Amazon’s First Batch of Original Kids Shows Premiere This SummerBy: Josh Wolford - May 15, 2014
Amazon Studios has already entered the market with original drama and comedy series geared toward adults, but over the course of the next couple months, they’ll finally give the kiddos something to watch.
Amazon plans to debut three new children’s series over the next two months. First, Tumble Leaf will hit Amazon Prime Instant Video on May 23rd. The show for preschool-aged kids follows characters named Fig the Fox and Stick as they “discover adventure, friendship and love around every bend.” Amazon Studios says the show focuses on exploration and scientific thinking.
Then on June 27th, Amazon will make Creative Galaxy available. The show, from Blue’s Clues creator Angela Santomero, is also for preschool-aged children and features an interesting cast including Samantha Bee, Christian Distefano, Jason Jones, Cloris Leachman, and Jason Priestley. Creative Galaxy is also about exploration, but will focus more on creative thinking through art, crafts, music, and dance.
Finally, on July 5th, we’ll get Annedroids. A show geared toward four to seven-year-olds, Annedroids is a live-action series featuring a young, female science genius.
You might remember these three show from Amazon’s very first round on original pilots, in which viewers helped decide which pilots would be developed into full series. Alumni from that group also include adult comedies Alpha House and Betas.
“Amazon Studios is thrilled to bring its first original children’s series to kids and their families this summer. We’re working with some of the most renowned creators in the business to introduce programming that promotes life-long learning through play,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “The kids programming team and series creators have had so much fun developing these new series. We can’t wait to share it with kids and their families across the country and see the learning experiences it fosters.”
Amazon will put the first six episodes of each show up on their respective dates, and additional episodes will premiere at a later date.
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