Pocket.watch Launches' Onyx Monster Mysteries' Franchise

YouTubers The Onyx Family will be featured in an animated series, video games, original music, apparel, and more.
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October 26, 2021


Pocket.watch has announced the wide release of the animated comedy series, "Onyx Monster Mysteries," and related games, merchandise and original music. This marks an expansion of the Onyx Family partnership.  

In "Onyx Monster Mysteries," created by Albie Hecht, chief content officer, Pocket.watch and starring the Onyx Family (with 3.45 million YouTube subscribers), the Onyx Family is transformed into cartoon characters in an adventure series to save the monsters. 

Season 1 of the series, consisting of 12 episodes, sees an ultra-wide release across dozens of streaming services, just in time for Halloween. A special sneak preview of all 12 episodes of Season 2 is available exclusively on Amazon Kids+ beginning today and will go into wide release in December. 

"Onyx Monster Mysteries" season 1 will anchor "Scream Stream," a weeklong Halloween programming block, running 10/26-11/1 on the Pocket.watch live-linear channel available via The Roku Channel, SLING TV, Pluto TV, Philo, Samsung TV Plus,

VIZIO's WatchFree+, Plex, Redbox, Xumo and more. "Onyx Monster Mysteries" Season 1 is available on-demand on the Pocket.watch mobile and connected TV apps across all major devices, including Roku, FireTV, iOS, Android and more. 

"We are so proud of 'Onyx Monster Mysteries,' and its message of diversity and empathy, which are core values of our family," Rita and Mirthell Onyx, The Onyx Family, said in a joint statement. "We are grateful to Pocket.watch for their vision, creativity and commitment to bringing diverse voices and characters to kids and families all over the world." 

The "Onyx Monster Mysteries" soundtrack was written and performed by the Onyx Family and is available across all major music services, including iTunes and Spotify. Weekly music videos featuring the animation will drop on the Onyx YouTube channel and across the family's TikTok and Instagram accounts. 

Four "Onyx Monster Mysteries" HTML mini-games, "Yeti Family Rescue," "Matchup!," "Spot the Difference," and "Word Search" are available now on the Pocket.watch mobile app. 

In addition, Amazon will carry a new collection of "Onyx Monster Mysteries" merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, PopSockets, phone cases and tote bags. Product is launching globally and is available at amazon.com/onyxfamily, the newly launched brand destination on Amazon that also provides easy access to all episodes and games. 

"We are so lucky to get to work with the incredibly talented Onyx Family," says Kerry Tucker, chief marketing and franchise officer, Pocket.watch. "' Onyx Monster Mysteries' is an animated celebration of everything that makes this family so popular - music, humor, adventure and teamwork. At Pocket.watch, we strive to create franchises that proudly represent our diverse global audience and we are thrilled to bring it to so many people, in such a unique way, through this many platforms at once." 

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