“Super Spy Ryan” the animated and live-action series on Amazon Kids +
Sunlight Entertainment and pocket.watch, the exclusive partner studio of the Ryan's World franchise, have announced a new collaboration with Amazon Kids +, Amazon's all-in-one service that gives children access to thousands of children's books. educational apps, TV shows and more - to distribute its new original special Super Spy Ryan. This is the first time Amazon Kids + has partnered with a creator to promote a long-running original show.
The special is a hybrid series of live action and animation starring YouTube's Ryan Kaji, and was made by Sunlight Entertainment, the production company of the Kaji family, to further expand the Ryan's World universe into the premium animated space. The special will be available exclusively on Amazon Kids + starting November 27 in the US, UK and Canada; while in Germany and Japan it will be available in December.
“The appetite for children and entertainment for the family continues to grow, as evidenced by the demand we have seen worldwide around our franchises with YouTube creators like Ryan. We are focused now, more than ever, on finding the best partners to bring these beloved stars to children and families in these difficult times, ”said Chris Williams, founder and CEO of pocket.watch. “In just three years, we've been able to deliver Ryan's World wherever the kids are: in stores, on tablets and TV screens, in games, even at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, so we're excited to wrap up another one. incredible year with Amazon Kids + for their first original. "
“Bringing Super Spy Ryan like the first original series on Amazon Kids + it's a dream come true for us. The time and effort involved in producing our team has been extensive and highly rewarding at the same time, ”said Shion Kaji, Ryan's father and founder of the family's production company, Sunlight Entertainment. “We are very grateful for the support we have received from Ryan's fans around the world and are thrilled that the children are following Ryan in this brand new adventure, Super Spy Ryan. "
In Super Spy Ryan, Ryan is transported to an animated virtual reality world where he and his friends must become the ultimate super spies. Their mission is to recover the precious Golden Consul from the clutches of a new character in the Ryan's World universe: an evil hamster named The Packrat, following a glitch in the virtual world that turns all of Ryan's friends into children. The show alternates live-action scenes, of Ryan and his family; with animation scenes, featuring Ryan's avatar and signature characters in his animated world.
“We are thrilled to partner with pocket.watch and Ryan Kaji to present Super Spy Ryan, a long-running original show featuring one of the most beloved children's creators, ”said Kurt Beidler, GM of Amazon Kids. "We hope families enjoy watching her latest adventure together over the holidays."
As part of the original content collaboration, Amazon also introduced two exclusive Ryan's World Secret Spy toys: the Secret Agent Mystery Mission Case and Super Spy Figures.
Pocket.watch executive product Super Spy Ryan, along with producers and creators of the show Shion and Loann Kaji of Sunlight Entertainment. The animation was produced by Shin-Ei Animation, the Japanese animation studio behind the popular anime series Doraemon e Crayon Shin-chan. The special also marks the first time Ryan has dubbed animated content.
Since its launch in 2015, Ryan's World has grown to be one of the largest children's franchises in the world. The YouTube channel features easy and fun science experiments, educational content, animated adventures, imaginative toy games, and videos documenting the daily life of the family of five, which includes Ryan's younger twin sisters. Ryan's videos and content are also distributed through the Ryan and Friends OTT channel, which launched in September. Consumer products at Ryan's World generated over $ 200 million in retail stores in 24 countries in 2019 and are set to grow even more this year. For more information, visit ryans.world.