January 9, 2023
Genius Brands International will premiere the new 10-episode reality series “Kidaverse Roblox Rumble” exclusively on the Kartoon Channel! around the world.
Hosted by TV personality and former NFL star Rashad Jennings, “Kidaverse Roblox Rumble,” which will premiere in Q1 2023, is an elimination-style competition reality series featuring a diverse group of girls and boys across the United States, ages 8 to 12, who compete in 10 different “Kidaverse Roblox Rumble” games to win prizes and find out who is the ultimate gamer for a $1,000 grand prize. Some of the games will include “Yeti, Set, Go,” an arctic obstacle course; “Garden Gauntlet,” an adventure through a complicated outside hedge maze; and “Dune Dash,” a dune buggy race through a Southwestern desert.
Players who are eliminated will still receive their choice of a variety of prizes, including an Amazon gift card, a fifth generation iPad Air, an Oculus Metaquest 2, and custom Nike Air Force Ones.
Following the exclusive launch on Kartoon Channel!, the games used in the series will be made available for all kids to play.
Roblox is a free-to-play online game platform and game design system with more than 164 million active users. “Kidaverse Roblox Rumble” games were developed by Kartoon Channel! using the Roblox platform.
“Being a gamer for many years, Roblox fan, and committed to positively inspiring kids, ‘Kidaverse Roblox Rumble’ is the ultimate opportunity to use my skills to reinforce positive values, including playing one’s best, good sportsmanship, and a ‘never give up’ attitude, while having fun!” Jennings said in a statement. “I love that the series ends each episode with my signature encouragement that any player who embodies these values has ‘never lost!’ I look forward to being a part of this special series where kids can enjoy watching other kid gamers compete for fun prizes, and for bragging rights to the enviable ‘ultimate gamer’ title.”
“Our Kartoon Channel! audience is crazy about the Roblox platform and games, which are an unprecedented phenomenon among kids: half of Americans under 16 play (and often make!) Roblox games,” David Neuman, chief creative officer at Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! Worldwide, said in a statement. “And, we have observed that any video-game-related content performs especially well with our young audience. So it was a no-brainer for us to lean into this enthusiasm and develop an original competition reality series using the Roblox platform, which will help us engage with our audience while they’re watching Kartoon Channel! and while they’re gaming on Roblox.
“It was also important for Kartoon Channel! to stay true to our mission: to be family friendly, safe for kids, and free of any harmful or inappropriate content that can sometimes be found in video games. Our ‘Kidaverse Roblox Rumble’ games are completely kid-appropriate. And our charismatic host, NFL star, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ champion, and children’s book author Rashad Jennings is a wonderful and positive role model for all children, who encourages positive values and good sportsmanship throughout the competition.”
Jennings is a national personality, a former NFL star, TV personality, author and philanthropist and appeared on season 24 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” His Rashad Jennings Foundation is dedicated to inspiring youth by making education fun, providing mentorship for individual success and promoting health and fitness.