Amazon Will Debut 6 New Kids Pilots in the US, UK & Germany on June 26th – Get the Scoop!

Amazon today announced it will debut its next kids pilot season of 2015 on Friday, June 26 on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. Four animated kids pilotsTheAdventures ofKnickerbock Teetertop, Lost In Oz, Lily the Unicorn,andBear in Underwearwill premiere along with two live-action kids pilotsA History of RadnessandThe Kicks. The new pilots will come from an accomplished roster of creative talent, includingDavid Babcock(Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls),Andrew Green(Hannah Montana, Suddenly Susan),Adam WilsonandMelanie Wilson LaBracio(Marvel Universe Live, Evergone),The Jim Henson Company(The Muppets,Fraggle Rock), as well as Bureau of MagicsAbram Makowka,Darin Mark,Jared Mark, andMark Warshaw(East Los High, Dirty Little Secret, Smallville).Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members. All pilots will be available via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online atAmazon.com/AIV.

Each of these new pilots bring a quality level of character and storytelling that naturally connect with kids and families, said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. We are excited to bring the combination of great talent, hard work and remarkable vision to our customers.

Amazons new kids pilots include:

  • The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop(for preschool-aged children; animated)

An original wonderland created by brother-sister team Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio (Marvel Universe Live, Evergone),withcharacter design byRhode Montijo(Melvin Beederman: Super Hero, The Halloween Kid), The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertopis artfully animated by the award-winningKarrot Animation(Sarah & Duck).Knickerbock Teetertop, the smallest kid on the enchanted Wonderpine Mountain, wants to be a big adventurer just like his grandpa. Joined by friends on his magical Wonderboggan, Knickerbock, Holly, and Otto have wondrous, challenging adventures discovering new places and creaturesand its not easy. Knickerbock bounces along rugged terrain, pushes against the elements, and challenges himself to overcome obstacles. As he encounters problems Knickerbock uses perseverance, grit, and some encouragement from Grandpato adventure on, adventure through.

  • Lost in Oz(for children ages 6-11; animated)

Lost in Ozis an animated, action-adventure comedy set in a modern, metropolitan Emerald City. Stranded in this spectacular world, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale befriends West, a young, street-smart witch grappling with dark temptations, and Ojo, a giant munchkin. With Dorothys dog Toto, this unlikely crew embarks on an epic journey, seeking out the magic Dorothy needs to get back to Kansas. The challenge for Dorothy, and everyone else in this world, is that Oz is facing the greatest magic crisis in eons.Developedand produced by Bureau of Magics Darin Mark, Jared Mark, Abram Makowka, and Mark Warshaw(East Los High, Smallville), this contemporary re-imagining ofL. Frank Baums extraordinary universe is designed byFlaunt Productions(Under Siege, Project Spark), animated byArc Productions(9, Gnomeo & Juliet),scored byAdam Berry(The Penguins of Madagascar) with theme music byMark Mothersbaugh(The Lego Movie).

  • Lily the Unicorn(for children ages 6-11; animated)

Lily is not only a remarkable, colorful, and comical galshe is truly one-in-a-million. Her unique perspective and independent spirit can brighten up any situation and often leads her and her loyal friends into unexpected shenanigans. In Lilys world, anything is possible: a simple song she hums can go viral and top the charts. A quiet surprise picnic for her best buddy Roger can lead to a city-wide adventure featuring falafel waffles (yum) and a wise guru (of course).Lily the Unicornputs a hilarious spin on everyday situations as Lily transforms even the most typical day into something extraordinary.Lily the Unicornis based on the hit childrens book byDallas Clayton(An Awesome Book) and produced byThe Jim Henson Company(Dinosaur Train,Fraggle Rock).

  • Bear in Underwear(for children ages 6-11; animated)

If theres one thing any forest creature needs before stepping out to greet the day itsunderwear? At least that is the way the lovable cast ofBear in Underwearsees things! Welcome to Shady Glade Woods where Eddie Behr, an eternally optimistic, high energy bear, and his quirky group of animal friends and family reside. Eddie aspires to be a forest legend just like his dad, who discovered pants at an abandoned campsite (well, actually, what he really discovered were tighty whiteys.but no one knows the difference!). Although Eddie is eager to make just as positive an impact on his community as his father did, he soon realizes that success may not be all that its cracked up to be. Delightful hijinks ensue in a world full of forest animals who look at everything from a slightly skewed point of view.Bear in Underwearis based on the bestselling books by Todd Goldman and written by Goldman andDave Schiff(That 70s Show, Robot and Monster).

  • A History of Radness(for children ages 6-11; live-action)

Written and Executive Produced byAndrew Green(Hannah Montana),A History of Radnesscaptures the authentic experience of aspiring musicians formingtheirband. The story follows siblings Jack and Tessiefrom their less-than-cool middle school beginnings at Pleasant Meadows Middle School to the start of their music careers as they put together aband of like-minded musicians, considered outsiders by fellow classmates.The project is directed by award-winning DirectorAlethea Jones(When the Wind Changes, Lemonade Stand) and Executive Produced bySkot Bright(Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Running Down a Dream) and will feature original musicwritten by Hutch Harris of the post-pop-punk trioThe Thermalswith original score byJames Iha(The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle). MusicianHenry Rollins(Sons of Anarchy,Black Flag) guest stars as Coach Carlucci and Imagine DragonsDan Reynoldsand Best CoastsBethany Cosentinolend narration.

  • The Kicks(for children ages 6-11; live-action)

Devin Burke was the star player on her soccer team back home until her family moved to California midway through the school year. Now, Devin has to rise to thechallengeafter discovering thather new school team hasbeen on a losing streak over the last few months and is badly in need of a leader to rally the team together.Based on a book series by US Olympic Gold Medalist and current US Womens National Team soccer playerAlex Morganand adapted byDavid Babcock(Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls), the project is Executive Produced by Babcock,Todd Cohen(Kath & Kim) and novelistJames Freyand his company Full Fathom Five and directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum(Ramona & Beezus, Aquamarine).

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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