YouTube is investing in its first raft of original children’s programming, setting four series from top platform creators to launch over spring and summer for YouTube Red subscribers online and through the YouTube Kids app. The lineup includes animated projects The Kings of Atlantis and Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force, and hybrid series DanTDM Creates a Big Scene.
“Our investment in these YouTube Red originals is an exciting step that allows us to continue to provide the most robust roster of programming that is fun for the whole family, especially for kids using the YouTube Kids app,” said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family Entertainment & Learning for YouTube Originals. “We put a lot of thought into which shows to launch first and we are excited that with this lineup there is something for everyone whether you love gaming or pop songs.”
The Kings of Atlantis follows two young monarchs (voiced by Cody and Joe from TheAtlanticCraft) as they seek to overthrow the brutal usurper of their underwater kingdom. Inspired by the popular mobile game, Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force is the animated adventures of four Fruit Ninjas who operate a fruit stand as a front for the world’s messiest secret service.
Incorporating live action and animation, DanTDM Creates a Big Scene takes viewers behind-the-scenes with YouTube personality and professional gamer DanTDM as he and his animated friends put together a live show. And live-action series Hyperlinked stars and is inspired by the true story of tween music sensation L2M.