Time New York: Wed 20 Jun 05:35 am  |  Save 15% on H&R Block Online


Amazon to Premiere Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter on Jan 27


Amazon.com Inc.'s AMZN film production division, Amazon Studios has scheduled the premier of its prime-exclusive original kids’ series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter on Friday, Jan 27 in the U.S. and UK.

The series will be available on Prime Video via the Amazon Video app on TVs and connected devices like mobile, Fire TV and online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to prime membership.

Over the last one year, shares of Amazon have been steadily treading higher. The stock has returned 28.81% compared with the Electronic Commerce industry’s gain of 25.38%.

About the Series

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is based on a popular children’s fantasy book written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The story revolves around a 10year old girl, Ronja, who was born on a stormy night and grows up to be a strong girl. In the story, Ronja tries to explore the facts of life and discovers that love and understanding can change the impossible.

Directed by Goro Miyazaki, the animated kids’ series is presented by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli and Saltkrakan, and narrated by Golden Globe Award-winning actress Gillian Anderson. It is already a hit in Japan and has won the International Emmy Award for Best Kids Animation.

Our Take

The increasing popularity of tablets, smartphones and web-connected TVs has enhanced online-video viewing and continues to attract consumers as well as leading technology companies like Alphabet GOOGL and Apple Inc. AAPL.

Therefore, Amazon is leaving no stone unturned to boost its digital media sales and attract new viewers, by adding varied series and movies to its content lineup and making Prime Video more attractive.

With intense competition in online video content, majors such as Netflix, Inc. NFLX, Hulu and HBO, are seeing substantial success. It is natural for Amazon to compete against them with successful acts of its own. These new kids’ shows are expected to help Amazon penetrate further into the growing streaming market, at a much faster rate.

Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider

Currently, Amazon has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Zacks’ Best Private Investment Ideas

In addition to the recommendations that are available to the public on our website, how would you like to follow all Zacks' private buys and sells in real time?

Our experts cover all kinds of trades… from value to momentum . . . from stocks under $10 to ETF and option moves . . . from stocks that corporate insiders are buying up to companies that are about to report positive earnings surprises. You can even look inside exclusive portfolios that are normally closed to new investors. Starting today, for the next month, you can have unrestricted access. Click here for Zacks' private trades >>

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report

To read this article on Zacks.com click here.

Zacks Investment Research
<-- You can share this post with your network,
or give us your opinion and leave a comment.
Be sure to check our RSS feeds for updates.