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Funding for Between the Lions is a funding. This is a complete list of the funding quotations when Between the Lions was shown on PBS Kids. Over the years, Between the Lions has received funding from quite a few notable and well known partners without "Viewers Like You" and "Thank You" sometimes. These are shown off during end of PBS broadcasts or home video releases with the Between the Lions funding bumper. The following companies have or continued to sponsor Between the Lions:

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York (2000-2002)
  • Park Foundation (2000-2003)
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (2000-2002)
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation (2000-2002)
  • Civil Society Institute (2001-2003)
  • eToys.com (2000)
  • Cheerios (2000-2002)
  • Chick-fil-A (2001-2010)
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions (2006)
  • Ready to Learn Television Cooperative Agreement (2000-2010)
  • No Child Left Behind (2005-2006)
  • United States Department of Education (2000-2010)
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (2000-2010)
  • Barksdale Reading Institute (2005-2010)
  • Institute for Civil Society (2000-2001)

Bumper TranscriptsEdit

Leading the Way to Literacy Funding Opening and Closing Edit

  • Theo: Between the Lions presents: Leading the Way to Literacy is funded in part by a Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Season 1 Funding (Version 1) (2000) Opening and ClosingEdit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education.
  • Cleo: Through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: That was great, Cleo.
  • Cleo: Shh! There's more.
  • Theo: Oh.
  • Cleo: Major support for Between the Lions is also provided by...
  • Theo: The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Cleo: The Park Foundation. Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
  • Cleo: The Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Theo: And the Institute for Civil Society.
  • Announcer: There are lot of things would pass along to our kids. The one of the most important of all is a lot of books. Between the Lions is brought to you in part by eToys. Where great ideas come to you.
  • Announcer: And the cow says....
  • Cow: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmoooooo! (Laughing)
  • Announcer: Words just wouldn't be the same without O's. Cheerios. Proud sponsor of Between the Lions and helping children learn to read.

Season 1 Funding (Version 2) (2000) Opening and ClosingEdit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education.
  • Cleo: Through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: That was great, Cleo.
  • Cleo: Shh! There's more.
  • Theo: Oh.
  • Cleo: Major support for Between the Lions is also provided by...
  • Theo: The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Cleo: The Park Foundation. Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
  • Cleo: The Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Theo: And the Institute for Civil Society.
  • Announcer: And the cow says....
  • Cow: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmoooooo! (Laughing)
  • Announcer: Words just wouldn't be the same without O's. Cheerios. Proud sponsor of Between the Lions and helping children learn to read.
  • Announcer: There are lot of things would pass along to our kids. The one of the most important of all is a lot the books. Between the Lions is brought to you in part by eToys. Where great ideas come to you.

Season 1 Funding (Version 3) (2000) Opening and Closing (VHS Version) Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education.
  • Cleo: Through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: That was great, Cleo.
  • Cleo: Shh! There's more.
  • Theo: Oh.
  • Cleo: Major support for Between the Lions is also provided by...
  • Theo: The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Cleo: The Park Foundation. Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
  • Cleo: The Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Theo: And the Institute for Civil Society.
  • Announcer: And the cow says....
  • Cow: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmoooooo! (Laughing)
  • Announcer: Words just wouldn't be the same without O's. Cheerios. Proud sponsor of Between the Lions and helping children learn to read.
  • Lionel: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you!
  • Leona: Thank You!

Season 1 Funding (Version 4) (2000) Opening and Closing Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education.
  • Cleo: Through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: That was great, Cleo.
  • Cleo: Shh! There's more.
  • Theo: Oh.
  • Cleo: Major support for Between the Lions is also provided by...
  • Theo: The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Cleo: The Park Foundation. Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
  • Cleo: The Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Theo: And the Institute for Civil Society.
  • Announcer: And the cow says....
  • Cow: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmoooooo! (Laughing)
  • Announcer: Words just wouldn't be the same without O's. Cheerios. Proud sponsor of Between the Lions and helping children learn to read.
  • Announcer: There are lot of things would pass along to our kids. The one of the most important of all is a lot the books. Between the Lions is brought to you in part by eToys. Where great ideas come to you.
  • Lionel: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you!
  • Leona: Thank You!

Season 1 Funding (Version 5) (2000) Opening and Closing (DVD Version)Edit

  • Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • A cooperative agreement from the US Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant
  • And by the Barksdale Reading Institute.
  • Major support for Between the Lions is also provided by...
  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Park Foundation
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • The Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • And the Institute for Civil Society.

Season 1 Funding (Version 6) (2000) Opening and Closing (DVD Version) Edit

  • Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • A cooperative agreement from the US Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant
  • And by the Barksdale Reading Institute.
  • Major support for Between the Lions is also provided by...
  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Park Foundation: dedicated to education and quality television.
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • The Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • The Institute for Civil Society.
  • And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.

Season 2 (2001) Opening and ClosingEdit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education.
  • Cleo: Through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: That was great, Cleo.
  • Cleo: Shh! There's more.
  • Theo: Oh.
  • Cleo: Major support is also provided by...
  • Theo: The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Cleo: The Park Foundation. Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
  • Cleo: The Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Theo: And the Institute for Civil Society.
  • Announcer: And the cow says....
  • Cow: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmoooooo! (Laughing)
  • Announcer: Words just wouldn't be the same without O's. Cheerios. Proud sponsor of Between the Lions and helping children learn to read.

Season 2 (2001) Opening and Closing (Version 2) (DVD Version) Edit

  • Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Announcer Bunny: A Ready to Learn grant from the United States Department of Education, through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Announcer Bunny: Major support is also provided by...
  • Announcer Bunny: The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Announcer Bunny: The Park Foundation.
  • Announcer Bunny: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
  • Announcer Bunny: The Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Announcer Bunny: And the Institute for Civil Society.
  • Announcer Bunny: But wait, there's more. National corporate funding was provided by Chick-fil-A.

Season 3 (2002) Opening and Closing Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant...
  • Cleo: From the US Department of Education. And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: I love when you said that, Cleo.
  • Cleo: We do have an additional funding to talk about.
  • Theo: Alright, of course. Ahem. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation.
  • Cleo: Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: And the Civil Society Institute.
  • Cleo: You know, Theo, I never get tired of telling people about our funders.
  • Theo: Me either. I can do it at least once every day.
  • Cleo: We do.
  • Theo: Oh, yeah, right, we do.
  • Leona: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you!

Seasons 3/4 (2002-2003) Opening and Closing (VHS Version) Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn Television Cooperative Agreement...
  • Cleo: From the US Department of Education...
  • Theo: ...through the Public Broadcasting Service.
  • Cleo: And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: I love when you said that, Cleo.
  • Cleo: We do have an additional funding to talk about.
  • Theo: Alright, of course. Ahem. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation.
  • Cleo: Dedicated to education and quality television.
  • Theo: And the Civil Society Institute.
  • Cleo: You know, Theo, I never get tired of telling people about our funders.
  • Theo: Me either. I can to do it at least once every day.
  • Cleo: We do.
  • Theo: Oh, yeah, right, we do.

Season 4 (2003) Opening and Closing Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn Television Cooperative Agreement...
  • Cleo: From the US Department of Education...
  • Theo: ...through the Public Broadcasting Service.
  • Cleo: And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: I love when you said that, Cleo.
  • Cleo: You know, Theo, I never get tired of telling people about our funders.
  • Theo: Me either. I can do it at least once every day.
  • Cleo: We do.
  • Theo: Oh, yeah, right, we do.

Season 4 (Version 1) (Seasons 1-3) (2004) Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn grant...
  • Cleo: From the US Department of Education, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: I love when you said that, Cleo.
  • Cleo: You know, Theo, I never get tired of telling people about our funders.
  • Theo: Me either. I can do it at least once every day.
  • Cleo: We do.
  • Theo: Oh, yeah, right, we do.
  • Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.

Season 4 (Version 2) (2004) Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn Television Cooperative Agreement...
  • Cleo: From the US Department of Education...
  • Theo: through the Public Broadcasting Service.
  • Cleo: And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: I love when you said that, Cleo.
  • Cleo: You know, Theo, I never get tired of telling people about our funders.
  • Theo: Me either. I can do it at least once every day.
  • Cleo: We do.
  • Theo: Oh, yeah, right, we do.
  • Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.

Season 4 (Version 3) (2004) Edit

  • Cleo: Between the Lions is funded in part by...
  • Theo: A Ready to Learn Television Cooperative Agreement...
  • Cleo: From the US Department of Education...
  • Theo: through the Public Broadcasting Service.
  • Cleo: And by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Theo: I love when you said that, Cleo.
  • Cleo: You know, Theo, I never get tired of telling people about our funders.
  • Theo: Me either. I can do it at least once every day.
  • Cleo: We do.
  • Theo: Oh, yeah, right, we do.
  • Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.
  • Lionel: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you.
  • Leonna: Thank you!

Season 5 Funding (2005) Edit

  • Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by a Ready to Learn, No Child Left Behind grant. From the US Department of Education through the Public Broadcasting Service.
  • Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.

Season 6 Funding (Version #1) (2006)Edit

  • Announcer Bunny: This is your Announcer Bunny with the following announcement. Between the Lions is funded in part by a Ready to Learn, No Child Left Behind grant. From the US Department of Education through the Public Broadcasting Service. And by the Barksdale Reading Institute. But wait, kids, there's more.
  • Female Announcer: Bright Horizons. We provide working families with child care and early education. At Bright Horizons, we believe every child is full of potential. Ready to grow and ready to learn.
  • Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.

Season 6 Funding (Version #2) (2006)Edit

  • Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by: A Ready to Learn, No Child Left Behind grant from the US Department of Education, through the Public Broadcasting Service, and by the Barksdale Reading Institute.
  • Female Announcer: Bright Horizons. We provide working families with child care and early education. At Bright Horizons, we believe every child is full of potential. Ready to grow and ready to learn.
  • Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.
  • Announcer Bunny: Additional funding has been provided by these individual funders and contributors, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.

Seasons 7-10 Funding (Version #1) (2007-2010)Edit

  •  Announcer Bunny: This is your Announcer Bunny with the following announcement. Between the Lions is funded in part by: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A cooperative agreement from the US Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant. and by the Barksdale Reading Institute. Thank you, thank you! But wait, there's more. (DVD Version: National corporate funding was provided by Chick-fil-A.)
  • Male  Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.

Seasons 7-10 Funding (Version #2) (2007-2010)Edit

  • Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  a cooperative agreement from the US Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant, and by the Barksdale Reading Institute.
  •  Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.

Seasons 7-10 Funding (Version #3) (2007-2010)Edit

  •  Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by... a ready to learn grant from the US Department of Education, and by the Barksdale Reading Institute. Major support was also provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Park Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Charles H. Revson Foundation and by the Institute for Civil Society. But wait, there's more!
  •  Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS. 
  • Announcer Bunny: This program was also made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.

Seasons 7-10 Funding (Version #4) (2007-2010) Edit

  •  Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by a ready to learn grant from the US Department of Education through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. And by the Barksdale Reading Institute. (DVD Version: Major support was also provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Park Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Institute for Civil Society. But wait, there's more. National corporate funding was provided by Chick-fil-A.)
  •  Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.
  •  Announcer Bunny: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.

Seasons 7-10 Funding (Version #5) (2007-2010) Edit

  • Announcer Bunny: Between the Lions is funded in part by: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a cooperative agreement from the US Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant, and by the Barksdale Reading Institute.
  •  Male Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.
  •  Announcer Bunny: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.

Seasons 7-10 Funding (Version #6) (2007-2010) Edit

  •  Announcer Bunny: This is your Announcer Bunny with the following announcement. Between the Lions is funded in part by: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a cooperative agreement from the US Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant. and by the Barksdale Reading Institute. Thank you, thank you! But wait, there's more. (DVD Version: National corporate funding was provided by Chick-fil-A.)
  • Male  Announcer: Why are cows everywhere such strong supporters of Chick-fil-A? Perhaps it's because Chick-fil-A supports quality family programming here on PBS.
  • Announcer Bunny: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you.

VHS and DVD Releases Edit

  • Leading the Way to Literacy Funding - "Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West and Other Stories", "Farmer Ken's Puzzle and Other Stories", "Shooting Stars and Other Stories", "Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy? and Other Stories", "To the Ship! To the Ship! and Other Stories", "The Popcorn Popper and Other Stories"
  • Season 1 Funding - "Vowel Power"
  • Season 1 Funding (Without eToys) - "The Lost Rock", "Little Big Mouse", "The Ram in the Pepper Patch", "Red Hat, Green Hat"
  • Season 3 Funding - "Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West", "Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West and Other Stories", "The Lost Rock", "Farmer Ken's Puzzle", "Farmer Ken's Puzzle and Other Stories", "Shooting Stars", "Shooting Stars and Other Stories", "The Hopping Hen", "Touching the Moon", "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", "Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?", "Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy? and Other Stories", "Lionel's Antlers", "To the Ship! To the Ship!", "To the Ship! To the Ship! and Other Stories", "The Chap with Caps", "Pandora's Box", "Lionel's Great Escape Trick", "There's a Fly in My Soup", "The Popcorn Popper", "The Popcorn Popper and Other Stories", "Something Fishy", "Hug, Hug, Hug!", "The Ram in the Pepper Patch", "A Peck of Peppers", "Sausage Nose", "The Lucky Duck", "The Old Man", "A King and His Hawk", "The Roar That Makes Them Run", "Piggyback, Piggyback", "The Fox and the Crow", "Giants and Cubs", "Be Bop", "The Sad Dad", "Humph! Humph! Humph!", "The Good Seed", "Icarus' Wings", "Zoop! Zoop!", "Clickety-clack, Clickety-clack!", "Poetry Day", "Bobby the Hopping Robot", "Teacher's Pet", "The Last Cliff Hanger", "Pebble Trouble", "Oh, Yes, It Can!", "Five Six and Thistle Sticks", "Bug Beard", "Trains and Brains and Rainy Plains", "Quest! Quest! Quest!", "The Spider and the Lie", "Why the Baboon's Balloon Went Ka-boom!", "But, Mama, But...", "Dreaming Shakespeare", "Rats!", "Tweet! Tweet!", "Good Night, Knight", "The Chess Mess", "Stop That Chicken!"
  • Season 4 Funding (with The Park Foundation and the Civil Society Institute) - "Out in Outer Space"
  • Season 4 Funding (with Chick-fil-A) - "Hay Day", "Pigs Aplenty", "What Parakeets Need", "Too Cool", "You Can't Catch Me!", "Huff and Puff", "Out in Outer Space", "Help!", "Two Goats, One Coat and One Boat", "Treats!", Art Party", "Grow, Mane, Grow!", "Three Goats No Waiting", "Step by Step", "Dance in Smarty Pants"
  • Seasons 7-10 Funding - "Season 1 (The Lost Rock Includes 6 Episodes!, Touching the Moon Includes 6 Episodes!, Pandora's Box Includes 6 Episodes!, The Ram in the Pepper Patch Inclues 6 Episodes!, A King and His Hawk Includes 6 Episodes!)", "Season 2"
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