Kids and families will soon have a new way to fulfill their recommended daily comedy allowance with the new animated adventure Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force, based on the smash-hit gaming app with more than one billion mobile downloads. The 13-episode series launches Friday, May 5 on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app for YouTube Red subscribers.
Fruit Ninja relates the humble beginning of the franchise’s four fruit-themed heroes, who run a juice stand as a front for their secret dojo. The Fruit Ninjas — Seb, Niya, Peng and Ralph — have been training to unlock the ancient secrets of Juice-Jitsu. Their skills are put to the test when a time portal deposits a 1,000-year-old ninja, Durian Grey, into the modern world. The young heroes must band together to defeat him and a slew of villains bent on wiping them out.
The show is produced by Halfbrick Studios, the original creator of the Fruit Ninja game, in partnership with Toonz Entertainment and Kickstart Productions.
YouTube Red is a paid membership providing an enhanced, uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids — available in the US, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Korea with more territories to come.