StoryBots, the Emmy Award-winning kids’ TV show, has been acquired by media streaming giant Netflix. Created by Evan and Gregg Spiridellis, the founders of digital entertainment studio Jib Jab, StoryBots was the social satire company’s 2012 expansion into the children’s educational market. There are now two StoryBots series on Netflix, Ask the StoryBots and StoryBots Super Songs.
What Is StoryBots?
Ask The StoryBots follows the five main characters, Beep, Bing, Bang, Boom, and Bo of Team 341B who live beneath our screens and embark on human-world adventures to help kids answer big questions, such as “Why do I need to brush my teeth?” or “Why is the sky blue?” The answer comes at the end of each episode in the form of a music video. There are frequent celebrity guest appearances which have included Edward Norton, Jay Leno, Kevin Smith, and Snoop Dog. StoryBots Super Songs also follows Team 341B on adventures in the world of humans, but explores broader subject areas and features Jib Jabesque animated live-action music videos where the characters interact with real kids.
Kids’ TV Shows Big For Netflix In 2019
“Together with Netflix, our goal is to make StoryBots the leading educational entertainment brand for connected kids and families globally. We see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring something epically good into the world,” said the Spiridelli brothers. And, they may just have chosen the right platform to accomplish such a lofty goal. Netflix claims that 60 percent of their subscribers watch kid’s shows, which is why they plan to spend $1.1 billion on animation in 2019.