It was originally part of Miss Lori and Hooper 's schedule block, but was cancelled and replaced on January 8,though it still aired in reruns on most PBS stations until September and was released on DVD. The show revolves around a group of animals living in "The World Tree" in the rainforest along the Amazon River with the Pico da Neblina mountain background.
The main character and host is Snook the sloth. The only studio to use Shadowmationa technique created by Mitchell Kriegman, to bring the puppets to life by combining live action animatronic characters with computer generated animation in real timehigh definition virtual environments powered by video game engines, Big Big World. Many of the puppeteers come from similar shows, primarily Bear in the Big Blue HouseJellybean Jungleand The Book of Poohanother show involving Shadowmationa technique that combines live-action, bunraku-style puppetry, and computer-generated animation.
Each episode begins with the opening theme song"It's a Big Big World" that's followed by a short minute story involving some or all of the main characters. In season 1, this first story was followed by another song, called "Curve of the World", sung by all the characters.
In the Miss Lori and Hooper block, this song wasn't shown. Then comes a second minute Big Big World, which may be thematically linked to the first story but isn't usually a direct continuation of the plot. In season 2, both stories were followed by Snook singing "Tell Me 'Bout the Best Parts of your Day" to Riona, which led to a discussion about what the characters did and learned that day.
At the end of all episodes, Snook sings the closing song, "Try to Touch the Sky", although this is often followed by short segments in which Snook ends an exploring or scientific activity and gives some fun facts Big Big World the various Big Big World of animals that live in the World Tree. It also aired on Nick Jr. It premiered in Latin America on May 28, on Discovery Kidsbut the series was shortly cancelled afterwards, due to low ratings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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