The StoryBots Are Back With New Episodes On Netflix August 24

The StoryBots are back with new episodes and new answers to kids’ biggest questions! The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original children’s series Ask the StoryBots returns with a star-studded second season, premiering worldwide on the streaming platform on Friday, August 24.

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Starring Judy Greer as the voice of Beep, the JibJab Bros. Studios-produced show follows the StoryBots, a colorful team of little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ biggest questions. Each episode follows Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo on their adventures to answer a question and features a live-action celebrity guest appearance. Episodes and guest stars for the new season are:

  • “How Do Computers Work?” with Snoop Dogg as the Operating System
  • “Why Can’t I Eat Dessert All the Time?” with Christina Applegate as the Baker
  • “How Many Types of Animals Are There?” with Kristen Schaal as the Biologist
  • “How Do Ears Hear?” with Ali Wong as the Brain
  • “How Do Volcanoes Work?” with David Koechner as the Pirate
  • “What Is Electricity?” with Edward Norton as Gary the Electronics Salesman
  • “How Do Flowers Grow?” with David Cross as the Hippie
  • “How Do People Catch A Cold?” with Wanda Sykes as the Doctor

Since premiering in 2016, Ask the StoryBots has quickly become one of the most lauded children’s shows on television, winning three Daytime Emmy Awards and receiving an additional nine Emmy nominations for its first season and holiday special. It was one of just two children’s programs to be a finalist at the prestigious 2017 Peabody Awards and was nominated in the International category at the BAFTA Children’s Awards.

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“We’re taking Ask the StoryBots to the next level for season two,” said Evan Spiridellis, the show’s co-creator and co-executive producer and JibJab’s chief creative officer. “The adventures are bigger and more epic, and our art team has done an incredible job mixing 2D and 3D animation, puppetry, stop-motion, and live action to be more visually stunning than ever.”

While season one of Ask the StoryBots was launched on Netflix in select markets, the newest batch of episodes will be released worldwide. The StoryBots brand is already popular globally, amassing nearly 500 million video views on its YouTube channel, with more than 700 million minutes watched. In the past year, JibJab has also released five StoryBots books with Random House Children’s Books and partnered with Razor & Tie to release and promote its music.

“It’s been doubly exciting that we’re launching season two worldwide on Netflix just as we pass 500 million views on YouTube,” said Gregg Spiridellis, the series’ co-creator and co-executive producer and CEO of JibJab. “Our fanbase, which includes both kids and adults, has continued to grow exponentially since we launched StoryBots on YouTube, and we can’t wait to introduce these characters to an even wider audience.”

Ask the StoryBots’ second season will be available August 24 for streaming on Netflix in all available markets. The season’s soundtrack will be released on all major digital music platforms on August 31. For more information on the StoryBots, visit www.StoryBots.com.

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Ask the StoryBots Named Peabody Award Finalist

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When it rains, it pours! On the heels of six Daytime Emmy Award nominations, Netflix’s Ask the StoryBots has today been named a finalist at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards.

One of media’s most prestigious honors, the Peabody Awards recognize “the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media” in the past year. Most impressively, from more than 1,200 total entries, Ask the StoryBots is one of only two finalists in the children’s programming category.

The 60 Peabody finalists – which include groundbreaking programming like OJ: Made in AmericaAtlantaStranger ThingsVeep and Beyonce’s Lemonade film – will be narrowed down to 30 winners, and all will be celebrated at a gala event in New York on May 20 (airing on PBS and Fusion on June 2).

The StoryBots team is beyond honored to be recognized alongside such innovative, brilliant and creative work! A full list of finalists is available here.

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.