Amazon Studios has reaped a new harvest from its latest fall pilot season, giving the green light to three original kids series and placing an order for a third season of Tumble Leaf, which this year picked up five Daytime Emmy Awards on top of other notable honors from Annecy, the Annies and Parents’ Choice.
New series Danger & Eggs, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Niko and the Sword of Light will be available exclusively through Amazon’s Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan and Austria. Tumble Leaf is created by Drew Hodges , and the third stop-motion animated season will again be executive produced by Hodges and Kelli Bixler of Bix Pix Entertainment.
Danger & Eggs for kids 6-11 is created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!) and Shadi Petosky (MAD). The show centers on fearless stuntwoman D.D. Danger and her hyper cautious best friend Phillip — a giant talking egg. The voice cast features Saturday Night Live comedians Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel, and is produced by Petosky and Chris Hardwick’s Puny Entertainment.
Niko and the Sword of Light (kids 6-11) was passed over earlier this year but now will go into production at Titmouse Animation Studio. Written by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil) and based on the motion graphic comic from Imaginism Studios and Studio NX, Niko is an epic tale of a 10-year-old boy who is the last of his kind, set in a strange fantasy world.
And, a fresh animated series based on the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond will get a 26-episode season, aimed at preschoolers. The adaptation is being written and adapted by Ken Scarborough, whose credits include Arthur and Doug.