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Amazon Studios, the company’s production unit which helps develop feature films and TV series, is expanding its line-up of children’s programming, the company announced this morning. An additional five series are now being greenlit – including three animated shows, and two live-action kids’ pilots. All the shows are again being opened up to customer feedback, which will ultimately help determine those that became full series for Amazon Prime Instant Video.

This is in addition to Amazon’s previously announced children’s programming, Tumble Leaf (Sept. 5 debut), Creative Galaxy (Oct. 3) and Annedroids (Oct. 30). While the first in that list won an award at the Annecy International Film Festival this year, it remains to be seen if Amazon’s own production house – and it’s customer-driven way of determining what gets aired – will actually connect with young viewers. Here in the U.S., kids are drawn into series with memorable characters often…

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