Amazon green lights fresh crop of kids' pilots
DetailsMichelle Clancy | 12 May 2015
Amazon has green lit four animated pilots — the Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop, Lost In Oz, Lily the Unicorn and Bear in Underwear — and two live-action pilots — A History of Radness and The Kicks — for its next kids' pilot season debuting this summer.
The series, originals for Amazon Instant Video, will be vetted by the public, as Amazon has done in the past. Customers will be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members. All pilots will be available via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/AIV.
"These new pilots will bring sophisticated stories and unique points of view that we hope will resonate well with kids and families," said Tara Sorensen, head of kids' programming for Amazon Studios. "We're very excited to be working with such passionate creative teams and look forward to sharing these projects with our customers later this year."
Amazon Studios has also announced eight additional, original series will premiere in 2015 and early 2016 exclusively on Prime Instant Video, including kids series Wishenpoof!, Just Add Magic and the Stinky & Dirty Show, as well as original series Hand of God, Mad Dogs, The Man in the High Castle, docu-series The New Yorker Presents, Red Oaks and a second season of Transparent.