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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 39 (77)
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) – present
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
1a1"Shiny Coins"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldApril 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
1b2"Fig Finds a Shadow"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldApril 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
2a3"Fig Flies a Kite"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
2b4"Missing a Muffin"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
3a5"Beat of the Drumsticks"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
3b6"Springy Surprise"Drew HodgesDev RossMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
4a7"On a Roll!"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
4b8"Popcorn Picture Show"Drew HodgesKacey ArnoldMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
5a9"Fig Blends In!"Drew HodgesDev RossMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
5b10"Twirling Top"Drew HodgesDoug WoodMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
6a11"The Swimming Hole"Drew HodgesVillamor M. Cruz Jr.May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
6b12"Bucket of Mud"Drew HodgesDoug WoodMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
7a13"Loopy Straw"Drew HodgesVillamor M. Cruz Jr.September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
7b14"Tumble Leaf Parade"Drew HodgesDrew HodgesSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
8a15"Icy Igloo"Drew HodgesDoug WoodSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
8b16"The Big Dig"Drew HodgesNoelle WrightSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
9a17"Woohoo Kazoo!"Drew HodgesDoug WoodSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
9b18"Hide and Seek"Drew HodgesCorey PowellSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
10a19"Fig's Speedy Sled"Drew HodgesDrew HodgesSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
10b20"Parachute Play"Drew HodgesNoelle WrightSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
11a21"The Lost Spyglass"Drew HodgesChristopher KeenanSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
11b22"Fig's Breakfast Surprise!"Drew HodgesDev RossSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
12a23"Bedtime Story"Drew HodgesCorey PowellSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
12b24"A Treasure Hunt"Drew HodgesDev RossSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
13a25"Merry-Gear-Round"Drew HodgesCorey PowellSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
13b26"Pushy Pulley"Drew HodgesDoug WoodSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)

Season 2Edit

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title Directed by Written by Release date
14a27"Magic Mirror"Drew HodgesKarl Geurs and Carin GreenbergDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
14b28"A Rainbow in My Room"Drew HodgesKarl GeursDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
15a29"Snowflake Dance"Drew HodgesJeff GoodeDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
15b30"The Tinsel Tree Topper"Drew HodgesSteven DarancetteDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
16a31"Gourd Gets Stuck"Drew HodgesCarin GreenbergDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
16b32"The Swing of Things"Drew HodgesKarl GeursDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
17a33"Okra's Sweater"Drew HodgesCarin GreenbergDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
17b34"Stick's Meshroom Mansion"Drew HodgesKarl GeursDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
18a35"Stick is Sick"Drew HodgesKarl GeursDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
18b36"Things That Go Round In The Night"Drew HodgesScot OsterweilDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
19a37"Figamajig"Drew HodgesSteven DarancetteDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
19b38"Camping It Up"Drew HodgesAllan NeuwirthDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
20a39"Mighty Mud Movers"Drew HodgesAllan NeuwirthMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
20b40"Having A Ball"Drew HodgesJeff GoodeMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
21a41"Yak Wash"Drew HodgesKarl GeursMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
21b42"The Caterpillar Wing Ding"Drew HodgesJeff GoodeMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
22a43"The Glow Below"Drew HodgesGabe PulliamMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
22b44"Sub in a Bottle"Drew HodgesKarl GeursMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
23a45"Buckeye's Runaway House"Drew HodgesJymn MagonMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
23b46"Caboose on the Loose"Drew HodgesAllan NeuwirthMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
24a47"Clam-tastic Voyage"Drew HodgesSteven DarancetteMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
24b48"Double Vision"Drew HodgesJeff GoodeMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
25a49"Thinking Outside The Hoop"Drew HodgesJymn MagonMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
25b50"Fig's Hay-Maze-ing Wander"Drew HodgesKarl GeursMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
26a51"The Windy Hop"Drew HodgesCarin GreenbergMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
26b52"Captain's Cap"Drew HodgesCarin GreenbergMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)

Season 3Edit

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title Directed by Written by Release date
27a53"Stick's Towering, Toppling Cake"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
27b54"Bambooboo"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
28a55"Rutabagels"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
28b56"Okra-Ball"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
29a57"Look Up And Play"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
29b58"To The Moon"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
3059"Spring-a-ling Surprise"Drew HodgesJeff GoodeApril 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
31a60"Chase The Leaf"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
31b61"Knights of the Tumble Tale"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
32a62"Maple's Mobile Mudpie Stand"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
32b63"Paper Plane Messages"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
33a64"Go With The Flow"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
33b65"Passing Fancy"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
34a66"Quest for The Chest"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
34b67"Get A Grip"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
35a68"Nothing In The Finding Place"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
35b69"Finding Play"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
36a70"Cock-A-Doodle Day"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
36b71"Glow In The Dark Sleepover"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
37a72"Stick's Quiet Riot"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
37b73"Tappa Tappa Tap Shoes"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
38a74"The Wheel Thing"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
38b75"Twine Line"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
39a76"The Nature Of Friendship"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
39b77"The Ship Shop"Drew HodgesTBAAugust 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 Hollywood. 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 Hollywood. 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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