Last year on the FableBlog, we reviewed the first Amazon Original Pilot program, an exciting program that allows YOU, the viewer, to decide the next wave of children's programming. Our friends at Out of the Blue recently informed us that Creative Galaxy, one of the pilots from last year's group is now in full production! So exciting. This year, our good and longtime friend Josh Selig, Founder and President of Little Airplane Productions, has a pilot, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, in the mix with Amazon Originals. We chatted with Josh recently about his show, juggling, music and outer space.
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I’m a firm believer that nostalgia is one of the most enveloping and convincing story-telling tools. One of my favorite project of FableVision’s taps into the part of my brain that remembers loving Schoolhouse Rock! as a kid. When I started at FableVision about a year ago and saw this project, I fell in love with it. It tapped into something that felt friendly and likable.
At this time of year, we think about one of the many spots we've done with Ernie Boch Jr. over the years. FableVision Studios and Ernie Boch Jr. have collaborated on numerous spots that promote various messages of art, music, travel, and friendship. What are you thankful for this year?
In October of 2012, Jeff Kennedy Associates came to us with four pretty solid scripts, written by Margie Prager, a Jeff Kennedy Associate—scripts that had already made it through scientific approval from the people at the New York Hall of Science. Our task was to bring life to the scripts, through our designs and animation. Everyone said they wanted these to be educational, but silly and entertaining. Over the past few years, FableVision has become increasingly interested in the connection between education, science, and technology. Through projects like the New England Aquarium’s Biomimicry App, we have been able to combine our media expertise with our love of education to create both fun and interactive educational experiences!
Have you heard? Amazon Studios, a new branch of the Amazon empire, has put out some original pilots--including 5 kids' shows--for viewers to watch for free, comment on and help decided their broadcast fate! Amazon is following in the footsteps of Netflix, who saw an enormous increase in their business following the release of their original series, especially House of Cards. (Have you watched it? It's great.) The New York Times reported that Netflix's quarterly revenue peaked over the $1 billion mark for the first time ever, directly influenced by the release of the series.