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Bring Reading Rainbow’s library of interactive books & video field trips to more platforms & provide free access to classrooms in need!
Bring Reading Rainbow’s library of interactive books & video field trips to more platforms & provide free access to classrooms in need!
Bring Reading Rainbow’s library of interactive books & video field trips to more platforms & provide free access to classrooms in need!
105,857 backers pledged $5,408,916 to help bring this project to life.

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      Catherine Golmon 4 days ago

      I paid a lot for my pledge and haven't received my items. How do you get in touch with someone in line with customer support?

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      Hellmark on June 17

      It has been 2 years now, and there are still things like the Donald Glover boat episode that haven't been done, or any apparent effort to do so. What gives?

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      Valerie Doty on May 26

      Are pictures posted anywhere from the William Shatner Patrick Stewart event?

    4. Derek Velez on May 26

      You can keep your free month subscription. I'll be going with ABC Mouse now.

    5. Derek Velez on May 26

      While I am happy that this has taken off I am a bit disappointed that I paid 25 dollars and only get one month when the 1-month subscription being offered is 10 dollars. Seems as if backers got the short in of the stick. Usually, it's the other way around and backers get the perks.

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      The Adams Family on April 30

      Still waiting on my iTunes codes for the entire collection. (or for the entire collection to even be on iTunes...so far I see only 16 episodes of 152)

    7. Andrew Smith on April 24

      Never received my DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the special Reading Rainbow Collector's Episode.

    8. Lando Ruiz on April 24

      I never got my shirt :/

    9. Ryan Read on April 14

      On the phone with Reading Rainbow for the school subscriptions. Norma, Caroline and Natalie. If there are any problems, let me know. I put down your names so we could get things together.

    10. Allen Tran on April 12

      I'm not happy it's a subscription based model.

    11. michelle D on April 8

      Donald Glover and LeVar on a boat.. was that already broadcast? I never got an email about it....

    12. Ryan Read on March 22

      Still hoping I get an answer on my classroom dedication for my school. I haven't heard anything.

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      Barbara Lurie on March 20

      Is the Patric Stewart even in NYC ever going to happen? We're coming close to two years after I donated to Reading Rainbow, and while you all raised quite a bit of money, clearly, no one has paid much attention to fulfilling your promises.

    14. Nance Cedar on March 3

      I teach language arts at Van Buren Middle School in Albuquerque, NM. How can we apply for the Reading Rainbow Skybrary for our school?

    15. Gregory Maddox on January 28

      will LeVar's 1/28 speech be posted online? I know it just happened today but I could not find it anywhere.

    16. Whitecat on January 28

      Where do I find the list of schools who got the free subscription?

    17. Whitecat on January 28

      @T.J. Brumfield who is going to pay developer costs, and maintenance? Also the creators of the lessons have to be paid, they use subscriptions to pay for continuing cost of developing more programs.

      I think it should be free if feasible, but you just might get popups like wikipedia asking for donations for maintenance.

    18. T.J. Brumfield on January 28

      I get that end users at home will pay for this, but why isn't this free for all classrooms?

    19. Ryan Read on January 26

      Sent an email about my classrooms. Hopefully get an answer soon.

    20. Robert Uy on January 26

      I received all the items I requested. My wife, son and I all wear our t-shirts with pride.

    21. Ryan Read on January 16

      Waiting to on my 3 sky library classrooms still

    22. David Benedict on January 13

      So I never got my reward, even though Kickstarter said I did... who do I contact to discuss this?

    23. Phillip Pickett on January 12

      Got the adopt a classroom sky library access! When will the personalized videos go out?

    24. mannclay on January 10

      Has anyone heard about the NYC event dates yet?

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      James Geary on January 2

      Anyone know how to get the collector's episode? Was reviewing my pledge rewards and there was a special collector's episode we were supposed to get. Digging through all my RR emails I couldn't find any info on it.

    26. Fred J. on December 24, 2015

      Donald Glover and LeVar on a boat Update??

    27. Ryan Read on December 11, 2015

      I had 3 adopt a classroom and I no longer work for the school but I want to give it to them but at his rate they might not get it until the following year. Luckily I'm doing my dissertation work at the school still. So, I'm in contact with the staff.

    28. Leonardo Corbucci on December 9, 2015

      Great Job! From a project creator to another project creator... Thanks to be here and make it happen! :) you rock!!!!!

    29. Andrei Freeman on December 1, 2015

      I am also in the adopt a classroom bucket. My son is in grade 3. It was aimed at grades 2 and 3. I'm going to feel horrid if he is out of the classroom before it arrives.

    30. Phillip Pickett on November 13, 2015

      Still waiting on the Adopt a classroom package. No emails....no updates...no answers...I ask for updates about once a month. Get the response "it will roll out next month" answer... I dont know what to do anymore. If you guys are legitimately behind why not update the people that backed you?

    31. Tracey Switek on November 10, 2015

      It says it shipped Jan 20 of this year but I never received anything. =(

    32. Tracey Switek on November 10, 2015

      Hi! I never received my rewards. Who do I contact about this?

    33. Bonnie Presser on November 6, 2015

      I still haven't received anything from what I backed. The book. The thirty etc?

    34. Catherine Williams Clark on November 5, 2015

      I think this whole thing is a sham and I for one am totally disappointed. I will never give money to this project again and I feel really let down. The starter pack didn't give me what was promised and I thought the whole idea was to bring Reading Rainbow back. Where is it? I'm done. This is just another way for you guys to get money out of people. Shame on you!!!!

    35. Tara M. Brazel on November 5, 2015

      I never claimed the free month subscription or any of the media backer rewards. Can they just be donated to a classroom?

    36. Eric Claycamp on November 5, 2015

      I am a backer and went and looked at my survey, because I haven't gotten anything yet, and I realized that my backer survey has the wrong house number on it. Is there anything I can do or am I out of luck?

    37. Ryan Read on October 28, 2015

      Been waiting on the classroom accounts myself. Thought we were supposed to have them by October and its almost November.

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      Barbara Lurie on October 24, 2015

      I just received an email regarding the live event with Patrick Stewart, and it said tickets were limited, but gave no way to reserve a ticket! How can I do that--I can get to LA in November, but before I schedule the trip, I need to know there is a reason to go!

    39. Fred J. on October 13, 2015

      @Patrick B. me too and as far as I know, nothing ever happened...

    40. Will Wilson on October 9, 2015

      Just wondering when the "provide free access to classrooms in need" part of this project might start? My wife's school, I believe, would most likely qualify as being "in need." Is there an application process for this?

    41. Phillip Pickett on October 8, 2015

      I was a backer for the adopt-a-classrooms option. E-mailed support back in August asking what was going on and they said "the EDU service would roll out next month" but that didnt happen I guess. It would be nice if they sent out updates instead of backers having to beg for them. I was really hoping to have the service available for the class this year.

    42. Patrick B. on October 4, 2015

      Did the Donald Glover thing ever happen? I backed $15 just to see that and haven't received a single thing so far.

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      Capaneus on October 2, 2015

      FYI, I got my signed artist print yesterday, for anyone who's interested.

    44. Mad1316 on October 1, 2015

      @Amy
      I don't have the RR stuff to look at, but I can tell you that (based on Kung Fury, which was also released to backers via VHX) the format shouldn't be an issue for tablets (mp4 format is pretty universal). Also worth noting is that downloading ~155 episodes is a huge time commitment, regardless (using Kung Fury as reference again, at the smallest download resolution 155 episodes would be over 40GB, roughly enough to fill a standard bluray. At 25Mbps internet speeds that would take roughly 4 hours to download, and not everyone has internet that fast). What kind of tablet do you use?

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      Amy on October 1, 2015

      As I understand the directions that came in my e-mail "To download episodes to desktop:
      After you select START WATCHING NOW button -- Click episode that you would like to download -- Scroll down to bottom of page -- On left-hand side click the VIDEO DOWNLOADS button and select the file size you would like to download."

      RR is seriously expecting people to do that and click download 155 times to get the full collection? That is an enormous time commitment and is pretty ridiculous in this day and age, what with all the alternatives to distribution for media. In addition, is what we download in a form that can be played on a tablet? The main reason I chose to get the digital downloads are so they can be on a device for my children when I travel.

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      Ehrich Douglas on September 29, 2015

      I also just got an email about VHX. As I got no prior warning of this, I'm treating it like a phishing attack and ignoring it until and unless I get official confirmation that it is safe. I suggest others do the same.

      I'm also disappointed we didn't get a choice of this service or one we preferred (such as Amazon in my case, or iTunes for others) IF this is legit.

      If this IS legit, you guys running this show need to know that nothing like that should EVER happen in this day and age. Without an official, through-known-good-channels announcement, there are too many data breaches and malicious actors out there to expect (or want) people to trust random emails from places they've never heard from, that happen to have something to do with something they once did online! Please, have modern internet safety best practices in mind--especially since most of your target audience (5 year olds) probably know better than you seem to that its a bad idea to click on links in unsolicited emails!

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      James M on September 29, 2015

      The VHX website is missing Episode 13. Please have them include it in the "complete collection". I can only assume it was omitted due to including Bill Cosby. If that is the case that's not a decision you get to make. I paid more than $200 so I could have "All" the episodes, not just the ones that it is currently politically correct to include.

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      Scott Fagan on September 29, 2015

      I never received the note about the VHX service either. i have mobile devices for the kids and specifically did this so I could get the itunes access. Not hard to get a code, and the eps are on itunes already. Why did they go for VHX? Any ideas?

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      Daniel Temple on September 29, 2015

      Chase, what previous message did they state that. I looked though all my emails and I didn't see it there or on this website.

    50. Chase on September 29, 2015

      No, Becky, they said in a previous message they were decided to go with a different service because of piracy concerns. I am kind of bummed, I was expecting iTunes myself, and I have never heard of the service they've gone with before.

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