Netflix announced that the company acquired the StoryBots property, the confirmation came out on Thursday morning. An Emmy, Annie, and Parents’ Choice Award-winning children’s media brand created by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the brothers have entered into an overall deal with Netflix to expand the universe of the beloved franchise.
“Ask The StoryBots” is a Netflix original animated series, with an audience that has grown significantly year over year since it first started streaming in 2016. The series makes innovative use of multiple formats, including 3D, 2D, claymation, stop motion, and even live action. In the past, Snoop Dogg, Edward Norton, Whoopi Goldberg, and Wanda Sykes have been featured as guest stars. “Ask The StoryBots” takes kids on a journey that makes learning fun as they seek answers to burning questions like, “Why is the sky blue?” and “How does night happen?”
“Ask The StoryBots has a proven track record of synthesizing complex subjects into bite-sized lessons that are funny and entertaining for young kids and satisfying for parents,” said vice president of original animation, Melissa Cobb. “We are thrilled to welcome Gregg and Evan into the Netflix family and look forward to building out the wonderful and whimsical StoryBots world, finding new ways to delight our growing member base of families around the world.”
“Together with Netflix, our goal is to make StoryBots the leading educational entertainment brand for connected kids and families globally,” said StoryBots co-founders Evan and Gregg Spiridellis. “We want kids from Argentina to Zambia growing up laughing and learning with StoryBots that feel native to their culture. We see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring something epically good into the world.”
Season three of “Ask The StoryBots” launches on Netflix this Fall. Together, Netflix and the Spiridellis brothers will produce more StoryBots original programming – like series and short form specials – while also expanding the brand into new areas.
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