Amazon Prime Video Kids premiering Prime Original holiday specials

As families everywhere hang stockings from the fireplace, place presents under the tree, leave fresh-baked cookies out for Santa, and prepare New Year’s resolutions, Amazon Prime Video Kids will be premiering brand-new Prime Original holiday specials, exclusively on Prime Video. Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm, inspired by the acclaimed children’s book series “Click, Clack, Moo” from New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, premieres on November 28 and Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year, based on the award-winning “Pete the Cat” book series by Kimberly and James Dean, spreads cheer starting December 26.

Amazon Prime Original Holiday Specials:

  • Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm: It’s Christmas time and the farm animals have a problem: how to buy Farmer Brown the present of his dreams – a Tumbletron 300 clothes dryer. It’s a race against time for them, and for Duck who has his own problem – upping his “nice” numbers for Santa to get off the “naughty” list. (Nov. 28)
  • If You Give a Mouse a Christmas CookieIf it’s holiday time in Mouse’s house then, that means Christmas cookies (including a special one for Santa, of course), caroling…and one nearly-destroyed holiday pageant. Can Mouse and his animal friends save the show, without getting utterly distracted along the way? It’s a wild ride as Mouse and his friends embody the friendship and caring at the heart of the holiday season.
  • The Snowy Day: Based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Peter goes on a magical, snowy walk to his Nana’s house to bring home their Christmas Eve dinner.
  • Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year: It’s New Year’s Eve and Pete the Cat needs a New Year’s Resolution, but… he doesn’t even know what a resolution is! So, with the help of his family and friends, Pete sets out on a fun, musical ride to find one. But as the clock ticks down to midnight, Pete is still resolutionless…will he find one in time? (Dec. 26)
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#CuriousGeorgeonHulu (And WIN a Prize Package!)

Disclosure- Prizing and samples are courtesy of Hulu.

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Your favorite monkey is swinging into your home. All 9 seasons of Curious George, as well as the animated film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, are now streaming only on Hulu. As with all Kids programming on Hulu, Curious George streams commercial-free.

Hulu is THE streaming destination for the best of TV, and a great selection of films! Plus, you can stream almost anywhere, on any device, including gaming consoles, set-top boxes, tablets, mobile phones, and more. Visit Hulu.com to start a free 1-month trial which is only available for a limited time.

Series Synopsis

Curious George is an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey. Aimed at preschool viewers (ages three to five), the goal of the series is to inspire children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them. And what better guide is there for this kind of exploration than the world’s most curious monkey?
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Adventure Time: Stakes!

Available January 19, DVD Includes Eight-Episode Story Plus Never-Before-Seen Content

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Cartoon Network answers the burning questions about one of the Land of Ooo’s most mysterious residents, Marceline the Vampire Queen in the eight-episode special, Adventure Time: Stakes!, which will debut on DVD this January. A serialized journey into the diary of Marceline the Vampire Queen, “Stakes!” is the latest in a long line of must-sees from the prolific, Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time team. Available on January 19 for the suggested retail price of $14.97, the DVD will include all eight episodes, plus exclusive new content including animatics, an art gallery, song demos and a brand new song written by Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe).

Marceline wishes to be an undead, red-sucker no more, but can Princess Bubblegum concoct a cure? At the same time, five of Marceline’s most fearsome foes return from her past. What might her most powerful nemesis, the Vampire King, have in store? Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and their friends join the Vampire Queen’s fight against her immortal enemies. But for Marceline, the stakes have never been higher throughout these eight special episodes of Adventure Time!
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Bob the Builder Makes his Return to PBS

A beloved childhood friend is making his return to preschool television with a whole new look and feel this November with the premiere of the newly reimagined Bob the Builder series, now including the voice talent of Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt as Bob’s friend Wendy. The iconic kid’s series Bob the Builder will debut on PBS November 7th (check local listings for specific times) with updated CGI-animation, a brand new look for the series.

c/o Mattel

c/o Mattel

The iconic kids character Bob the Builder is returning to PBS in November with beautiful, updated CGI-animation, a brand new look for the series and its namesake, Bob, and Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt voicing one of the lead roles–Wendy.  

c/o Mattel

c/o Mattel


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New Disney XD Droid Tales

If you have a little fan of Star Wars, they will want to know about the new Droid Tales TV show.  They can watch it now, and get them all geared up for the new Star Wars movie that is coming soon.  Not only is the TV show adorable, but there is a line of toys to go with it.  It being LEGO and all, I’m guessing you aren’t shocked, but the toys and the show are fun, and my son really enjoyed both.

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Airing on Disney XD, Droid Tales gives your family (and your reader’s families) the chance to start catching up on the entire Star Wars saga before the new film hits the big screen in December with bite-sized, hilarious episodes.
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Netflix Debuts PLAYMOBIL’S Super 4

PLAYMOBIL® EMBARKS ON ADVENTURE BEYOND TOY AISLE WITH NEW SUPER 4 SERIES ARRIVING ON NETFLIX ON APRIL 10th.

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One of the world’s most renown toy brands is about to take kids on an exciting journey beyond the playroom.  PLAYMOBIL®-inspired CGI animated series, Super 4, will debut on Netflix in the U.S. April 1st.  Mixing action-adventure and a little bit of comedy, the sensational series for kids ages 5 to 9 vests the fate of a planet in the u-shaped, PLAYMOBIL® style hands of four very unique characters.    Super 4 was co-produced by morgen studios and Method Animation and the release on Netflix will mark its U.S. debut.

Super 4 is a CGI animated series that follows four main characters—Alex the Knight, Ruby the Pirate, Agent Gene, and Twinkle the Fairy─as they explore the distinct island communities of their planet, fight the bad guys, and have fun along the way.  Inspired by one of the most beloved and renowned toy lines in the world, PLAYMOBIL®, Super 4 is a brand new CGI animated series that follows four main characters—Alex the Knight, Ruby the Pirate, Agent Gene, and Twinkle the Fairy—as they explore the distinct island communities of their planet, fight the bad guys, and have fun along the way.  The series truly brings the PLAYMOBIL® playsets to life in the same style that kids play with them—by mixing and matching characters together in incredibly imaginative settings and scenarios.  There will be 26 episodes in season 1, each containing two 11-minute segments.
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TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Special Primetime Premiere Airs Saturday, March 14 on Cartoon Network

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Bumblebee Takes the Spotlight in an All-New Animated Series from Hasbro Studios

Cartoon Network will unleash TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) with a special one-hour premiere event. The latest installment in the iconic franchise features an all new animation style, and builds upon the lore of the iconic Transformers franchise filled with great humor and lots of fun adventure for fans of all ages.

The new series begins as Bumblebee must step up to be a leader in the years after we left the Autobots in Transformers Prime. Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rogue team of young Autobot action heroes. Bumblebee must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally band that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel Sideswipe, elite guard cadet Strongarm, bombastic dinobot Grimlock and overly-excited mini-con Fixit must balance keeping the team together with chasing and capturing their new enemies in every episode packed full of action, fun and adventure.
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Amazon Studios Tumble Leaf Show

Disclosure- I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Amazon Studios. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item to thank me for participating.
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Amazon Studios has a unique approach to televised shows.  It is actually a two-pronged attack.  On one end is the creators who Amazon accepts from all over the world including Zimbabwe, China, the US, and the UK.  The other end of the spectrum is the viewers.  Viewers are able to input opinions at most steps of the creative process from premises, storyboards, posters, test movies, promos, etc.  This brings the audience into the creative mix in a new way from the ground up.  The next up from Amazon Studios is Tumble Leaf, which is geared to preschool aged children and follows the day-to-day life of Fig the fox and his friends.  His friends include Stick the caterpillar, his constant companion who lives on Fig’s arm, and their discoveries and friendships throughout the day.  The show is animated and has a clay look to it.  A picture is worth a 1,000 words and a video is worth even more so check out the clip below:
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