The irreverent, renowned LA-based children’s book author, illustrator, public speaker, mural painter, adventure seeker and father, Dallas Clayton, empowers young girls through books, art and a brand new series, Lily the Unicorn, on Amazon Instant Video, as part of the digital platform’s 2015 pilot season, which gives customers—and their kids—an opportunity to watch, rate and comment on which pilots they want turned into Amazon Original Series.
Clayton is a big champion for celebrating individuality, which is a theme that can be found throughout his works. Earlier this month, Clayton teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls to celebrate “Inside Out” and its depiction of emotions: Joy (voiced by Poehler), Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust—by creating a mural and inviting fans to submit their representations of these emotions. The overarching theme: “it’s OK, not to be OK” and changing the world by being yourself.
Clayton also celebrates uniqueness in his latest literary creation, Lily the Unicorn, a story about a remarkable, colorful and comical heroine whose goal is to show people how easy it is to be yourself and most importantly have fun. The book caught the eye of Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, who knew she had discovered just the right remarkable, intelligent and creative female character that she’d like to make into an animated children’s program. Following in the tradition of her late father Jim Henson who championed quality children’s programming, Lisa was impressed with Lily’s independent yet adventurous and whimsical nature. She pitched the potential kids’ series to Amazon and soon viewers of all ages can check out the pilot for Lily the Unicorn
Lily the Unicorn is now available for viewing and reviewing during Amazon Studios' kids pilot season, which commenced June 26, 2015. During pilot season, Amazon customers can watch, rate and review for free the pilot episode of Lily.
Lily the Unicorn
Author and Illustrator Dallas Clayton with the Jim Henson Company
Amazon Studios kids’ pilot season
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