WarnerMedia Picks Up CoComelon, Blippi Series


WarnerMedia Kids & Family has acquired hit series such as CoComelon to air on Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

CoComelon invites children to join a warm and inviting world where joy is found in celebrating life’s big moments. The series premiered on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network on January 31.

Multiple titles from the Blippi brand were picked up as well, including Blippi Wonders, Blippi Learns, Blippi Visits and seven Blippi specials. Blippi Wonders, a CG animated series that sees Blippi set off on adventures in his BlippiMobile, is slated to debut on Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in April. On April 22, Blippi Learns, a live-action show that sees Blippi do hands-on art projects and science experiments, and Blippi Visits, a live-action series that takes viewers on field trips, will debut on HBO Max’s Cartoonito section.

The Blippi specials, which will debut on HBO Max, are Blippi’s Snowflake Scavenger Hunt, Blippi’s Great Green Adventure, Blippi’s Summer Games, Blippi’s School Supply Scavenger Hunt, Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween, Blippi and the Holiday Snow Globe and Blippi the Musical.

In June, Lellobee City Farm, a music-based show set in a fantastical micro-farm in the middle of a culturally bustling cosmopolitan city, will premiere on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

In addition, season two of Mia’s Magic Playground is set to debut on HBO Max soon. The playful series promotes themes of friendship, kindness, self-awareness and creative problem-solving.

CoComelon, BlippiLellobee City Farm and Mia’s Magic Playground are produced by Moonbug Entertainment.

Cartoonito also acquired the library of the YouTube live-action preschool series Vlad & Niki, which showcases the everyday antics of brothers Vlad and Niki Vashketov. The series has amassed more than 230 million subscribers worldwide, with more than 130 billion views. It is slated to premiere on HBO Max’s Cartoonito on March 18.

“The digital sphere is a wellspring of rich and popular content, and being in the preschool space affords us opportunities to work closely with reputable hitmakers like Moonbug to build our library of trusted brands such as Blippi and CoComelon,” said Adina Pitt, VP of content acquisitions, partnerships and co-productions for the Americas at WarnerMedia Kids & Family. “With the addition of global phenomenon Vlad & Niki, we look forward to sharing these imaginative playtime adventures in a seamless and comprehensive viewing experience.”