Amazon Announces New Kids Pilots for Its 2015 Fall Pilot Season

Six animated pilots will launch from Emmy award-winning Amazon
Studios, including an adaptation of the acclaimed classic book series
If
You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Numberlys from Oscar
award-winning Moonbot Studios, and
Eddie of the Realms Eternal,
from Emmy award-winning writing duo Bill Motz and Bob Roth

Fall pilot season debuts November 5 on Amazon Video

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the lineup for its fall kids pilot
season which is scheduled to debut later this year exclusively on Amazon
Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Amazon customers will
find a slate of animated pilots, including a preschool-aged show based
on the beloved book series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and The
Numberlys,
a story for preschoolers that follows best friends who
encourage children to think beyond the way things are always done.
Animated pilots for children ages 6 to 11 include Danger & Eggs,
a show that chronicles the endless adventures of fearless D.D. Danger
and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant talking egg; Eddie
of the Realms Eternal,
a story that centers around a meek teen who
balances a hero’s life while dealing with the ordinary pressures of
middle school life; Everstar, a journey that follows an
adventurous 12-year-old girl who accidentally intercepts an
intergalactic SOS signal and is brought aboard a rogue spaceship that
travels the universe; and Yoyotoki HappyEars!, a story that
follows a fox whose family accidentally lands on Mytholopia and
encounters its unusual citizens who stir up their lives in extraordinary
ways. These pilots—along with primetime pilots
Edge, Good Girls Revolt, Highston, One Mississippi, Patriot
and Z—will debut November 5 on Amazon Video.

Amazon customers will once again 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 Video app for TVs,
connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo.

The new kids pilots premiering later this year come from accomplished
and award-winning creative talent, including William
Joyce
and Brandon
Oldenburg
(The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,
Scarecrow),
Bill
Motz
and Bob
Roth
(The Penguins of Madagascar), Mike
Owens
(Yo Gabba Gabba!), Shadi Petosky
(Mad), John
Rogers
(The Player, The Librarians), Ken
Scarborough
(Arthur, Doug), and Niki
Yang
(Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors).

“Our new kids pilots will combine rich worlds with unique characters
that we hope will appeal to our customers,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of
Kids Programming for Amazon Studios. “We’re delighted to debut these
animated projects from such esteemed and remarkable creative talent.”

Amazon’s fall pilot season includes the following kids shows:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (for
preschool-aged children)

When you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll probably ask for a glass of milk,
and then…who knows what he’ll ask for next? If You Give a Mouse a
Cookie
follows the adventures of Mouse, Oliver and other familiar
friends as they discover that when you’ve got a curious Mouse for a
friend (not to mention a Moose, a Pig, a Cat and a Dog), one thing
always leads to another, then another, and then another! You never know
what to expect, but you do know it’s going to be fun—and maybe a little
bit messy. Much like the books, the story will start in one place and
lead to unexpectedly delightful twists and turns until we are back at
home where we started. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is based on
the beloved books by Laura
Numeroff
(Dennis the Menace) and Felicia Bond and written and
developed by Emmy Award-winning writer Ken
Scarborough
(Arthur, Doug).

The Numberlys (for preschool-aged
children)

Based on the award-winning book, short film, and app, The Numberlys are
five best friends who discover something they’ve never seen before—a
tiny sprout in their concrete and metal city. Though they don’t know
what it is, they decide to protect this unique little thing against all
obstacles. Through invention, stumbles and bumbles, they help the sprout
become a beautiful tree, making a lasting, joyful change in their world.
Created by William
Joyce
and Brandon
Oldenburg
of Oscar Award-winning Moonbot
Studios
(The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,
Silent, Scarecrow
), executive produced by Lampton
Enochs
(Super), written by Emmy Award winner Joe
Fallon
(Between the Lions, Arthur), and directed by Saul
Blinkoff
(Doc McStuffins, Kronk’s New Groove), The
Numberlys
encourages children to think beyond the way things are
always done and to imagine the way things could be in their world.

Danger & Eggs (for children
ages 6-11; animated)

Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures
of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend,
a giant, talking egg named Phillip. D.D., an energetic future
stuntwoman, is always chasing her next big thrill. Lucky for
her, Phillip is always there with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to more
responsibly–and sometimes absurdly–make her thrill seeking dreams come
true. Danger & Eggs is created by Mike
Owens
(Yo Gabba Gabba!) and Shadi Petosky
(Mad), produced by Petosky and Chris Hardwick’s Puny
Entertainment
(Yo Gabba Gabba!), and features the voice
talents of comedians Aidy
Bryant
and Eric
Knobel
(Saturday Night Live).

Eddie of the Realms Eternal (for
children ages 6-11; animated)

When lazy, unfocused wizard elf Hobi is faced with the return of the
evil Shadow Queen to the Realms Eternal, he summons the greatest hero in
all of the planes of reality, “Edward Armstrong.” Unexpectedly, Hobi
gets a meek teen named Eddie who, much like him, has absolutely no idea
what he’s doing. Together, Eddie and Hobi must work together to banish
the Shadow Queen from the Realms for eternity while Eddie balances a
hero’s life with the ordinary pressures of middle school life. Eddie
of the Realms Eternal
is created by Emmy Award-winning writers Bill
Motz
and Bob
Roth
(The Penguins of Madagascar) and animated by
Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon
Saloon
(The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea).

Everstar (for children ages 6-11;
animated)

When adventurous 12-year-old Ainslie Wickett accidentally intercepts an
intergalactic SOS signal from a lighthouse in Maine, she and
her best friend George are brought aboard a rogue spaceship called the
Everstar. After defending the ship from pirates, they embark on a
journey across the universe where she and her crew encounter aliens,
uncover the mysteries of the Everstar and search for a way back home. Everstar
is created by Becky Tinker and executive produced by John
Rogers
(The Player, The Librarians) and Jennifer Court.

Yoyotoki HappyEars! (for children
ages 6-11; animated)

When Yoyotoki HappyEars and her fox family accidentally land on
Mytholopia, they find themselves in a land where mythical creatures rule
and magic is the norm. Although they try to keep their lives as normal
as possible (and their jellybean pot pie business up and running), the
unusual citizens of Mytholopia stir up their lives in extraordinary
ways. Together with her buddies Steak and Hotwings, Yoyotoki discovers
the magic in just being herself—and learns the hard way that you should
never trust a Medusa snake to give you directions. Yoyotoki HappyEars!
is created by Niki
Yang
(Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors).

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Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
, the Annecy, Annie and
multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf, and Wishenpoof, as
well as popular shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob
SquarePants
Dora the ExplorerTeam Umizoomi, and
Blue’s Clues.

Prime members can look forward to several upcoming original series
premiering this year, with the second season of Gortimer Gibbon’s
Life on Normal Street
premiering on October 30, followed by the much
anticipated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle
premiering on November 20, and season two of Emmy and Golden
Globe-winning Transparent December 4. Coming in 2016 will be the
second seasons of Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch and romantic
comedy Catastrophe, along with the debut season of The New
Yorker Presents
.

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who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at Amazon.com/prime.

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