StoryBots Reaches 300 Million YouTube Video Views

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HUGE NEWS: The StoryBots YouTube channel has now surpassed 300 million total video views! Overall, YouTube users have watched more than 340 million total minutes of StoryBots.

A big thank you to all of our amazing fans who have supported us and helped us reach this incredible milestone.

Visit our YouTube channel now to watch 150+ learning videos – with topics ranging from dinosaurs and outer space to numbers and the alphabet – as well as full episodes of our Netflix original series, StoryBots Super Songs.

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.

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!

 

Be a Part of Our Next TV Show!

We are looking for videos of kids asking questions for new episodes. Does your child have a question for the StoryBots? Just send us a clip. No fancy equipment is required: simply use the video camera on your mobile device to film a short clip of your child asking their question, and send it to submissions@storybots.com by September 15.

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To increase your child’s odds of getting chosen for a video, please follow these guidelines:

  • Shoot the video with your phone held horizontally, not up and down. Make sure that the video is landscape, not in portrait mode.
  • Greet the StoryBots. Have your child start off by greeting the StoryBots. Before they ask the question, have them say, “Hi StoryBots. My name is ________.” Please do NOT use your last name. First names only!
  • Get close to the camera. Shoot the video so that your child is looking directly in the camera and their face fills up as much of the screen as possible.
  • Film in a bright area with little noise. It’s best to shoot the video in a bright environment without any background noise. Make sure there’s no TV or music on in the background. We need to be able to see and hear your child!
  • Leave some extra footage. Film a few seconds before and after your child speaks, so the beginning and end of the video don’t get clipped too tight.
  • Film only one child at a time. If you have multiple kids, please film separate videos (with different questions).

If your child’s video is selected, we will contact you for next steps and to sign our release form. We will NEVER use a submission without your permission, and submitting a video is subject to the terms of service and privacy policy on StoryBots.com.

Don’t forget: videos must be sent to submissions@storybots.com by September 15, 2016!

Thanks again for your interest!