Dino Dana: Amazon unveils new kids series
James R | On 09, May 2017
Amazon is taking children back to the prehistoric age with its new kids’ series, Dino Dana.
The show, which premieres later this month, is a follow-up to the 2015 Emmy award-winning Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures. The preschool programme combines live-action with CGI animation, featuring 11 new prehistoric creatures and, for the first time, two sisters. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino Field Guide, Dana (Michela Luci), a “palaeontologist in training,” begins to see dinosaurs all around her, leading to plenty of action and adventure. Every episode shares interesting dinosaur facts and applies them to kid-relatable experiences.
Created by J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan, Annedroids), the series is executive produced by Sinking Ship partners Johnson, Blair Powers and Christin Simms with animation executive produced by Matthew J.R. Bishop.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating yet again with the very talented team at Sinking Ship on Dino Dana,” says Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “We look forward to introducing this playfully imaginative and substantive kids show to our Prime Video customers in the US and UK.”
“Dino Dana continues our mission of presenting our audience with a range of dynamic female lead characters,” adds Johnson. “Perpetual thanks to our collaborators at Amazon who continually encourage us to push boundaries and tell stories that will resonate with all kids.”
The show premieres on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK on Friday 26th May. For more on what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video, click here.