(March 2, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), in partnership with DC Entertainment, debuts the original YouTube series, “DC Kids,” a new show created specifically for young Super Hero fans. Geared for kids and tweens, the first episode will go live tomorrow, Friday, March 3, with new episodes premiering every Friday.
From Telepictures Productions Inc., the same award-winning team that produces the popular YouTube series “DC All Access,” “DC Kids” introduces two super-fans as the hosts of this exciting new show, 11-year-old Jett Bednar and 14-year-old Analei T. Song. The show will be filled with all things DC including fan-favorites such as DC Super Hero Girls, “Teen Titans Go!,” and “Justice League Action.” Jett and Analei will bring viewers into all the action, including interviews from the red carpet, exclusive access to San Diego Comic-Con and Toy Fairs, behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. Animation, and even grand openings of DC theme park rides and attractions.
“We’re excited to partner with DC Entertainment and Telepictures to bring this all-new YouTube series to kids who love the DC Universe,” said Maryellen Zarakas, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Franchise Management and Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “‘DC Kids’ is a major part of our strategy to deliver original short form content for kids. ‘DC Kids’ represents our latest effort, joining other great original animated shorts for DC Super Hero Girls and ‘Justice League Action.’ Kids will be able to catch ‘DC Kids’ on YouTube, DCKids.com, and on the go with an all-new Justice League Action mobile app.”
“DC Kids” will also be filled with non-stop fun and family-friendly content, including unboxings and demos of the latest DC toys and products, Super Hero-themed DIY crafts, hacks, activities, and even challenges that will let viewers get in on the fun! It will be a non-stop party at “DC Kids”!
In tomorrow’s premiere episode, fans will get a close-up look at “The LEGO Batman Movie” as Jett and Analei unbox LEGO construction sets inspired by unforgettable moments from the blockbuster film.
“Following the success and popularity of ‘DC All Access’ as the one-stop source for the latest DC Universe news, launching ‘DC Kids’ is a natural next step to continue to grow our original content line-up, and to give fans, and particularly families, even more access and inside scoop on all things DC,” stated Amit Desai, EVP, Business & Marketing Strategy, Direct to Consumer & Global Franchise Management for DC Entertainment.
Jett and Analei bring a wealth of knowledge of the DC Universe – including Jett’s favorite DC Super Hero Batman and Analei’s favorite, The Flash – as they know everything there is to know about these iconic DC Super Heroes and so much more!
WBCP is also excited to officially announce the global launch of the all-new Justice League Action Run mobile app now available in 12 languages on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app is the ultimate DC destination for kids where they can catch the latest episodes of the new “DC Kids” original YouTube series, as well as animated videos from the DC universe, comic books, the latest DC news and more. The centerpiece of the app is an exciting mission-based runner-style game featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more members of the Justice League. Inspired by the new hit animated series, “Justice League Action” airing on Cartoon Network, kids can race into the action, complete with iconic super powers, heroic Super-Villain battles, and epic rewards. With new characters, content, and exciting features rolling out all year long, Justice League Action: Run will offer kids endless opportunities to engage and interact with their favorite Justice League characters.
Catch the first full-length episode and subscribe to the “DC Kids” YouTube channel! Episodes can also be found on DCKids.com and the Justice League Action: Run mobile app available on Apple App Store and Google Play App Store.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.