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Amazon expands original & exclusive content slate

The SVOD has launched original kids series Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (pictured), while partnering exclusively with Xilam Animation in India.
January 10, 2017

Amazon Prime Video is launching its new original kids series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter in the US and the UK on January 27. The series is based on a children’s novel penned by Astrid Lindgren, who also wrote Pippi Longstocking.

Produced by Studio Ghibli and the Astrid Lindgren Company’s Saltkrakan, the 26-episode series is narrated by Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and directed by Goro Miyazaki (Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from the Earthsea).

The series follows 10-year-old Ronja, played by Teresa Gallagher, as she grows up surrounded by her parents and a band of robbers. The drama begins when she befriends the son of her father’s rival.

Amazon Prime has also inked a multi-year content deal in India with Xilam Animation to exclusively stream the four existing and three upcoming seasons of Oggy & the Cockroaches, as well as Zig & Sharko. Prime members will also have access to Xilam children’s series Floopaloo Where Are You, A Kind of Magic, If I were an Animal, Paprika and The Daltons.

The content ramp-up follows Amazon Prime Video recently moving into 200 additional countries, bringing with it a catalog of original children’s shows including Lost in Oz, Little Big Awesome and The Stinky and Dirty Show.

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