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[07/27/15 - 06:05 AM]
Amazon Original Kids Series "Wishenpoof" Will Launch for Amazon Prime Members in the US, UK and Germany on August 14
"Wishenpoof" is an animated preschool series that revolves around Bianca as she solves life's problems in her own creative ways because with magic, or without, we all have the power to make good choices.

[via press release from Amazon]

Amazon Original Kids Series "Wishenpoof" Will Launch for Amazon Prime Members in the US, UK and Germany on August 14

All 13 episodes of the animated preschool series, created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue's Clues, Creative Galaxy, Super Why!) and produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises, will feature guest star voice talent Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) and daughter Ava Priestley

A fun, magical adventure series that teaches lessons through imaginative play, Wishenpoof inspires children to solve life's big preschool problems in creative ways

SEATTLE -- Jul. 27, 2015 -- (NASDAQ:AMZN) -- Amazon today announced it will premiere all 13 episodes the Amazon Original Series Wishenpoof on Friday, August 14 for Amazon Prime members in the US, UK and Germany. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue's Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Super Why!), and produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises, Wishenpoof is an animated preschool series that revolves around Bianca (Addison Holley, Annedroids, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) as she solves life's problems in her own creative ways because with magic, or without, we all have the power to make good choices. Wishenpoof is Executive Produced by Santomero, Samantha Freeman (Super Why!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Creative Galaxy), Wendy Harris (Blue's Clues, Super Why!, Creative Galaxy), Steven DeNure (Hank Zipzer), and Anne Loi (Chop Socky Chooks).

Wishenpoof is the newest Amazon Original Kids Series supporting kids as lifelong creative learners by giving them the life skills and mindset they need to lead purpose-filled, creative lives. Bianca's ability to magically fulfill her friends' wishes and creative instinct spark children's imaginations at an early age. The series also features guest vocal talent Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) as Bianca's father, and Priestley's daughter Ava as Laurel. Hope Cassandra performs 13 ballads as the singing voice of Bianca.

"We're excited to be debuting our next preschool series to our customers who we hope will find Wishenpoof entertaining, playful and inspiring," said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. "Bianca is a great role model for younger children, enabling them to take into account others' perspectives and make good choices."

"Wishenpoof is one of these magical projects that has been in my head since I was a little girl, so when I started writing, I didn't want to stop," said Santomero. "The series is different than anything currently on the air--with its expressive 3D character animation and the rich multi-layered, textured designs and environments--creating a vibrant, magical environment and featuring an amazing anthem in every episode that complements the vision for the show."

Wishenpoof incorporates Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky's (Mind in the Making) "Seven Essential Life Skills" framework--life skills that help children reach their full potential and unleash their passion to learn. Based on the most rigorous brain and child development research, this framework promotes executive function life skills like focus and self-control, perspective taking, communicating, creativity, critical thinking, taking on challenge, and self-directed engaged learning.

Beginning August 14, Prime members can watch episodes of Wishenpoof ad-free with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at amazon.com/wishenpoof at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at amazon.com/prime. Wishenpoof will also be 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 HD Kids Edition.

Wishenpoof also features vocal talent from Kaelyn Breitkopf (Puppets) as Ben and Millie Davis (Orphan Black, Annedroids) as Penelope. The series is Directed by Gilly Fogg (Bob the Builder) and Phillip Stamp (Little Bear) serves as Supervising Producer.

About Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video offers Amazon Prime members instant access to stream tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including award-winning Amazon Original Series, available at no additional cost. New release movies and current TV shows are available for rent or purchase.

Prime members can enjoy binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such as the multi-Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, the hour-long drama Bosch, based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books, the Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman comedy, Mozart in the Jungle, and the comedy created by and starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe, in addition to HBO favorites like The Sopranos, True Blood and Girls, and popular primetime series including 24, Downton Abbey, Extant, Falling Skies, Grimm, Hannibal, Justified, Orphan Black, Teen Wolf, The Americans, and Under the Dome. Prime members also have access to a collection of kids shows now airing including Amazon Original Series Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street and the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf, as well as popular shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Blue's Clues. In addition to tens of thousands of titles to instantly stream, the Amazon Prime membership (www.amazon.com/prime) includes more than one million songs, more than a thousand playlists and hundreds of stations through Prime Music, unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, early access to select Lightning Deals, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and access to borrow from more than 800,000 books for Kindle owners-all for $99 a year.

Customers can watch movies and TV shows with the Amazon Video app. The Amazon Video app is available on hundreds of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Roku, smart TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic, the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii game consoles, as well as on mobile devices like Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets and phones. Customers can also watch online at Amazon.com/AIV.

Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and filmographies, is available on Amazon's IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.

About Amazon

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