Trisha - Cyberchase
November 22 at 11:30am on CET
When 10-year-old Trisha from Cincinnati told Make-a-Wish® that she wanted to have her own character on Cyberchase, her friends at Make-a-Wish and WNET in New York teamed up to make it happen. We are proud to be airing the resulting episode – Cyberchase: Parks and Recreation – at 10am Thursday, Nov. 12, on ThinkTV14 and at 11:30am Sunday, Nov. 22, on CET.
Trisha's character Oona In May, Trisha and her family went on location in Ottawa, Canada to become part of the Cyberchase animation team at PIP Animation. Working with the WNET producers and the PIP crew, Trisha had the opportunity to bring an episode of Cyberchase to life. She helped design her own character, Oona, and even voiced her in the recording studio. Trisha also assisted in the various stages of animation production for new Cyberchase episodes, including background color and scene assembly.
“We were delighted to help make Trisha’s wish a reality,” said Sandra Sheppard, Executive Producer and Director of Children’s & Educational Media, WNET. “Her joy and enthusiasm for participating in the production of Cyberchase was inspiring to us all. Trisha is a role model and we’re honored to have had the opportunity to spend the day with her.”
On average, every 37 minutes, a child with a life-threatening medical condition is granted his or her wish by Make-A-Wish. According to results of a 2011 Wish Impact Study cited by Make-A-Wish, when a kid is granted a wish, the experience improves the quality of life not only for the child but for the child’s entire family.
Parks and Recreation is one of five new educational adventures focusing on math, health and the environment premiering in November during Cyberchase’s 10th season. Other episodes in the new season include Fit To Be Heroes (Nov. 9), ARecipe for Chaos (Nov. 10), A Seedy Business (Nov. 11), and Bottled Up (Nov. 13).
Learn more about Trisha's story with the video below.