Two New Amazon Kids’ Originals Greenlit


SEATTLE: Amazon has ordered two new original kids’ series, including Pete the Cat, which is based on a book series of the same name.

Based on the books by illustrator/creator and consulting producer James Dean, the animated show Pete the Cat has been ordered straight-to-series for 14 episodes. The series is a co-production with Alcon Television Group and will be developed by Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Phineas and Ferb) and Appian Way production company.

Also getting the green light from Amazon is Costume Quest, based on the popular video games. The series is executive produced by Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), who also serves as story editor, as well as Frederator Studios’ Fred Seibert (The Fairly OddParents), Kevin Kolde (Adventure Time) and Eric Homan (Adventure Time). Costume Quest is produced at Frederator Studios.

Both series will be available exclusively for Prime members and will debut next year.

“The creative talent behind Pete the Cat and Costume Quest have a sensibility and pedigree that will resonate well with our customers,” said Tara Sorensen, the head of kids’ programming at Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to be working with such innovative and visionary thinkers in the business.”