It seems like just yesterday I was pressing play every hour on the hour on some DVD that my girls chose as their favorite cartoon of the day. Times have changed in a blink of an eye. Now, my girls can stream pretty much anything they want, whenever they want. They recently found YouTube Kids and have started to watching videos on there. Recently we were invited to the awesome YouTube Space LA for a fun event to get a sneak peek at the new original programs coming to YouTubeRed this Spring.
My girls are still pretty new to YouTube so they didn't know who DanTDM was. But they learned very quickly how cool he is. All of the kids at the event with us were such big fans, and I have to admit, I went home and became one of his more than 14 million subscribers.
Read below to hear a bit more about the newest YouTube Original programs coming this year.
- DanTDM Creates a Big Scene features DanTDM and his lively group of animated friends as they battle mayhem and misadventure to keep their brand new live show on the road. The program is a mix of live action and animation. Additionally, DanTDM’s two adorable pugs, who often make cameos on his YouTube channel, are also featured in the program as animated characters of themselves!
- The Kings of Atlantis is an epic animated series that follows two young monarchs—Cody and Joe—in the vast underwater city of Atlantis as they seek to overthrow the brutal usurper of their kingdom, reclaim their birthright, and protect their people from his cruel reign. The series features YouTubers Cody and Joe of the immensely popular TheAtlanticCraft MineCraft channel which boasts more than 4 million subscribers as the voices of the young monarchs.
And later This Spring... get your girls ready for Hyperlinked.
- Hyperlinked: This series is inspired by a true story and stars music sensation L2M. It follows five girls as they come together to create their own website by girls for girls. They also must navigate everyday tween issues involving friends and relationships.
As a blogger and Mom to two little girls, I found this show very exciting. I love the concept and idea that girls can do whatever they want, even build their own website and maintain friendships at the same time. My girls faces lit up as they watched the first episode and even got to meet some of the stars of the show. We can not wait for all of the episodes, it's going to be a lot of fun.
Last but not least, Fruit Ninja!
- Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force: 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.
So tell me, do your kids watch YouTube? What are their favorite shows or channels? We are looking for more kid-friendly shows to subscribe to. So if you know of one, leave me a link in the comments below and get ready for more fun from YouTube!