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Amazon takes 70s kids reboot to series

Kids-logo-460_2Amazon has ordered a full series of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a contemporary take on the 1970 kids series.

The show has been piloted on the Amazon Prime streaming service and now given a full order.

The news was announced alongside another kids greenlight, for Bug Diaries, a series based on Doreen Cronin’s best-selling children’s book series.

The TV adaptation will be an animated show for preschoolers and follow the adventures of a trio of slimy, crawly, and buzzy bug friends.

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is a live-action show for children ages 6 to 11, based on the classic Saturday morning series from the 1970s.

The show is follows two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who along with their cousin Robyn befriend Sigmund, a friendly sea-monster.

“We are so excited to bring this beloved series, Bug Diaries, to our customers that highlights important life lessons for our young viewers,” said Tara Sorensen, head of kids programming at Amazon Studios.

“We also look forward to reviving the classic Sigmund and the Sea Monsters that has a strong message of friendship.”

Amazon has invested heavily in kids content with these series the latest in a long line of originals.