In 2016, the series gained two Netflix-original series, Ask the StoryBots (a series where five of the main StoryBots travel into the real world to solve a kids question) and StoryBots Super Songs (a collection of the previous songs based around a specific theme for the episode).
In May 2019, the brand was officially acquired by Netflix.
StoryBots provides examples of:
- Art Shift: Each song topic is animated by a different animator, leading to various styles of art. The alphabet songs in particular have a variety of animators per letter.
- Car Song: The song Cars, Cars, Cars is about the various types of cars on the road.
- Catchphrase: "I'm so hot" for the sun in the space songs.
- Eating Machine: The StoryBots are easily able to consume human food, to the point they were the subject of a song on the digestion system in the Body Parts song arc.
- Educational Song: The whole point of the series is to have catchy songs about educational topics.
- Cute Machines: Their simple style makes the StoryBots very adorable.
- Parodies for Dummies: "Tyrannosaurus Rex" has the T-Rex briefly reading "Arms for DumDums" when mentioning that he doesn't know the purpose of his tiny arms.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Throughout the songs, the StoryBots are seen doing the same tasks that humans would be doing, for the sake of explaining the topic at hand.
- Robo Speak: The only two to actually have it is the voices for the two backup singer StoryBots in the songs, though these voices flip between various ones.
- Robot Antennae: A few stylizations give small ones on the top of some of the StoryBots.
- Thanking the Viewer: Most StoryBots related content thanks, among others, "anyone who's ever shared a JibJab video with a friend. We love you."
- Take That!: "Seven Days" takes a jab at The Beatles:But you better get it straight
There's seven days a week, not eight
The Beatles' song is wrong
For the record, let me state...
- Tin-Can Robot: All of the StoryBots are cylinders with tops that jump up and down to speak.
- Train Song: Both the classic Ive Been Working on the Railroad and a new song titled Riding on a Train appear as songs. The latter song explains the various types of train cars and people that work on a train.