What were we doing this weekend? Getting gunged alongside celebs like Kate Garraway!
My kids, and several hundred more, took part in the Beano launch event for its new “boredom-busting assault on the WORLD” and new look across the comic, annual and Beano products.
Building on its much-loved comic roots, Beano’s new digital “Ultimate Feed of Awesome” is jam-packed with original videos, along with the best bits of YouTube, games, pics, quizzes and interactive fun to help imaginations run riot and keep kids (and even some grown-up ones…) giggling for hours. It will be updated daily so the fun never ends…
PLEASE NOTE: BEANO STUDIOS RUNS 100% ON NATURAL LAUGHS
We went along to a secret location in London which had been turned into a Beano-tastic fun factory, with inflatable activity center, giant gunge machine and more. The kids were called on to invest their own Beano characters, use the splatter-tastic caterpult, and much more, alongside getting the chance to check out the new website AND leave with a copy of the 2017 annual. Christmas really did feel like it had come early for my 10 year old.
Everything on the feed has the rebellious, irreverent Beano spirit, and comes fresh from the mischievous brainiacs at Beano Studios. It launches with lots of videos, Beano Originals, including brand new cartoons like The Invention of Football (by dinosaurs…), brand new “how to” vids for making cool stuff, and silly jokes delivered by the “Little Squelchies”, all sitting along with great entertainment from Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie and the whole gang.
And the great news for parents is that Beano.com is designed to protect kids – there’s no messaging functionality, no collection of personal information without parental say so, and no sharing of marketing data with 3rd parties. Good news for mums and dads: Beano.com is all FREE! With no sneaky charges and no in-app purchases.
Boss of Beano Studios Emma Scott mentioned “We’ve spent the last three months blue sky thinking in a thought shower, touching base, singing from the same hymn sheet and pushing the envelope… until we realised that was BORING NONSENSE, and we just needed REALLY FUNNY STUFF.”
But this is just the beginning. Beano Studios will be cranking up the mayhem generator with a top secret announcement this autumn… lips are tightly sealed, but whispers abound around the new look TV series…
You can get involved by checking out Beano.com, on Apple and Android apps, and across Youtube and PopJam. To subscribe to the Comic & Annual and cover yourself head-to-toe in our new threads visit shop.beano.com