Disney buys Amazon kids series

Disney has picked up Amazon’s original kids series Annedroids.

Canada-based distributor Picture Box sells the series and struck the Disney deal, which gives it rights to the show in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Finish pubcaster YLE has also acquired the first two seasons of the show.

Annedroids was among the first batch of Amazon kids originals for the Prime Instant Video service and launched last July. Amazon renewed the series for a second season.

The 52x30mins Sinking Ship-produced series follows a young scientist, Anne, and her friends as they perform experiments in her junkyard lab.

Kate Sanagan, Partner at Picture Box Distribution said:  “Within a year of its initial airing in the U.S. and Canada, this girl-led STEM series has now been sold to over 200 countries. Anne and her friends continue to inspire kids the world over.”