ran for about four ...
Style: educational
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppet, friendship, multiculturalism, jewess, social relations, little boy, african american, dog, friend, cat, creature, christian ...
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44%
Waffles + Mochi (2021)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Curious puppet pals Waffles and Mochi travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients.
Style: educational, captivating, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: cooking, puppetry, puppet, travel, family, cooking and food, supermarket, chef, cookery, friends, food, education ...
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Art Attack (1990)
Genre: Family
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Art Attack is a British children's television series revolving around art. The original series was one of CITV's longest running programmes, running from 1990 to 2007, and was presented throughout by Neil Buchanan. The new series launched ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: painting, artist, performer's life, artists and showbiz, family, youth, childhood, arts and culture, teaching the ways of the world, artwork, art, british ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: england
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Ghostwriter (1992)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ghostwriter is an American television program created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves ...
Style: educational, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, multiculturalism, friendship, buddies, adventure, mystery, supernatural, partners, family, youth, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gullah, Gullah Island (1994)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Gullah Gullah Island is an American children's television series starring Ron Daise and Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a black family.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, educational
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: island, youth, family, social relations, family relations, friends, teaching the ways of the world, friend, african american, married couple, puppet, morals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dino Dan (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Join paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he takes kids on a Jurassic journey to the land where lizards were as long as three school buses and terrifying T-Rex’s ruled.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, friendship, family, parents and children, youth, animal life, escapades, suburbs, family relations, society, mischievous children, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Read All About It! (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Read All About It! was a Canadian educational television series that was produced from 1979 to 1983 by TVOntario that aired during the early to mid-1980s; It also aired in repeats in the 1990s. It starred David Craig Collard as Chris, Lydia Zajc as ...
Style: educational
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, mystery, newspaper reporter, sleuth, newspaper, conspiracy, maze, time travel, journalism, extraterrestrial, reading, writing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beakman's World (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beakman's World is an educational children's television show. The program is based on the Universal Press Syndicate syndicated comic strip You Can with Beakman and Jax created by Jok Church. The series premiered September 18, 1992 on The ...
Style: educational, semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: experiment, laboratory, family, mad scientist, goofy hero, escapades, heroes, disorder, experimenting, inventions and discoveries, scientist, educational program ...
Time: 90s
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30%
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Take Hart (1977)
Genre: Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Take Hart is a British children's television show about art, presented by Tony Hart. It took over from Vision On, and ran from 1977 until 1983. The show featured Hart and the animated Plasticine character Morph, and other characters created by ...
Style: claymation
Plot: gallery, painting, art, little boy, drawing, artist, little girl, clay animation
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Brother and Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Brother and Me is a sitcom on Nickelodeon that premiered on October 15, 1994, and ran until February 2, 1995. The show is about a family living in the West Side of Charlotte, North Carolina, who experience the highs and lows of everyday life. ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, african american, youth, family relations, friends, siblings relations, african american family, brother sister relationship, morality, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, house ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Barney's Animal ABCs (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Barney and his friends are playing a game and finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet, and everyone is excited to give it a try.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, educational, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: friendship, disorder, youth, misfit, escapades, animal life, animal that acts human, friends, family, dinosaur, tyrannosaurus rex, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Stepmom and Daughter Blues (2018)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Eight-year-old Miyuki lost her mother several years ago and has since lived with just her father, Ryoichi. One day, she is suddenly introduced to Akiko, who is to be her new mother. Akiko uses her stellar business skills to try to win the little ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, relationship vs career, career, stepdaughter, kids and family, family life, father daughter relationship, male female relationship, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Brothers Garcia (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Brothers García is an American sitcom that premiered in 2000 on Nickelodeon and ended in 2004. It was among the first projects of Sí TV, an effort to produce programming featuring Latino characters, however being aimed at a diverse audience. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, teenage life, family life, youth, social relations, siblings relations, immigrants, dark secret, cultural difference, humour, kids and family ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
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26%
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Hi-5 (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Music
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A high-energy kids show full of song and dance and action starring 5 exciting (and ethnically-diverse) perfomers.
Style: educational
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: puppet, family, music, imaginary character, muppets, studying, music band, imaginary friend, imagination, teaching, musical performance, musical number ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bear in the Big Blue House (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for adults and children produced for the Playhouse Disney channel by Mitchell Kriegman and The Jim Henson Company. It first aired in 1997. In 2004, The Jim Henson Company sold the Bear in the Big ...
Style: educational
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: family, mouse, friends, social relations, disorder, bear, puppet, puppetry, imaginary, chroma key
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Incredible Crew (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Incredible Crew is an American sketch comedy television series, created by Nick Cannon for Cartoon Network. Cannon created the series in early 2012, and the series aired as a preview on December 31, 2012, while the series run premiered on January ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, social relations, youth, family, prank, high school, high school life, hidden camera, teenager, music
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Caldwells take a family trip to Puerto Rico where their father is also securing a secret business deal, while the kids find their own paths. Eight years have passed since the events of Au Pair, and newly graduated as his high school's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: nanny, youth, family, family life, family business, parents and children, family relations, prank, father son relationship, beach, teenager, ant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Teruteru Kazoku (2003)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The 69th NHK Asadora Drama, based on Rei Nakanishi's novel, is about the Iwata family living in Ikeda, Osaka City between 1950s and 1960s. The story is told through the eyes of the youngest daughter, Fuyuko. The family runs a bakery. The ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: slice of life, baker, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, father daughter relationship, family, sisters, family life, bakery, sister sister relationship, family relations, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Even Stevens (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, sibling rivalry, family relations, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, siblings relations, youth, disorder, classmate, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a 10-year-old girl Dawn Haley whose sibling rivalry with her three brothers is heightened by the fact that they are quadruplets.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, mischievous children, family life, parents and children, family relations, sibling rivalry, youth, favoritism among siblings, disorder, children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Wishbone (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wishbone is a children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1997 in the United States. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier of the same name. Wishbone lives with his owner Joe Talbot in the fictional modern town of ...
Style: educational, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, talking animals, literature, adventurer, escapades, family, adventure, teenage life, animal life, pretense, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Lesson in Romance (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Story: A successful career Mom gets a case of empty nest syndrome when her children go off to college, and her husband decides to join them and follow his own dreams. Fearing she might be losing her family for good, she enrolls determined to save her ...
Style: light, sincere, feel good, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family, youth, happy ending, adaptation, society, husband wife relationship, friendship, adventure, escapades
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Mixed-ish (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family, parents and children, adaptation, friendship, love, rivalry, couples, adventure, society, youth, hopes, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Amanda Show (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Nancy Sullivan, along with several performing artists who came ...
Style: parody
Audience: kids
Plot: disorder, family, variety show
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%