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Amazon to launch children's series pilots, seeks viewer input

Creators have credits including "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," "Sid the Science Kid" and "Dino Dan"

February 19, 2013

Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of, has announced that five children's test pilots have been OK'd for production. Once completed, they will be posted on Amazon Instant Video for Amazon customers to watch for free and then provide feedback on which series Amazon Studios should produce.

"Production is already under way for the first set of comedy pilots we announced last month, and now we are excited to add even more pilots to the list - five amazing preschool children's series," said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. "Our children's series come from industry luminaries with credits such as 'Blue's Clues,' 'Sid the Science Kid' and 'Dino Dan.' We think parents - and our very youngest customers - are going to love the magical combination of entertainment and learning that they'll discover in these children's series."

The children's pilots include:

Creative Galaxy

Creative Galaxy is an animated interactive art adventure series, designed to inspire kids' creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance. The series was created by Angela Santomero, creator of "Super Why!," the Emmy-nominated literacy series, "Blue's Clues" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood."

Oz Adventures

In this innovative problem solving series, Dot, Dorothy's daughter, goes off to Oz everyday with the children of the beloved characters from L. Frank Baum's classic book, The Wizard of Oz. In each episode, the yellow brick road leads Dot to a new magical location where she solves problems alongside her Oz friends.

Teeny Tiny Dogs

Produced by The Jim Henson Company ("Sid the Science Kid," "Dinosaur Train") and created by Howard Baker ("Rugrats"), Teeny Tiny Dogs follows Butch, Butterfly, Dinky and Polly as they help one another navigate the big world despite their teeny, tiny, small size. This series promotes happiness through friendship, learning, growing and developing a strong sense of self as seen through the eyes of canine friends.


Tumbleaf was created by Drew Hodges and Bix Pix Studios, an award-winning stop motion studio. The series, aimed at preschoolers, is set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend in the path. Children will be enriched by narratives that promote play through exploration and cognitive reasoning.

The Untitled J.J. Johnson Project

The Untitled J.J. Johnson Project revolves around Anne, a young scientist, who creates three robot helpers to assist her scientific experiments in the back of her dad's junkyard. This science-based series from creator J.J. Johnson ("Dino Dan," "This is Emily Yeung") aims to introduce kids to science and technology in a fun, new way.

The launch date of the new children's series is to be announced.



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