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Netflix Welcomes StoryBots on August 12

After acquiring over 400 million views online for their short-form videos, Ask the StoryBots by JibJab Bros. Studios will premiere on August 12 via the Netflix streaming service. The original series was based on the web video and book series and will feature a voice cast headed by Judy Greer (Archer, Arrested Development) and an impressive list of guest stars that include the likes of by Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Weird Al Yankovic and more.

The series focuses on the curious little creatures called StoryBots that live in the world under our screens. In every episode, the brave quintet of Bing, Beep, Boop, Bang and Bo go on an exciting journey to the human world to help answer the biggest questions of kids such as, “Why do I have to brush my teeth?” or “Why is the sky blue?” They convey their answers at the end of every episode in the form of a musical video.

The series was launched in 2012. It was the brainchild of the brothers behind the satire video sensations JibJab and eCard. In succeeding years, more than one million families have made StoryBots accounts and the mobile application has been downloaded more than 4 million times. This 2016, the brand expanded into schools with the free classroom platform for teachres with content and Common Core-aligned games.

Every half-hour episode mixes animated StoryBot portions live-action appearances by special guests. The six episodes will launch in the U.S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Netflix:

· How Does Night Happen? (Jay Leno)
· How Do Airplanes Fly? (Kevin Smith)
· Why Do I Have To Brush My Teeth? (Whoopi Goldberg)
· Why Is the Sky Blue? (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of Garfunkel & Oates)
· Where Do French Fries Come From? (Weird Al Yankovic)
· Where Does Rain Come From? (Chris Parnell and Tim Meadows

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Cecilia Cordero

A stay-at-home mom who writes enjoys pop culture in all of its forms. You can find more of her stuff at Super Hero Stuff I Want

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