WarnerMedia Kids & Family announced multiple new acquisitions that will bring some of the most celebrated digital preschool content to Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network beginning Monday, Jan. 31. The new preschool block has picked up popular shows from Moonbug Entertainment, including several offerings from Blippi, CoComelon—the #1 most-watched brand on YouTube, Lellobee City Farm, and a second season of Mia’s Magic Playground.
Cartoonito has also acquired the library of the global YouTube sensation, Vlad & Niki. Vlad & Niki is a live-action preschool series showcasing the everyday comedic antics of two young brothers—eight-year-old Vlad Vashketov and six-year-old Niki Vashketov. The award-winning YouTube series has amassed over 230+ million subscribers worldwide and has received more than 130+ billion total views.
“The digital sphere is a wellspring of rich and popular content, and being in the preschool space affords us opportunities to work closely with reputable hitmakers like Moonbug to build our library of trusted brands such as Blippi and CoComelon,” said Adina Pitt, Vice President, Content Acquisitions, Partnerships and Co-Productions for the Americas, WarnerMedia Kids & Family. “With the addition of global phenomenon Vlad & Niki, we look forward to sharing these imaginative playtime adventures in a seamless and comprehensive viewing experience.”
The Moonbug Entertainment acquisitions include:
Premiering April 2022 on Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network
Blippi Wonders is a CG animated series that follows the ever curious Blippi as he sets off on comedic and fun adventures in his BlippiMobile with his faithful sidekicks Tabbs and Fetch. Tabbs and Fetch help him find the answers to a relatable and data-lead burning question of the day, such as “Why is Blippi’s popsicle melting?” Or, “How does a rainbow get its colors?” The series inspires curiosity, creates enthusiasm around learning and promotes themes of friendship, inclusion and independence.
Premiering Friday, Apr. 22 on Cartoonito on HBO Max
Blippi Learns is a live-action show tailored for children ages 2-5 years old. Blippi gets hands-on with fun art projects and simple science experiments like Sink or Float, encouraging curiosity and creativity from kids.
Premiering Friday, Apr. 22 on Cartoonito on HBO Max
How does a recycling truck work? What happens on a farm? Blippi Visits is a live-action series that takes young viewers on field trips to exciting places such as museums, play spaces, nature parks, and zoos, making new friends along the way! Blippi’s enthusiastic and expressive character engages kids through relatable, educational adventures while sharing their excitement in discovering the world around us.
Coming soon to Cartoonito on HBO Max
Cartoonito has picked up seven live-action 45-60 minute specials including Blippi’s Snowflake Scavenger Hunt, Blippi’s Great Green Adventure, Blippi’s Summer Games, Blippi’s School Supply Scavenger Hunt, Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween, Blippi and the Holiday Snow Globe and Blippi the Musical.
Premiering Monday, Jan. 31 on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network
CoComelon is a positive and educational show. The main characters JJ and friends share their fun everyday adventures exploring and learning through relatable situations and toe-tapping songs. From the morning routine to brushing teeth and going to bed, the everyday is explored through the eyes of young JJ and his friends. CoComelon invites children to join a warm and inviting world where joy is found in celebrating life’s big moments through song, making friends and so much more.
Lellobee City Farm
Premiering June 2022 on Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network
Lellobee City Farm is a vibrant, music-based show, set in the wonderous world of Grandma Mei’s slightly fantastical urban micro farm. A welcoming oasis in the middle of a culturally bustling cosmopolitan city, where Ella and her friend Rishi, play and learn, plants and vegetables sing and farm animals talk. It’s a place where everyone is welcome and where good things grow. Perfect for co-viewing, Lellobee City Farm is an explosion of fun, with charming characters and super-catchy songs, inspiring kids to connect to nature and one another.
Mia’s Magic Playground
Season Two Coming Soon to Cartoonito on HBO Max
Mia’s Magic Playground is an imaginative adventure-show about Mia and her best friends, Oskar and Tilly, who go on a magical journey through a colourful world of walking rainbows, ice cream bears, and singing trees. Children are invited to join the loveable trio on their wild adventures as they explore this whimsical land together. Feeding the imaginations of kids across the globe, this playful series promotes themes of friendship, kindness, self-awareness and creative problem solving.
Vlad & Niki acquisition includes:
Vlad & Niki Library
Premiering Friday, March 18 on Cartoonito on HBO Max
Vlad & Niki is an imaginative, live-action preschool series, showcasing the everyday comedic antics of two young brothers, starring eight-old Vlad Vashketov and six-year-old Niki Vashketov, along with the help of their humorous mother Victoria Vashketova and toddler brother Christian. The series champions family fun, discovery play, home adventures, learning, singing and dancing.