A StoryBots Christmas
GenreChildren's television

3D

Christmas
Created byEvan Spiridellis
Gregg Spiridellis
Based onStoryBots
StarringEd Asner
Voices ofJudy Greer
Erin Fitzgerald
Fred Tatasciore
Jeff Gill
Gregg Spiridellis
Evan Spiridellis
Original languageEnglish
Production
Production companyJibJab Bros. Studios
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseDecember 1, 2017 (2017-12-01)
Chronology
Preceded byAsk the StoryBots
StoryBots Super Songs
External links
Website

A StoryBots Christmas is a children's animated holiday special 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.[1] It received six nominations for the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards and won two, including for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

The special features an appearance by Ed Asner as Santa Claus. He received an Emmy nomination for the role.

Plot

Bo mistakenly thinks that her friends do not like her gifts, so she heads to the North Pole to ask Santa Claus for help making awesome presents for her friends. She learns along the way that Christmas is about something far more than presents.

The Cast

Reception

A StoryBots Christmas received 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."[2] The Star Tribune also named it a top TV pick and praised it as a "silly but charming animated special."[3]

Accolades

Award Category Recipient(s) Result
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 or 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

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.[4]

References

  1. ^ StoryBots (2017-11-28), "A StoryBots Christmas" on Netflix - Sneak Peek Trailer, retrieved 2017-11-30
  2. ^ "A Storybots Christmas - TV Review". Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  3. ^ "TV picks for Dec. 1-3: 'Andi Mack,' 'StoryBots Christmas,' Carol Burnett, Bob Hope". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  4. ^ "Rock Around the Christmas Tree with New Holiday Music from StoryBots". StoryBots Blog. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-03-31.