The 13 episodes to be released in the US and UK were created by Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky, and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick, and will feature the voice talent of comedians Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel, alongside a star-studded roster of guest actors.
SEATTLE -- Amazon has announced its original animated kids series Danger & Eggs will premiere on Friday, June 30 on Prime Video in the US and UK. Danger & Eggs was created by Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky, and features voice talent by comedians Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as D.D. Danger and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater) as Phillip, and guest stars Weird Al (Milo Murphy’s Law), Lori Petty (Tank Girl), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Kate Micucci (Garfunkle and Oates), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry), Jonah Ray (Nerdist, Mystery Science Theater), Angelica Ross (Her Story), and Jazz Jennings (I Am Jazz). Danger & Eggs is created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs) and Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Mad) and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, @midnight).
The Danger & Eggs pilot was part of Amazon’s Fall 2015 pilot season and rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by customers with 80% 5-star reviews, and is now available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Prime members can also download the pilot to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost.
Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger and her ever cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip. As the daughter of world-renowned stunt daredevil, Roy Danger, D.D. is follows in his footsteps, always chasing her next big thrill. Luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Together, they go in search of new adventures at their favorite spot, Chicken Paw Park, which is home to Philip’s mom Becky, a gargantuan chicken.
The first season finds D.D. and Phillip meeting a raccoon with a thirst for technology, sucked into a mysterious underground science lab, discovering a lonely robot in an overgrown garden, and taking on a famous zip line. They overcome obstacles with the “Buddy System” because, even though they are polar opposites, their differences complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Their mantra says it all, “You look out for me and I’ll look out for you!”
“We are excited to introduce our first animated comedy for children ages 6–11 to our customers,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “We feel incredibly lucky to be working with the caliber of creative talent behind this series.”
“For us, the heart of Danger & Eggs is the friendship between Phillip and D.D. that proves you can face fear and danger and have a blast in the process because you are not alone,” said Mike Owens. Shadi Petosky added: “We can’t believe we get to take out our anxiety on a show -- putting our inside voices into these characters and seeing if they stay friends.”
“I’ve been passionate about animation my whole life and to produce this series with my animation company fulfills a lifelong goal,” said Chris Hardwick, Executive Producer. “This show is funny, touching, and has incredible design -- everything I’ve wanted to make.”
Danger & Eggs is part of Prime Video’s growing line-up of award-winning and critically-acclaimed Originals for kids and families. All 13 episodes from the series will be available to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for compatible TVs, connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at www.amazon.com/kidsoriginals, at no additional cost to their membership. Danger & Eggs is also available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.