Molly is voiced by 14-year-old Sovereign Bill, who is a citizen of the Muckleshoot Tribe and belongs to the T'ak Dein Taan clan of the Tlingit Tribe, The Associated Press reported. Other cast members are Native. "It's able to pass on that message through a kind and loving and kid-friendly way," Bill told the AP of the series. "But it's still teaching and it's still giving those important values." Each show features two 11-minute animated stories, plus live-action and other content. In total, 38 episodes will be aired, along with a one-hour special, according to PBS.
We did a community screening in Fort Yukon and our Elders & kids loved it! They are so excited to have a national audience see our history & cultures. ❤️🙏🏽 #mollyofdenali @gwinziigirl @PBSKIDS pic.twitter.com/7WFSVKGUyE— Princess Daazhraii (@Princesslucaj) June 12, 2019
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