Baby Shark animated series, out soon in Nickelodeon

Baby Shark animated series, out soon in Nickelodeon

By Kristelle Bechayda

In case you missed it, YouTube sensation Baby Shark is coming to life as it is being developed into a television series!

Last June 5, television network Nickelodeon released a statement announcing it will collaborate with SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind Pinkfong, in developing an original animated series based on the popular children’s song.

Baby Shark became a hit after it was launched on YouTube on November 2015, garnering up to almost 2.9 billion views as of date and becoming the 9th most watched video in the platform’s history.

The song is so popular that it even led to the viral social media phenomenon #BabySharkChallenge, which produced over 700,000 cover videos around the world.

Baby Shark is a multiplatform phenomenon, and appetite for more content and products is strong around the world,” said Pam Kaufman, who is the president of Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “Our outstanding creative teams are moving fast to get more Baby Shark product across multiple categories to retailers, and our content team is excited to develop a terrific original animated series that will bring this property to new heights and even more fans.”

Executive vice president of Nickelodeon Animation added that the upcoming animated series is a great opportunity to ‘further explore’ the world of Baby Shark, which has captured the imagination of millions of fans around the world.

A release date has yet to be announced but the Baby Shark animated series is set to be distributed worldwide.

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