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Amazon orders three new kids series, renews Tumble Leaf

Following its latest fall pilot season, Amazon Studios has greenlit three new original kids series and renewed acclaimed preschool series Tumble Leaf for a third season.
December 21, 2015

Following its latest fall pilot season, Amazon Studios has greenlit three new original kids series and renewed acclaimed preschool series Tumble Leaf for a third season.

The three new series, Danger & Eggs, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Niko and the Sword of Light, are set to debut exclusively for Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and Austria.

Created by Yo Gabba Gabba!‘s Mike Owens and Mad‘s Shadi Petosky, Danger & Eggs follows the adventures of a fearless stuntwoman named D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend Phillip, who happens to be a giant talking egg.The animated series for kids six to 11 features voice work by Saturday Night Live comedians Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel and is produced by Petosky and Chris Hardwick’s Puny Entertainment.

Also for kids six to 11, Niko and the Sword of Light gets the greenlight after being passed over in February. Based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios (Alice in Wonderland, Men in Black 3) and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom), the series follows the epic adventures of a 10-year-old boy who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. It features animation from L.A.’s Titmouse (Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja) and is written by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks, Teen Titans).

Meanwhile, Amazon is readying 26 episodes of new book-based preschool series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, written and developed by Ken Scarborough (Arthur, Doug). The show is based on a beloved book series by authors Laura Numeroff (Dennis the Menace) and Felicia Bond.

Rounding out the kids activity, Amazon has renewed multiple Emmy- and Annie Award-winning Tumble Leaf from creator Drew Hodges (Community) for a third season. The stop-motion series is executive produced by Hodges and Kelli Bixler (The Roadents) of Bix Pix Entertainment.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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