Hit YouTube Christmas Video Celebrates 1.5 Million Views with All-New Animated Version
12/13/2018

Seattle kids' show Team Marco Polo celebrates 10 years of hit video The Santa Dance by introducing an all new animated version. Teachers and students love it.

Online PR News – 13-December-2018 – Seattle, WA – Hit YouTube Christmas Video Celebrates 1.5 Million Views with All-New Animated Version

YouTube kids' show Team Marco Polo: youtube.com/teammarcopolo celebrates 10 years of entertaining the world and thousands of students and their teachers by introducing an all new animated version of the viral hit The Santa Dance and a new video teaching kids how to do the dance moves featured in the popular music video.

The Santa Dance song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnc08ACBT2c&t=6s, written by musician and actor Jonathan Wright with a video produced by Will Jeakle at Filmateria Studios receives tens of thousands of views every Christmas season. As the school year winds down, teachers looking for ways to keep students engaged have embraced Team Marco Polo and its fun tone as a way to teach kids about the world. The producers have made the new cartoon even more engaging by producing a "How to do the Team Marco Polo Santa Dance" video featuring YouTube personality Ethan Newberry and a collection of school kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMaqR35VTm8

The Santa Dance hasn't just inspired American kids. The song and its heavy metal spinoff called the The Santa Dance Krampus Edition has inspired flashmobs and art pieces in Sweden and New York. In 2013, a group of nearly 100 dancers in Lund, Sweden donned red caps and formed a Santa Dance flashmob in the town square. In New York in 2015, an experimental theater group closed their holiday program by doing an interpretive dance to the heavy metal Santa Dance Krampus Edition, culminating in a head-banging trashing of the set.

In addition to Christmas fare, Team Marco Polo's YouTube site features more than 300 educational video clips on subjects ranging from art to language to travel tips. Among the hit videos are a group of spoof videos of PBS travel guru Rick Steves that the famous traveller himself has retweeted.

The Santa Dance is one of 29 clips featured on Team Marco Polo's Christmas Around the World program that has become the most popular holiday video on the site.

Filmateria digital artist Brian Rees illustrated The Santa Dance cartoon which helps to launch a new animation division at Seattle digital agency Filmateria Studios.

The Santa Dance https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-santa-dance-single/id488937977 and Krampus Edition https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-santa-dance-krampus-edition/488950077?i=488950079 are available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and streaming services such as Spotify.

Team Marco Polo http://teammarcopolo.com is produced by a creative team that has developed bestselling media for popular kids' shows like CBS Show Beakman's World and Bill Nye, The Science Guy. With more than a million views on YouTube and more than 10,000 followers on Facebook, Team Marco Polo has become a favorite channels for educators worldwide.