Amazon Studios has ordered animated comedy series The Bug Diaries, based on the best-selling children’s book series, and live-action Sid & Marty Krofft’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters starring David Arquette, based on the classic 1970s Saturday morning TV series.
The Bug Diaries is based on the children’s books by author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Harry Bliss. The show for preschoolers follows a comic trio of slimy, crawly, and buzzy bug friends whose tiny world offers up huge adventures. The series gives a mile-high look at the world through Fly’s compound eyes, lets us squirm in Worm’s “footsteps”, and hang around with Spider as they record their adventures, each in their own way, in their bug diaries.
Sid & Marty Krofft present Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a live action show for children ages 6 to 11, is centered on two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who along with their cousin Robyn befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea-monster who escapes from his old life and his comically dysfunctional brothers Slurp and Blurp. Now, using a Clubhouse as their hiding place, the gang must keep Sigmund safe from an ambitious sea-monster hunter Captain Barnabas (Arquette). Sid & Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost) executive produce. Jonathan Judge (The Thundermans, School of Rock) directs the pilot. Garrett Frawley and Brian Turner (Santa Baby) wrote the new teleplay based on the classic series.
“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.”