[11/01/21 - 09:15 AM] Video: YouTube Originals Kids & Family Serves Up Official Trailer and Announces Dinner Guests for "Onyx Family Dinner" This "dinner party" made for families debuts November 4 at 9am PT / 12pm ET on the official Onyx Family YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS KIDS & FAMILY SERVES UP OFFICIAL TRAILER AND ANNOUNCES DINNER GUESTS FOR "ONYX FAMILY DINNER"
EMMANUEL ACHO, KELLIE BROWN, DIANA CHAO, TIANA DAY, FAITH FENNIDY, RON FINLEY, NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES, AND JEMELE HILL COME TO DINNER FOR COMPELLING CONVERSATION
TUNE-IN NOVEMBER 4 ON THE OFFICIAL
ONYX FAMILY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
YouTube Originals, in partnership with pocket.watch, today released the official trailer for "Onyx Family Dinner'' - a new eight-episode series from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund that gathers the multi-generational family from the incredibly popular Onyx Family YouTube channel, for plenty of fun and open conversations about life and what's going on in the world over dinner. Weekly guests broaden the conversation with different perspectives, thought provoking stories, subject matter expertise and valuable insights. This "dinner party" made for families debuts November 4 at 9am PT / 12pm ET on the official Onyx Family YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. The premiere episode features former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, host of the Emmy Award-winning "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," who will have a conversation with the Onyx family about discussing race with their friends.
"Onyx Family Dinner" follows the Onyx family, a warm, creative and supportive Black family with a robust fanbase (more than 7 million subscribers across their YouTube channels) as they share their passion for learning about the world and encouraging families to engage with each other. A seat at the dinner table with dad Mirthell, mom Rita and kids Shalom, Sinead, Shasha and Shiloh, brings meaningful discussions about what's going on in their lives and important topics such as mental health, school curriculum bias, Black hair and hair discrimination, social activism in sports, urban gardening and sustainability, body positivity and self-esteem and how to be a changemaker.
The trailer highlights the series' diverse roster of dinner guests including former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, fashion influencer Kellie Brown, mental health advocate Diana Chao, activist and founder of Youth Advocates for Change Tiana Day, student and hair discrimination activist Faith Fennidy, fashion designer and urban gardener Ron Finley, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill who help broaden the conversation by offering different perspectives, interesting stories and valuable insight.
"Onyx Family Dinner" is produced by pocket.watch in association with Shine Global and executive produced by Keith Brown, Albie Hecht, the Onyx Family and Chris M. Williams. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals. Amina Wilson and Daniel Haack oversee "Onyx Family Dinner" for YouTube Originals.
About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:
"Onyx Family Dinner" is the latest series from an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning "Lockdown," and recent hits such as "BookTube Jr.," "Growing with Lottie Dottie," "The Workout Badges," "Kid Correspondent," "Break the Record," "Super Sema," Pinkfong Wonderstar," "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/.
About Pocket watch:
Pocket.watch is the premier kids and family entertainment company that specializes in entertaining and inspiring kids and families through digital-first content and sparking their imaginations with lifestyle products ranging from toys to toothbrushes. The company inspires kids to seamlessly move between screen time and playtime and manages a growing portfolio of franchises that includes some of the largest kids and family YouTube brands in the world, including Ryan's World, Love, Diana, Toys and Colors, and Onyx Family. Pocket.watch created and produces the hit show Ryan's Mystery Playdate, which airs on Nickelodeon and is currently in its fourth season. The company was founded in March 2017 by Chris M. Williams and is located in Culver City, CA where it maintains an office and studio. Its management team is made up of studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment including Xavier Kochhar, Albie Hecht, Jon Moonves, Kerry Tucker, Ed Kaufman and David B. Williams. Investors and stakeholders include Viacom, Greycroft, Third Wave Digital and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable strategic angels including Robert Downey Jr. (Team Downey) and Jon Landau with a significant stake in the company being held by Ryan's World creator Sunlight Entertainment. For more information about pocket.watch, please visit pocket.watch. Media contact: email@example.com