Tumble Leaf

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Tumble Leaf
File:Tumble Leaf logo.jpg
Created by Drew Hodges
Voices of Christopher Downs
Brooke Wolloff
Jodi Downs
Landon Clay
Addie Zintel
Gary Littman
Alan Franzenburg
Emily Downs
Steve Downs
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26 (52)
Production
Executive producer(s) Drew Hodges
Kelli Bixler
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Amazon Studios
Bix Pix Entertainment[1]
Release
Original network Amazon Video
Original release May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)

Tumble Leaf is an Emmy-winning Amazon Studios original series that premiered in 2014. It is a stop motion animated series for preschool-aged children and is based on the short film Miro.[2] Created by animator Drew Hodges (Saturday Night Live, Community) and stop-motion studio Bix Pix Entertainment, Tumble Leaf features an anthropomorphic blue fox named Fig and his caterpillar friend Stick (both voiced by child actor Christopher Downs), along with other residents of the island of Tumble Leaf, helping preschoolers learn basic science lessons through playful examples. Additional regular characters include Maple (Brooke Wolloff), Rutabaga (Jodi Downs), Hedge (Landon Clay), Pine (Addie Zintel), and Ginkgo (Gary Littman). Each episode consists of two 11-minute stories with Fig learning the mechanics of various items discovered in a special room on board the abandoned shipwreck where he resides.

The show was part of the first round of television pilots ordered by Amazon in 2013 for its Amazon Video service, and was officially picked up for its first 13-episode season on May 29, 2013.[3] The show's first six episodes premiered exclusively on the Amazon Video service on May 23, 2014,[4] and the remaining seven episodes of season one premiered on September 5, 2014.[5] A re-dubbed German version premiered for Amazon's German Prime customers on August 20, 2014.[6]

On February 23, 2015 it was renewed for a second season,[7] which became available on December 10, 2015.

On December 21, 2015 it was renewed for a third season.[8]

Episodes

Season 1

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title Directed by Written by Release date
1a 1 "Shiny Coins" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold April 19, 2013
1b 2 "Fig Finds a Shadow" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold April 19, 2013
2a 3 "Fig Flies a Kite" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014
2b 4 "Missing a Muffin" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014
3a 5 "Beat of the Drumsticks" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014
3b 6 "Springy Surprise" Drew Hodges Dev Ross May 23, 2014
4a 7 "On a Roll!" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014
4b 8 "Popcorn Picture Show" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014
5a 9 "Fig Blends In!" Drew Hodges Dev Ross May 23, 2014
5b 10 "Twirling Top" Drew Hodges Doug Wood May 23, 2014
6a 11 "The Swimming Hole" Drew Hodges Villamor M. Cruz Jr. May 23, 2014
6b 12 "Bucket of Mud" Drew Hodges Doug Wood May 23, 2014
7a 13 "Loopy Straw" Drew Hodges Villamor M. Cruz Jr. September 5, 2014
7b 14 "Tumble Leaf Parade" Drew Hodges Drew Hodges September 5, 2014
8a 15 "Icy Igloo" Drew Hodges Doug Wood September 5, 2014
8b 16 "The Big Dig" Drew Hodges Noelle Wright September 5, 2014
9a 17 "Woohoo Kazoo!" Drew Hodges Doug Wood September 5, 2014
9b 18 "Hide and Seek" Drew Hodges Corey Powell September 5, 2014
10a 19 "Fig's Speedy Sled" Drew Hodges Drew Hodges September 5, 2014
10b 20 "Parachute Play" Drew Hodges Noelle Wright September 5, 2014
11a 21 "The Lost Spyglass" Drew Hodges Christopher Keenan September 5, 2014
11b 22 "Fig's Breakfast Surprise!" Drew Hodges Dev Ross September 5, 2014
12a 23 "Bedtime Story" Drew Hodges Corey Powell September 5, 2014
12b 24 "A Treasure Hunt" Drew Hodges Dev Ross September 5, 2014
13a 25 "Merry-Gear-Round" Drew Hodges Corey Powell September 5, 2014
13b 26 "Pushy Pulley" Drew Hodges Doug Wood September 5, 2014

Season 2

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title Directed by Written by Release date
14a 27 "Magic Mirror" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs and Carin Greenberg December 10, 2015
14b 28 "A Rainbow in My Room" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015
15a 29 "Snowflake Dance" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode December 10, 2015
15b 30 "The Tinsel Tree Topper" Drew Hodges Steven Darancette December 10, 2015
16a 31 "Gourd Gets Stuck" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg December 10, 2015
16b 32 "The Swing of Things" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015
17a 33 "Okra's Sweater" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg December 10, 2015
17b 34 "Stick's Meshroom Mansion" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015
18a 35 "Stick is Sick" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015
18b 36 "Things That Go Round In The Night" Drew Hodges Scot Osterweil December 10, 2015
19a 37 "Figamajig" Drew Hodges Steven Darancette December 10, 2015
19b 38 "Camping It Up" Drew Hodges Allan Neuwirth December 10, 2015
20a 39 "Mighty Mud Movers" Drew Hodges Allan Neuwirth May 5, 2016
20b 40 "Having A Ball" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode May 5, 2016
21a 41 "Yak Wash" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs May 5, 2016
21b 42 "The Caterpillar Wing Ding" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode May 5, 2016
22a 43 "The Glow Below" Drew Hodges Gabe Pulliam May 5, 2016
22b 44 "Sub in a Bottle" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs May 5, 2016
23a 45 "Buckeye's Runaway House" Drew Hodges Jymn Magon May 5, 2016
23b 46 "Caboose on the Loose" Drew Hodges Allan Neuwirth May 5, 2016
24a 47 "Clam-tastic Voyage" Drew Hodges Steven Darancette May 5, 2016
24b 48 "Double Vision" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode May 5, 2016
25a 49 "Thinking Outside The Hoop" Drew Hodges Jymn Magon May 5, 2016
25b 50 "Fig's Hay-Maze-ing Wander" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs May 5, 2016
26a 51 "The Windy Hop" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg May 5, 2016
26b 52 "Captain's Cap" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg May 5, 2016

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival [9] Jury Award for a TV Series Drew Hodges Won
2015 42nd Annie Awards[10] Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children Amazon Studios Won
42nd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[11] Outstanding Pre-School Children's Animated Program Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges, Alice Wilder Ed. D., Jodi Downs, Genevieve Ledoux, and Trisha Gum Won
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Michael Granberry (lead animation), Drew Hodges (character design), Jason Kolowski (production design), and Robyn Yannoukos (coloring) Won
2016 43rd Annie Awards[12] Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment Won
43rd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[13] Outstanding Pre-School Children's Animated Program Won
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Michael Granberry Won
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Drew Hodges Won

References

  1. http://www.bixpix.com/work/#/tumble-leaf/
  2. "Creating Tumble Leaf". Archived from the original on 2014-10-12. 
  3. Andreeva, Nellie. "Amazon Studios Picks Up Comedies ‘Alpha House’ & ‘Betas’, 3 Kids Shows To Series - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. "Introducing Amazon’s First Three Original Children’s Series: Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy and Annedroids Coming Exclusively to Prime Instant Video This Summer - Business Wire". Business Wire. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  5. Lisa Respers France, CNN (30 August 2014). "What's new on Netflix and Amazon for September". CNN. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  6. "Amazon brings 'Tumble Leaf' children's programme to Germany". Telecompaper. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  7. Nellie Andreeva. "Amazon Renews Kids Series ‘Tumble Leaf’, ‘Creative Galaxy’, ‘Annedroids’ & ‘Gortimer Gibbon’s Life’ For Season 2 - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  8. Jeremy Dickson. "Amazon orders three new series, renews Tumble Leaf - Kidscreen". Kidscreen. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  9. "Annecy Animation Award Winners Announced". The Big Cartoon DataBase. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  10. "42nd Annual Annie Awards – Complete Winners List". Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  11. "Internet animation projects leave mark at Daytime Emmy Awards". Kidscreen. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  12. "Annie Awards: 'Inside Out' Takes Best Animated Feature – Complete Winners List". Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  13. "Internet animation projects leave mark at Daytime Emmy Awards". Kidscreen. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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