New Delhi, Sep 12: Amazon Studios has greenlit for production of a new Amazon Prime Original, the animated lyrical series for preschoolers, 'Do, Re & Mi' from Gaumont, Jackie Tohn, Michael Scharf, Ivan Askwith, and the multi-talented Kristen Bell.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation & Family, Gaumont, and Melissa Wolfe, Head of Kids Programming, Amazon Studios.
'Do, Re & Mi' will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
Created by Tohn (Glow, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, American Idol finalist) and Scharf (Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation), every episode of 'Do, Re & Mi' starts with an adventure and ends in a song, featuring original tracks performed by Bell (Princess Anna in the Disney film Frozen), Tohn, and other surprise guests.
'This series will be such a wonderful addition to our Amazon Kids preschool portfolio and we couldn’t ask for better creative partners than Gaumont and the musical talents of this producing team,' said Wolfe.
'In addition to its beautiful storytelling and character design, the show takes an innovative approach to musical curriculum which will inspire our youngest customers to create their own language around music,' he said.
'Naturally, we are thrilled to move into production on Do, Re & Mi with Amazon Studios, a series that takes kids music to another level that both kids and their parents will be excited about,' commented Atlan.
'The creative vision of our partners Kristen, Michael, Jackie and Ivan, combined with the hard work of Gaumont’s Terry Kalagian and Amazon’s Michelle Sullivan molded this project into an amazing series,' he said.
Producers Bell, Tohn, Scharf, and Askwith commented, 'We love the idea that with Do, Re & Mi, we can give today’s children the tools to discover music through storytelling, active listening and singing along in a fun and meaningful way. Our biggest inspiration for 'Do, Re & Mi' was an awareness of how important music has been
in each of our lives, and how music education at a young age can have an incredible cognitive and social impact on kids – it transcends country and cultural boundaries.'
'Do, Re & Mi' is about three birdy best friends named Do, Re & Mi who live in a world filled with rhythm, beats and melodies.
Along with their day-to-day adventures, the characters model ways for parents and young kids to talk about music and connect these ideas to their social-emotional development. Every episode will feature an original song. (UNI)