CoComelon franchise expands further through spin off shows

Published on: 27th January 2023

CoComelon character Nina will receive her own YouTube channel following the success of previous spin off shows.

Global kids’ entertainment brand CoComelon is poised to support even more little ones in their foundational years as the franchise continues to expand. Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, has announced significant momentum across the entire franchise, including an additional favourite character appearing in her own spin off show in 2023 – Nina.

Young children around the world will now get to experience more stories through the lens of an intergenerational Mexican-American family with the launch of Nina’s very own YouTube channel later this year. Since her first appearance on CoComelon in 2019, Nina, in her trademark yellow overalls, has graced screens across the world as JJ’s loveable, sporty classmate and friend. Nina grew up surrounded by her family’s rich Mexican culture and shares and celebrates her heritage in the everyday aspects of her life.

The launch of Nina builds on the successful roll out of Cody Time and JJ’s Animal Time. Through these spin offs and the strength of the original CoComelon show, the franchise continues to connect with new audiences; global YouTube subscribers grew 33% and viewership increased by nearly 30% last year. Additionally, JJ and his friends reached a new milestone with more than 50b views on YouTube in one year, whilst CoComelon continued its weekly reign throughout 2022 in the Netflix Top 10 list.

“We love to see how much fun our audiences are having with JJ and all his friends, and we were blown away by how JJ’s Animal Time connected with families over the holidays,” said Patrick Reese, general manager for CoComelon at Moonbug Entertainment. “As we grow the CoComelon universe, we’re excited to expand Cody and Nina’s stories and channels,” he added.

JJ’s Animal Time brings humour and make-believe to the CoComelon franchise. This new spin off show, set in the imagination of JJ, follows him and his animal friends on their adventures featuring fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes and more. The channel debuted in September 2022 and in December, garnered more than 33m watch hours on YouTube alone.

Since his debut on CoComelon back in 2019, Cody has grown from being JJ’s classmate to next-door neighbour to best friend, and in May 2022, he got his own show and YouTube channel – Cody Time. An immediate success on YouTube, the Cody Time channel already has 2.5m subscribers. From 15th February, Cody Time will be available to stream for the first time on Netflix in English speaking countries.

CoComelon and its spin off shows, including Cody Time, JJ’s Animal Time and the upcoming Netflix Original CoComelon Lane, are distributed by more than 40 global broadcast and streaming partners across 80 countries.



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