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Tumble Leaf

Tumble Leaf is an 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.

Tumble Leaf
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)
External links
Website

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] It premiered on April 4, 2017 with an Easter special. The remainder of season three premiered on August 14, 2017.

Contents

EpisodesEdit

Season 1Edit

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title Directed by Written by Release date
1a 1 "Shiny Coins" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
1b 2 "Fig Finds a Shadow" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
2a 3 "Fig Flies a Kite" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
2b 4 "Missing a Muffin" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
3a 5 "Beat of the Drumsticks" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
3b 6 "Springy Surprise" Drew Hodges Dev Ross May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
4a 7 "On a Roll!" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
4b 8 "Popcorn Picture Show" Drew Hodges Kacey Arnold May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
5a 9 "Fig Blends In!" Drew Hodges Dev Ross May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
5b 10 "Twirling Top" Drew Hodges Doug Wood May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
6a 11 "The Swimming Hole" Drew Hodges Villamor M. Cruz Jr. May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
6b 12 "Bucket of Mud" Drew Hodges Doug Wood May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
7a 13 "Loopy Straw" Drew Hodges Villamor M. Cruz Jr. September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
7b 14 "Tumble Leaf Parade" Drew Hodges Drew Hodges September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
8a 15 "Icy Igloo" Drew Hodges Doug Wood September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
8b 16 "The Big Dig" Drew Hodges Noelle Wright September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
9a 17 "Woohoo Kazoo!" Drew Hodges Doug Wood September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
9b 18 "Hide and Seek" Drew Hodges Corey Powell September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
10a 19 "Fig's Speedy Sled" Drew Hodges Drew Hodges September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
10b 20 "Parachute Play" Drew Hodges Noelle Wright September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
11a 21 "The Lost Spyglass" Drew Hodges Christopher Keenan September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
11b 22 "Fig's Breakfast Surprise!" Drew Hodges Dev Ross September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
12a 23 "Bedtime Story" Drew Hodges Corey Powell September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
12b 24 "A Treasure Hunt" Drew Hodges Dev Ross September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
13a 25 "Merry-Gear-Round" Drew Hodges Corey Powell September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
13b 26 "Pushy Pulley" Drew Hodges Doug Wood September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)

Season 2Edit

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 (2015-12-10)
14b 28 "A Rainbow in My Room" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
15a 29 "Snowflake Dance" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
15b 30 "The Tinsel Tree Topper" Drew Hodges Steven Darancette December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
16a 31 "Gourd Gets Stuck" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
16b 32 "The Swing of Things" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
17a 33 "Okra's Sweater" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
17b 34 "Stick's Meshroom Mansion" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
18a 35 "Stick is Sick" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
18b 36 "Things That Go Round In The Night" Drew Hodges Scot Osterweil December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
19a 37 "Figamajig" Drew Hodges Steven Darancette December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
19b 38 "Camping It Up" Drew Hodges Allan Neuwirth December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
20a 39 "Mighty Mud Movers" Drew Hodges Allan Neuwirth May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
20b 40 "Having A Ball" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
21a 41 "Yak Wash" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
21b 42 "The Caterpillar Wing Ding" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
22a 43 "The Glow Below" Drew Hodges Gabe Pulliam May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
22b 44 "Sub in a Bottle" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
23a 45 "Buckeye's Runaway House" Drew Hodges Jymn Magon May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
23b 46 "Caboose on the Loose" Drew Hodges Allan Neuwirth May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
24a 47 "Clam-tastic Voyage" Drew Hodges Steven Darancette May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
24b 48 "Double Vision" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
25a 49 "Thinking Outside The Hoop" Drew Hodges Jymn Magon May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
25b 50 "Fig's Hay-Maze-ing Wander" Drew Hodges Karl Geurs May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
26a 51 "The Windy Hop" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
26b 52 "Captain's Cap" Drew Hodges Carin Greenberg May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)

Season 3Edit

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title Directed by Written by Release date
27a 53 "Stick's Towering, Toppling Cake" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
27b 54 "Bambooboo" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
28a 55 "Rutabagels" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
28b 56 "Okra-Ball" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
29a 57 "Look Up And Play" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
29b 58 "To The Moon" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
30 59 "Spring-a-ling Surprise" Drew Hodges Jeff Goode April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
31a 60 "Chase The Leaf" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
31b 61 "Knights of the Tumble Tale" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
32a 62 "Maple's Mobile Mudpie Stand" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
32b 63 "Paper Plane Messages" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
33a 64 "Go With The Flow" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
33b 65 "Passing Fancy" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
34a 66 "Quest for The Chest" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
34b 67 "Get A Grip" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
35a 68 "Nothing In The Finding Place" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
35b 69 "Finding Play" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
36a 70 "Cock-A-Doodle Day" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
36b 71 "Glow In The Dark Sleepover" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
37a 72 "Stick's Quiet Riot" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
37b 73 "Tappa Tappa Tap Shoes" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
38a 74 "The Wheel Thing" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
38b 75 "Twine Line" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
39a 76 "The Nature Of Friendship" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
39b 77 "The Ship Shop" TBA TBA August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)

Awards and nominationsEdit

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
Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Teresa Drilling, Michael Granberry Nominated
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 TV/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 Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges, Carin Greenberg, Alice Wilder, ED. D., Jodi Downs, Sarah Serata, and Matthew Cuny Won
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Michael Granberry Won
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Drew Hodges Won
Outstanding Costume Design/Styling Robyn Simms Johnson and Carol Binion Nominated
2017 44th Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment Won
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Dan MacKenzie Nominated
Joe Heinen Nominated
44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[14] Outstanding Pre-School Children's Animated Program Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges, Carin Greenberg, Alice Wilder, Ed. D., Jodi Downs, Sarah Serata, and Matthew Cuny Nominated
Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program Drew Hodges Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing - Preschool Animated Program John Jackson Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing - Preschool Animated Program Sam Plattner and Brooke Lowrey Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  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 NOMINEES & WINNERS!". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR THE 42ND ANNUAL DAYTIME CREATIVE ARTS EMMY® AWARDS". The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  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. 
  14. ^ "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 

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