TOONSTAR Announces Debut of New Series, BLACK SANTA: "Back in the Holidayz"
Cutting-edge Digital Animation Network also Launches on Snapchat Discover and Closes Round of Funding
"I'm excited to partner with Toonstar. They are a great young company in digital and animation. Toonstar fits within our UWish ecosystem as a strategic partner and we look to build a lot of innovative content now and the near future," said Baron Davis.
Earlier this week, Toonstar debuted new episodes of the animated series Danogs and the pop culture animated series JellyMemes on Snapchat Discover. These original character series have a highly engaged fanbase of teens and young adults and have helped propel the Toonstar network to garner over 70 million views per month across its platforms.
"We're really excited about the rapid growth of our network and the reaction we're getting from fans of our pop culture cartoons and original character series like the Danogs. And we're stoked about working with amazing partners like Baron and Snapchat Discover to bring new stories and characters to life using our proprietary animation tech," said John Attanasio, CEO + Co-Founder of Toonstar.
On the heels of joining Snap Inc.'s Yellow Accelerator program, Toonstar also announced it has closed a round of funding led by Cyan Banister of Founders Fund. Other participants included Snap Inc, Baron Davis, Terry Dougas and Liquid2 as well as all previous investors Manta Ray, Jon Goldman's GC VR Gaming Tracker Fund, Science Inc. and Social Starts.
Toonstar is a digital animation network that creates and distributes daily pop culture cartoons for an "always on" world. Powered by proprietary animation tech, they produce daily + snackable + interactive animated content at unprecedented speed + cost and partner with creators to bring their stories to life.
They have a large and highly engaged audience of teens and young adults generating millions of views per week because their content is relatable, shareable and engineered specifically for social.
They're a team of studio alumni and media tech innovators who have produced hit digital animated series, built groundbreaking interactive media technologies and launched mega entertainment franchises. Now they're on a mission to build a nextgen cartoon network that democratizes animation for creators around the world.
UWish is a multimedia content company that promotes and celebrates DIVERSITY by creating entertainment for a modern multicultural landscape. Through vehicles and verticals that encompass all forms of content creation- from music to animation to merchandise to literature- we tell stories. Stories about hope, humanity, humor, home... and of course, THE HOLIDAYS! In the world of UWish, not one crayon is left unused in the box.