Amazon Orders Three Original Kids Series—Dino Dana, The Kicks and Lost in Oz—and Orders Half-Hour Special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas

Two series greenlit from previous kids pilot season, including
Amazon’s first original animated series for kids ages 6 to 11
, Lost
in Oz and live-action series The Kicks, based on Alex Morgan’s
book series

Additional pick-ups include a follow-up to the Emmy award-winning Dino
Dan and a half-hour special following up the Shaun the Sheep
series and recent hit movie

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered three new Amazon
Original Kids Series—Dino Dana, The Kicks and Lost in Oz—as
well as half-hour special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas to
debut on Prime Video. The new series come from creative talent including Aardman
Animations
, Bureau of Magic’s Mark
Warshaw
, Abram
Makowka
, Darin
Mark
and Jared
Mark
(East Los High, Smallville), novelist James
Frey
(I Am Number Four), and J.J.
Johnson
(Dino Dan, Annedroids). All three series will be
available for Prime members in the US, UK, Germany and Austria and will
debut next year. Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas will make
its world debut for Prime members in the US on November 13.

“We’re excited to offer our Prime members a beautifully reimagined world
in our first original kids 6-to-11 animated series and bring to the
screen Alex Morgan’s successful book series with an inspirational role
model at the core,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at
Amazon Studios. “Aardman and Sinking Ship are award-winning producers
and we’re excited to debut Dino Dana and Shaun the Sheep on
Prime Video.”

A follow up to the 2015 Emmy award-winning series Dino DanDino
Dana 
is a preschool program that takes viewers on a
whole new level of dinosaur encounters. The series will feature 16 new
prehistoric creatures, an adopted baby dino and, for the first time, two
sisters. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino Field Guide,
Dana, a “paleontologist in training,” and her teenage sister Emily,
begin to see dinosaurs all around them, leading to plenty of action and
adventure. Created and directed by J.J.
Johnson
 (Dino Dan, Annedroids), the series will be
executive produced by Sinking Ship partners Johnson, Blair Powers and
Matt Bishop, co-executive produced by Christin
Simms
 (Dino Dan) and written by Johnson and Simms.

In The Kicks, a live-action series for children ages six to 11,
Devin Burke (played by newcomer Sixx
Orange
) was the star player on her soccer team back home until her
family moved to California midway through the school year. Now, Devin
has to rise to the challenge after discovering that her new school team
has been on a losing streak over the last few months and is badly in
need of a leader to rally the team together. Based on a book series by
US Olympic Gold Medalist and current US Women’s National Team soccer
player Alex
Morgan
, the project is Executive Produced by Full Fathom Five’s
novelist James
Frey
(I Am Number Four) and Todd
Cohen
(Lumen), as well as Andrew
Orenstein
(Malcolm in the Middle). The series also stars E’myri
Crutchfield
(Vacation) as Zoe Hanson, Gabe
Eggerling
(Even Angels Cry) as Bailey Burke, Sophia
Mitri Schloss
(Desert Cathedral) as Emma Gelbaum, Monica
Lacy
(Hawaii Five-0) as Sharon Burke, and Tim
Martin Gleason
(New Girl) as Tom Burke.

Lost in Oz is an animated, action-adventure comedy for
children ages 6 to 11 set in a modern, metropolitan Emerald City.
Stranded in this spectacular world, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale befriends
West, a young, street-smart witch grappling with dark temptations, and
Ojo, a giant munchkin. With Dorothy’s dog Toto, this unlikely crew
embarks on an epic journey, seeking out the magic Dorothy needs to get
back to Kansas. The challenge for Dorothy, and everyone else in this
world, is that Oz is facing the greatest magic crisis in eons. Developed
and produced by Bureau of Magic’s Mark Warshaw, Darin Mark, Jared Mark,
and Abram Makowka (East Los High, Smallville), this contemporary
re-imagining of L.
Frank Baum
’s extraordinary universe is designed by Flaunt
Productions
(Under Siege, Project Spark), music by Adam
Berry
(The Penguins of Madagascar) with theme music by Mark
Mothersbaugh
(The Lego Movie).

In Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas, the Farmer and Bitzer go
to a Country Fair and Shaun accompanies them intent on causing mischief.
Shaun spies an auction of three exotic and very crafty Llamas and
cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them. At first everything’s
great fun, but soon their new Llama roommates get a bit too comfortable
in their new home. When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to
take action to oust the intruders and save the farm. The Aardman
Animations
special is written by Lee
Pressman
(Peter Rabbit), Richard
Starzak
(Shaun the Sheep movie) and Nick
Vincent Murphy
(Moone Boy), directed by Jay
Grace
(Shaun the Sheep, Creature Comforts) and
produced by Paul
Kewley
& John
Woolley
(Shaun the Sheep).

Amazon Original Series are available for Prime members to stream and
enjoy through the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile
devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals,
at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already
a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
The new series 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.

About Amazon Video

Amazon Video includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes
available on Prime Video at no additional charge to Prime members, as
well as access to hundreds of thousands of titles to buy or
rent. Amazon Video is the only service in the world that brings
customers both of these options in one place.

Prime Video, available on Amazon Video, lets Prime members enjoy
binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such
as the multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series TransparentRed
Oaks,
 Hand of God, Bosch, Catastrophe and Mozart in
the Jungle
 as well as hit series like Sex and the City,
VeepGirlsThe SopranosEntourageCurb
Your Enthusiasm
 and The Wire. Prime Video also
offers members blockbuster movies such as Transformers: Age of
Extinction
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesJack
Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Star Trek Into Darkness and The
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
, among others. Prime members have access
to a collection of kids shows including Amazon Original Series AnnedroidsGortimer
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 new original series premiering this
year such as the much anticipated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The
Man in the High Castle
 premiering on November 20 along with Mozart
in the Jungle
premiering later this year. Coming in 2016 will be the
second seasons of Bosch and romantic comedy Catastrophe, along
with the debut season of The New Yorker Presents and Mad
Dogs.

Amazon Video can be accessed through the Amazon Video app on TVs,
connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo.
Prime Video titles can also be downloaded for offline enjoyment—the only
subscription streaming service to offer this functionality. Customers
who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at Amazon.com/prime.

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers
customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items
across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a
million items in 16 metro areas, unlimited streaming of tens of
thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than one million songs, more
than one thousand playlists and hundreds of stations with Prime Music,
early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure,
unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos and
access to more than 800,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’
Lending Library. In addition, Prime members in select cities receive one
and two hour delivery through Prime Now on tens of thousands of items
through a mobile app. Not a member? Start a free trial of Amazon Prime
at amazon.com/prime.

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