Amazon Launches Original Kids Series Bookaboo on October 28 on Prime Video in the US and UK

New preschool show, featuring special guests Paula Abdul, Selma
Blair, Guillermo Diaz, Michael Sheen, Adam Copeland, Rachelle Lefevre,
Molly Parker, Hannah Simone, and Emily Van Camp combines puppetry, live
action and CGI animation to help families find their reading rhythm

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids
Series, Bookaboo, is set to premiere October 28 on Prime Video in
the US and UK. Already a full-fledged international hit, the series for
preschool-aged children celebrates the fun and benefits of adults and
children reading together. Bookaboo inventively combines
puppetry, live action and CGI animation, and every episode features a
different celebrity guest, who goes “backstage” to share their favorite
picture book with Bookaboo, the adorable world-famous drummer puppy and
star of the show who needs to be read a book a day or he just can’t
play. Among the series special guests are Paula
(American Idol), Rachelle
(Twilight), Molly
(House of Cards), Hannah
(New Girl), Emily
Van Camp
(Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Selma
(Legally Blonde), Michael
(The Queen), Guillermo
(Scandal), WWE Wrestler Adam
, NASA Astronaut Commander Chris
, and NFL player Antonio
of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bookaboo, the latest
addition to Amazon’s award-winning preschool programming slate, is
created by Lucy
, Founder of Happy Films, and produced by Happy Films and Sinking
Ship Entertainment
(Odd Squad, Annedroids).

Bookaboo will debut on October 28 exclusively for Prime members
via the Amazon Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Fire TV,
mobile devices; and online—Prime members can also download the series to
mobile devices for offline viewing.

Bookaboo is an exciting show developed to promote literacy by
inspiring parents to read to and with their children and help instill a
lifelong love of reading,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming
at Amazon Studios. “Each episode incorporates funny storytelling and
great books, specifically chosen to capture young viewers’ attention and

“We’re thrilled to be working with Amazon Prime Video to bring Bookaboo
and its important message to families all across the country,” said
Goodman. “With only half as many parents reading to their kids as there
were a generation ago, the time to make a difference is now. Every child
should have the opportunity to share great books with someone they love.”

The rocking series follows Bookaboo as he tours the globe with his
bandmates Paws and Growler, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring
fans. There’s only one hitch – Bookaboo just can’t play without a story
a day! The precocious pup finds creative ways to avoid performing,
leading to laugh-out-loud comedy sketches and silly songs. To empower
Bookaboo to return to the stage, a famous face appears in each episode
to share a favorite story. The picture book that the celebrity guest
brings in the special “bookabag” is brought to vibrant life through
animation and an interactive, energetic reading that restores Bookaboo’s

The entire first season of Bookaboo will be available for
Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs;
connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or
online at,
at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already
a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit will
also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the
all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for
kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices,
including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription
is included with every Fire Kids Edition.

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