Retro ‘Monsters’

(Pictured above: ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’)

This fall Amazon will launch two children’s series and debut the second seasons of two others, all accessible to Prime Video subscribers.

The new series include:

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters – Series Premiere October 13

Based on the 1970s live-action series, Sid & Marty Krofft’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters “follows two beachcombing brothers, Johnny (Solomon Stewart) and Scotty (Kyle Breitkopf),” who befriend Sigmund, “a real live sea monster.” The two brothers, with help from their cousin Robyn (Rebecca Bloom), try to keep Sigmund a secret from the “town’s overzealous Captain Barnabas,” played by David Arquette. The pilot is available now on Amazon.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Series Premiere November 7

Based on author Laura Numeroff’s book of the same name (she is also an executive producer for the animated series), If You Give a Mouse a Cookie “follows the adventures of Mouse, Oliver, Moose, Pig, Cat, and Dog, as they discover that when you’ve got a curious Mouse for a friend one thing always leads to another, then another, and then another!” The pilot is available now on Amazon.

The returning series are:

Wishenpoof – Season Two Premiere September 26

In the animated Wishenpoof, Addison Holley is the voice of Bianca, “a fairy who can grant wishes using Wish Magic… Each episode features a new song by Bianca for viewers to sing along with and imaginative stories to follow.” Jason Priestly is the voice of Bianca’s dad. The series is designed “to help children reach their full potential by having empathy for others, tackling challenges, communicating effectively, thinking critically, and to never stop learning.” The 13-episode first season can be viewed now on Amazon. Non prime subscribers can also purchase individual episodes for $2.99 each.

Here is Season One, Episode One:

On September 26, Amazon will also release the season two soundtrack for streaming.

The Stinky & Dirty Show – Season Two Premiere in Fall 2017

Based on the I Stink! book series by Kate and Jim McMullan, The Stinky & Dirty Show presents “the adventures and mishaps faced by best friends and unlikely heroes, Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty, the backhoe loader.” The animate series includes the guest voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Hamill, Jane Lynch, Andy Richter, Joan Cusack and Wallace Shawn. The series focuses on teaching children “resourcefulness, resilience, teamwork, and the benefits of failure.”

The 10-episode first season can be viewed now on Amazon.

Here is Season One, Episode One:

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