Ask the StoryBots Lands Annie Awards Nomination

Roll out the red carpet for the StoryBots! The colorful characters’ inaugural TV show, Ask the StoryBots on Netflix, has been nominated for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children at the 44th Annual Annie Awards.

The Annie Awards recognize the year’s best in the field of animation and are hosted by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. Ask the StoryBots is produced by JibJab Bros. Studios and is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

In the official press release, ASIFA’s executive director Frank Gladstone noted an increase in award submissions this year, with the best in film and television animation competing to be recognized.

Winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on February 4 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. A full list of nominees is available here.

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StoryBots “Body Parts” Episode Now Available on YouTube

Get a free anatomy lesson by watching the “Body Parts” episode of Netflix’s StoryBots Super Songs – now available in full on YouTube! Join Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo as they use music and fun to learn about the brain, heart, bones and digestive system.

Want more? Watch the whole first season of StoryBots Super Songs on Netflix here.

Cartoon Brew Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Ask the StoryBots”

Have you ever wondered how the magical world of Ask the StoryBots and StoryBots Super Songs is brought to life? Cartoon Brew has gone behind-the-scenes on our two Netflix original series for a glimpse at the talented artists behind Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo (and all their other friends, too!).

Read the article here and check out the first of our behind-the-scenes videos here:

 

Halloween Fun with StoryBots

From the creepy to the kooky, StoryBots offers the perfect collection of spooktacular activities to make Halloween fun and educational this year:

  • The StoryBots Halloween app for your iPad and iPhone makes your kids the stars of a free and fun Halloween video (check out the song on YouTube here)

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  • Halloween is a time for skeletons, so take advantage of the season to teach your child a little something about the Bones in Your Body

Take a look and have a ghoulish good time!

 

They’re Back! All-New StoryBots TV Series Premieres Today

More StoryBots TV is here! Less than two months after the explosive debut of its Netflix original series Ask the StoryBots, JibJab Bros. Studios has announced that the colorful and curious characters are back in an all-new companion show, StoryBots Super Songs, premiering today, October 7, on Netflix.

Both series are based on JibJab’s hit digital children’s brand StoryBots, which has racked up hundreds of millions of views online for its educational books, videos and games and most recently received the Cynopsis Kids !magination Award for best educational mobile app and Learning Magazine 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom. Ask the StoryBots marked the brand’s first-ever TV show and drew rave reviews:

“[It’s] both educational and entertaining in every scene yet is visually appealing as well as humorous enough to make both children and parents laugh out loud.” – Common Sense Media

“It’s a really fun and great way for your family to learn and laugh together.” – The Domestic Geek

“Parents and children alike will want to binge… StoryBots, when are you getting new episodes?” – Chico News & Review

“From the day Ask the StoryBots launched back in August, we’ve been inundated with requests from kids, parents and teachers all over the world for more episodes,” said Gregg Spiridellis, CEO and co-founder of JibJab and show co-creator. “We’re happy to be able to answer that call in a fun, new way with StoryBots Super Songs.”

Like its predecessor, StoryBots Super Songs centers on the StoryBots, who are curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens. However, while Ask the StoryBots follows Beep, Bing, Bang, Boop and Bo as they answer a child’s single question (like “why is the sky blue?”), the music-centric Super Songs has the characters exploring broader subject areas.

“StoryBots caught fire online because of our catchy, short-form music videos on subjects like dinosaurs, shapes, colors, the alphabet and more,” explained Evan Spiridellis, co-founder of JibJab and show co-creator. “This new format lets us tap into that heritage by mixing our trademark tunes with animated and live-action vignettes featuring our lead characters interacting with real kids.”

StoryBots Supers Songs features an all-star voice cast led by Judy Greer (ArcherMarried), with each half-hour episode focusing on two separate topics:

  • “Outer Space / The Body”
  • “Dinosaurs / Vehicles”
  • “Shapes / Colors”
  • “Animals / Emotions”
  • “Professions / Farm Animals”

All five episodes will be available starting October 7 for streaming on Netflix in English-speaking markets, including the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. A preview of the first episode will also be available on the StoryBots YouTube channel. For more information on the StoryBots, visit www.StoryBots.com.