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Dino Dana: Amazon Announces New Kids' Series to Debut in May (Trailer)

It's finally here. The Dino Dana TV show will premiere in the Us and UK on Amazon Prime video on May 26, 2017. The pre-schoolers TV series comes from J.J. Johnson, creator of the Dino Dan series. Amazon originally ordered it to series, back in November of 2015.A live-action and CGI hybrid, Dino Dana is a sequel to Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures. The new series features two sisters, with Michela Luci starring in the title role. The cast also includes Amish Patel and Saara Chaudry.Read More…
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Amazon Hands Series Orders to Kids Shows 'Dino Dana,' 'The Kicks' & 'Lost in Oz'

Amazon Hands Series Orders to Kids Shows 'Dino Dana,' 'The Kicks' & 'Lost in Oz'
Amazon said today that it has picked up to series the children’s shows Dino Dana, The Kicks and Lost In Oz and ordered a half-hour special based on the Shaun The Sheep franchise from Aardman Animations. Created and directed by J.J. Johnson, Dino Dana is a follow-up to his live-action/CGI series Dino Dan. Dino Dana will feature 16 new prehistoric creatures including an adopted baby dino and, for the first time, two sisters. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino…
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Amazon Studios Greenlights Second Seasons of Four Original Kids Series

They’ve proven to be among the most popular kids series on Prime Instant Video, and all four of them were recently honored by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Today Amazon announced that it has greenlit second seasons of its hit kids series: Creative Galaxy, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and recent Annie Award winner Tumble Leaf.

Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, Annedroids and Gortimer have all experienced a tremendous response from our customers and we’re excited to bring them back for another season,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios. “Working with such remarkably talented and impactful creators in both the preschool and kids six to 11 space, it’s exciting to see where the storylines and characters will take us for another season.”

Annecy International Festival and Annie award-winning series Tumble Leaf was created by Drew Hodges (Saturday Night Live, Community) and executive produced
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Stan lands Roadshow Entertainment

Streaming service Stan has scored a coup in the battle with Presto Movies/Presto TV and the incoming Netflix by signing a major content deal with Roadshow Entertainment.

Stan gets exclusive SVoD rights to blockbusters including The Lego Movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Wolf of Wall Street and Edge of Tomorrow as well as The Inbetweeners 2, A Walk Among the Tombstones, John Wick, The Judge, Wolf Creek 2 and Felony.

The arrangement also covers Roadshow.s TV series including Utopia, which won the 2014 International Emmy Award® for best drama, Australian productions Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Brides of Christ and Working Dog.s Frontline and The Hollowmen and kids series LazyTown, Dino Dan and Animalia.

Co-owned by Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, Stan launched on Australia Day, streaming film and TV content for $10 a month, with a 30-day free trial.

Stan will get access to the
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Amazon's Third Original Kids' Series "Annedroids" Now Available on Prime Instant Video

Amazon today announced its third original kids’ series, Annedroids, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Created by Emmy-nominated J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan) and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (Steam) can inspire children to do great things.

Annedroids stars Addison Holley (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) as “Anne,” Adrianna Di Liello (Stage Fright) as her friend “Shania,” and Jadiel Dowlin as “Nick.” The series also features vocal talent from Millie Davis (Orphan Black) as “Pal.”

Amazon recently collaborated with the Association of Children’s
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Amazon Prime’s New Kid Series, “Annedroids,” Boots Up July 25.

Amazon Original’s first forays into original programming, shows like Alpha House and Betas, have been met with critical acclaim. Earlier this summer, Amazon Studios released two preschool-targeted-animated series, Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy. On Friday, July 25, the streaming service is releasing latest release, the live-action adventure, Annedroids. The series comes from Emmy nominated producer Jj Johnson (Dino Dan) and is aimed at children ages four through seven. The series is about a young female genius, “Anne,” her human friends, android assistants and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while using principles of science, technology, engineering and math. My two … Continue reading →

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Amazon’s First Three Original Children’s Series Coming This Summer

Amazon Studios today announced the premieres of its first-ever original kids series coming exclusively on Prime Instant Video. The first six episodes of each show will debut this summer, beginning with animated series Tumble Leaf on May 23, followed by Creative Galaxy on June 27, and live-action series Annedroids on July 25. Additional episodes of the shows will follow later this year.

More on the shows:

Tumble Leaf (for preschool-aged children)

Tumble Leaf debuts May 23 and comes from Emmy Award-winning director Drew Hodges and award-winning studio Bix Pix Entertainment. The preschool aged show follows Fig the Fox and his best friend Stick as they discover adventure, friendship and love around every bend. Themes found in the show promote exploration and scientific thinking through play. The talent behind the characters includes Christopher Downs as “Fig” and “Stick,” Zak McDowell as “Hedge,” Addie Zintel as “Pine,” Brooke Wolloff as “Maple,” and Alex Trugman as “Ginkgo.
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`The Young And The Restless’ Leads 41st Daytime Emmy Races With 26 Nominations

CBS‘ The Young And The Restless led the pack in nominations for the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards, announced this morning. The Bold And The Beautiful was a distant second, with 18. CBS topped the list with most nominations (50), followed by PBS (44), Nickelodeon (37) and ABC (30). Katie Couric, heading her departing syndicated talk show Katie, will contend with Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray and the chatterers on The Talk and The View for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Scoring a best drama nom was now defunct online series One Life To Live. The nominations were announced this morning by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There is still no TV network for the ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Here is the complete list of nominees: Outstanding Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful CBS Days of Our Lives
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Creator J.J. Johnson on "Annebots," and the Joys of Making Science into Mind-Blowing Fun

For creator and director J.J. Johnson, producing a children’s series is not just about entertaining kids but also about getting them excited about interacting with the world around them. It was with this in mind that he created Annebots, a science show that is one of Amazon’s original pilots.

J.J. is one of the partners of Sinking Ship, a production company based in Toronto, Canada. Formed in 2004, its credits include This is Daniel Cook, Are We There Yet?: World Adventure, and Dino Dan.

Annebots is about Anne, who learns about the world and science while hanging out in her junkyard lab with her best friend Nick and android helpers Hand, Eye and Pal.

We spoke with J.J. about what inspired Annebots, opportunities for interactivity, and the thrill of getting kids excited about science.

How did you come up with the concept for Annebots?

I wanted
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Watch All 14 Amazon Pilots Online Now

AmazonStudios is taking a more unusual approach by letting viewers decide what they want to keep watching. The company has kicked off its screening process this weekend by unveiling its inaugural slate of 14 pilots — eight comedies and six kids shows, all made available for free on AmazonInstant Video, LoveFilm UK and LoveFilm Germany. Viewers are being invited to watch the pilots and Amazon is welcoming feedback from its audience. According to Deadline, the company will evaluate feedback from an online panel recruited on Amazon preview as well as traditional offline focus groups to decide if they greenlight a series or not. The highest-profile series is Zombieland, but the two that look most interesting are Alpha House, starring John Goodman with cameos by Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert; and Onion News Empire. Amazon has not yet decided how many of the shows will make the cut, nor when they will premiere.
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Find out more about Amazon original pilots from top creators,...

About Sara Solves It: Sara and her brother find answers to math mysteries. Created by Carol Greenwald (Curious George) and Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CB6RQN0

About Annebots: Kid scientist Anne learns about the world in her junkyard lab with her best pal Nick, and her android helpers. Created by J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00

About Creative Galaxy: Soar with a loveable alien artist to colorful planets of art and inspiration. Created by Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CB6SU5I

About Tumbleaf: Join Fig, a small blue fox, on his journeys through a whimsical land with adventure, friendship and love down every path. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CC00JDE

About Positively Ozitively: Travel by hot air balloon to Oz with Dot, Dorothy’s daughter,
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LOVEFiLM to debut 11 new TV pilots

LOVEFiLM have revealed that the service will host 11 original TV series test pilots for members to stream for free. The never-seen-before children’s and comedy content is being produced by Amazon Studios – the original film and series production arm of Amazon.com.

LOVEFiLM members in the UK and Germany will be able to watch the content and viewer response will then help determine which series Amazon Studios take into full-season production. The move follows the announcement of Amazon Studios’ first pilot production commitment last December which gave six original comedy shows the green light. It brings the total number of Amazon Studios pilots currently in production to 11.

The eleven pilots include:

Creative GalaxyCreative Galaxy is an animated interactive art adventure series, designed to inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance. The series was created by Angela Santomero, creator of Super Why!, the Emmy-nominated literacy series, Blue
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Amazon Studios Greenlights Five Children’s Pilots

Amazon Studios is staying on track with the original programming strategy it laid out last spring, which involved the development and launch of comedy and children’s series. The original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com this morning gave green light to five children’s pilots from auspices who have worked on such kids series as Blue’s Clues, Sid the Science Kid and Dino Dan. The announcement was made by Amazon Studios director Roy Price who comes from kids animation background. The pilots vary in genre from animation to stop-animation and live-action. They join the six comedy pilots Amazon Studios ordered in December. Once completed, all 11 pilots will be posted on Amazon Instant Video, Prime Instant Video, Lovefilm UK and Lovefilm Germany for Amazon customers to watch for free. Viewer feedback will help determine which of them will go to series. Here are details about the children
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Nominees at the 26th Gemini Awards

Yesterday, the Canadian Academy released its list of nominees for the 26th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Best Animated Program or Series

* Glenn Martin Dds

* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five

* Jimmy Two Shoes

* Kids vs. Kat

* March of the Dinosaurs

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series

* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock

* Degrassi: The Next Generation

* How to be Indie

* That's So Weird

* Vacation with Derek

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series

* Artzooka!

* In Real Life

* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011

* Survive This

* TVOKids - Mark's Moments

Best Comedy Program or Series

* This Hour Has 22 Minutes

* Call Me Fitz

* Good Dog

* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010

* Living in Your Car

* Rick Mercer Report

Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie

* Fakers

* The Kennedys

* My Babysitter's a Vampire.

* The Pillars of the Earth

* Sleepyhead

Best Dramatic Series

* The Borgias

* Endgame

* Flashpoint

* Skins

* The Tudors
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How I Met Your Mother Review: "Challenge Accepted"

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New is always better and this season's final new episode, "Challenge Accepted", proved that it is never too late for a season finale to become memorable. 

First off though, was that the set from the "Soup Nazi" episode of Seinfeld that Lily bought the soup from? It looked pretty similar. 

I didn't realize what was going on until Lily burst through the door and tried to stop Marshall from eating the soup. I was so thrilled for the news that I was sure would come that I didn't really mind that Lily's vomit sound actually resembled the T-Rex from Jurassic Park and not a velociraptor. Sorry for that Mosby moment. Who am I, Dino Dan

As if Ranjit's return wasn't joyous enough, we were treated to Robin and Barney rehashing their relationship as only they could. Robin recalled how she motor boated a much heavier Barney. What an image. I
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Winners at the 14th Wgc Awards

Yesterday, the ceremony of the Writers Guild of Canada Awards was hosted by comedian Debra Digiovanni. During that night, the winners, who work either in the film or television industry, were revealed.

Dishing out the awards were special guest presenters including Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries), Kristin Booth (Crackie, Young People Fucking), Inga Cadranel (The Bridge, Rent-a-Goalie), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), and screenwriters Mark Farrell (Corner Gas, Dan for Mayor), Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph, One Week), Jennifer Pertsch (6Teen, Total Drama Island), Christin Simms (Captain Flamingo, Dino Dan), Shelley Eriksen (ReGenesis) and Leila Basen & David Preston (Heartland).

Now, without further ado, let's present the winners.

Animation:

Total Drama Action - “The Sand Witch Project”

Written by Shelley Scarrow

Children & Preschool:

Max and Ruby - “Max Says Goodbye”

Written by Kate Barris

Documentary:

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet – 40 Years of One Night Stands

Narration written by Robert Lower

Episodic half-hour:

Less Than Kind -
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