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Amazon bringing live-action American Girl specials to Prime Video

Make room, “Tumble Leaf,” Amazon is bringing some new youngsters’s programming to Prime Video, asserting a deal Monday with American Girl for 4 live-action specials primarily based on the beloved characters.

The multiyear, multimillion greenback manufacturing pact with Mattel consists of choices to produce a number of seasons of episodic content material, a news release said. Two of the specials will characteristic characters from the BeForever franchise and one of many specials will characteristic characters from Girl of the 12 months franchise. The primary particular is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video within the U.S., U.Okay., Germany and Austria later this 12 months.

“American Girl resonates strongly with children and fogeys alike via its message of self-confidence, journey, exploration and studying,” Tara Sorensen, head of Youngsters Programming for Amazon Studios, mentioned in an announcement.

The streaming service’s checklist of children’ programming already consists of success tales resembling “Artistic Galaxy,” “Annedroids,” “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Regular Avenue,” “Tumble Leaf” and “Wishenproof.”

“Amazon Studios has differentiated itself by creating reveals that convey extra than simply leisure to households,” mentioned Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, chief content material officer of Mattel Inc. “Their concentrate on creating constructive function fashions that each encourage and educate was an absolute good match with Mattel’s mission of making purposeful play.”

The American Girl doll franchise debuted in 1986.

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