Planet Bonehead is a unique TV series designed to teach kids about science, the environment, conservation, and climate change. Since 2012, it's been used in classrooms throughout the United States and Canada for kids in grades 2-6.
Each episode covers a different environmental issue. Bonehead, T-Bone, Wishbone, Marrow, and Pa Fossil are the Boneheads - secret agents from HOPE Headquarters - working tirelessly to avert one global crisis after another caused by the evil J.P. Rothbone and his sniveling cronies.
The animation provides a great jumping off point for the educational documentary segment. Children learn the facts and science surrounding the current issue, as well as why this issue is important to humans.
Next up is the NewsFlash! Segment, where our witty news anchor teaches kids about an organization tirelessly working to solve this environmental issue. Children can see firsthand that while the problems we face are important, there are already experts working on solutions.
Finally, each episode concludes with an original music video with the message “You Have the Power!”. Students are empowered by recalling facts from the episode and by learning ways they can make a real difference right now both at home and at school.
Planet Bonehead - Episode 1: Saving the Sea Turtles
Combining a cartoon adventure with live-action documentary footage, this production attempts to educate children about sea turtles and the threats to their environment. Episode one is about an evil dog who wants to dump thousands of plastic shopping bags into the ocean. The Boneheads are the good...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 2: Raiders of the Lost Hive
JP Rothbone and his Sniveling Cronies have decided to capitalize on the mysterious disappearance of honey bees by selling their newest product, the Pollinator - a poor substitute for the work honey bees do to pollinate one-third of the food we eat everyday. The Boneheads know it's best to do all ...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 3: H-2-Oh No!
JP Rothbone and his Sniveling Cronies have designed an amazing water filtration system that would allow everyone on Earth to have pure, clean drinking water. In true Rothbone fashion though, JP sets off to pollute ALL the Earth's water so that everyone would need his filter. While searching for J...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 4: Race for Renewable Energy
And they’re off! The Race for Renewable Energy is underway as Bonehead and a gang of racers compete in the “Cannonbone Run” - each using a different renewable fuel source: electric, wind, biodiesel, solar. JP Rothbone and his Sniveling Cronies have their own plans however. JP will stop at nothing...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 5: Mission: Recyclable
Bonehead’s mountain climbing vacation is cut short after a mole in JP Rothbone’s organization informs HOPE Headquarters of his next nefarious plot. It seems revenues at JP’s landfill are down ever since the local recycling center opened next door. People are recycling all their paper, plastic, me...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 6: Bird Trek The Wrath of Falcon
A professionally animated episode from the Planet Bonehead TV show. In this parody of STAR TREK, Cpt Bonehead and his crew on board the VERTIBRISE get an anonymous hail telling them that JP Rothbone and his Sniveling Cronies have captured all the birds of prey in the area. With no birds of prey a...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 7: Back to the Gator
Accidentally thrown back in time to the 1950's using Pa's time machine, the Boneheads meet a young Pa Fossil and J.P. Rothbone, the school bully. As J.P. and his sniveling cronies' new business--alligator skin products: jackets, shoes, and "stuff like that" scales up, the future Bonehead has look...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 8: Pirates of the Coral Reef
While sailing the high seas, marveling at the incredibly biodiverse and beautiful coral reefs, Captain Bonehead and his trusty crew stumble upon JP Rothbone's fishing fleet. Equipped with oversized trawling nets, Rothbone is illegally over-fishing the reefs. Not only is this catastrophic for the ...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 9: The Unbuggables
JP Rothbone and his cronies have gone too far this time. They've created an infestation of bugs in order to boost sales of their new Bug-B-Gone pesticide products. But the pesticide doesn't stop at exterminating harmful bugs and pests. It also kills beneficial insects, plants and small animals. B...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 10 - Holy Bat Swarm!
The Boneheads have gathered at the haunted Bone Manor to go trick or treating. But first they have to stop JP Rothbone & his Sniveling Cronies in their latest diabolical scheme: they want to exterminate the bats! Deep below the mansion, in the hidden bat cave, JP and his cronies have created a ma...
Planet Bonehead - Episode 11: It's a Wonderful Christmas Story Bonehead
The Boneheads are in the North Pole at Santa's Workshop, frantically trying to halt the latest devious scheme of their arch nemesis, JP Rothbone and his Sniveling Cronies. JP's new sinister machine, the Heat Miser, is heating up the Arctic, causing the polar ice caps to melt. The melted ice is tu...