YouTube today announced “Corpse Talk,” a new Kids and Family animated comedy-led chat show, voiced by Joe Sugg, that brings history to life by showcasing the amazing achievements of a selection of diverse and entertaining historical figures. The series will consist of 13 episodes available exclusively on the Cartoons for Kids YouTube Channel and the YouTube Kids app. The first two episodes of the series will premiere in May on Friday the 13th, with further episodes dropping on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Produced by Tiger Aspect Kids and Family (“Mr. Bean”) in the UK, part of Banijay Kids & Family, and based on the popular graphic novels and comic series of the same name featured in The Phoenix Comic and created by Adam and Lisa Murphy, an award-winning husband-and-wife comics-making team. “Corpse Talk” is a lethally entertaining, comedy-led chat show hosted by the witty and cheeky history-loving Adam (voiced by popular British actor and YouTube creator Joe Sugg), who is very much alive, even though his famous guests are not. In each episode, Adam will dig up the dirt on some of the most famous, infamous and incredible figures in history, unearthing the unknown and surprising stories from these amazing characters. “Corpse Talk” features a diverse line-up of guests including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cleopatra, Leonardo da Vinci, George Washington Carver, Julie D’Aubigny, Marie Curie, Nero, Ching Shih, Elizabeth I, Ibn Al-Haytham, Mary Seacole, William the Conqueror and Josephine Baker.
“Tiger Aspect Kids and Family has brought us an incredibly rich, dynamic animated chat-show that kids will love watching while laughing and learning about important historical figures,” said Craig Hunter, Global Head of Kids & Family for YouTube Originals. “Having Joe Sugg as our engaging host is the icing on the cake – adding to the fun and humor of this entertaining show.”
Tom Beattie, MD Tiger Aspect Kids and Family and exec producer of “Corpse Talk” added: “I’m thrilled that Adam and Lisa’s hilarious comic strip, that my kids read in The Phoenix comic, has been made into a series for YouTube Originals. Whatever cool dad points I had left, have now doubled!”
Voice talent Joe Sugg commented: “Getting to voice the host of ‘Corpse Talk’ and work with Tiger Aspect Kids and Family has been a real pleasure. I hope the show brings surprises, entertainment and education in a fun way to kids at home.”
Adam and Lisa Murphy added: “We are so excited to be working with YouTube and Tiger Aspect Kids and Family to bring these long-dead stories to life! ‘Corpse Talk’ has been our labour of love for the best part of a decade, and we’re thrilled to see the care, insight and brilliant humour the team at Tiger Aspect Kids and Family has brought to the project. We look forward to welcoming the world to the chat show that brings the dead famous to life!”