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Annedroids is a Canadian[1][2] CGI/live action children's television series created by J. J. Johnson. Sinking Ship Entertainment produces the series, in association with broadcasters TVOntario, SRC and KiKa.[2] It was released on Amazon Video on July 25, 2014 in the UK and U.S., and premiered on August 25, 2014 on TVOKids in Ontario, Canada. and premiered August 11, 2018 on NBCUniversal's Universal Kids in United States.[3][better source needed] The show's aim is to educate children about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from the perspectives of an 11-year-old girl, her friends, and her three android creations.

Annedroids
GenreChildren's comedy
Science fiction
Speculative fiction
Educational television
Created byJ. J. Johnson
Starring
Ending theme"Weird Science" performed by Oingo Boingo
Composer(s)Michael Ella
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producer(s)Christin Simms
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorSinking Ship Entertainment
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Picture format1080p (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 25, 2014 (2014-07-25) –
March 3, 2017 (2017-03-03)
External links
Website
Production website

SRC and KiKa both agreed to opt for 26 episodes of Annedroids over two seasons, while TVO purchased four seasons.[2] On February 25, 2015, Amazon picked up Annedroids for a second season,[4] which premiered on July 2, 2015.[5][6] It has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series.[7] Season 3 was released on June 24, 2016.[8] The fourth and final season was released on March 3, 2017.[9]

Contents

CastEdit

HumansEdit

  • Addison Holley as Anne Sagan, the title character who is a child prodigy
  • Jadiel Dowlin as Nick Clegg, Anne's friend
  • Adrianna Di Liello as Shania, Anne's friend
  • James Gangl as Wilbert Sagan, Anne's father[10]
  • Raven Dauda as Maggie Clegg, Nick's mother and reporter
  • Jonny Gray as Zack, Nick's friend
  • Jayne Eastwood as Shania's grandmother
  • Joey Nijem as Garth, Shania's brother
  • Nicola Correia-Damude as Ada Turing, a scientist who was Anne's friend, and main antagonist for seasons 3 and 4
  • Devyn Nekoda as Charlie Cassini, one of Nick's science classmates
  • Colin Mochrie as Mr. Cooper, Shania's grandmother's friend
  • Naomi Sniekus as Ms. Cassini, Nick and Charlie's science teacher and Charlie's mom
  • Dylan Everett as Dylan Turing, Ada's son
  • Carson Reaume as Billy, Shania's brother
  • Aaron Feigenbaum as Ray, Shania's brother

AndroidsEdit

Name Initial purpose Additional purposes Description
Hand Heavy lifting, power tools wielding, reaching high Over 70 modes and tools First, strongest and largest of Anne's androids, Hand is a three-legged construct with an arm ending with a large articulated clamp and a smaller one. She is able to lift a car and hold it still for a while.
Eyes Look at stars, outside the junkyard and microorganisms Shoots Anne's experiments and reports, and watch the street by the junkyard (some kind of a lookout) Second, fastest and smallest of Anne's androids, Eyes is a camera equipped with a telescope, a three-objective microscope and binoculars. It moves thanks to a single wheel and has four short articulated arms to keep its balance. It automatically switches between lenses. All its lenses are connected to an advanced analyzer.
Pal Assisting Anne, impact dummy Learning ... everything! Third, most human-like and most sophisticated of Anne's androids, Pal is very agile and a fast runner. Pal always asks questions, as Pal is the only android with speech, and Pal is very friendly. Voiced by Millie Davis
Fangs Guard dog Scaring off intruders Fourth Anne's android, Fangs behaves like an actual dog. Fangs is equipped with stinky spray, spikes and an expandable body.

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
113July 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)
213July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05)
313June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
413March 3, 2017 (2017-03-03)March 3, 2017 (2017-03-03)

ReceptionEdit

The show has a 6.6/10 rating on IMDb based on 274 user ratings.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2015 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin, Adrianna Di Liello, Sinking Ship Entertainment Won
Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actress Addison Holley Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor 13 and Under Jadiel Dowlin Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress Adrianna Di Liello Nominated
Joey Awards Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Action Leading Role Age 10-15 Addison Holley, Sinking Ship Entertainment Won
Young Actor Age 10-19 or Younger in a TV Series Comedy/Action Leading Role Jadiel Dowlin Won
Young Ensemble Cast in a Comedy/Action TV Series Jadiel Dowlin Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Directing in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series J.J. Johnson, Amazon Studios Nominated
2016 Canadian Screen Awards Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers, Matthew J.R. Bishop, Christin Simms, TVO, Sinking Ship Entertainment Nominated
Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series J.J. Johnson, Christin Simms Nominated
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography George Lajtai Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing - Live Action Blag Ahilov, Charles Duchesne, William Preventis, Noah Siegel, Sean W. Karp, Jakob Thiesen, Amazon Studios Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action Sean W. Karp, John Bradshaw, Blag Ahilov, Charles Duchesne, William Preventis, Noah Siegel, Amazon Studios Nominated
Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series Jadiel Dowlin, Amazon Studios Nominated
Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series Addison Holley, Amazon Studios Nominated
Outstanding Single Camera Editing Rod Christie, Allan Cordero Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design Ron Stefaniuk, Matt Middleton, Amazon Studios Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress Adrianna Di Liello Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor (14 - 21) Jadiel Dowlin Nominated
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Web or VOD Series Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin, Adrianna Di Liello, Millie Davis Nominated
2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing in a Children's or Preschool Children's Series J.J. Johnson, Christin Simms, Amanda Spagnolo Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action Sean W. Karp, John Bradshaw, Blag Ahilov, Charles Duchesne, William Preventis, Noah Siegel, Amazon Studios Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing - Live Action Sean W. Karp, John Bradshaw, Blag Ahilov, Charles Duchesne, William Preventis, Noah Siegel, Amazon Studios Nominated
Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series Adrianna DI Liello, Addison Holley Amazon Studios (tied) Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's or Family Viewing Series J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers, Christin Simms, Matthew J.R. Bishop, Sinking Ship Entertainment Nominated
Outstanding Interactive Media Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers, Alex Gordon, Deanna Ip, Gavin Friesen, Mark Cautillo, Jermaine Williams, Kevin Gan, Christopher Coey, Ronald Ruslim, Rachel Cravit, Leonidas Kouvaris, Nathan Langdon, Adriano Bertuzzo, Sean Hamilton, Geordie Telfer, Sinking Ship Entertainment Nominated
Outstanding Lighting Direction George Lajtai C.S.C., Stepan Sivko, Sinking Ship Entertainment Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing David Guerra, Sean Karp, Will Preventis, Noah Siegal, Sinking Ship Entertainment Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Live Action Sean Karp, Will Preventis, Noah Siegal, Blag Ahilov, Charles Duchesne, Jakob Thiesen, Sinking Ship Entertainment Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Danielle Ng See Quan (April 2, 2013). "Sinking Ship's Annedroids gets international broadcast partners". Playback. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Dickson, Jeremy (September 23, 2013). "Anatomy of an Amazon original". Kidscreen. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  3. ^ ANNEDROIDS (August 25, 2014). "You can't miss the ANNEDROIDS sneak peek tonight on TVOKids at 5:30 p.m.! Tell us what you think!". Facebook. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd (February 25, 2015). "Amazon Renews 4 Kids' Series for Second Seasons". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Second Season of Amazon Original Kids Series Annedroids Will Premiere for Amazon Prime Members in the US on Thursday, July 2" (Press release). Amazon. June 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Amazon Studios Announces Premiere Dates for Children's Series 'Tumble Leaf', 'Creative Galaxy' & 'Annedroids'" (Press release). Amazon. May 15, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2015 – via TV by the Numbers.
  7. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2016/03/28/daytime-emmy-award-nominees-announced/
  8. ^ Annedroids - Season 3 Official Trailer. Amazon Studios. June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2017/02/03/as-prime-usage-soars-amazon-schedules-more-annedroids/#
  10. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3012532/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

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