DreamWorks Animation has officially launched its DreamWorksTV YouTube channel, delivering original content for families with new animated and live-action series.
The new channel is part of the studio’s effort to reach millennials (and their parents) – and provide a promotional outlet for movie and TV franchises.
DreamWorksTV was developed by the team at AwesomenessTV, the teen-focused digital studio DWA acquired a year ago. The programming includes reality series, original animated web shows and vlog posts from DreamWorks’ stable of characters including Shrek, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda.
DreamWorksTV also will include behind-the-scenes programming to promote DWA film and TV projects. Additional series include Watch This, which are curated ‘best-of-the web’ shorts and RetroToons, highlights from the Classic Media library that DWA acquired in 2012.
Live-action shows on DreamWorksTV include:
OMG: Sketch-comedy series featuring kid comedians;
Record Setter Kids: Hosted by YouTube star JennXPenn, featuring kids who come up with wacky records to break; and
Prank My Parents: Hidden-camera series in which tykes play tricks on their parents.
Animated series on DreamWorksTV include:
Jimmy Blue Shorts: Sketch comedy – hosted by a pair of talking jean shorts – created by Zach Aufdemberg and produced by Oddbot;
Gorillaville: Slapstick comedy from Ron Yavnieli (“Sketchy”) centering around three gorillas who wreak havoc in their otherwise idyllic wildlife preserve;
Report Card: Stop-motion series starring a news-anchor team of cardboard cutouts created by Jimbo Matison;
Public Pool: Ensemble comedy from David Fremont (“Liquid Television”) about the Puddleton Public Pool, where teenagers, musclemen, wimps, inflatable rafts and bad swimwear collide; and
Fifi: Cat Therapist: Comedy starring house cat telling it like it is to neighborhood animals seeking advice, from Mike Blum (“Lilo & Stitch”).