Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series produced by Wind Dancer Films which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016. The series is produced in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed at kids ages 3 to 8. On August 17, 2016, PBS Kids announced that Ready Jet Go! has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in early 2018.
Ready Jet Go takes viewers on a journey into outer space, building on children’s curiosity about science, technology and astronomy. The series follows two neighborhood kids: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7. Together, they explore the solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.
Why It Rocks
- It is very educational about science.
- It has beautiful songs composed by Jim Lang, like You're Never Too Big For a Lullaby, Tiny Blue Dot, and There's No Planet Like My Planet
- It has clever comedy and pop culture references
- It breaks stereotypes
- The animation improves over the course of the episodes. Some of the new episodes look like they belong in a Pixar movie.
- It has important and powerful messages for kids such as "You can't change the past, you can only learn from it", and "Knowing there's a problem should make you want to help solve it"
- It has some mystery, suspense, and drama in a few episodes.
- The characters are likable, realistic, and charming.
- It has incredibly hammy and over the top Canadian voice acting.
- The voice acting was grating the first few episodes.
- In the earlier episodes, the animation sucked so hard.
- The episode Face on the Fritz was so stupid.