Cocomelon is an American YouTube channel and streaming media show that mainly focuses on 3D animation videos of both traditional nursery rhymes and their own original children’s songs. As of July 2021, they are the most-viewed YouTube channel in the United States and second most-viewed channel in the world behind T-Series. They are also the most-subscribed children’s channel in the world and the second most-subscribed channel in the world also behind T-Series. As they are within our licencing portfolio, we thought we would delve into the history of Cocomelon…
Who created Cocomelon?
The company began with creator Jay Jeon who founded the animation studio, Treasure Studio Inc. taking his experience as a filmmaker and storyteller and collaborating with his wife, who had experience as an illustrator for children’s books.
When did it first air?
While Cocomelon is the name synonymous with the couple’s creations today, the channel began as ThatsMEonTV before being changed to ABCkidTV, where they uploaded their first animated short on 1st September 2006. The couple chose to change the name of the channel again later in their endeavour as they felt ABCkidTV “wasn’t as fun as Cocomelon for kids”.
Who voices the characters?
There are plenty of cast members working on the show, however, some of these talented voice actors and actresses take on the duties of multiple characters. According to IMDb, these are the current voices behind the cast:
Ava Madison Gray: JJ, Bella.
Hannah An: Yoyo, Tomtom, as well as the collective School Children.
Alice Cho: Cece, Nina.
Kristen Princiotta: Mom and Mimi the Mouse.
Brittany Taylor: Cody’s Mom, Doctor, and Miss Appleberry.Jake Turner: Boba, Dad, Grandpa, and Wally.
Brody Yun: Cody and Nico.
What’s Cocomelon’s Net Worth?
As of 2022 the company has multiple sources of revenue from Netflix to YouTube to countless other opportunities. They are estimated to be worth a staggering $790 million.
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