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Amazon American Girl TV specials announcement

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Amazon is expanding its children’s programming slate with a familiar name, as the American Girl franchise is coming to the streaming service.

In an announced partnership with Mattel, Amazon will produce four American Girl live-action specials, with the first set to air this year on Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Austria. Two of these specials will include characters from the American Girl BeForever line, while another will showcase characters from the Girl of the Year American Girl franchise.

In addition to these four specials, Amazon will have the option to create multiple episodic seasons of shows based on the American Girl line.

“American Girl resonates strongly with kids and parents alike through its message of self-confidence, adventure, exploration and learning,” Amazon Studios’ Head of Kids Programming Tara Sorensen said in a statement.

Amazon also ordered several new children’s shows in December 2015, including an adaptation of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the Aidy Bryant-starring Danger & Eggs.

No cast or other details about the specials have been announced.

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