[10/21/21 - 10:35 AM] YouTube Originals Greenlights New Episodes of Hit Animated Series "Pinkfong Wonderstar" Premiering November 9 The first 13 episodes have been successfully streamed in English and Korean since December 2020 with 73 million views as of October 2021.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS GREENLIGHTS NEW EPISODES OF HIT ANIMATED SERIES "PINKFONG WONDERSTAR" PREMIERING NOVEMBER 9
SEOUL, October 21, 2021 - YouTube Originals today announced the new episode pick-up of "Pinkfong Wonderstar," SmartStudy's popular animated series, returning with new adventures this November. The 13 new episodes of the series will be sequentially released on Pinkfong's Korean and English official YouTube channels and will be available on the YouTube Kids app starting November 9, at 9am (PST and KST).
"Pinkfong Wonderstar" was the first Korean animated series on YouTube Originals in 2020 and has remained one of the most beloved animated series for families around the globe. The first 13 episodes have been successfully streamed in English and Korean since December 2020 with 73 million views as of October 2021.
YouTube Originals has launched the first 13 episodes of the series in four different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Russian in 2021.
"Pinkfong Wonderstar" follows two best friends, Pinkfong and Hogi, as they team up to solve their friends' problems in Wonderville with Pinkfong's magical powers and Hogi's great ideas. Exclusive to YouTube Originals are special clips at the beginning of every episode featuring Pinkfong and Hogi's fun explanation of key learning takeaways from each episode's story.
"We are delighted to introduce another fun-filled adventure of "Pinkfong Wonderstar" on YouTube Originals," said Min Seok Kim, CEO of SmartStudy. "We hope the series continues to bring joy to children across the globe and help them to learn the important values of life with exciting stories and songs and lovable characters."
"Building on our successful partnership with SmartStudy, we are thrilled to bring the global YouTube Kids audience new episodes of Pinkfong," said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact, YouTube Originals. "It is so exciting to see the impact of launching a Global IP across the world and in multiple languages on the same day."
The new episodes of "Pinkfong Wonderstar" will be sequentially released on Pinkfong's Korean and English official YouTube channels every Tuesday and Friday, starting November 9.
Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Daniel Haack oversees "Pinkfong Wonderstar" for YouTube Originals.
Pinkfong develops creative, animated content to provide stimulating and fun learning experiences to children worldwide. More than 5,000 Pinkfong songs, stories, and games are available on mobile apps and various digital platforms such as YouTube and Amazon Video. With 87 million subscribers and 49 billion views across the globe(as of October 2021), Pinkfong's YouTube channel is one of the most influential channels for kids on digital, with its award-winning mobile app series achieving 400 million downloads across 164 countries to date. Pinkfong's accolades include YouTube's Custom Creator Award, Amazon Video Direct Star, and Google Play's Best Family App of 2014-2017.Pinkfong's flagship franchise 'Baby Shark' took the world by storm, becoming the No. 1 most-viewed video on YouTube, surpassing 9.5 billion views(as of October 2021), and is a certified RIAA Diamond and 11x platinum single for selling over 11 million units in the US. The song also recorded a 17-week streak on Billboard's Hot 100 as Top 50.
SmartStudy is a global entertainment company moving beyond the limits of platforms to create original content across children's education, games and animation. Through SmartStudy's beloved children's brand, Pinkfong, the company produces modern-day songs and stories to provide stimulating, fun, learning experiences to children.
About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:
"Pinkfong Wonderstar" is the latest addition to an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning "Lockdown," and recent hits such as "Get Curious with Vice President Harris," "BookTube Jr." "The Workout Badges," "Growing with Lottie Dottie," "Break the Record," "Super Sema," "Kid Correspondent," "Sherwood," "We Are Savvy," "Hyperlinked," "Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, "Kings of Atlantis" and "DanTDM Creates A Big Scene." Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.
About YouTube Originals
YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube's two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform's official blog at https://blog.youtube/.