Amazon unveils fall slate for kids originals

New series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Sid & Marty Krofft's Sigmund and the Sea Monsters join two returning series in Amazon's fall offering.
September 7, 2017

Brand-new original kids series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters are set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK this fall alongside new seasons of Wishenpoof  and The Stinky & Dirty Show.

Based on the classic book series by Laura Numeroff (Dennis the Menace) and Felicia Bond, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (pictured) was part of Amazon’s 2015 fall pilot season and earned a 4.7 out of 5 stars rating by Amazon customers. The series, which is executive produced by Numeroff, Bond and Emmy-winning writer Ken Scarborough (Arthur, Sesame Street, Curious George) who also serves as head writer, will make its Prime Video premiere on November 7. (Amazon first launched the property as an original holiday kids special, If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie, on November 25, 2016.) Its educational curriculum was developed with authors Mimi Ito and John Seely Brown and takes a cause-and-effect approach to the endless possibilities of imagination and creativity.

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, meanwhile, is based on the legendary Krofft brothers’ classic 1970s Saturday morning TV series of the same name and will bow on October 13. Targeting kids ages six to 11, the new version follows two beachcombing brothers, Johnny (Solomon Stewart) and Scotty (Kyle Breitkopf) as they race to protect their new sea monster friend Sigmund from the dastardly monster hunter Captain Barnabas (David Arquette). Greenlit last November, the show is executive produced by Sid and Marty Krofft (Mutt & Stuff, H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost) with Ron Oliver directing. It also features a cover of the original theme song, “Friends” by The Roots.

For the second seasons of CGI-animated preschool series Wishenpoof  and The Stinky & Dirty Show, the former will debut on September 26, while the latter’s fall premiere date is yet to be announced.

Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises, Wishenpoof follows an imaginative little girl named Bianca, who in trying to harness her ability to use “wish magic,” ultimately uses her own wits to help her friends out of jams.

The show’s pilot, which was a part of Amazon’s second pilot season, was originally greenlit for a series in March 2014. For Wishenpoof‘s ongoing expansion into licensing, a season two soundtrack will be available on September 26 for exclusive streaming via Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. The IP’s Wishenpoof Wish Magic Adventure Game by Haywire Group is already available on Amazon.

Rounding out the slate is season two of The Stinky & Dirty Show, which is based on the I Stink! books by Kate and Jim McMullan. The series is written and developed by Guy Toubes (The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Littlest Pet Shop), executive produced by Toubes and Holly Huckins, and animated by Ireland’s Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit, Octonauts, Doc McStuffins). Amazon ordered season one in February 2015.

All four fall shows will launch worldwide at a later date. The slate’s announcement follow last week’s unveiling of three new live-action pilot launches by Amazon—Skyward, A Kid Called Mayonnaise and Will vs. The Future.

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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