Sunrise announces 1 Million YouTube subscribers for ‘Jungle Beat’

18 Feb 2019

Cape Town, South Africa – Sunrise Productions are delighted to announce that their ‘Jungle Beat’ channel on YouTube has reached 1 million subscribers.

The YouTube channel is home to Sunrise’s highly successful ‘Jungle Beat’ (39x5-min), ‘The Explorers’ (26x2-min), and ‘Munki and Trunk’ (52x7-min) pre-school CG animated TV shows. The social media tracking website, SocialBlade, lists the channel in the UK’s Top 60 by views, subscribers and growth. The channel reached 100,000 subscribers just 11 months ago. Episodes have been watched more than 350 million times. The channel is seeing over a million new views each day.

Commenting on the milestone, Tim Keller, Series Producer said: “This is a major milestone for any YouTube channel, and especially for an independent kids brand. Thank you to our loyal fans for watching our shows and spreading the word with your friends and family.”

Series Creator, Brent Dawes, said: “I’m so pleased to see a bit of good, clean fun go such a long way! Way to go, my little animals.”

The channel is managed in partnership with Aardman Animations who also distribute the ‘Munki and Trunk’ series worldwide. Sunrise recently announced that they are in-production on the first Jungle Beat Movie, due for release worldwide in 2020.

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About the series

“Jungle Beat: Munki and Trunk” is a tree-crashing, rock-smashing, water-splashing, fruit-mashing, knock-about comedy adventure for kids aged 4 - 7 years. Munki is a vine-swinging force of nature, hungry for bananas and adventure. Trunk is a big-hearted elephant who loves to nurture and play. These unlikely best friends explore their world together, facing fears and helping friends along the way. It’s the most fun you can have in the jungle!

About Sunrise Productions

Sunrise is a production company with a full service animation studio based in Cape Town, South Africa. Launched in 1998, Sunrise made an impact on the world of media with the release of the first ever feature length stop motion animation to come out of Africa: The Legend of the Sky Kingdom. Sunrise has a passion for quality storytelling, and a conviction that film is the world’s favourite media for stories. Their mission is to inspire, entertain, challenge and enchant audiences worldwide, providing the finest in family entertainment. Their flagship animation series is Jungle Beat, the multi-award winning series of animated short films that have been broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide. Sunrise has also pioneered an entrepreneurial 3D animated character branding and marketing model for high profile sports brands, and partners include England Rugby’s Football Union, The South African Rugby Union, Sharks Rugby, Cricket South Africa, the Welsh Rugby Rugby Union and Juventus Football Club.