Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids shows

Amazon greenlights pilots for five new kids shows
"Niko and the Sword of Light" is one of five new kids shows coming from Amazon. (Amazon)

Amazon studios loves its pilots. The online retail giant announced on Monday it had greenlighted pilot episodes for five new kids series -- three animated and two live action.

The new pilots will become part of the company's third kids pilot season, where they will stream through the Amazon website sometime in early 2015. Fans will be able to view the pilots and vote on which ones should be ordered to series.

The pilots include "Buddy: Tech Detective," aimed at preschoolers, a whodunit  series in which super sleuth Buddy uses interactive technology to solve cases.

"The Stinky & Dirty Show" is based on the "I Stink" children's books and follows the adventures of Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty the backhoe loader as they work around their home of Go City and constantly learn from their mistakes.

"Niko and the Sword of Light" is a fantasy adventure series for kids ages 6-11 that follows a 10-year-old boy on his epic quest to defeat ultimate bad guys. The series is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, who did character and concept designs for "Men in Black 3" and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

"Table 58" is a live action pilot about a specific table in the school lunchroom where kids from all sorts of different cliques end up sitting together and learning to get along.

"Just Add Magic" is another live action series about two girls who stumble upon a cookbook that actually creates magic spells that work.

Amazon also announced that new episodes of its previous three kids series "Tumble Leaf," "Creative Galaxy" and "Annedroids" will be available this fall: new episodes of "Tumble Leaf" on Sept. 5, "Creative Galaxy" on Oct. 3 and "Annedroids" on Oct. 30.

Meanwhile, adults await the company's third round of grownup pilots, which will go live on Aug. 28. The new series that came from the second pilot season will also debut later this year, beginning with "Transparent."

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