The series just launched a few months ago, but already Annedroids, a live action kids’ show that received high ratings and rave reviews during Amazon Studios first pilot season, has earned a major endorsement from one of the most trusted parent guides in the U.S..
Common Sense Media recently named Anne, the lead character in the show, one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014, adding her to a list of legends that includes Dora (the Explorer), Arthur (from PBS’ long-running series), and Cosmo’s host Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
How did the newcomer get the attention of the esteemed media org? Being a kid-genius scientist eager to share her knowledge is part of it, but the editors also liked Anne’s indomitable spirit: “When faced with a problem, she sees only possibilities, and no amount of failure ever dampens her spirit.” Anne also stood out for them on another front: “In a TV landscape filled with tween fashionistas, Anne is remarkably unfocused on clothes and appearance.”
Anne’s adventurous side and relatable qualities won over Tara Sorensen, Amazon Studios’ Head of Kids Series Development. “Anne is a wonderful role model for kids,” says Sorensen. “She’s bold, she’s determined and she’s not afraid of failure. It’s what defines her. By taking risks and experimenting, she’s able to gain valuable insight, which always leads to her growth.”
In this behind-the-scenes video, the young actors in the series talk about what they see as their characters’ strengths. All-new episodes of Annedroids debut on October 30th only on Amazon Instant Video.