Today, YouTube Originals Kids & Family premieres the Corpse Talk: Halloween Special, an extra spooky seasonal treat from animated comedy Corpse Talk. Produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family (part of Banijay Kids & Family), the 15-minute special will be available on the Cartoons For Kids YouTube channel and on the YouTube Kids app from today (October 7).
The Corpse Talk: Halloween Special takes place in the graveyard studio where host Adam (actor and YouTube star Joe Sugg) is joined by Mary Shelley (Julia Davis), author of Frankenstein; Bram Stoker (Ardal O’Hanlon) author of Dracula; and finally, the discoverer of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Howard Carter (Tony Gardner). Through Adam’s chat-show banter, we discover how Frankenstein was created on a rainy holiday and how many underpants Tutankhamun needed in his afterlife, while Bram Stoker is introduced to gaming. Viewers will also find out which is the scariest story and which of the guests … or the host … is the most scared!
Corpse Talk, which premiered this May, is a light-hearted and educational series based on the children’s graphic novels and comics of the same name, created by Adam and Lisa Murphy. Episodes are hosted by the witty and cheeky Adam (Sugg), who brings a variety of monarchs, artists, scientists and innovators back to life, to interview them and find out about their extraordinary and celebrated life stories in an unusual and very special kind of chat-show.
Spanish-language versions of all Corpse Talk episodes also start rolling out today on the Viva Mr. Bean YouTube channel, with new episodes launching every Friday and Tuesday. The Corpse Talk: Halloween Special will air in Spanish on October 25.
Tiger Aspect Kids & Family has worked with educational and historical consultants to develop a range of accompanying educational resources for each of the episodes, including the Halloween special, which are available here.
“Corpse Talk is a great introduction to history, which strikes the perfect balance between comedy, entertainment and learning,” said Tom Beattie, MD Tiger Aspect Kids & Family. “We’ve achieved our goal of the audience learning through laughter, as well as me! I’m really pleased that YouTube has let us have some more fun in the Corpse Talk studio.”
Corpse Talk is executive produced by Beattie, directed by Oliver Brown, produced by Helen Burt, with Greg Jenner (Horrible Histories) as historical consultant, and the series is written by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby (Danger Mouse, Peter Rabbit) . Craig Hunter is Global Head of Kids & Family Originals for YouTube and Daniel Haack is creative lead.