Amazon Greenlights Its Latest Round of Children's Pilots
Making the Kindle Fire as kid-friendly as possible
Amazon Studios has added five new kids' pilots to its growing slate of original series.
The third children's pilot season — which will debut in early 2015 — includes three animated shows and two live-action series in addition to the previously announced Sara Solves It pilot.
They include whodunit Buddy: Tech Detective from writer Jennifer Hamburg (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood), book adaptation The Stinky & Dirty Show from writer Guy Toubes (Littlest Pet Shop), comic book adaptation Niko and the Sword of Light from writer Rob Hoegee, live-action lunchroom series Table 58 from director Gil Junger (Greek) and Just Add Magic, an adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name.
Amazon has also announced that new episodes of its first three children's programs will premiere this fall. Tumble Leaf will debut on Sept. 5, Creative Galaxy on Oct. 3 and Annedroids on Oct. 30.
"We're very excited to be working with such talented creative minds in kids' entertainment to bring these five new pilots to life," said Amazon kids programming head Tara Sorensen. "At Amazon, we're focused on great characters and storytelling to create engaging programming for children. We've been overwhelmed with the positive reaction to our first three children's series that debuted this summer —Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy and Annedroids — and look forward to giving parents more episodes of these beloved shows to enjoy."
The children's pilots are part of the Seattle tech giant's efforts to develop original programming for its $99 Amazon Prime service and growing line of products, including the Fire TV and Kindle Fire. Amazon Studios, led by Roy Price, will also debut a slate of original pilots from talent including Whit Stillman and Steven Soderbergh on Aug. 28.