Kid’s cross-platform network ramps up its offerings of premium children’s video content with the addition of six noteworthy series, including DHX Media’s ‘UMIGO,’ a series of new animated music videos from children’s musician Danny Weinkauf, and ‘The Kimchi Warrior.’
New York -- Ever-expanding kid’s cross-platform network batteryPOP has ramped up its offerings of premium children’s video content with the addition of six noteworthy series to be hosted on the network. The new offerings include DHX Media’s animated educational series UMIGO, a series of new animated music videos from children’s musician Danny Weinkauf (Grammy-winning composer and bassist from They Might Be Giants), live action series Totally Amp’d and Unlikely Heroes, Korean animated series Kimchi Warrior and the PSA series How to UnMake A Bully.
The addition of the new series demonstrates batteryPOP’s ongoing mission to curate fun and entertaining content on the network, as well as vibrant and engaging educational and socially conscious videos to provide a well-rounded entertainment experience for young viewers. Current parent-approved content on the site includes cartoons, live-action shows and exclusive interview and events covering top trending celebrities and topics for kids including Dan Zanes and Friends, sketch comedy series Totally Random and animated series Ants.
UMIGO – You Make It Go – is a fun, vibrant world of adventure that uses the fundamentals of math to engage early elementary age kids in narrative-driven appisodes. As UMIGO best friends Bean, Bit and Dizzy save the day from broken roller coasters, ancient mummies and more, the hilarious, interactive UMIGO stories, song and games help children become active learners. UMIGO helps children learn math and develop the skills they need for effective reasoning and problem solving. The project’s educational content is aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics.
After many years of playing in great bands fronted by other musicians, including years as bassist for the Grammy-winning group They Might Be Giants, Danny Weinkauf has taken on the challenge and excitement of jumping in the driver’s seat with the launch of his debut solo album No School Today. Working with different directors for each music video, each one delivers a unique animation style that brings each fun and educational song to life in a variety of entertaining ways. From learning about healthy eating with a flair for taste in “Ice Cream” or how our government system works in “Cast My Vote,” each music video is sure to get kids’ toes tapping and parents humming all day long.
The Kimchi Warrior is a unique blend of martial arts, comedy, and the promotion of good health. Based on the premise of Popeye, our hero obtains supernatural strength by consuming the most prominent Korean dish to defend mankind from the world’s most notorious diseases (i.e. Swine Flu, Mad Cow Disease, Malaris, SARS etc.) Each episode a new “disease character” is summoned by Evil Lord of Disease to wipe out mankind. Under the tutelage of the clairvoyant Kimchi Master, The Kimchi Warrior is sent to fight and ultimately annihilate the disease with a different “ingredient weapon.”
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.