From creator J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan), new season of
Emmy-nominated live-action adventure features the voice of Geena
Davis (Grey’s Anatomy)
Children’s series celebrates STEM curriculum through Anne and her
friends and inspires children—through trial and error—to identify
problems, ask questions, and experiment
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 15, 2015--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the second season of its
Emmy-nominated original kids series Annedroids
will premiere on Thursday, July 2 for Amazon Prime members in the US.
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer/director J.J.
Johnson (Dino Dan) and Sinking
Ship Entertainment (Odd Squad), the new season features the
voice of Geena
Davis (Grey’s Anatomy) and is aimed at children aged six
through 11. Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about
Anne, a young female scientist, her human friends and the android
assistants she’s created, and the amazing scientific discoveries they
make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up.
The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.
The second season of Annedroids finds Anne (Addison
Holley, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and friends back in the
junkyard for more experiments, taking their adventures to the next
level. As Nick (Jadiel
Dowlin) and Shania (Adrianna
Di Liello, Stage Fright) return to school after spending
their summer in the junkyard, Anne finds new ways to stay in touch using
Pidgely, a pigeon with a broken wing she equips with a rocket suit. Pal
(voiced by Millie
Davis, Orphan Black) ventures outside the junkyard and
expresses a desire to be a real kid. Also this season, a mysterious
robotics scientist offers Anne the opportunity of a lifetime, forcing
Anne to make some tough decisions about her friends, family and future.
Along the way, the kids use DNA to track a lost dog, confront dinosaurs
in nightmares, and send the androids to space.
“We’re excited to bring to our customers another season of adventures
with Anne and her friends, as they embark on more scientific discovery,”
said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “J.J.
Johnson and Sinking Ship have successfully developed a strong, relatable
female character at the helm of a children’s series that organically
weaves in the STEM curriculum to kids.”
“Annedroids is a show about the kids you don’t see on children’s
TV,” said J.J. Johnson, series Creator and Executive Producer.
“Perpetual thanks to Amazon for being the only U.S. network to take a
chance on a show about a bunch of lower income kids led by a brilliant
girl who come together to solve problems using science and technology.
We’re so incredibly proud of this show and thrilled to be able to offer
another season of junkyard mayhem.”
Annedroids recently received a Daytime Emmy nomination for
Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series as
well as the Grand Prize for Best Production, All Categories at the Youth
Media Alliance Awards of Excellence. Additionally, the series received
the IPST Education Award at The Goethe Institut Science Film Festival
2014, a Parents’ Choice Foundation’s Silver Honor, and three Young
Artist Awards. Common Sense Media also named Anne’s character a
top 10 best role model in children’s TV.
Prime members can now watch episodes from the first season of Annedroids
as often as they would like with the Amazon Instant Video app for
TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at amazon.com/annedroids,
at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already
Prime members can sign up for a free trial at amazon.com/prime.
Additionally, a free Annedroids app with two full episodes and
six games is downloadable exclusively for Fire devices at the Amazon App
Store. Annedroids is also available as part of Amazon FreeTime
Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the
ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively
on Amazon devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a
year-long subscription is included with every Fire HD Kids Edition.
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios recently debuted new episodes of its first live-action
series for kids six to 11, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and
has also launched three additional children’s series, the Annecy, Annie
and multi-Emmy award-winning Tumble Leaf from Bix Pix
Entertainment; Creative Galaxy from Angela C. Santomero and
Out of the Blue Enterprises, the creators of Blue’s Clues;
and Emmy-nominated and Youth Media Alliance Awards Grand Prize winner Annedroids,
from Sinking Ship Entertainment. All four children’s series have
been picked up for second seasons and honored by the Parents’ Choice
Foundation. The studio has also debuted its first original drama series Bosch
based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books; dramatic comedy Mozart
in the Jungle from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Paul Weitz,
and Jill Soloway’s multi-Golden Globe Award-winning dark comedy Transparent.
Amazon Studios has also announced eight additional, original series will
premiere in 2015 and early 2016 exclusive to Amazon, including kids
series Wishenpoof, Just Add Magic, and The Stinky &
Dirty Show as well as original series Hand of God, Mad
Dogs, The Man in the High Castle, docu-series The New Yorker
Presents, Red Oaks, and second seasons of Transparent, Mozart in
the Jungle and Bosch.
In 2015 Amazon Studios will begin to produce and acquire original movies
for theatrical release, followed by early window availability
exclusively for Prime members.
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films
and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and
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