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 […]

Discovery Kids engages Annedroids

Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the first two seasons of Amazon’s hybrid animation kids original Annedroids. The deal for the 52x30mins Canadian CGI/live action hybrid series, from Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVOKids and sold by Picture Box Distribution, covers most of Latin America. The exception is Brazil, where Picture Box has sold […]

Amazon kids show lands at Discovery Asia

Amazon’s original children’s show Annedroids has sold to Discovery Kids Asia. Picture Box Distribution has closed the deal for the Sinking Ship Entertainment show (pictured). Science-themed Annedroids launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video earlier this year as one of the three of the SVOD service’s debut original children’s programmes. Discovery Kids Asia’s factual counterpart has […]

Amazon’s Q3 original video spend to hit $100m

Amazon is planning “significant growth” in its original content spend, increasing its investment in Prime Instant Video productions to more than US$100 million in Q3. Speaking on the firm’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon chief financial officer Tom Szkutak said: “We’re ramping up the spend from Q2 to Q3 significantly,” and adding: “It’ll also be […]

Amazon sets global launch dates for original kids series

Amazon has announced the roll out plans in the US and UK for its first slate of original kids series. A trio of Amazon Studios original kids shows – Tumble Leaf (pictured), Creative Galaxy and Annedroids – will launch using a semi ‘binge-viewing’ model. The first six episodes of each series will be launched simultaneously […]

Global nets bag Canadian kids science series

Broadcasters in Germany, Canada and Sweden are onboard a new kids’ science and technology series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and TVOKids. The 26x30mins live action/animation series Annedroids follows a genius child scientist and her friends who perform experiments in her junkyard laboratory. Distributor Picture Box Distribution has brokered a coproduction deal with German children’s channel KiKA […]