Paz is an American television show produced by Telescreen BV, Egmont Imagination, King Rollo Films, Open Mind Productions, Discovery Kids, and DreamWorks Classics. The series runs as 80 eight-minute shows, each of which combines both a five-minute animation with live action before and after. The show integrates the live action with the animation so that the story flows and continues throughout. In the US it airs on Discovery Kids and on TLC on Ready Set Learn between shows. The title theme was composed by Art Labriola and all the incidental music was written by Lester Barnes. Children's TV producer Jonathan Meath supervised and produced numerous episodes of the show Paz the Penguin.
Paz is based on the books by Mary Murphy. The show focuses on a five-year-old penguin named Paz and his mother, Big Penguin. It first aired in 2003.
In Europe and many other countries, Paz runs only as a five-minute cartoon without the live action sections.