Posted Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 05:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The new original kids series will start streaming later this month.
Amazon has announced a January 25 premiere date for its newest family show, 'Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter.' The animated series is based on the children's book by Astrid Lindgren and comes from Studio Ghibli.
"We're thrilled to be collaborating with Studio Ghibli on their first television series, excited to have the talented
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.
Check out the trailer below!
"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."
The series is directed by Gorō Miyazaki ('Up on Poppy Hill,' 'Tales from Earthsea') and will feature narration from Gillian Anderson ('The X-Files'). 'Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter' is set to premiere through Prime Video in the US and UK on January 27.
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