Recently acquired Moonbug unveiled its latest programming effort – a Original youtube which will date back to the early days of the hit football animated series Supa Strikes. Moonbug acquired the South African children’s content franchise in 2019.
The prequel, Supa Strikas: rookie season, will follow the youngest star of the team, Shakes, as he is betrayed by his best friend, searches for his father and risks everything to join the team in the hope of winning the Super League trophy. The first six of twelve episodes launch on Supa Strikas’ official YouTube channel and on the YouTube Kids application on December 3.
The series also marks the first phase of a larger partnership between Moonbug and Unicef, the 75-year-old man The United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and development assistance to children. Both will strive to develop storylines aligned with child well-being, equity, diversity and a healthier lifestyle among viewers ages 6 to 12. Recruit season, the UNICEF logo will be affixed to the uniforms of the Supa Strikas team.
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Moonbug – which also has popular children’s content properties like CoComelon, Blippi, and little baby ass – was acquired by the still unnamed entertainment company run by the former Disney frames Kevin mayer and Tom staggs earlier this month for $ 3 billion. The company, supported by Blackstone Group, also purchased Reese witherspoon‘s Hello Sunshine in August for $ 900 million.
In addition to YouTube, Moonbug distributes original content on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and around 100 additional platforms around the world.