Amazon Original Kids Series Lost in Oz Debuts August 4 on Prime Video
Amazon announced that Lost in Oz, the highly-anticipated animated kid series for children ages 6-11, is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK. The new series, which expands on the multiple Emmy Award-winning Amazon Original special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, is a magical, modern adaptation of the beloved Oz books from L. Frank Baum for today’s generation of families. For the series launch, the special will be broken into 3 separate episodes and 10 new episodes will be added on. Lost in Oz, featuring the voice talent of Ashley Boettcher (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Gina Gershon (Red Oaks), Allison Mack (Smallville), Jorge Diaz (Elena of Avalor), Nika Futterman (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) and Keith Ferguson (The Lego Movie), will be available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Fire TV and mobile devices; and online. Prime members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.
In Lost in Oz, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale discovers her mother’s magical travel journal hidden beneath the floorboards of their Kansas home. The book triggers a tornado, which rips her house from its foundation and transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to Emerald City, a bustling, modern, metropolis. In order to get home, Dorothy learns she must acquire every element on Oz’s “periodic table of magic” – while the city faces the worst magic drought in eons! Along the way, Dorothy and Toto meet unlikely allies in West, Ojo, Reigh the Lion, Scarecrow, and Glinda the Good, who are each eager to help, but struggling with their own problems. Together, they navigate the magical landscape of Oz while undergoing their own unique journeys of self-discovery.
“We’re excited for families everywhere to experience the magic of this serialized action-adventure comedy, led by a fearless female character and featuring a diverse group of friends,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “The Lost in Oz pilot and the extended special were extremely popular with young viewers and parents alike, and the new series, poised to be the next Oz-based classic, serves up even more fun for fans.”
Lost in Oz is created by Bureau of Magic and animated by Polygon Pictures. The series is developed and executive produced by Abram Makowka, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, and Mark Warshaw (East Los High). The Amazon Original Special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, won three 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Children’s Animated Program,” “Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation,” and “Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation.”
Below are what customers have said about Lost in Oz:
- “Wow! Lost in Oz is incredibly engaging, funny, action packed, full of heart, and surprisingly not at all predictable.”
- “It’s smart, funny, and very cute. AND MOREOVER, there is nothing objectionable for parents in this!”
- “My kids can barely sit still for 30 minutes but they were Lost in Oz!”
- “The visual effects are stunning! The story has many smart and fresh twists that we adults couldn’t stop watching with our 5 year old.”
- “Great adaptation. Seriously, couldn’t stop watching. I enjoy that it’s modern and fanciful, with lots of technology and a hint of magic here and there.”
- “Sometimes I watch shows with my grandsons purely because they like them. This time, not only did THEY enjoy it…I loved it as well! The characters were lovable, the story line was well written, and the animation was terrific. This is a successful modern twist on an old classic.”
- “It’s a great show that the family can watch together.”
- “My 6 yr. old granddaughter has watched it twice and her Mom said she wouldn’t stop talking about it. Love that the heroine is a girl.”