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Amazon Greenlights Gaumont’s Do, Re & Mi


Amazon Studios has greenlit production for the new original animated series Do, Re & Mi from Gaumont and featuring Frozen‘s Kristen Bell.

Do, Re & Mi follows the adventures of three bird friends in a musical world. The 52×11-minute preschool show, created by Jackie Tohn and Michael Scharf, will include original tracks performed by Bell, Tohn and others. It will debut on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

“This series will be such a wonderful addition to our Amazon Kids preschool portfolio and we couldn’t ask for better creative partners than Gaumont and the musical talents of this producing team,” said Melissa Wolfe, the head of kids’ programming at Amazon Studios. “In addition to its beautiful storytelling and character design, the show takes an innovative approach to musical curriculum, which will inspire our youngest customers to create their own language around music.”

Bell, Tohn, Scharf and Ivan Askwith, who are all serving as executive producers on the series, noted: “What excites us most about Do, Re & Mi is helping kids discover the power of music in more engaging ways: through storytelling, singing and ultimately, by making music themselves. When kids are exposed to music education at a young age, it doesn’t just make them more musical—it can actually help in areas ranging from critical thinking and collaboration to creativity and self-confidence. Music has been so critical and beneficial in each of our lives. Through Do, Re & Mi, we’re hoping to share that with millions of kids around the world!”

“Naturally, we are thrilled to move into production on Do, Re & Mi with Amazon Studios, a series that takes kids’ music to another level that both kids and their parents will be excited about,” added Nicolas Atlan, Gaumont’s president of animation. “The creative vision of our partners Kristen, Michael, Jackie and Ivan, combined with the hard work of Gaumont’s Terry Kalagian and Amazon’s Michelle Sullivan, molded this project into an amazing series.”

About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.


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