UPDATE (1/28/2019): A spokesperson from Netflix provided Red Tricycle with the following statement via email: Netflix “cannot confirm the accuracy of the statements made about Baby Shark and Netflix.” Red Tricycle will continue to monitor this story and adjust our reporting as more details become available. Our original story from Jan. 22, 2019 appears below.—Keiko Zoll, Editor

If the “Baby Shark” song wasn’t already stuck in your head, get ready—because it most certainly will be when you’re kids start watching the forthcoming “Baby Shark” cartoon. Representatives for Netflix did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

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Just when you thought those “do-do-do-dos”were finally leaving, the creators of the “Baby Shark” phenomenon have decided to up the ante and debut a series of short videos via Netflix, as well as an animated series and a musical—all this year! According to a Bloomberg report, if all goes well the company behind Pinkfong, Smart Study, also plans to develop games that work with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home voice assistants.

What does this all mean? “Baby Shark” isn’t swimming out of our lives anytime soon, so we all might as well get on board and join the anthem of a new generation. (If you’re a Millennial, chances are your parents probably had to suffer through Raffi’s “Banana Phone,” so it’s only fair.)

2019 might be officially be the Year of the Pig—but let’s face it; it’s really the year of the Baby Shark!

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Pinkfong via YouTube

 

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