Amazon Debuts Original Preschool Series The Stinky & Dirty Show on September 2 on Prime Video

Brand-new series, based on the “I Stink!” book series, features
original music from Dan Bern and celebrity voice talent, including
Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Lynch, Andy Richter, Joan Cusack and Wallace Shawn

New original kids series will be available for Prime members, as part
of their membership, in the US and UK on September 2, and in Germany,
Austria and Japan later this year

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids
Series, The
Stinky & Dirty Show
, is scheduled to premiere on Friday,
September 2 on Prime Video in the US and UK, and in Germany, Austria and
Japan later this year. Based on the “I Stink!” book series by Kate
and Jim
McMullan
, The Stinky & Dirty Show follows the adventures
and mishaps faced by best friends and unlikely heroes, Stinky the
garbage truck and Dirty, the backhoe loader. The series is written and
developed by Guy
Toubes
(The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Littlest Pet Shop, Hi
Hi Puffy AmiYumi
) and animated by Brown
Bag Films, Ltd
(Peter Rabbit, Octonauts, Doc McStuffins).
The Stinky & Dirty Show
features original music from acclaimed
folk singer and songwriter Dan
Bern
and celebrity voice talent, including Whoopi
Goldberg
(The View), Jane
Lynch
(Glee), Andy
Richter
(Arrested Development), Joan
Cusack
(Shameless) and Wallace
Shawn
(Toy Story). The newest original preschool series to
foster lifelong creative learning, the series’ curriculum was developed
by Dr.
Alice Wilder
and Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times
best-seller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go
So Their Children Can Succeed
, on which the curriculum is based.

The pilot episode, rated 4.8 stars by customers with 86% 5-star reviews,
is available to stream and download today, with nine additional episodes
to debut on September 2 exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon
Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices
and online—Prime members can also download the series to mobile devices
for offline viewing.

In The Stinky & Dirty Show, whether it’s rescuing their pal
Mighty the tugboat, or moving a giant boulder blocking the highway in
their town of Go City, Stinky and Dirty are a dynamic duo of
resourcefulness who learn when things don’t go as expected, asking “what
if” can lead to success. They don’t always do things the way you’d
expect—like reusing trash as makeshift tools and materials—and for them,
hilariously failing turns out to be one of the most fun paths to success.

“The popular books have laid the groundwork for a beautifully inspiring
television series for preschoolers that instills one of the most
important life skills—resourcefulness,” Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids
Programming at Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to bring to our
customers, who embraced the pilot, a full season of The Stinky &
Dirty Show
and are proud be collaborating with Kate, Jim, Guy and
Jessica as well as Dan Bern and a very recognizable celebrity voice cast
on this upbeat and empowering show.”

The Stinky & Dirty Show also features voice talent from Jaden
Betts
(Doc McStuffins) as Stinky and Jacob
Guenther
(Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Dirty. The series is
directed by David
McCamley
(Peter Rabbit) and produced by Gillian
Higgins (Doc McStuffins). The 20-song soundtrack for the series,
composed and performed by Bern, will also be released on September 2,
exclusively streaming on Prime Music.

The Stinky & Dirty Show was part of Amazon’s kids pilot
season last year, a unique development process that gives all customers
an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the
next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime members.
Below are what customers have said about the pilot:

  • “My grandchildren (4 year old boy/5 year old girl) LOVE this. They
    want to watch it over and over! I like the fact that Stinky and Dirty
    show how they problem solve and how they don’t give up.”
  • “I like the values and mindset in the show. Stinky and Dirty are kind
    to one another and work hard trying and trying until they figure it
    out.”
  • “As an electrical/firmware design engineer and former Lego robotics
    teacher, I think this show does a fantastic job of demonstrating how
    to approach creative problem solving. The characters start with a
    problem, and try a series of different ideas for solving it, learning
    from each failed attempt. That, my friends, is iterative engineering
    design in a nutshell, presented on a very simple, easy-to-understand
    level with entertaining characters.”
  • “The relationships are positive. Stinky and Dirty work together: they
    collaborate, and they support each other’s ideas, no matter how
    ridiculous. They congratulate each other for good ideas. (‘That’s a
    great idea!’ ‘I can totally see what you mean!’). In short, they
    encourage the kinds of relationships I want my kids to model in The
    Real World.”
  • “He may love this show more than his family (family if reading this
    please don’t be offended, it really is THAT good).”

The first season of The Stinky & Dirty Show will be available
for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for
TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or
online at Amazon.com/originals,
at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already
a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
The Stinky & Dirty Show will also be available as part of
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service
designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available
exclusively on Amazon devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets,
and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.

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