Spin Master’s Unicorn Academy Hits Netflix Top Spots
Unicorn Academy, which launched November 2nd on Netflix, has quickly earned its place on kids most watch lists captivating young audiences everywhere. The magical fantasy adventure series has racked up more than 30 million of hours of watch time since first airing earlier in the month.
Supporting a broad multi-platform approach to franchise building, Spin Master Entertainment released supporting content beyond Netflix with in-game activations on Roblox and short-form videos on TikTok and YouTube, amassing 37 million views on the Unicorn Academy YouTube channel. Reviews for the new series are also positive, including Common Sense Media, which gave Unicorn Academy 5/5 stars and exclaims that “the magical world is exquisitely imagined” and that “the non-unicorn creatures are equally fantastical.”
“As storytellers, we put our audiences at the heart of everything we create and it’s the biggest reward for our team to see this overwhelmingly positive response to Unicorn Academy,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master’s President, Entertainment. “Beyond the series, we’re creating an entire fan ecosystem that will allow Unicorn Academy enthusiasts to more deeply connect with the characters they love and explore their unique stories and epic adventures.”
The largest IP launch in Spin Master Entertainment’s history, Unicorn Academy premiered with a 72-minute movie premiere along with eight, 22-minute episodes reaching audiences on Netflix globally and in 30 languages. The series is adapted from The New York Times bestselling book series originated and published by Nosy Crow, written by Julie Sykes and published in North America by Penguin Random House.
“We plan to roll out a toy line, a digital game and licensed consumer products programs across multiple categories, having signed a raft of premier licensees in the US and UK, launching at all top retailers beginning 2024.”