BUREAU OF MAGIC Proves There’s No Place Like Home To Get LOST IN OZ Via Amazon FreeTime Unlimited On ALEXA + Echo Dot Kids Edition
“Lost in Oz: Dorothy Gale and the Wizard’s Labyrinth” Interactive Skill for Alexa launches in the US on Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa
This new Alexa skill puts kids in charge of the story, with their choices determining how the story unfolds - users play alongside Dorothy, Toto, and their Ozian friends and embark on a thrilling journey through Emerald City and beyond.
The highly-anticipated new episodes of the multi-Daytime Emmy Award-winning Prime Original series Lost in Oz will also debut on Prime Video on June 8th.
Highly-anticipated New Episodes of multi-Daytime Emmy® Award-winning Prime Original series Lost in Oz Debuting on Prime Video on June 8
Bureau of Magic (BoM), an Emmy® Award-winning studio that creates, writes, and produces inclusive family entertainment, is expanding the universe of its animated action-adventure comedy Lost in Oz with the launch of a magical new interactive audio experience. Designed for the whole family, users can hop on a magical tornado and immerse themselves in the Lost in Oz world to help Dorothy and Toto find their way home.
Building on the success of the award-wining Prime Original series and utilizing BoM’s extensive interactive know-how, the “Lost in Oz: Dorothy Gale and the Wizard’s Labyrinth” experience is now available in the US and can be accessed using the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition with FreeTime Unlimited. Families can enable the skill in FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa devices by simply saying “Alexa, enable Lost in Oz.” And families can open the skill, by saying “Alexa, launch the Lost in Oz game.”
This new Alexa skill puts kids in charge of the story, with their choices determining how the story unfolds. Users play alongside Dorothy, Toto, and their Ozian friends and embark on a thrilling journey through Emerald City and beyond to find the missing magic they need to go home to Kansas. Different choices make each story unique, allowing kids to explore many different challenges and magical possibilities that await.
The Lost in Oz skill for Alexa is created by the Emmy® award-winning sound and creative teams behind the Prime Original Kids series, including the series’ main actors, such as Ashley Boettcher (Dorothy), Nika Futterman (West), Jorge Diaz (Ojo), Chris Cox (Toto and Patchwork Doll), Keith Ferguson (Reigh the Lion), Stephen Stanton (Scarecrow), Jennifer Hale (Glinda the Good), Fred Tatasciore (General Guph), and Alexander Polinsky (Fitz).
Bringing even more magic to families, new episodes of Bureau of Magic’s highly-anticipated animated series Lost in Oz will debut on Prime Video worldwide on June 8th. In the 13 brand new episodes, audiences will follow Dorothy and her friends as they navigate the treacherous outer limits of Oz, reunite with their friends in Emerald City, and work together to create a new and better home for everyone! As part of the “Lost in Oz: Dorothy Gale and the Wizard’s Labyrinth” Alexa experience, users will also get a glimpse of storylines and characters featured in the new episodes.
Mark Warshaw, Executive Producer from Bureau of Magic, said “We aim to create entertainment that inspires meaningful connections and brings people across generations together. We’re thrilled to be adding an epic new dimension to the Lost in Oz universe with the launch of this new Alexa audio experience that revives the tradition of family oral storytelling in a digital age, giving families a unique opportunity to actively engage with the extraordinary world of Oz together.”
Lost in Oz is the magical, modern adaption of the beloved Oz books from L. Frank Baum and was created and produced by Bureau of Magic’s Mark Warshaw, Darin Mark, Jared Mark and Abram Makowka. The music is by Adam Berry (“South Park”), theme music by Mark Mothersbaugh (“The Lego Movie”), design by Flaunt Productions (“Welcome to Monster High”), animation by Polygon Pictures (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), and sound design by Bang Zoom Studios (“Guardians of The Galaxy”). The Prime Original special “Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure” scooped up three Daytime Emmy® Awards in 2017 for “Outstanding Children’s Animated Program,” “Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation,” and “Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation.” It was also nominated for the 2018 Emmy® for “Outstanding Children’s Animated Series” and a 2017 Annie Award for “Best Animated Television Production for Children”.
About Bureau of Magic
The Bureau of Magic’s storytelling team’s projects have been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning four, and has been trusted to tell stories about the Wizard of Oz, the NFL, Coca-Cola, Superman, the Green Arrow and the Justice League. They push the bounds of traditional storytelling, have pioneered the concepts of the webisode, the mobisode, digital ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ storytelling, interactive DVDs, and the use of the internet to support a television series for shows including “Smallville”, “East Los High” and “Heroes”.