Amazon Orders ‘Arpo Robotic Babysitter’ Present From Moonbug Leisure

Amazon made a deal with Moonbug entertainment, a major producer and distributor of children’s digital programming to deliver content for Amazon children Plus.

The first joint project focuses on an original production of “Arpo Robot Babysitter”, based on Moonbug’s YouTube show Arpo, and includes long specials. The original content from Arpo is to premiere exclusively on Amazon Kids Plus in autumn 2021. The companies are also developing a new Arpo mobile game.

Arpo – which stands for “Army Robot Prototype Omega” – is an animated show without dialogue based on slapstick humor for children aged 3-7 years. Moonbug acquired the rights to Arpo, which is from Korea, last year. Also last year the company did bought the YouTube powerhouse Cocomelon for kids’ content and raised $ 120 million in funding.

“Our partnership with Amazon Kids Plus expands the world of Arpo and takes kids on new adventures,” said Andy Yeatman, Managing Director of the Americas at Moonbug. Yeatman that joined Moonbug from Netflix two years ago, described the Arpo character as “” Big Hero 6 “meets” Mrs. Fire of doubt. ‘”

Without dialogue, Yeatman added, “This show speaks to children around the world with no language barrier. It’s funny and has a heart. “

In the original production coming to Amazon Kids Plus, Arpo faces new challenges as the robot takes care of his protégé Danny and Danny’s adopted Korean sister Cookie – and has to adapt to a team of new robots built by mom . On YouTube, Arpo the Robot has nearly 5 million subscribers and more than 1.7 billion lifetime views.

“The addition of Arpo to the Amazon Kids Plus offering is a joyous example of our commitment to delivering content that kids and families will love,” said Veronica Pickett, Amazon Kids Plus Original Series Director. “The heart and humor at the heart of Arpo create so many LOL moments that inspire the world of entertainment we’re building with the new original series and game.”

Amazon Kids Plus, the e-commerce giant’s subscription service for parents and children (formerly called FreeTime Unlimited), costs $ 2.99 / month for Prime members and $ 4.99 / month for non-Prime customers.

Moonbug’s program franchises include Cocomelon, Blippi, Little Baby Bum, My Magic Pet Morphle, Supa Strikas, Go Buster, Playtime With Twinkle, Gecko’s Garage, and Arpo.

The company’s programming library includes more than 550 hours of content distributed across more than 100 platforms worldwide, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, NBCUniveral’s Peacock, Sky, Tencent and Roku.

Moonbug also signed a deal with YouTube for Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, an original broadcast about a pan-African soccer team. Last year, it licensed Mia’s Magic Playground, which is aimed at children ages 4-6, to HBO Max for the US market.

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Florence Pugh to play a ‘companion robotic’ in courtroom drama Dolly | Leisure

Florence Pugh is said to appear as the “companion robot” in the courtroom drama ‘Dolly’.

According to Deadline, the “Little Women” star will direct the upcoming science fiction film, inspired by the Elizabeth Bear short story of the same name, in which the robot doll kills its owner but claims she is not guilty and claims to have a lawyer .

Vanessa Taylor, the writer of “The Shape Of Water,” and Drew Pearce, “Hotel Artemis,” were hired to adjust the story.

Apple Studios acquired the film for Apple TV + after a bidding war between a streaming platform and film studios.

However, it hasn’t been given the green light yet as the film still needs a director and script.

If it does, however, it will be produced by Apple and Artemis under its Point of No Return Films banner, while Florence will receive Executive Producer Credit.

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Florence would take the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of ‘The Maid’.

The British actress will portray Molly, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel who “leaves every room perfect and spotless, learning the dirty secrets of each guest”.

A description of the Universal film, which is based on the eponymous tape by Nita Prose, goes as follows: “A ‘clue’ -like, locked-room Whodunnit, ‘The Maid’ examines Molly’s descent into the murderous underbelly of her Gilded at work while we tell an up-to-date story about the strengths of our differences. “

The book itself won’t be published until 2022.

Florence will also make her highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as spy Yelena Belova in “Black Widow,” which is currently slated for release on May 7, 2021

The ‘Midsommar’ actress plays alongside Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff.

The film’s director, Cate Shortland, previously teased that in the film, Scarlett’s character will “hold the baton” as she says goodbye to the MCU.

Cate said, “(Kevin Feige, Marvel boss) realized that the audience was expecting an origin story, so of course we went in the opposite direction.

“And we didn’t know how great Florence Pugh was going to be. We knew she was going to be great, but we didn’t know how great.

“Scarlett is as lovely as, ‘Oh, I’ll give her the baton.’ So it will advance another feminine act. “

Mr. Robotic’ Actress Gloria Reuben Indicators With Echo Lake Leisure – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Gloria Reuben joined Echo Lake Entertainment for management in all areas.

Reuben is perhaps best known for playing HIV-positive medical assistant Jeanie Boulet on the long-running ER series, a role that earned her Emmy and Golden nominations. Most recently, Reuben appeared in Sam Esmail’s acclaimed Mr. Robot series, as well as the short-lived Marvel / Freeform series Cloak & Dagger, and is currently featured in a recurring role on Showtime’s City On A Hill series.

On the film side, Reuben starred with Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field in the Steven Spielberg-directed Oscar-nominated film Lincoln with Paul Rudd and Tina Fey in Paul Weitz ‘Admission and starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Legitimate Doubt.

Reuben received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for her role as Condoleezza Rice in David Hare’s Stuff Happens at the NYC Public Theater.

In music, Reuben served as the backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, which prompted her to record her solo record Just For You. Her first jazz album, Perchance To Dream, was released in 2015 and her second album, For All We Know, was released on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Reuben, who continues to be supervised by Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham, published her first non-fiction book, My Brothers’ Keeper: Two Brothers. Loved. And Lost, an intimate tribute to her two late brothers in 2019, and she is currently writing her autobiography.

HOLLIFIELD: Larry King will miss the Robotic Apocalypse | Leisure

“A super-intelligent machine that controls the world sounds like science fiction,” said Manuel Cebrian, co-author of the study and head of the research group. “But there are already machines that do certain important tasks independently, without programmers fully understanding how they learned to do it.”

According to this theory, the Great Robot War, the Robot Apocalypse, and the Robot Order of the New World lie before us.

My biggest grief when this happens is that Larry King is unable to record the event in his own style. Maybe, maybe there is another columnist out there who could fill his shoes and braces.

“Angelina Jolie, who was seriously injured when an X950 combat robot broke into her fortified compound, tells me she has nothing on the way … I want to say hi to our new robot overlords and let you know if it’s you Looking for people to work with, my good friend Charlie Sheen says he’s ready, willing, and able … These Kraft macaroni and cheese are good things! I lived on it for a week while crouching in the dark … I never knew you could shine a compound fracture with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy, but it seems you can … when does J-Lo leave her latest Publication drop? … “

Thank you Larry King. They showed the rest of us how to do it. We will miss you in the bleak and bleak robot future.

Scott Hollifield, a humor columnist, is the editor of McDowell News in Marion, NC. Write to him rhollifield@mcdowellnews.com.