Earlier this year, littleBits was proud to announce our acceptance into the prestigious Disney Accelerator. Through the Disney Accelerator, tech innovators are given the incredible creative expertise and resources of The Walt Disney Company in order to develop innovative new entertainment experiences and products.
Today at the Disney Accelerator Demo Day, littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir presented some big news: Disney and littleBits will be working together to engage kids in STEAM and to inspire and empower the next generation of inventors.
littleBits and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media are producing a brand new online video series about invention. This short-form series will celebrate inventors of all ages, inspiring kids to create Disney themed inventions using littleBits as their foundation. Our series will premiere in a few weeks on Disney.com and Disney’s YouTube channel, and we plan to launch with Big Hero 6.
We are also working on a special project to give kids the opportunity to invent their own stories. We’re very excited to announce this new project is in collaboration with the wonderful team from Star Wars! We can’t say anything more just yet, but we can tell you this, it’s going to be epic.