Ever since Mattel’s massive hit “Monster High” hit retailers and their first webisodes launched, fans have been clamoring to the series and characters. Within the past seven years fan have entered the world of Monster High with a wide and ever growing range of options to enjoy it from the doll’s diaries, various webisodes, countless novels, graphic novels and naturally, the direct to DVD features.
Including all the previous feature animated tales to the present and upcoming “Electrified.” So far, Monster High has released a total of fifteen direct to DVD tales. Even though fifteen does come off as being both a large and respectable number, it feels more like it has only scratched the surface. With such a diverse and ever changing world filled dynamic and beloved characters. Well, surely there are far more stories to tell. Adventures to embark on.
For a long time now fans have been asking just when Monster High will get their own series. A question that felt like the answer was somewhat a long-shot. Until now.
Mattel Creations has officially announced that Monster High is getting a series – and it is going back to their roots, YouTube.
According to the press release, the brand-new animated series is titled, “Monster High: The Adventures of the Ghoul Squad.” The show will premiere exclusively for YouTube and YouTube Kids.
“At Mattel Creations we have a clear understanding of where our audience are most likely to engage with our content and by creating content specifically for YouTube and YouTube Kids, we are recognizing that series content is not just for linear or SVOD,” said Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, Chief Content Officer for Mattel. “YouTube Kids is a leader in reaching children aged 6-11 so, it’s the right platform for the Monster High content and fans. We are delighted to be furthering our partnership with YouTube Kids and welcome more families into the world of Monster High”.
“Monster High: The Adventures of the Ghoul Squad” will be an action-adventure series featuring fan-favorite characters from Monster High. Draculaura, Frankie, Clawdeen and their ghoulfriends combine their wits and abilities as they travel to exotic locations, solve spine-tingling mysteries and rescue lost monsters all over the world. This elite squad of crafty creatures are always there for each other and their fellow monsters, no matter the odds.
Given the fact that we are still –fiction wise- towards the start of the reboot, this is a great thing to see. With some of the changes that have been made there have been instances where fans found themselves confused about canon aspects. With any luck the new series will help flesh out things.
Be sure to stay tuned here at BSCKids for a full review of “Monster High: The Adventures of the Ghoul Squad”.
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