Ask the StoryBots Nabs 2 Annie Award Nominations

The animation community recognized the latest season of Netflix’s Ask the StoryBots today with two Annie Awards nominations, including for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children.

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Ask the StoryBots was previously nominated in the same category in 2017 for its first season. Now in its 46th year, the Annie Awards are hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, and recognize the best in animated film and television.

Now streaming its second season on Netflix, Ask the StoryBots was also nominated for Directing in a Animated Television/Broadcast Production. Director Evan Spiridellis (who is also the show’s co-creator and co-executive producer, as well as the voice of Hap, among other roles!) was recognized in this category for his work on the “What Is Electricity?” episode.

Animator Siqi Song, who worked on season two of Ask the StoryBots, was also nominated for Best Student Film for her film Sister. Congrats to Evan and Siqi!

Winners will be announced February 2, 2019, at a ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall. A full nomination list is available here. Watch all episodes of Ask the StoryBots now on Netflix.

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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Love’s Not Just a Word!

Celebrate love all February with the StoryBots and our collection of heart-warming books, videos and games:

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Be sure to share the love on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! How do you show love in February? Let us know!

❤️ -Team StoryBots