Maya & Miguel

Maya & Miguel
Genre Animated comedy
Created by Deborah Forte
Voices of Candi Milo
Nika Futterman
Erik Estrada
Lucy Liu
Carlos Ponce
Elizabeth Peña
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 65 (list of episodes)
Running time 22 minutes
Original network PBS (PBS Kids Go!)
Original release October 11, 2004[1] – October 10, 2007[2]
Related shows WordGirl

Maya & Miguel is a children's television animated series produced by Scholastic Studios. It appears on PBS as part of the PBS Kids Go! lineup and on the CBBC channel in the UK. The show ran from October 11, 2004 to October 10, 2007, and had one season and 65 episodes.[1][2] Centering on the lives of pre-teen Hispanic twins named Maya and Miguel Santos and their friends, the program is aimed at promoting multiculturalism and education in general. It is geared to the 5-9 age range. Part of the dialogue in each episode in the English version is in Spanish but only individual words or phrases which are explained in English.


The show presents culture and language learning as fun, relevant and rewarding for all children, with a special emphasis on the Latino population. The show chronicles the adventures, and sometimes misadventures, of fraternal twins Maya and Miguel Santos and features their family, friends and a diverse neighborhood. This show centers on Maya's well-intentioned meddling in her family and friends' lives, ultimately creating new quandaries to fix. Their mother is from Mexico, and their father is from Puerto Rico. The underlying message is the importance of doing good for the family and community, and the philosophy that shared happiness is greater than personal gain. The show presents a positive, culturally rich portrayal of Latino family, language and cultures. In some markets, each episode ends with Maya announcing, "Here's what some of our friends are up to," introducing clips of children engaging and interacting in ways consistent with the show's themes. Maya concludes episodes by exhorting viewers to "visit your local library like 'Maya & Miguel'".


The show centers on 10 main characters. Other characters are included, such as family, but the show mainly revolves around these characters:



DVD and VHS releases

There have been only 3 Maya & Miguel DVD and VHS releases. There are no plans for releasing the complete seasons on DVD, although all 65 episodes of the series are available on iTunes.


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