|A StoryBots Christmas|
|Genre||Children's television Christmas|
|Created by||Evan Spiridellis|
|Voices of||Judy Greer|
|Production company(s)||JibJab Bros. Studios|
|Original release||December 1, 2017|
|Preceded by||Ask the StoryBots|
StoryBots Super Songs
A StoryBots Christmas is a children's animated holiday special. It is based on the characters from the digital educational program StoryBots and the original television series Ask the StoryBots and StoryBots Super Songs. It was created and produced by JibJab Bros. Studios (now StoryBots Inc.) and premiered exclusively on Netflix on December 1, 2017.
Awards[change | change source]
It received six nominations for the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards and won two, including for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
The Cast[change | change source]
- Judy Greer as Beep
- Ed Asner as Santa Claus
- Erin Fitzgerald as Bo
- Fred Tatasciore as Bang
- Jeff Gill as Bing
- Gregg Spiridellis as Boop
- Evan Spiridellis as Hap
- Nate Theis as Hub and Bub
Reception[change | change source]
A StoryBots Christmas had positive reviews. Common Sense Media gave it a five-star review, calling it a "dynamic and positive special [that] highlights the importance of sharing time with loved ones during the holidays." The Star Tribune also named it a top TV pick and praised it as a "silly but charming animated special."
Accolades[change | change source]
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Special Class Animated Program||Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis, Meridith Stokes, Sarah Kambara||Won|
|Outstanding Interactive Media Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series||Gregg Spiridellis, Evan Spiridellis, Daniel Haack, Marc Geraldez, Greg Mako, Rafael Frensley, Sarah Kambara, Jeff Gill, Jacob Streilein, Nikolas Ilic, Logan Chang, Ian Gerstel, Philip Emokpare, Dave Baer, Suruchi Shingre, Phillip Lamplugh, Samrod Shenassa, Blake Petetan||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performer in a Children's, Preschool Children's or Educational and Informational Program||Ed Asner||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program||Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis, Nate Theis||Nominated|
|Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program||Evan Spiridellis, Jeff Gill||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program||Jeffrey Shiffman, Nicholas J. Ainsworth, Kevin Hart, James Singleton, Jacob Cook||Nominated|
Music[change | change source]
A StoryBots Christmas: Music from the Original Special was released on December 8, 2017 on all major digital music platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. The music release includes the original song "Sharing Christmas (With the Ones You Love)" from the television special, as well as "Crazy for Christmastime" from the StoryBots short-form video.
References[change | change source]
- StoryBots (2017-11-28), "A StoryBots Christmas" on Netflix - Sneak Peek Trailer, retrieved 2017-11-30
- "A Storybots Christmas - TV Review". Retrieved 2018-03-31.
- "TV picks for Dec. 1-3: 'Andi Mack,' 'StoryBots Christmas,' Carol Burnett, Bob Hope". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
- "Rock Around the Christmas Tree with New Holiday Music from StoryBots". StoryBots Blog. 2017-12-08. Archived from the original on 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-03-31.