Amazon Studios has ordered five kids series pilots for Amazon Prime Instant Video service in the US, which will also be available to watch on its LoveFilm video-on-demand service in the UK.
The streaming service has been moving into original production and testing pilots with subscribers who provide feedback online, helping the OTT provider make its final selection. The quintet of new shows are all aimed at kids aged 6-to-11.
The shows include Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, a live-action show from first time writer David Anaxagoras about three quirky teens.
Grid Smasher is a puppetry and CGI hybrid about a group of aliens competing in a fictional intergalactic sport. It is from Dan Clark who’s previous credits include Yo Gabba Gabba!
Duane Capizzi (Transformers Prime) has submitted Hard-Boiled Egg, an animated comedy about special agents who try to fix scientific mistakes.
Another offering from a seasoned producer is The Jo B. & G. Raff Show from Josh Selig (The Wonder Pets). The preschool series follows the titular characters as they set about making a daily TV show.
The new pilot selection is rounded off with Wishenproof! from Blue’s Clues creator Angela Santomero. The animated show follows a girl who can make wishes come true. It is Santomero’s second Amazon Studios pilot with her first, Creative Galaxy, currently in production and scheduled to be available on Prime Instant Video in early 2014.