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This article was published on May 23, 2014


Amazon releases its first original TV show for children on Prime Instant Video

Amazon releases its first original TV show for children on Prime Instant Video
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Amazon has already developed and released a smattering of original TV shows including Betas and Alpha House, but today it’s launching its first homegrown series aimed specifically at children.

Tumble Leaf is now available on Prime Instant Video, the on-demand movie and TV streaming service that Amazon is pitching against Netflix. Unlike its closest rival though, Amazon won’t be releasing the entire season at once. Only the first six episodes are available for streaming at the moment; the remaining seven instalments will arrive later this summer.

Tumble Leaf is a stop-motion animated series that follows “a vibrant blue fox” called Fig and his friends. Each episode contains two 11-minute stories and will be made available on Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription service filled with child-friendly ebooks, video games, movies and apps.

Amazon [Press Release]

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