Zach and Annie learn various life lessons from their friends Plato the bison, Aurora the red-tailed hawk, Aristotle the prairie dog, and Socrates the bobcat. These lessons are told in the form of animated segments based on stories from a varitey of sources including The Bible, fairy tales, fables, mythology, and folk stories from different cultures.
Series Fun Facts
- The first animated show to regularly air on Public Broadcasting Services prime-time.
- The show was canceled in September 2003. It was replaced by Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.
- In his "Adventures From the Book of Virtues", William J. Bennett included several pieces written by or concerning Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates, as they were among his favorite philosophers.…
[show]In his "Adventures From the Book of Virtues", William J. Bennett included several pieces written by or concerning Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates, as they were among his favorite philosophers. Three of the animal characters are named for them. (The leader Plato's being a buffalo is also a reference to Bennett's nickname Buffalo Bill.) The fourth and the only female who proves one of the two most sagacious, Aurora is the only exception. In keeping with the Greek origins of the others' names, she was named after the Greek deity of dawn.