Kidscreen is reporting that AmazonStudios have green lit three new kid’s shows…
Amazon has ordered three new original kids series, Dino Dana, The Kicks and Lost in Oz, as well as half-hour special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmerâ€™s Llamas, to debut on its Prime Video platform.
All three series targeting kids six to 11 will be made available for Prime members in the US, UK, Germany and Austria in 2016, while Shaun the Sheep: The Farmerâ€™s LlamasÂ is slated to make its worldwide debut on Prime in the US on November 13.
Created and directed byÂ J.J. JohnsonÂ (Dino Dan, AnnedroidsÂ ), Dino Dana is a follow-up to the 2015 Emmy award-winning series Dino Dan. Produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment partners J.J. Johnson,Â Blair PowersÂ andÂ Matthew Bishop, co-executive produced byÂ Christin SimmsÂ (Dino Dan) and written by Johnson and Simms, the preschools series will feature 16 new prehistoric creatures, an adopted baby dino and two sisters.
Live actioner The Kicks, stars a young female soccer star who is uprooted to California midway through the school year and has to rise to the challenge after finding out her new team has been on a lengthy losing streak. Based on a book series by US Olympic gold medalist and current US Womenâ€™s National Team soccer playerÂ Alex Morgan, the project is executive produced by Full Fathom Fiveâ€™s novelistÂ James FreyÂ (I Am Number Four) andÂ Todd CohenÂ (Lumen), as well asÂ Andrew OrensteinÂ (Malcolm in the Middle).
Rounding out the trio of new series is animated action-adventure comedy, Lost in Oz. The series is set in the modern metropolitan Emerald City, where 12-year-old Dorothy Gale befriends the street-smart witch West and giant munchkin Ojo. Along with Dorothyâ€™s dog Toto, the group sets out on an epic journey to help her get back to Kansas. Lost in Oz is developed and produced by Bureau of Magicâ€™sÂ Mark Warshaw,Â Darin Mark,Â Jared Mark, andÂ Abram MakowkaÂ (East Los High, Smallville).
Finally, in Shaun the Sheep: The Farmerâ€™s Llamas, Shaun accompanies the Farmer and Bitzer to a country fair, where he cleverly convinces the Farmer to buy three exotic llamas. However, Shaun soon find outs his new roomates are a bit too cozy in their new home, and heâ€™s eventually forced to oust the intruders and save the farm.
TheÂ Aardman AnimationsÂ special is written byÂ Lee PressmanÂ (Peter Rabbit),Â Richard StarzakÂ (Shaun the Sheep) andÂ Nick Vincent MurphyÂ (Moone Boy), directed byÂ Jay GraceÂ (Shaun the Sheep,Creature Comforts) and produced byÂ Paul Kewley and John WoolleyÂ (Shaun the Sheep).