First introduced as a Webby Award-winning app in 2012, whimsical world of ‘The Numberlys’ expanded for Amazon Video pilot.
SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Numberlys has joined Amazon Video’s lineup of new kids pilots for its 2015 fall pilot season, exclusively on Amazon Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Moonbot Studios first introduced The Numberlys as a Webby Award-winning app in 2012, followed by a bestselling picture book and festival favorite short film in 2014. The property is Moonbot’s second multi-platform story, crafted after the success of the studio’s Academy Award winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
The whimsical world of The Numberlys was expanded for the Amazon Video pilot, taking the original group of five best friends on new adventures. One day, they discover something they’ve never seen before, a tiny sprout in their concrete and metal city. Though they don’t know what it is, they decide to protect this unique little thing against all obstacles. Through invention, stumbles and bumbles, they help the sprout become a beautiful tree, making a lasting, joyful change in their world. The Numberlys encourages children to think beyond the way things are always done and to imagine the way things could be in their world.
“The Numberlys is Moonbot’s most elaborate homage to the grandeur and power of classic cinema. But, for kids! And parents! For everybody! This pilot is an exciting step forward not only for our Numberly friends but also for our hardworking team here in Shreveport, Louisiana,” said William Joyce, who created The Numberlys with Moonbot Studios partners Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, who executive produced. The pilot was written by Emmy winner Joe Fallon (Between the Lions, Arthur), and directed by Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins, Kronk’s New Groove).
“Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along to create something that is truly unique and captures the imagination. I was constantly inspired by the level of commitment and hard work invested into The Numberlys by everyone at Moonbot Studios, “said Blinkoff. “Our eccentric and diverse group of Numberlys are excited by the possibility of change, innovation and are always looking to discover new ideas to enhance their world! It was extremely important to me to find subtle acting moments for our pre-school audience to relate to the Numberly’s emotions.”
Amazon customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members. All pilots will be available via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online.
Source: Moonbot Studios