Home > Boards > US Listed > Internet - E-Commerce > Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Netflix acquires StoryBots children’s brand

Public Reply | Private Reply | Keep | Last ReadPost New MsgNext 10 | Previous | Next
DiscoverGold Member Profile
 
Followed By 139
Posts 52,764
Boards Moderated 33
Alias Born 03/10/04
160x600 placeholder
Stocks to Watch: Netflix, MGM, Bank of America, Yum, Abbott Laboratories Dow Jones News - 10/16/2019 5:11:00 AM
Apple Breaks Out of the 'FAANG' Stock Slump Dow Jones News - 10/11/2019 2:39:00 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:59:57 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:59:46 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:59:25 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:59:15 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:59:01 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:58:55 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:58:45 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:58:39 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:58:19 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:57:58 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:57:58 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:57:48 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:57:34 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:57:27 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:56:51 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:56:41 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 10/2/2019 5:01:18 PM
MoneyBeat: Payment Stocks Take Brunt of Selling -- WSJ Dow Jones News - 9/27/2019 3:02:00 AM
Run on Momentum Stocks Is Punishing a Surprising Group Dow Jones News - 9/26/2019 8:29:00 AM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) Edgar (US Regulatory) - 9/24/2019 7:52:46 PM
Stocks to Watch: American Express, Netflix and Overstock.com Dow Jones News - 9/24/2019 6:54:00 AM
Stocks to Watch: Anheuser-Busch, Kraft Heinz, Corning, SeaWorld and Sony Dow Jones News - 9/17/2019 9:46:00 AM
Netflix to Announce Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results PR Newswire (US) - 9/16/2019 11:30:00 AM
DiscoverGold   Friday, 05/10/19 04:17:47 PM
Re: None
Post # of 7546 
Netflix acquires StoryBots children’s brand
By: Variety | May 9, 2019

The popular children's show will become a regular presence on Netflix.

Netflix has acquired StoryBots, the children's educational brand created by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the founders of JibJab. The Spiridellis have entered into a deal with Netflix to expand the StoryBot brand into new areas, including a series and short-form specials, Variety reports. StoryBots has been a great success for the streaming service so far. The Netflix Original series, Ask the Storybots, which debuted in 2016, won three Daytime Emmys.

"Together with Netflix, our goal is to make StoryBots the leading educational entertainment brand for connected kids and families globally. We see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring something epically good into the world," said the Spiridelli brothers in a statement to Variety.

For those who are unfamiliar with children's television, the StoryBots are a group of five creatures who "live in the world beneath our screens." Think of it as a less obnoxious, less yellow version of Minions with a side of Sesame Street. Geared towards a pre-school audience, the StoryBots educate kids about space, dinosaurs, bedtime and other topics. Guest stars on Ask the Storybots include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Smith and Weird Al Yankovic.

Children's television is shaping up to be an even bigger priority for Netflix. Around 60 percent of Netflix members watch children's programming on the platform, according to Fast Company. The company is expected to $1.1 billion on animation this year, the bulk of which will be children's titles. Some upcoming Netflix projects for children include The Willoughbys, an animated film based on the Lois Lowry book that will star Ricky Gervais and Maya Rudolph. Also underway is Maya and the Three, an animated series directed by The Book of Life's Jorge Gutierrez about a warrior princess set in a mythical Mesoamerican world.

Read Full Story »»»

DiscoverGold

Information posted to this board is not meant to suggest any specific action, but to point out the technical signs that can help our readers make their own specific decisions. Your Due Dilegence is a must!
• DiscoverGold
Public Reply | Private Reply | Keep | Last ReadPost New MsgNext 10 | Previous | Next
Follow Board Follow Board Keyboard Shortcuts Report TOS Violation
X
Current Price
Change
Volume
Detailed Quote - Discussion Board
Intraday Chart
+/- to Watchlist