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Amazon Studios Orders Three New Animated Pilots

Amazon Studios adds three new animated shows -- ‘Buddy: Tech Detective,’ ‘The Stinky & Dirty Show’ and comic book adaptation ‘Niko and the Sword of Light’ -- to its growing slate of original series.

Amazon Studios has added five new kids' pilots to its growing slate of original series, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

The third children's pilot season, which will debut in early 2015, includes three animated shows and two live-action series in addition to the previously announced Sara Solves It pilot. 

They include whodunit Buddy: Tech Detective from writer Jennifer Hamburg (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood), book adaptation The Stinky & Dirty Show from writer Guy Toubes (Littlest Pet Shop), comic book adaptation Niko and the Sword of Light from writer Rob Hoegee, live-action lunchroom series Table 58 from director Gil Junger(Greek) and Just Add Magic, an adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name. 

Amazon has also announced that new episodes of its first three children's programs will premiere this fall. Tumble Leaf will debut on September 5, Creative Galaxy on October 3 and Annedroids on October 30. 

"We're very excited to be working with such talented creative minds in kids' entertainment to bring these five new pilots to life," said Amazon kids programming head Tara Sorensen. "At Amazon, we're focused on great characters and storytelling to create engaging programming for children. We've been overwhelmed with the positive reaction to our first three children's series that debuted this summer --Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy and Annedroids -- and look forward to giving parents more episodes of these beloved shows to enjoy." 

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.