Nikola Tomić

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Nikola Tomić
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Nikola Tomić

(1975-02-19) February 19, 1975 (age 49)
  • Musician
  • Animator
  • Designer
YouTube information
Also known asNykk Deetronic
Years active2007–present
Subscribers1.96 million[1]
Total views1.89 billion[1]
Associated acts
100,000 subscribers
1,000,000 subscribers

Last updated: 2 May 2023

Nikola Tomić (also known as Nykk Deetronic, born February 19. 1975, Kragujevac) is a Serbian composer, multimedia designer, animator and web designer.[2] He is author of popular animated cartoons for children We are chickens (Serbian: Mi smo pilići), Mommy Loves Baby (Serbian: Mama voli bebu) and Maxim's adventures (Serbian: Maksimove avanture). His YouTube channel is among the most visited channels in the countries of former Yugoslavia.[3][4] As of August 2018, he has almost 1 million subscribers and over 1 billion video views.

YouTube channel[edit]

Tomić created his YouTube channel in 2007 as a personal portfolio. Channel remained relatively anonymous until 2011, and the only video from that period with significant viewcount was the Nyan Pig. Tomić's YouTube channel started to be recognized by wider audience when he published the first version of We are chickens video.

We are chickens[edit]

Tomić was a member of team engaged on development of Facebook game Chicken lines (Serbian: Pilići), authored by Nenad Hrnjak. Tomić made a theme music for Serbian version of the game, while the English theme was composed by Boris Mladenović from the Jarboli band.[5]

In 2011 Tomić published on his YouTube channel animated video We are chickens, for which he composed music and made animation, while the characters were designed by his cousin Dragan Tomić.[6][7] Video become viral and significantly contributed to popularity of tomic's channel.

Maxim's adventures[edit]

Maxim's adventures (Serbian: Maksimove avanture) is a series of animated cartoons published first on Tomić's YouTube channel, and broadcast from September 10, 2016. on the first channel of Radio Television of Serbia.

Main characters are family members – daddy, mommy, and a little boy Maxim and their pet, a little dog called Masha.[8] Characters are based on Tomić's own family members.[9] Several theater plays based on Maxim's adventures were produced.[10][11]

Mommy loves baby[edit]

Children's song Mommy loves baby (Serbian: Mama voli bebu) is Tomić's the most popular YouTube video with over 160 million views (July 2018). The song was made by chance, when Tomić's spouse Jelena sang a song to their son Maxim. Tomić recorded a song with his smartphone and in 2013. published a video. The song was sung by Jelena Kovačević.[12] Later on, the song was adopted on Bosnian, Chinese, Italian and Spanish languages.[13]


Mommy loves baby & Maxim's adventures is a brand and franchise used by Tomić for placement of products and services on the market, a business model already used by similar brands such as Masha and the Bear or Angry Birds.[3]

  • In 2016 Tomić and AdvanTec Group from Belgrade placed on the market puppets modelled after characters of daddy, mommy and Maxim.[3]
  • In 2017 a number of books was published in the serie Growing up with Maxim (Serbian: Odrastanje sa Maksimom):
    • Adventure in the ZOO (Serbian: Avantura u zoo vrtu) ISBN 978-86-10-01950-6
    • The first day in the kindergarten (Serbian: Prvi dan u vrtiću) ISBN 978-86-10-01929-2
    • But I'm afraid (Serbian: Ali ja se bojim) ISBN 978-86-10-01968-1
    • No no no and no (Serbian: Ne ne ne i ne) ISBN 978-86-10-01970-4
    • Adventure with letters (Serbian: Avantura sa slovima) ISBN 978-86-10-01953-7
    • I'm bored (Serbian: Dosadno mi je) ISBN 978-86-10-01969-8
    • Healthy snack (Serbian: Zdrava užina) ISBN 978-86-10-01926-1
    • That really isn't fair (Serbian: To stvarno nije fer) ISBN 978-86-10-01971-1
  • In 2017 a kindergarten named Maksimove avanture was opened in Belgrade, Serbia.

Controversy and legal issues[edit]

Tomić's YouTube channel already survived several legal attacks, based on copyright infringement and intellectual property, which caused temporary removal of Tomić's videos from YouTube on multiple occasions.[9]

After We are chickens video, Tomić produced and published additional videos with the same characters, which in 2015 caused legal disagreements and copyright issues between Tomić, Nenad Hrnjak (author of Facebook game Chicken lines) and IDJVideos ltd. Tomić, Hrnjak i IDJVideos solved this problem in the manner that Tomić removed 7 controversial videos with Chickens from his channel, while Hrnjak in turn granted Tomić with free licence for Chickens usage in the remaining 11 videos.[14][9]

In June 2017, Tomić's YouTube channel was attacked once again, this time by Advantec Group ltd. from Belgrade, with whom Tomić already had some previous business cooperation in toys distribution. On May 30, 2017 Advantec Group submitted a registration claim on Mama voli bebu – Maksimove avanture trademark.[15][16][17][18][19][20] As a consequence, the Court in Serbia rendered a decision on preliminary injunction by which Nikola Tomić is forbidden to make publicly available all episodes of Maksim's adventures until the dispute is resolved in final instance.


  1. ^ a b "About Nykk Deetronic". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Srpski YouTube kralj!". Srbija danas. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Severina bi sve dala za njegovu popularnost: Srpskog kralja YouTubea zna svako dijete na Balkanu". Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nykk Deetronic". Retrieved August 5, 2018 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Pile moje". PC Press. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ovo je mladić koji je stvorio hit "Mama voli bebu"". Blic. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Evo kako je nastao dječji megahit 'Mama voli bebu'!". Večernji list. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mama voli bebu – Maksimove avanture". Radio Televizija Srbije. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c Gaće, Nadežda. "Novi magazin u poseti porodici Tomić–Rauški: Sve je bajka". Novi magazin. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Maksimove avanture". Grad Subotica. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Predstava za najmlađe: Maksimove avanture". Ozon press. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Tvorac hita 'Mama voli bebu' za". Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "YouTube mi je omogućio lagodan život, vjernu publiku imam i u BiH". Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Nykk Deetronic – Nykk Deetronic – Nije bilo velike krađe YouTuba!". Nikola Tomić / Nykk Deetronic. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "Registar žigova". Republika Srbija, Zavod za intelektualnu svojinu. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "Zašto nema Maksimovih Avantura?". Nikola Tomić / Mama voli bebu. Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "MAMA VOLI BEBU više ne može da se gleda na Jutjubu: I roditelji i deca su besni zbog toga!". Telegraf. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "Evo zašto su sa Jutjuba obrisane sve epizode omiljenog crtanog filma". Alternativna televizija Banja Luka. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  19. ^ "Zašto su Maksimove avanture skinute sa youtube-a?". RTV Centar Srem. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  20. ^ "GORE OD GRĐEG Brutalni napad na autorska prava kreatora Mama voli bebu i Maksimovih avantura". Piplmetar. Retrieved August 5, 2018.

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