In the Creative Galaxy (a galaxy made up of different art inspired planets) lives a creative preschool alien, Arty, with his mom, dad, baby sister and his shape shifting side kick, Epiphany. Arty explores the Creative Galaxy, soaring to the Museum Planet and the Painting Planet (and many more arts based planets in future episodes) to “fix situations with art!”.
In this pilot episode, Arty’s mom, an architect, built a library but no one will stay and read.
The library is..well..blah. Arty has an idea that will save the day!
He will fix the library with art!
Will he do it?
Will the aliens stay to read?
You will have to watch to find out!
Oh, and wait until you hear the theme song – - don’t say I didn’t warn you when it gets stuck in your head!
Out of the Blue Enterprises works with the best in the business to create something new and different: Samantha Freeman, Traci Paige Johnson, Dr. Alice Wilder, Becky Friedman, Wendy Harris, Rachel Kalban & animation from 9 Story Entertainment. With this team, we believe, we have the building blocks for kids to soar.
NOTE: Creative Galaxy is a work in process – it is presently a colored story board of sketches that tells the story with voice overs, music & minimal art (And, yes, I know how funny that is, since this is an ART show!)
Please check out Creative Galaxy & Sara Solves It at Amazon Studios. If you feel that your kids would benefit from either (or dare I say, both), please leave your feedback by next week. YOUR online support will determine which shows get picked up for series!
So much media & not enough quality programming? Amazon Studios is lending a hand here.
They have chosen to let YOU decide what shows get green lit for production!
Pilots are now available on Amazon Instant Video for parents to review & comment on, essential to the decision making process.
As I discussed in my earlier post, Amazon Studios Greenlights Kids’ Arts Pilot, two of my pilots ( Creative Galaxy and Sara Solves It) were also chosen by Amazon Studios to be among those viewed programs.
Here’s a little bit about each:
An animated, interactive art, adventure series, designed to inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance.
Sara Solves It is about create a strong female role model, Sara, who uses math to solve mysteries with her little brother, Sam. Together, Sara and Sam explore their world on the look out for mysteries..math mysteries!
(NOTE: Both videos are works in progress – colored storyboards of sketches that tell the story with voice overs and minimal music & art)
I would love to continue to do what I do, to make shows for your kids that educate make them giggle and for them to be a part of the story.
Amazon Studios has ordered the math test pilot, Sara Solves It, developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises.
Sara Solves It follows who else but Sara & her brother Sam to find answers to mathematical mysteries every kid can relate to. This time, we at Out Of The Blue Ent. have joined forces with the creator of Curious George & Arthur to create something special for children.
The need for a strong mathematics foundation has never been more evident and the proper assistance outside of the classroom behooves the learning within.
Sara Solves It has been added to Amazon Studios’ Series Development Slate and will be free to be preview later on this year.
“Mathematics expresses itself everywhere, in almost every facet of life.
Mathematics is the language of science and engineering – describing
our understanding of all that we observe.” -www.science.edu
Following the announcement of the Grammy winners 2013, a BIG congratulations goes out to Jack Antonoff and his fun. band mates for taking home Best New Artist & Song of the Year!
Perhaps Jack Antonoff is just as excited about his inspiring songs that he wrote about the Super Readers for the 2013 Super Why! Live tour as well..perhaps..maybe? Nonetheless, congratulations for this week’s big wins! We are so very happy & proud for you!
“Super WHY Live! is the live stage show inspired by the hit PBS Kids TV series. S2BN Entertainment and Out of the Blue Enterprises. We are proud to announce that after a successfull first run, we have added new dates and are beginning their Spring 2013 U.S. tour of Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power!coming to a stage near you in 2013. We’ve created some videos to show you what’s going on behind the scenes as we continue with the show.
In this video, Super WHY Live songwriter Jack Antonoff (of fun. – presently with a #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts with “We Are Young”) talks about writing music for grown ups and kids, and about how excited he is for the debut of Super WHY Live!”
~Super Why Live Tour
[Click HERE for newly added dates for the Spring 2013 schedule for Super Why Live ]
I am proud to announce that Amazon Studios, the original movie & series production arm of Amazon.com, has greenlit for production our creative arts curriculum Creative Galaxy. Amazon Studios announced today that Creative Galaxy is 1 of 5 children’s test pilots which have been selected.
“Our children’s series come from industry luminaries with credits such as Blue’s Clues, Sid the Science Kid and Dino Dan. We think parents—& our very youngest customers—are going to love the magical combination of entertainment & learning that they’ll discover in these children’s series.” said Roy Price (Dir. Amazon Studios).
My incredible team at Out of the Blue Enterprises and I are thrilled to be working with Amazon Studios & can’t wait to soar into a creative arts curriculum with Creative Galaxy. We know that art can have a powerfully positive effect on children & through our proven signature approach to preschool television, we will actively help young viewers learn how to think creatively in their own lives. Working with Amazon Studios has been fantastic & we look forward to jumping further into the production process.
Creative Galaxy is an animated, interactive art, adventure series, designed to inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance. The series was created by Angela Santomero, creator of Super Why! (the Emmy-nominated literacy series), Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
As a writer for kids television, every so often I hear “I’ve got THE idea for a kid’s show!”
Perhaps a tad more than every so often..perhaps.
While the concept is crucial in developing any new property, it’s the follow through on all of the intricate components that brings it all together.
And where can we immerse ourselves within the diverse styles of animation, production know-how, distribution rights, the evolution of digital media, the nail-biting pitch process, brand development and the dreaded B-word..budget, to list just a few? The Kidscreen Summit.
Regarded as the biggest Kids’ Entertainment Event, the Kidscreen Summit takes place this year in NYC on Feb 5-8th
For those preschool writer’s out there, you’ll want to check out “Inside the Writer’s Room: Preschool” at Kidscreen. Moderated by Joe D’Ambrosia (VP Original Programming Disney Junior), I’ll be on the panel with preschool writers Joseph Mazzarino, Adam Peltzman, Josh Selig & Craig Shemin speaking about keeping the CREATIVE front & center, while consistently bringing quality content to our viewers.
See you there!
Much thanks to all my friends who joined us last night for the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Reception in NYC.
Lesli Rotenberg (PBS Kids), who moderated the event, and my co-panelists, Kevin Morrison (Fred Rogers Company) and Linda Simensky (PBS Kids) all did an outstanding job!
Children’s Media Association and PBS Kids hosted an incredible night which filled the 23rd street theater. The evening couldn’t have ended any better then when a four year old audience member was handed a mic & said,”Thank you. And I LOOOOVE Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!”
If you didn’t get a chance to ask your question last night, comment away
In appreciation of your support of Angela’s Clues and Daniel Tiger, I’d like to invite you & a guest to join me, PBS KIDS and Women in Children’s Media for an evening event in NYC on 10/18.
We will open the doors to the vibrantly-colorful Neighborhood of Make-Believe with a reception and special preview screening of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. A panel discussion featuring the show’s creators to immediately follow.
I hope to see you there!
About the new PBS KIDS series premiering September 3: No one knew better than Fred Rogers how to connect with children – and, now, a whole new generation of preschoolers and families will experience his enduring legacy as never before with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, an exciting all-new animated series. Only on PBS KIDS. www.pbs.org/daniel
The first show from The Fred Rogers Company since the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood stars the instantly-irresistible 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original series’ Daniel Striped Tiger. In each episode, Daniel invites young viewers into his lively and engaging world, helping to introduce fun and easily-implementable musical strategies that reinforce the skills necessary for growing up and make it easier for today’s parents to navigate everyday life with their preschoolers.
RSVP: email@example.com (The event is free. Business attire)