Amazon gives second seasons to four kids shows

Amazon gets a lot of attention for its adult programming, such as “Transparent” and “Bosch,” but the company has also been aggressive about building its children’s programming. That mission got reaffirmed on Monday with the announcement it was giving second seasons to four of its kids shows.

The four shows getting renewed are “Tumble Leaf,” “Creative Galaxy,” “Annedroids” and “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.”

“Tumble Leaf,” the stop-motion animated series from animator Drew Hodges, won an Annie Award this year for best general audience animated TV/broadcast production for preschool children.

“Creative Galaxy” is by “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” creator Angela Santomero and enourages children to create art along with the characters on the show. “The Daily Show’s” Samantha Bee and Jason Jones have been among the performers lending their voices to the show.

[For The Record Feb. 25, 10:40 a.m.: A previous version of this post identified Angela Santomero as the former head writer of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” She is the creator of the show.]


“Annedroids” is a live-action series from Daytime Emmy nominee J.J. Johnson (writer for “Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures”) about a young female scientist, her friends and robot assistants.

“Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” was the first series greenlighted through Amazon’s open-door series pitch submission process. It was created by first-time writer David Anaxagoras and tells a coming-of-age tale of a young boy and his two best friends growing up on a typical suburban street.

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