Amazon Kids+ has partnered with Sunlight Entertainment and pocket.watch to launch the streamer’s first original long-form program on the platform. The special, Super Spy Ryan, is a hybrid live-action and animation series starring Ryan Kaji of the YouTube children’s sensation, Ryan’s World. 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.”
In “Super Spy Ryan,” Ryan is transported into an animated virtual reality world where he and his friends must become the ultimate super spies. Their mission is to recover the precious Golden Console from the clutches of a new character to the Ryan’s World universe: a nefarious hamster named The Packrat, following a glitch in the Virtual World that turns all of Ryan’s friends into babies. The show toggles between live-action, featuring scenes with Ryan and his family; and animation, featuring Ryan’s signature avatar and characters in his animated world.
“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.”