Animation Magazine: Amazon Original Kids Series Lost in Oz Debuts August 4 on Prime
New animated kids’ adventure Lost in Oz — inspired by the magical world created by author L. Frank Baum — will make its highly anticipated streaming debut on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK on August 4. Aimed at kids ages 6-11, the new series build on the Emmy Award-winning Amazon Original special Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, which will be split into 3 separate episodes and joined by 10 brand-new ones.
“We’re excited for families everywhere to experience the magic of this serialized action-adventure comedy, led by a fearless female character and featuring a diverse group of friends,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “The Lost in Oz pilot and the extended special were extremely popular with young viewers and parents alike, and the new series, poised to be the next Oz-based classic, serves up even more fun for fans.”
In Lost in Oz, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale discovers her mother’s magical travel journal hidden beneath the floorboards of their Kansas home. The book triggers a tornado, which rips her house from its foundation and transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to Emerald City, a bustling, modern, metropolis. In order to get home, Dorothy learns she must acquire every element on Oz’s “periodic table of magic” – while the city faces the worst magic drought in eons! Along the way, Dorothy and Toto meet unlikely allies in West, Ojo, Reigh the Lion, Scarecrow, and Glinda the Good, who are each eager to help, but struggling with their own problems. Together, they navigate the magical landscape of Oz while undergoing their own unique journeys of self-discovery.
The voice cast features Ashley Boettcher (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Gina Gershon (Red Oaks), Allison Mack (Smallville), Jorge Diaz (Elena of Avalor), Nika Futterman (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) and Keith Ferguson (The LEGO Movie).
Lost in Oz is created by Bureau of Magic and animated by Polygon Pictures. The series is developed and executive produced by Abram Makowka, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, and Mark Warshaw. The Special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, won three 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Sound Mixing – Animation, and Sound Editing – Animation.