Amazon are targeting the kids market by producing original shows from their production arm, Amazon Studios. The company have announced the production of five children’s show pilots to run on streaming services Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video.
The shows include Creative Galaxy, which is developed by Blues Clues creator Angela Santomero, the Jim Henson Company with Oz Adventures; Teeny Tiny Dogs, produced by The Jim Henson Company, Tumbleaf by Drew Hodges and Kelli Bixler. The other two are as yet untitled.
When complete the shows will be made available for free streaming on Amazon Instant Video, Prime Instant Video, Lovefilm in the UK and Germany. The feedback and reaction of the fans will determine which shows are made into full series.
Speaking about the original content, Director of Amazon Studios, Roy Price said, “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. 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.”