The award-winning Amazon Original Series Tumble Leaf will soon debut its third season with 12 new episodes, launching Tuesday, August 15 on Prime Video in the US and UK. To celebrate, Amazon went behind the scenes with the crew of acclaimed stop-motion studio Bix Pix Entertainment to show how passion, creativity and a touch of magic go into creating this utterly endearing preschool series.
“We’re delighted to offer a third season of Amazon’s beloved kids series and continue our mission of offering high-quality children’s programming that helps our audiences learn and grow,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that this unique series has received so many awards, and with all-new adventures, irresistible characters and stunning animation, the latest season of Tumble Leaf is sure to win over viewers everywhere, too.”
Tumble Leaf follows the adventures of curious, creative Fig the fox (voiced by Christopher Downs), who lives in a wrecked schooner ship by the sea where every day Gingko the crab (Alex Trugman) shows him a new item of interest that sends him on a fun, nature-centered expedition. He’s joined in discoveries by Stick the caterpillar, Maple the polar bear (Brooke Wolloff), Hedge the hedgehog (Zac McDowell) and Pine the porcupine (Addie Zintel).
In Season 3, Fig’s universe expands with new places and special friends, including Pebble the spider, Bonsai the whale and Bird of Paradise. The latest episodes help teach young viewers gentle life lessons through topics that are universally relatable for preschoolers, such as a friend moving away and dealing with disappointment. (Trailer here.)
Featured in the video, in order of appearance: Creator & director Drew Hodges, motion control operator & lighting technician Ian Barrett, property master Victoria Prow, script supervisor & writer Shane Portman, costume design & fabrication crew Carol Binion, assistant animator Cami Kwan, costume design & fabrication crew Robyn Simms, executive producer Kelli Bixler (owner, Bix Pix), director of photography Jeff Gardner, lead VFX artist Amanda Goad, production designer Jason Kolowski, VFX supervisor Brian Kokoszka, head of character fabrication Barney Marquez, supervising animator Dan Mackenzie, lighting & camera lead Charles Corbin, head of armature fabrication Christian Norris, animation director Michael Granberry, lead rigger Nick Blake, gaffer Anthony Doublin, producer Jodi Downs, assistant animator Scarlett Nelson, storyboard director Villamor M. Cruz Jr., head of paint Robyn Yannoukos.