Storytime (TV Series 1992–1997)

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Storytime (TV Series 1992–1997)

hosted by a puppet named Kino, and co-hosted by two women named Lucy and Mara. This educational series also featured celebrity guest stars that would read to children in the audience and to viewers at home.
USA
IMDb  8.7 /10
Creators
Creator Cordelia Stone
Information
Release Date1992-10-11
Runtime30mins
GenreFamily
Content RatingTV-Y (TV-Y)
Awards4 wins & 5 nominations.
CompanyKCET
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Marabina Jaimes
Marabina Jaimes
Mara 1 episode, 1992
Kino (puppet) 1 episode, 1992
Sarah Miranda
Sarah Miranda
1 episode, 1994
Whitney Taubman
Whitney Taubman
Emilia 1 episode, 1996

Kino's Storytime

Kino's Storytime, also known as Storytime, is an American children's reading television program which aired on PBS from October 11, 1992 until April 3, 1998. It was produced by KCET in Los Angeles, California. It was available on VHS from Strand Home Video and Video Treasures. It was co-hosted by Anne Betancourt as Lucy, Marabina Jaimes as Mara and Kino, voiced and performed by puppeteer Mark Ritts.


Cast

In addition to being co-hosted by Lucy, Mara and Kino, celebrity guest stars would sometimes visit the series and read stories, including:

  • Tatyana Ali
  • Jason Alexander
  • Tim Allen
  • María Conchita Alonso
  • Jeff Altman
  • Ed Asner
  • John Astin
  • René Auberjonois
  • James Avery
  • Barbara Bain
  • Joanie Bartels
  • Angela Bassett
  • Shari Belafonte
  • Valerie Bertinelli
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Rubén Blades
  • Wilford Brimley
  • Zachery Ty Bryan
  • Brett Butler
  • Gabriel Byrne
  • Joanna Cassidy
  • Rosalind Chao
  • Bill Cobbs
  • Jim Cogan
  • Barry Corbin
  • Dave Coulier
  • Geena Davis
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Kim Delaney
  • Rosana DeSoto
  • Laura Dern
  • Paul Dooley
  • Michael Dorn
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • James Eckhouse
  • Héctor Elizondo
  • Ellaraino
  • Jamie Farr
  • Freddy Fender
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Teri Garr
  • Peri Gilpin
  • John Goodman
  • Robert Guillaume
  • Steve Guttenberg
  • Bob Harrison
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Dennis Haskins
  • Salma Hayek
  • Mariel Hemingway
  • Christopher Hewett
  • Amy Hill
  • Telma Hopkins
  • Michael Horse
  • David Howard
  • Janet Hubert
  • Michael Jeter
  • Arte Johnson
  • Vicki Juditz
  • Gordon Jump
  • Kim Karnsrithong
  • David Keith
  • Rae'Ven Kelly
  • Leah Komaiko
  • Joey Lawrence
  • Sharon Lawrence
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Shari Lewis
  • Litefoot
  • Ronn Lucas
  • Tina Majorino
  • Joseph Marcell
  • A Martinez
  • James McDaniel
  • Alley Mills
  • Belita Moreno
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry
  • Martin Mull
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Denise Nicholas
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Tom Paxton
  • Felton Perry
  • David Hyde Pierce
  • Amanda Plummer
  • Annie Potts
  • Paula Poundstone
  • Kathleen Quinlan
  • Markus Redmond
  • Alaina Reed Hall
  • Little Richard
  • Patricia Richardson
  • John Ritter
  • Paul Rodriguez
  • Marion Ross
  • Victoria Rowell
  • Theresa Saldana
  • Fred Savage
  • Tom Selleck
  • Jane Seymour
  • Madge Sinclair
  • Wes Studi
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Raven-Symoné
  • Meshach Taylor
  • Katherine Thomerson
  • Tamlyn Tomita
  • Liz Torres
  • Glynn Turman
  • Reginald VelJohnson
  • Jamie Walters
  • Sunni Walton
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner
  • Gedde Watanabe
  • Carl Weintraub
  • Ming-Na Wen
  • Cindy Williams
  • Kellie Shanygne Williams
  • Lois Williams
  • Mara Wilson
  • Paul Winfield
  • Elijah Wood
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Ping Wu

Episodes

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VHS releases

#TitleU.S. Release Date
1Volume 1September 14, 1994
2Volume 2September 14, 1994
3Volume 3September 14, 1994
4Volume 4November 29, 1995
5Volume 5November 29, 1995
6Volume 6November 29, 1995
7Volume 7November 29, 1995
8Volume 8October 23, 1996
9Volume 9October 23, 1996
10Volume 10October 23, 1996