Amazon is resurrecting a familiar character from the past. Variety reports the streaming service has ordered six new children’s series pilots, including a reboot of the 1970s show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.
Created by Sid and Marty Krofft, the kid’s program followed two brothers who befriend a sea monster named Sigmund. The series ran from 1973 to 1975.
Amazon’s other five children’s pilots include the animated series Little Big Awesome, the cowboy comedy Morris and the Cow, Toasty Tales, the stop-motion animated show The Curious Kitty and Friends, and Jazz Duck, a music series for preschoolers.
All six pilots will be available to view on Amazon beginning June 17th.
Read more below:
- “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters”: Live-action show from Sid and Marty Krofft, based on their classic Saturday morning series from the 1970s about two brothers who discover and befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea monster. Executive produced by the Kroffts; the pilot is being directed by Jonathan Judge and stars David Arquette as sea-monster hunter Captain Barnabas.
- “Little Big Awesome”: Comedy combining 2D animation, puppetry, and live-action footage about the whimsically weird world of Ballopolis and its creatures. Created by Tomas Dieguez, written by Ben Gruber (“Spongebob Squarepants”), and animated by studio Titmouse.
- “Morris and the Cow”: Animated comedy about 10-year-old Morris’ passion to become a cowboy. Created and written by Andreas Trolf (“Sanjay and Craig”) and Luke Watson (“Memphis Beat”), with production and animation by Bento Box Entertainment (“Bob’s Burgers”).
- “Toasty Tales”: Animated comedy featuring Waffle, Burger and Pants – three best friends who happen to be marshmallows living in the long forgotten Move-Along National Park. Created by Thomas Borowski and Caroline Foley (“Rick and Morty,” “Robot Chicken”), written by Merriwether Williams (“Spongebob Squarepants,” “Adventure Time”), and animated by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (“Robot Chicken”).
- “The Curious Kitty and Friends”: Stop-motion animated show for preschoolers following the upbeat and colorful adventures of kitty cat Komaneko with her friends Mimmi Bear, Radibo and Yeti. Produced by Dwarf Studios and created by Tsuneo Goda, creator and director of Domo and other characters, films and series.
- “Jazz Duck”: Animated series that encourages preschoolers to listen and express themselves as they explore sounds and music, hosted by the part-duck/part-saxophone Jazz Duck. Created by Tom Jobbins and co-directed with Mark Perrett, animated by Nexus Productions.”
What do you think? Did you watch Sigmund and the Sea Monsters as a kid? Will you watch any of Amazon’s new pilots?