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Lost in Oz to debut on Amazon Prime Video this August

Amazon Prime Video has announced the latest addition to its roster of family TV shows in the form of Lost in Oz, a modern adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s popular Oz books.

The highly-anticipated animated kid’s series will be aimed at children ages 6-11 and is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK.

The show features the voice talent of 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).

It will be available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Fire TV and mobile devices; and online. Prime members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.

“We’re excited for families everywhere to experience the magic of this serialised 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.” 

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 (East Los High). The Amazon Original Special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, won three 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Children’s Animated Program,” “Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation,” and “Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation.”

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