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  1. Youtube Kids & Family Premieres Corpse Talk: Halloween Special With Dead Famous Guests Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker And Howard Carter

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    Today YouTube Originals Kids & Family premieres the Corpse Talk: Halloween Special, a spooktacular new Halloween special for the comedy animation series “Corpse Talk,” with voice work from Joe Sugg, Ardal O’Hanlon, Julia Davis and Tony Gardner. Produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family (part of Banijay Kids & Family), the 15-minute special will be available on the Cartoons For Kids YouTube channel and on the YouTube Kids app from today, 7th October 2022.

    The Corpse Talk: Halloween Special takes place in the graveyard studio where host Adam (actor and YouTube star Joe Sugg) is joined by Mary Shelley (Julia Davis), author of Frankenstein; Bram Stoker (Ardal O’Hanlon) author of Dracula; and finally, the discoverer of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Howard Carter (Tony Gardner). Through Adam’s chat-show banter, we discover how Frankenstein was created on a rainy holiday, Bram Stoker is introduced to gaming and how many underpants Tutankhamun needed in his afterlife. We’ll also find out which is the scariest story and which of the guests…or host…is the most scared!

    Corpse Talk, which premiered this May, is a light-hearted and educational series based on the children’s graphic novels and comics of the same name, created by Adam and Lisa Murphy. Episodes are hosted by the witty and cheeky, Adam (voiced by Joe Sugg), who brings a variety of monarchs, artists, scientists and innovators back to life, to interview them and find out about their extraordinary and celebrated life stories in an unusual and very special kind of chat-show.

    Spanish-language versions of all Corpse Talk episodes also start rolling out today on the Viva Mr. Bean YouTube channel, with new episodes launching every Friday and Tuesday. The “Corpse Talk: Halloween Special” will air in Spanish on October 25.

    Tiger Aspect Kids & Family has worked with educational and historical consultants to develop a range of accompanying educational resources for each of the episodes, including the Halloween special, which are available HERE.

    Tom Beattie, MD Tiger Aspect Kids and Family and Exec Producer of Corpse Talk says: “Corpse Talk is a great introduction to history, which strikes the perfect balance between comedy, entertainment, and learning. We’ve achieved our goal of the audience learning through laughter, as well as me! I’m really pleased that YouTube has let us have some more fun in the Corpse Talk studio.”

    Corpse Talk is executive produced by Tom Beattie, directed by Oliver Brown, produced by Helen Burt, Greg Jenner as historical consultant, and the series is written by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby. Craig Hunter is Global Head of Kids & Family Originals for YouTube and Daniel Haack is creative lead.

  2. Mr Bean Lands in the Metaverse

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    Banijay, the largest independent content producer and distributor, today announces its first activation in the Metaverse with a Mr Bean NFT drop, in collaboration with intellectual property specialist, Metaverse architectsand leaders in the Web3 revolution; FOMO Lab.

     

    NFTs have captured the attention of millions, and now cultural icon Mr Bean is taking steps into the Metaverse with the help of FOMO Lab. Fans will be able to own Mr Bean digital assets and collectibles, inspired by the hit animated series. Available via FOMO Lab’s marketplace, The Avenue, the genesis Mr Bean NFT collection will be an assortment of 3,333 unique digital collectibles, purchasable from 25th May using cryptocurrency Ether on FOMO Lab’s NFT marketplace, TheAvenue.market.

     

    By purchasing the Mr Bean digital collectibles, holders will also have access to phygital rewards, competitions and redeemables including a signed, unpublished hand-drawn still of Mr Bean from the first animated series. Further Mr Bean NFT drops with FOMO Lab are planned throughout 2022. Keep up to date by joining the official Discord channel.

     

    Mr Bean co-creator and actor Rowan Atkinson commented: “I think that this is a great idea. Any initiative which not only draws attention to but actually enables access to the fabulous artwork associated with the Mr Bean Animation series, I welcome with open arms.”

     

    Owain Walbyoff, Chief Commercial Officer, Banijay says: “Banijay has many exciting Metaverse projects to announce this year, as we continue to adopt new technologies to futureproof our brands. With his huge global following, Mr Bean is rightly taking his first steps into this space, and the combination of digital and physical rewards gives the NFT long term value for the lucky few who manage to purchase them.”

     

    Khalil Kassam, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, FOMO Lab added: “”FOMO Lab is the bridge between brands entering the Metaverse and NFT space and the Web3 Community changing the digital landscape forever, and we are delighted to partner with innovator Banijay to launch the official Mr Bean NFT collection, available via our marketplace The Avenue. We are continuously evolving our product offering, working closely with tier one brands, as well as the next generation of creators, relentlessly providing value to our community. It’s our mission to bring NFTs to a wide audience, with exclusive access to the latest and most sought-after products on the market.”

     

    One of Britain’s most famous comic creations of all time, Mr Bean, first appeared on screens in 1990, with the versatile performer Rowan Atkinson playing the hapless hero.  The show has now been in continual distribution for over 30 years, spawning a globally successful animated series voiced by Atkinson which launched in 2002. The brand attracts significant digital audiences, with over 129 million followers on Facebook, making it the biggest TV brand on the platform; nearly 50 million subscribers and 15 billion lifetime views across official YouTube channels; 8.7 million followers on Instagram; and 8.3 million likes on TikTok.

     

    FOMO Lab is spearheading the Web3 revolution, emerging as the gatekeeper of intellectual property by guiding and protecting brands as they enter the Metaverse and NFT space. FOMO Lab is the trusted partner of choice, with recent collaborations including road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish, MEFCC (Middle East and Film Comic Con), entrepreneur Roland Berger, and the heavyweight champion Tyson Fury alongside other tier one brands. The legacy NFT collection with Tyson Fury saw FOMO Lab achieving the highest bid in NFT boxing history, selling the 1-of-1 NFT for $987,000.

     

    FOMO Lab is creating an entire product suite which includes a multi-chain NFT marketplace, a staking ecosystem, FOMO Lab Launchpad, a revolutionary Metaverse platform with a ground-breaking mobile social application for NFT collectors, and many more products. The Avenue provides its holders with full control over their digital assets with over 3,000 users signed up, alongside an average visitor count exceeding 30,000 monthly. FOMO Lab is truly bringing NFTs to the masses, ensuring that NFT utility, Web3 and Metaverse applications are here to stay.

     

    Mr Bean: The Animated Series is produced by Tiger Aspect Kids and Family, part of Banijay Kids and Family.

  3. YouTube Announces Corpse Talk – A New Original Animated Comedy-led Chat Show Starring Joe Sugg That Brings The Dead Famous to Life

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    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!”