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Amazon’s New Pilot Season Debuts June 17, 2016

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2016
Amazon’s New Pilot Season, Featuring Award-Winning and Acclaimed Roster of Talent, Debuts June 17 on Amazon Video Shows feature notable talent, including Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Ambrose, David Krumholtz, Jessica Pare, David Arquette, Thomas Lennon, Zoe Kravitz, Michael Pena and Erik Griffin SEATTLE—May 26, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon today announced the lineup for its next […]

Emmy Award

2016 Daytime Emmy Award Winners Announced: Amazon Wins for “Tumble Leaf” & “Niko”

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
The 2016 Daytime Emmy Award winners were announced in a ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2016, with Amazon Studios winning both Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program with Tumble Leaf and Outstanding Children’s Animated Program with the pilot episode of Niko and the Sword of Light. Veteran voice actor Jeff Bennett won the Outstanding Performer in […]
Thunderbirds Are Go

Review: “Thunderbirds Are Go” is a Retro Rocket

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2016
Thunderbirds Are Go is a revival of the classic 1960’s British TV series, with the marionettes and some of the models replaced with CGI, and some of the social sensibilities updated for a more modern era. Other than that, it is the same show I remember being inordinately enamored of when I could catch it […]

Amazon to Stream “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” Starting April 7, 2016

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2016
Beginning April 7, 2016, Prime Video customers in the United States, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom will have unlimited streaming of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Amazon will stream Fuji TV’s popular “noitaminA” anime programming exclusively for Prime Video customers. Amazon’s first global, the upcoming series will also be the first Japanese programming made […]

Amazon Orders “Thunderbirds Are Go” for Prime Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope SEATTLE—February 10, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go to […]

Tumble Leaf

Review: “Tumble Leaf” Season 2 is a Quirky, Playful Delight

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2015
Even though it was one of the first animated series to premiere on Amazon Prime, I wasn’t able to catch up with Tumble Leaf until now, when its second season premieres on the streaming video service. The six episodes offered show that this was a mistake on my part. Tumble Leaf is lovely and charming, […]
Shaun the Sheep Farmer's Llamas

Review: “Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas” – Wild, Wooly Slapstick

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2015
I wonder what flaw in the general American public is keeping Aardman Animations from being far more popular than they are on these shores. It’s clearly not a flaw in their work in general, since the Wallace & Gromit shorts and feature film were all terrific, and even if Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas, and Pirates: […]

Review: Amazon Studios Fall 2015 Premieres Have Many Unexpected Surprises

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2015
It’s Fall 2015, and time for a new batch of Amazon Studios kids premieres. This year, all 6 new programs are animated, with a variety of selections aimed at pre-schoolers to pre-teens. This set of pilots turns out to have a number of surprises in it, both good and bad and often set up by […]