Amazon’s First Original Kids Show Now StreamingBy: Josh Wolford - May 23, 2014
Amazon Studios’ first original series for kids is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video
Starting today, you (or your kids, or you and your kids) can stream the first six episodes of Tumble Leaf, a show for preschool-aged children about a “a delightfully curious blue fox, and his best friend Stick, a quirky caterpillar, as they embark on a fun and nature-filled adventure, learning science through their natural play.”
This is Amazon Studios’ first original kids show to premiere as a full series run, but definitely not their first original content. Amazon has put out full seasons of a couple of comedy shows and have full seasons ordered for a handful of dramas as well. They’ll need all of it if they’re going to compete with Netflix, whose original content has been very well received.
“Amazon Studios is ecstatic about today’s debut of Tumble Leaf, our very first original kids series,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “We were blown away by Kelli and Drew’s concept of Tumble Leaf from the very beginning as it perfectly fits the mold of what we’re focused on with our programming: promoting creative thinking and education through a world of adventure and play.”
The first six, 23-minute-long episodes of Tumble Leaf are available to stream right now. Amazon, bucking the Netflix strategy of releasing all episode of a season at once, is going to debut additional episodes in the coming weeks.
Tumble Leaf is the first of three original kids shows that will debut this summer on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Last week, they announced a June 27th release date for Creative Galaxy, a show from from Blue’s Clues creator Angela Santomero. They also announced a July 5th release date for Annedroids, a live-action series featuring a young, female science genius geared toward four to seven-year-olds.
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