Amazon Studios is at it again, with Annedroids, their third original kids’ series. Annedroids, which debuted July 25, is an adventure/science show that centers around Anne, a child genius and scientist who has amazingly built her own working androids. In awe of her abilities, neighborhood kids Nick and Shania quickly become Anne’s friends and workshop assistants. Annedroids is aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 7. It is available on Prime Instant Video.
Annedroids is super cute, super fun, and super cool. Each of the characters is endearing and they all showcase their personalities extremely well. I love that the main character is a girl who not only loves science but is talented when it comes to scientific learning and inventions. I appreciate that Annedroids presents new opportunities and possibilities to young girls, rather than reinforcing the longstanding perception that science is a “boy” thing. I found myself instantly intrigued — just like Nick and Shania — at the setting of the junkyard. That in and of itself provides a great atmosphere for adventure.
While watching several Annedroids episodes, I noticed that Shania is silly and rambunctious but oh so likable, while Nick is thoughtful and sweet, and Anne is generous and patient. All three are bright and creative, of course. They’d have to be, right? After all, they’re creating androids together!
I was somewhat surprised to learn that androids are not robots. I found myself thinking that Anne was building robots — which, of course, is also cool — but she explained how her inventions were androids. Here I am, at my age, learning this, while my 5-year-old niece is discovering this before she even hits first grade! Speaking of my niece, she enjoyed Annedroids as much as I did, which was great. Part of the appeal of the show is that it is appropriate for kids and enjoyable for adults alike. I don’t feel like I’m being forced to watch a show that is annoying or completely geared toward children. Annedroids is for the whole family.
Annedroids was created by JJ Johnson and features Addison Holley as Anne and Adrianna Di Liello as Shania. This science-based show follows in the tradition of Amazon’s programming for children in that it aims at developing creative thinking in children. Annedroids furthers Amazon’s mission to help children become lifelong learners and impart skills that will help them with future success.
Amazon Studios has released two other kids’ shows this summer: Tumble Leaf, another show focused on scientific discovery, and Creative Galaxy, an interactive art program for preschoolers.
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