Riverbank Pictures’ new TVOkids series How Do You Feel? launches November 16th during Bullying Awareness week.

Toronto – (November 16, 2020) – Riverbank Pictures’ new TVOkids series How Do You Feel? launches November 16th during Bullying Awareness week.

On November 16, 2020, How Do You Feel? (21 x 7, 21 x 2) premieres on TVOkids, TVOkids.com, and the TVOkids YouTube Channel.

A TVOkids Original produced in association with Riverbank Pictures, How Do You Feel? is a show that explores the idea of childrens’ mental health and the practice of being open about your thoughts and feelings. Every episode breaks down a problem from a real child: A young host discusses the problem with an expert, asks his young friends what they think, and shares positive coping strategies to address the issues shared. He does all this while pondering his favourite question: How Do You Feel?

The TVOkids Original series is hosted by twelve-year-old Akin Mponjika, and features counsellor Duane Singh, along with a rotating panel of kids who share their thoughts about common issues.

It is produced by David Mitchell, Francis Mitchell and Johnny Mitchell of Riverbank Pictures and Executive Produced by Marney Malabar, Director of Kids TV at TVO, along with the financial support of Canada Media Fund and Shaw Rocket Fund.

“Our hope is that How Do You Feel? will show kids that talking about their feelings can be a positive, fun experience,” said producer/director Johnny Mitchell. “We want to encourage them to share with each other.”

“This series brings to life many of the challenges children face in their day-to-day lives, and encourages them to understand the feelings behind them, and the healthy ways they can recognize and address those feelings”, said Marney Malabar, Director Kids TV at TVO.


 About Riverbank Pictures:

Riverbank Pictures is a production company specializing in creating dynamic kids programming and unscripted food content.  The previous original co-production with TVO, When I Grow Up!, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Non-Scripted Children’s Series and the companion digital game was nominated for a 2019 Kidscreen Award for Best Original Learning App.


About TVO
Since 1970, TVO has existed to ignite the potential in everyone through the power of learning. Through impactful digital education products, in-depth current affairs, thought-provoking TVO Original documentaries, and award-winning TVOkids content, we prepare Ontarians for success in school and life. As we mark our 50th year, TVO’s ongoing evolution as a modern digital learning and media organization prepares us to serve Ontarians for generations to come. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit tvo.org and tvokids.com.