Ryan’s World and Amazon Kids+ in Partnership
Sunlight Entertainment and pocket.watch, the exclusive studio partner for the Ryan’s World franchise, have announced a new collaboration with Amazon Kids+ – Amazon’s all-in-one service that gives kids access to thousands of kid-friendly books, educational apps, TV shows and more – to distribute its new original special “Super Spy Ryan.” This is the first time Amazon Kids+ is working with a creator to launch an original long-form show. The super-sized special, a hybrid live-action and animation series that stars YouTube sensation Ryan Kaji, was created by Sunlight Entertainment, the Kaji family’s production company, to further expand the Ryan’s World universe into the premium animated space. The special will be available exclusively on Amazon Kids+ starting Nov. 27 in the U.S., U.K., and Canada; and in Germany and Japan in December.
“The appetite for great kids and family entertainment continues to build momentum, as evidenced by the demand we’ve seen on a global scale around our franchises featuring YouTube creators like Ryan. We’re focused now, more than ever before, on finding the best partners to bring these beloved stars to kids and families amid these challenging times,” said Chris Williams, Founder and CEO of pocket.watch. “In just 3 years, we’ve been able to deliver Ryan’s World everywhere kids are – in stores, on tablets and television screens, within games, even at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – so we’re thrilled to cap off another incredible year with Amazon Kids+ for their first-ever original.”
“Bringing Super Spy Ryan as the first original on Amazon Kids+ is a dream come true for us. The time and effort that went into production from our team was extensive and highly rewarding at the same time,” said Shion Kaji, Ryan’s father and founder of the family’s production company Sunlight Entertainment. “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received from Ryan’s fans around the world, and are excited for kids to follow Ryan on this brand-new adventure, ‘Super Spy Ryan.’”
“We’re excited to collaborate with pocket.watch and Ryan Kaji to introduce ‘Super Spy Ryan,’ an original long-form show with one of the most beloved kid creators,” said Kurt Beidler, GM of Amazon Kids. “We hope families will have fun watching his latest adventure together over the holiday.”