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Amazon announces original kids programming premieres

'Tumble Leaf,' 'Creative Galaxy' and 'Annedroids' will premiere on Amazon throughout the summer

Amazon continues to ramp up its original programming slate with the debuts of three children's shows over the summer. The three new shows are "Tumble Leaf," "Creative Galaxy" and "Annedroids."

The online retail giant is following a variation of the Netflix model by releasing the first six episodes of each series on the premiere date, then releasing additonal new episodes later this year. Amazon's first original offerings, the canceled "Betas" and the renewed "Alpha House," debuted last year with new episodes premiering every week during the course of the first season.

"Tumble Leaf" premieres on May 23 and features Fig the Fox and his best friend Stick on their adventures that promote exploration and scientific thinking. The series was created by director Drew Hodges and Bix Pix Entertainment.

"Creative Galaxy" premieres on June 27 and features the voices of "The Daily Show's" Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, as well as Jason Priestley, Cloris Leachman and Christian Distefano. Described as a "make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series," this production from Angela Santomero, co-creator of "Blue's Clues," follows the characters Arty and Epiphany as they travel through the cosmos attempting to solve problems through art, music and dance.

The third original series, "Annedroids," debuts on July 25. It's the only live-action series from this grouping and stars Addison Holley from "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" as Anne, a young female genius, who makes scientific discoveries alongside her human and android friends.

The new series will be available for unlimited streaming for Amazon's Prime subscribers.

 

 

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