YouTube Red Originals launches family friendly content this spring! Your kids are going to love it!
My kids and I were invited down to the YouTube Space in Los Angeles last week to screen some of the new shows that are debuting on YouTube Red. If you have small children, they, no doubt, have a favorite YouTube personality. When my boys heard that Dan TDM was going to be at the screening they just about lost their minds. YouTube Red knows that kids these days are all about YouTube creators. They’ve tapped those starts to create unique content for the paid version of the platform. YouTube Red is a way to watch your favorite videos and series without ads, with the ability to watch them offline. This is great for families. This spring, YouTube Red is launching even more family programming. We were super lucky to get to see 4 of the new shows. But first, my kids HAD to spin in these crazy outdoor chairs. Many a vlogger has shared these on visits of their own visits to YouTube. My kids were almost as excited to sit in these chairs as they were to see the shows. The boys were most excited to meet DanTDM, who is a gaming YouTuber with over 14 million subscribers. My youngest even made his own shirt for this special screening. Dan’s newest series is called DanTDM Creates and Big Scene featuring Dan a group of animated friends as they battle mayhem and misadventure to keep their brand new live show on the road. Each episode follows their behind-the-scenes exploits as they learn new skills, overcome challenges and find that putting on an epic show isn’t quite as easy as it looks. The program is a mix of live action and animation and co-stars Danielle Tabor as Eve, who also appeared as Angelina Johnson in the first three Harry Potter movies. Additionally, DanTDM’s two pugs, who often make cameos on his YouTube channel, are also featured in the program as animated characters of themselves! This show premiered April 7th, and new episodes are shared each week. You can check out the first episode here.
My youngest also drew Dan a picture of all his favorite characters and stories. He couldn’t wait to give it to him.
But first we screened a few of the other shows. The Kings of Atlantis also premiered on April 7 and features YouTubers Cody and Joe of the immensely popular TheAtlanticCraft MineC
Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force also debuts May 7th and is an animated series based on the popular video game. Four Fruit Ninjas set up a juice stand as a front for the messiest secret service in the world. The new Fruit Ninja characters—Seb, Niya, Peng, and Ralph come together to fight the evil forces if Durien Grey and the Deep Fried Samurai. They will use their Juice Jitsu skills (and perhaps some help from their own Sensei) to prevail. The quality on all of these shows is outstanding! And finally we got to check out DanTDM Creates a Big Scene. The boys loved it! My youngest is especially partial to the pugs. The show is done a lot like a vlog as it pertains to the creation of this live show with lots of talking to the camera. Kids got to ask him a few questions about the show and he was kind and funny. Then Dan graciously met with all the kids individually. My youngest was able to give him the drawing which was super exciting.He also got his shirt signed. I kid you not, he wore the shirt for 2 days straight and has since slept with it every night…Last night he wore his signed hat to bed…For someone with 14 million followers, he was humble and down to earth and I was so pleased the kids got to meet him. His new show should prove to be hugely popular and I’m sure your kids will love it too!
YouTube Red is $9.99 a month and you can try the first month free. It features ad-free shows that you can watch on or off-line, uninterrupted music and original programming. Check out all the family friendly new shows this spring!
Do you have YouTube Red? What are your favorite series?
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