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Music Industry Vet Ricky Anderson Presents ‘The Tunies’

Twenty-year music industry veteran and former head of A&R at GOOD Music, Ricky Anderson announces the launch of the new animated music video series, Tunisia. Produced by Neko Productions, the series is now available worldwide on YouTube. The new series offers families the opportunity to enjoy song and dance together while reinforcing social-emotional lessons.

Tunisia follows a lively preschool musical group that shares foundational messages while providing a way for families to enjoy song together. Main character Avery and his diverse group of friends Rex, Bella, Rio, Frankie and Bianca invite you to join the crew as they dance and sing about fundamental and key educational topics such as: manners, pick up after yourself, stay safe and more! His fun-loving friends are a mix of anthropomorphic animals and children who mix fantasy and real life.

Launched only two months ago, Tunisia has already amassed nearly 6 million views and well over 100,000 hours of viewing, attracting interest from the likes of Christina Milian, Jimmie Allen, 2 Chainz and Pusha T.

“As a father of three children, I find myself listening to children’s music, often on repeat! I couldn’t believe there was nothing better for families to have fun together. I saw an opportunity to reinvent the genre, using my skills and knowledge in the industry, to create music and videos that the whole family can truly enjoy together, while staying focused on daily routines and the child development,” Anderson said.

Tunisia The team is made up of prominent music industry talent, including Grammy-nominated producers HazeBanga and Ahmad Muhhamad, who have worked with Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, MIA and Beyoncé. In addition to musical talent, partners include content and licensing expert Jacqueline Vong (Playology International), formerly known for her work on The Wiggles and Peppa Pigaward-winning YouTube specialists Little Dot Studios and pop culture and e-commerce partner CultureFly.

The CGI animation is animated by the Neko Productions team. The studio has notable credits in the kids’ space, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Marvel’s Avengers, Monster High and Barbie.

“As soon as I heard about this project and its story, I knew we had to be a part of it,” said Lirit Rosenzweig Topaz, executive producer of Neko Productions. “At Neko, we put our heart and soul into every project. We wanted to bring Avery and his friends to life in an engaging and fun way. Being a parent myself, it is important to create engaging educational content for children and families to watch. »

Moving forward with a goal, Anderson launches the Avery Chase Foundation alongside Tunisia later this year, in honor of his late son Avery. A part of Tunisia proceeds will be used to support parents and families who have lost their children.

New episodes of Tunisia launch every week on Youtube. Follow Avery and the band on Facebook, instagram and thetunies.com.