Happy New Year from the StoryBots!

Happy New Year from the StoryBots! This past year was our biggest yet. Here are some of our favorite moments from 2017:

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  • The first-ever StoryBots channel for Roku was launched, giving kids more opportunities to view their favorite StoryBots videos on TV.
  • We partnered with Random House for a collection of early reader books. Our latest, ABC Jamboree, comes out on January 9th.

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  • StoryBots was available in more places than ever, with our Learning Videos now airing everywhere from Sprout to museums, hospitals and even up in the skies (on American Airlines, that is!).
  • We kept kids and families singing our songs wherever they go, releasing new StoryBots music on all major platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
  • Team StoryBots ended the year by introducing a newly redesigned website that lets kids discover content more easily and gives teachers the ability to share their StoryBots Backpack with families at home for free.

There are plenty of new cool things in the works for StoryBots in the new year, and we can’t wait to share them with you. In the meantime, we wish you and your loved ones the very best in 2018!

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Holiday Activities from the StoryBots

Happy holidays from the StoryBots! We’ve got plenty of activities to get your family in the spirit of the season.

First up, be sure to check out A StoryBots Christmas on Netflix. The all-new holiday special helps remind us that spending time with loved ones is the greatest gift of all.

Need to keep your kids engaged over the long winter break? Download our 40-page printable holiday activity book for fun games, arts and crafts, puzzles, recipes and more.

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Looking for some good holiday bedtime stories? StoryBots members get unlimited access to our collection of seasonal Starring You BooksAll books are available on the web or the StoryBots app.

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Finally, add the StoryBots to your holiday playlists with our Christmas songs, now available on iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify.

Enjoy and have a very merry holiday season!

The StoryBots Return to Netflix with All-New Holiday Special – Now Streaming!

The StoryBots are headed to the North Pole! Fresh off the Emmy Award-winning first season of Ask the StoryBots, the colorful and curious characters are back with an all-new Netflix Original holiday special. Premiering today, A StoryBots Christmas stars Judy Greer as the voice of Beep and includes a special appearance by the legendary Ed Asner as Santa Claus.

Based on the hit digital children’s educational brand from JibJab Bros. Studios, the half-hour animated special marks the StoryBots’ triumphant return to Netflix after the blockbuster 2016 debut of Ask the StoryBots and its companion series, StoryBots Super Songs. The former was named one of Netflix’s most binge-watched kids’ shows and racked up a long series of industry honors, including an Emmy Award (with five additional nominations). It was also one of just two children’s programs to be a finalist for the prestigious Peabody Award and was nominated in the International category at the BAFTA Children’s Awards.

The StoryBots universe centers on Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo, a ragtag team of little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ biggest questions. In A StoryBots Christmas, Bo (voiced by Erin Fitzgerald) mistakenly thinks that her friends don’t like her gifts and heads to the North Pole to ask Santa Claus for help making better presents. She learns along the way that Christmas is about far more than just the toys.

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“When Netflix said they wanted us to create a Christmas special, we couldn’t wait to get to work,” said Evan Spiridellis, JibJab co-founder and the show’s co-creator. “We’ve produced lots of short-form holiday content for both JibJab and StoryBots, so it was amazing to take that experience and develop a more robust story that mixes animation, live-action, music and a lesson or two. Getting Ed Asner to be our Santa Claus was the icing on the cake – or more accurately, the star on our Christmas tree.”

“Since Ask the StoryBots premiered, we’ve heard from so many parents that this is the rare kids’ show that they enjoy watching, too,” said Gregg Spiridellis, CEO and co-founder of JibJab and show co-creator. “We hope A StoryBots Christmas continues that trend and becomes appointment holiday viewing for families for years to come.”

A StoryBots Christmas is available today, December 1, for streaming on Netflix in all available markets. The special includes the new original song, “Sharing Christmas (With the Ones You Love),” available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and all other major music platforms starting December 8.

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