By Sahil Patel
Amazon Studios has ordered second seasons of “Creative Galaxy,” “Annedroids,” “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street,” and “Tumble Leaf” — which have become four of the most popular children’s programs on Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to the company.
Together, these four shows are among the top kids titles across all of Prime Instant Video, with “Creative Galaxy,” “Gortimer Gibbon’s,” and “Tumble Leaf” delivering some of the most-streamed kids seasons on Amazon, the company said in announcing the pickups. (Per custom, Amazon did not disclose actual viewing numbers for any of the shows.)
“Creative Galaxy,” from Out of the Blue Enterprises and “Blue’s Clues” creator Angela C. Santomero, is described as a “create-along” art adventure series that follows an alien artist and his sidekick as they travel the galaxy and solve problems through art. The series is animated by 9 Story Entertainment, and is executive produced by Santomero and Samantha Freeman. The voice cast includes Samantha Bee (“The Daily Show”), Jason Jones (“The Daily Show”), Cloris Leachman (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills 90210”), and Brooke Shields (“Lipstick Jungle”).
“Annedroids,” created by Emmy-nominated JJ Johnson (“Dino Dan”) and Sinking Ship Entertainment, is a live-action adventure series about a young female scientist and her human friends and their android assistants. The series attempts to spotlight, through trial and error, how STEAM can inspire children to do great things.
“Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street,” which is created by David Anaxagoras and executive produced by Oscar winner Luke Matheny (“God of Love”), is a coming-of-age story about three best friends in an ordinary suburban neighborhood that has “a hint of something unexpected just beneath the surface.” It’s also notable for being the first series to come out of Amazon Studios’ pilot submission program, which allows anyone to submit ideas and scripts to the studio.
“Tumble Leaf,” created by Drew Hodges (“SNL,” “Community”) and executive produced by Hodges and Kelli Bixler (“SNL”) of Bix Pix Entertainment, is a stop-motion animation series that follows a curious blue fox and his best friend, a caterpillar, as they embark on nature-filled adventures.
The shows are part of a growing children’s programming slate at Amazon that includes “Wishenpoof!” as well as the recently greenlit “Just Add Magic” and “The Stinky & Dirty Show.”
All series are available to watch for free for Prime subscribers, across all devices that Prime Instant Video is available on. Additionally, Amazon has also launched custom apps for “Tumble Leaf” and “Androids” on Fire devices, which are available to download for free via the Amazon App Store. All four series are also available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the company’s subscription service for kids.