Amazon Studios to Debut Original Kids Special "Bookaboo's Barkin' New Year's Eve" on December 30
On Friday, December 30, Amazon Original Kids Special Bookaboo's Barkin' New Year's Eve is set to premiere on Prime Video in the US. This extra length special features Paula Abdul (American Idol) with cameo appearances by a whole host of Bookaboo's celebrity friends including Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Molly Parker (Goliath), Hannah Simone (New Girl), Emily Van Camp (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Selma Blair (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Michael Sheen (The Queen), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Sarah Carter (Falling Skies), Stana Katic (Castle), WWE Wrestler Adam Copeland, and NFL All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers; as they celebrate and countdown to midnight. Featuring original songs and select clips from Bookaboo's favorite stories, this first ever pre-school "rockumentary" is a hilarious and heartwarming account of how Bookaboo rose to fame and what life is like on the road for the world's most famous, rock puppy superstar.
Bookaboo is the latest addition to Amazon's award-winning original preschool programming slate. Created by Lucy Goodman, Founder of Happy Films, and produced by Happy Films and Sinking Ship Entertainment (Odd Squad, Annedroids), the rocking series follows Bookaboo as he tours the globe with his bandmates Paws and Growler, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring fans. There's only one hitch - Bookaboo just can't play without a story a day! The precocious pup finds creative ways to avoid performing, leading to laugh-out-loud comedy sketches and silly songs. To empower Bookaboo to return to the stage, a famous face appears in each episode to share a favorite story. The picture book that the celebrity guest brings in the special "bookabag" is brought to vibrant life through animation and an interactive, energetic reading that restores Bookaboo's "bojo."
Season one of Bookaboo is currently available to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online at www.amazon.com/originals. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Bookaboo is also 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 Kids Edition.