International Emmy Award-winning animated series based on children’s
novel by Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking
English version narrated by Gillian Anderson, series directed by Gorō
Miyazaki and presented by Studio Ghibli and Saltkråkan
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon today announced its original kids series, Ronja,
the Robber’s Daughter, is set to premiere on Prime Video on
January 27 in the US and UK. An animated adventure for kids and
families, the new series is narrated by Golden Globe Award-winning
Anderson (The X-Files), directed by Gorō
Miyazaki (Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea), and
presented by the Academy Award-winning Studio
Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) and
Saltkråkan (the Astrid Lindgren Company). Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter
is already a full-fledged hit in Japan, winning the International Emmy
Award for “Best Kids Animation.” The series is based on the
wildly-popular children’s fantasy book of the same name by noted Swedish
Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking), which has sold approximately
10 million copies worldwide since its release in 1981, and been
translated into 41 languages and adapted for film and television
Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is an epic 26-part story of
10-year-old Ronja (Teresa
Gallagher), born on a stormy night in a mountain fort, surrounded by
her father (Rufus
Hound), mother (Morwenna
Banks) and a loving band of robbers. She grows to be a strong girl,
and discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and frightening place
inhabited by strange creatures. She befriends Birk (Kelly
Adams), the son of her father’s rival, and so begins the drama of
her friendship and family loyalties. Viewers follow along as she
explores and understands these key factors in her life, and discovers
that seemingly irresolvable choices can finally be made with the help of
love and understanding.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Studio Ghibli on their first
television series, excited to have the talented Gillian Anderson
narrate, and proud to bring Astrid Lindgren’s well-loved novel to life,”
said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “We look
forward to sharing this incredible story of love, family and friendship
with our customers.”
“With Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, Astrid Lindgren seems to be
telling children to believe in their own power to grow, whilst telling
adults to learn more from children,” said Director Gorō Miyazaki.
“Mutual respect will attain freedom in the true sense of the word.”
Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is part of Prime Video’s growing
line-up of award-winning and critically-acclaimed Originals for kids and
families. The series will be available for Prime members to
stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for compatible TVs,
connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or
online at www.amazon.com/originals,
at no additional cost to their membership. Prime members can also
download select titles to mobile devices for offline viewing. Eligible
customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter will also be available as part of
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service
designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available
exclusively on Amazon devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire
tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids
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