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Amazon Studios Greenlights its First Original Children’s Series Pilot

by Sean P. Aune | March 6, 2013March 6, 2013 11:00 pm PST

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Amazon has given the greenlight to its first original children’s series pilot, Sara Solves It.

It seems Amazon is wasting no time when it comes to getting its original shows into production. While six pilots are already in the casting phase, Amazon announced last month that it was going to move forward with five children’s programs as well. Now the first of those shows for the younger set has received its greenlight to begin production, so be on the lookout for Sara Solves It.

Created by Emmy Award winning Carol Greenwald, and multiple Emmy Award nominee Angela C. Santomero, the series will focus on a pair of siblings named Sara and Sam that will use interactive, math-based puzzles to keep children entertained while solving every day mysteries.

As with all of the pilots Amazon is producing, the finished products will be shown on Prime Instant Video and Amazon Instant Video for customers to vote on and give feedback. That information will help the company decide which productions will move forward. Additionally  some of the pilots will make their way to to LOVEFILM UK and LOVEFILM Germany for additional feedback, but no word as of yet which ones that will be.

Amazon is definitely getting serious about producing its own content, now it will just be interesting to see if it succeeds.

Prime Instant Video Greenlights Original Children’s Series Pilot Sara Solves It

Animated Children’s Math Show Created by Carol Greenwald of WGBH and Angela Santomero of Out of the Blue Enterprises

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 6, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, today announced that it is greenlighting a test pilot for the original children’s series Sara Solves It, co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises.

Sara Solves It is created by Emmy Award winner Carol Greenwald (Curious George, Arthur, Martha Speaks) and multiple Emmy Award nominee Angela C. Santomero (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why!, Blue’s Clues), who also serve as Executive Producers of the new show. Viewers follow brother and sister duo Sara and Sam on absorbing and relatable mysteries that spring from the questions young children encounter in their daily lives. Each mystery is an interactive, math-based puzzle that the home viewer can solve along with the characters.

“We are excited to be part of Amazon Studios’ innovative approach of getting high-quality programming directly into the hands of parents and children,” said Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer of Children’s Programs for WGBH.

“Our math show, Sara Solves It, will challenge and entertain kids while helping to build their enthusiasm for a subject that’s critical to their success in school,” said Santomero, Co-Founder of Out of the Blue Enterprises.

There are now 12 pilots currently underway by Amazon Studios and, once completed, the pilots will be posted on Prime Instant Video and Amazon Instant Video for customers to watch for free. Most pilots will also be available on LOVEFiLM UK and LOVEFiLM Germany. Customers who choose to give feedback will help determine which series Amazon Studios produces.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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