Amazon Studios has green lit up to six pilot episodes for children’s shows, hoping to boost its programming for kids. Amazon’s competitors have also been filling this category. Any decent video streaming service needs to have a good amount of kids programming. However, it has only been recently that many services have shifted their attention to this much needed category. Both Hulu and Netflix have worked hard to increase programming for kids.
Of the half a dozen new show pilots, four of them are animated. The other two are live action. All of them are targeted at children. There’s The Adventures Of Knickerbock Teetertop, Lost In Oz, Lily The Unicorn, Bear In Underwear, A History Of Radness and The Kicks.
These shows are aimed mostly at young children obviously: The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop is for kids who are pre-school age, while the other five shows are all designed for the 6 to 11 age group. So it looks like they have the age groups covered. Hulu and Netflix are both also bringing in additional kids shows, so it is kind of like a war to see who can win the most young viewers and keep them watching. Its a good time to be a kid I guess.