Amazon is continuing to beef up its original programing, ordering five potential children's series to pilot, including shows from the creators of "Blue Clues" and "Rugrats," the company announced on Thursday.
"Creative Galaxy," "Oz Adventures," "Teeny Tiny Dogs," "Tumbleaf" and an untitled J.J. Johnson project will join six other comedy pilots on Amazon Instant Video. Viewers can watch for free and give their feedback — after which Amazon will decide what shows get series orders.
No launch date has yet been scheduled for the pilots.
"Creative Galaxy," from "Blue Clues" creator Angela Santomero, is an animated interactive art adventure series that hopes inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance.
The "Wizard of Oz"-inspired "Oz Adventures" will follow Dorothy's daughter, Dot, on daily learning excursions down the yellow-brick road with other offspring from Dorothy's old pals.
"Teeny Tiny Dogs" hails from "Rugrats" creator Howard Baker, is produced by the Jim Henson Company. As the title suggests, the show follows teeny tiny dogs as they overcome their size to navigate the big, large world.
"Tumbleaf," created by Drew Hodges and Big Pix Studios, hopes to entertain preschoolers with a small, blue fox named Fig who has a knack for finding learning adventures down every path it wanders.
J.J. Johnson's project introduces kids to science and technology through Anne, a young scientist and her three robot helpers assisting her experiments carried out in her dad's junkyard.
“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,” Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, said in a statement.