‘Niko and the Sword of Light’ Gets 22-Minute Amazon Pilot

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Niko and the Sword of Light. which began as an independently produced animated comic book app, has been turned into a 22-minute pilot produced by Amazon Studios. Launched yesterday, the pilot is free to watch on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S., U.K., and Germany.

Created by Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera, and StudioNX’s Jim Bryson and Adam Jeffcoat, Niko follows the quest of a young boy, armed with a magic sword, who must defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land.

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The Amazon-produced episode is written by Rob Hoegee (Storm Hawks, Teen Titans), directed by Sung Jin Ahn (storyboard artist on Sym-Bionic Titan and Generator Rex), and animated by Titmouse.

Amazon Studios uses a data-driven approach to developing their shows, closely monitoring how long viewers watch their content. They also rely Amazon Prime members to provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series.

Niko is one of thirteen new projects in Amazon’s winter 2015 pilot season, which also includes three other animated pilots aimed at preschoolers—The Stinky & Dirty Show, Sara Solves It, and Buddy: Tech Detective. All of the shows can be viewed on Amazon’s website.


  • wikcat

    hey, can anyone rip and share this “free to watch” first episode to all ouside US, UK, and Germany?

  • Alex Dudley

    Cute fun action cartoon for kids. Plus the animation is fantastic. Titmouse does some pretty awesome stuff.

  • starss

    Insert my overused “congratulations Titmouse again” sticker slapped onto this reply.

  • Jack

    Almost as ironic as everything you own, yet the ones who make them can’t perhaps own even one of them.

  • Lauren Sparks

    Awesome!!! I loved the animated comic book app for Niko, Glad the story is getting a chance in another medium as well. Hope to check out the other shows as well.

  • Matthew Garcia

    I agree with this.

    Though a part of me is a little disappointed the app won’t continue or grow, because it was such a cool thing creators rarely attempt. That being said, more exposure for “Niko” is definitely a plus!