The first television series and website in American Sign Language!
One day, while goofing around in a museum rocket display, our hero Max, somehow managed to launch himself into space. After a giddy ride, he crashed into the home of Kendra, a Deaf teenager, and inhabitant of Deaf Planet. Max is at first confused by the sign language used on the planet, but is helped by his ship’s Wondrous, Indispensable Language MAchine (WILMA), a robot capable of interpreting every language in the universe. Kendra promises to get Max home with the help of the many wise and eccentric inhabitants of Deaf Planet.
Each episode brings both deaf and hearing-enabled kids into a world of learning and discovery, and is as educational as it is entertaining.
deafplanet.com features include a wide array of interactive content to engage users such as ASL and LSQ video sign language glossaries as well as educational games and activities. Additionally, users can also watch their favorite episodes from the show. The website brings together four languages and features video, animation, and interactivity to make learning about science, math, or new languages fun for everyone.
deafplanet.com aired on TVO, ACCESS and SCN for two seasons. Television and website produced by marblemedia in association with the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD). Distribution and sales handled by Distribution360.
- Category: Kids & Family
- Sub Category Tag: Live action
- Target Audience: 8-12
- Status: Completed
- Episodes: 20 x 6
- Website: deafplanet.com (Interactive content in English and ASL, Online Games)
- Partners: TVO, ACCESS, SCN, CCSD, Distribution360