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Season 2 of Award-Winning Original Series "Wonder Quest," From Disney's Maker Studios, Attracts 10MM Views on YouTube
Star Stampy Cat to talk series success at MINECON 2016 September 24-25
|By PR Newswire
|September 22, 2016 12:32 PM EDT
CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maker Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that season two of the original series "Wonder Quest" has attracted 10MM views, less than halfway through the season. The second season of the award-winning show premiered on YouTube and YouTube Kids August 20.
"Wonder Quest" is an animated series set in the world of Minecraft, one of the most popular video games today, and stars Joseph Garrett, better known to millions of fans as Stampy Cat—coined "The Mister Rogers of Minecraft" by Entertainment Weekly.
The series lives on the WONDER QUEST YouTube channel, which also features the companion series "I Wonder," with "Side Quest," a further extension of the show, living on Stampy Cat's Stampylonghead YouTube channel. New episodes premiere every Saturday through November 5.
"Wonder Quest" season one premiered in April 2015 to wide fan acclaim—the newly created YouTube channel gained more than 100,000 subscribers in just 48-hours. Season one has now attracted more than 70 million views across the three programs. The series has received multiple awards and nominations including Kidscreen, Webby, and the Cynopsis D and Cynopsis Kids !magination awards. "Wonder Quest" also received the Common Sense Seal of Approval from Common Sense Media in 2015.
In season two, Stampy Cat and his friend Wizard Keen again work to save their town of Wonderberg, this time through time travel. Aphmau, TheDiamondMinecart, Hank Green, LDShadowLady, MiniMuka, NettyPlays, Rhett and Link, Shay Carl, Sqaishey and more, all lend their voices for season two.
Stampy Cat will celebrate the series success at MINECON 2016, September 24-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where he will meet fans, talk Minecraft, "Wonder Quest," and more.
YouTube Gaming will also celebrate the global Minecraft phenomenon with a MINECON 2016 live event page and onsite virtual reality (VR) content. As part of the VR initiative, fans can participate in an immersive "Wonder Quest" experience—"Spot the Differences," available now on the WONDER QUEST YouTube channel, allows fans to participate in a fun identification game through Stampy's house. Additional installments of VR content include a rollercoaster ride through season two, a 360-degree Stampy dream, a Halloween-themed tale, and more, all coming soon to the YouTube channel.
About "Wonder Quest"
"Wonder Quest" is an original series set in the world of Minecraft, one of the most popular video games today, and stars Joseph Garrett, better known to millions of fans as Stampy Cat. The series brings audiences adventures through Wonderberg, the fictional world where magic and curiosity are commonplace. Stampy's crew of wonderers includes Wizard Keen, the good wizard and keeper of the Wonder Gem – a magical artifact that promotes wonder all over the world, and henchmen, Flunky and Lackey, who love causing Stampy grief.
About "I Wonder"
"I Wonder" is an original animated series and an extension of the show "Wonder Quest." Each episode is a 3-minute deep dive of topics covered in the corresponding "Wonder Quest" episode. The series is fully animated and stars Stampy Cat, Wizard Keen, and the antics of Flunky and Lackey. "I Wonder" is a fast-paced and entertaining experience!
About "Side Quest"
"Side Quest" follows Stampy Cat and friends as they play games created in original maps from episodes of the original series "Wonder Quest." Based on Stampy's popular Let's Play series on his Stampylonghead YouTube channel, the show also features guest appearances from Stampy's friends.
About Stampy Cat
Joseph Garrett aka Stampy Cat is a YouTube sensation averaging over 120 million views a month. Stampy Cat has been actively creating videos since 2006 and is well known for his Minecraft content. He is the co-creator with Maker Studios of the WONDER QUEST YouTube channel, which has garnered more than 70 million views, and was featured in Maker Studios' original series "Meet Me At The Reck" alongside Andrew W.K. and Jack Black. Garrett, who was coined "The Mister Rogers of Minecraft" by Entertainment Weekly, has been nominated for multiple awards including Streamy and U.K. Nickelodeon Kids' Choice, and has been featured in The Guardian, The Independent, Variety, and Forbes – just to name a few. Garrett also released his first book Stampy's Lovely Book, with Egmont Publishing, last fall. To check out all things Stampy Cat visit YouTube.com/StampyLongHead and follow him on Twitter and Facebook @StampyLongNose.
About Maker Studios
Maker Studios is a global leader in online short-form video and one of the largest influencer networks worldwide. The Maker Studios network includes more than 50,000 independent creators from 100+ countries, attracting over 11 billion views per month on YouTube alone. Maker Studios is also home to award-winning original programs such as "Epic Rap Battles of History" and "Wonder Quest." Maker Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is headquartered in Los Angeles with operations in 12 markets across the globe. For more information visit www.makerstudios.com.
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