aNb Media News, April 8, 2014

Amazon Studios Debuts More Kids’ Programming

Amazon Studios announced that two children’s programs (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Wishenpoof!) and four prime-time shows for adults (The After, Bosch, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent) will become the next Amazon Original Series following positive customer reviews of the pilot episodes.

Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street is a live-action adventure show created by David Anaxagoras, a preschool teacher and first-time writer who was discovered through Amazon Studios’ open-door submission process. The series is a coming-of-age tale that centers around Gortimer, his two best friends Ranger and Mel, and their exploits on Normal Street—an ordinary suburban neighborhood that has a hint of something magical just beneath the surface.

Wishenpoof! is an animated series written by Angela Santomero, creator of Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, and the Emmy-nominated literacy series, Super Why!. Wishenpoof! revolves around Bianca, who has “wish magic,” which means if she wishes to play under the sea then—Wishenpoof!—she’s a mermaid, swimming around with the sea horses. Bianca uses her wish magic to help others and learns to solve life’s problems in her own creative way because with magic, or without, we all have the power to make good choices.

Also this summer, Amazon will premiere its first three kids series Creative Galaxy, Tumble Leaf, and Annedroids exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Each show will focus on important skills for children—science, arts, and critical thinking—and will foster creativity by promoting learning through play.

ToyFest West 2015

ToyFest West announced that the 2015 dates are set for March 8–11. The show will, once again, be held at the South Point Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas. For more information, please visit

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