Kano Scores a Disney Partnership, Announces a Star Wars Kit for Later This Year

Kano creates killer little sets to teach kids how to code and beyond (like the awesome Harry Potter Coding Kit), and today the company is announcing a Disney partnership. The first product will be a Star Wars kit.

While other info is scant at the time, Kano says the Star Wars kit will be out “in the second half of 2019.” Alex Klein, Kano’s CEO and co-founder, only teased other details, saying that “Collaborating with Disney is a blessing. We can combine connected, creative technologies with some of the most memorable stories ever told.” 

So what will the Star Wars kit be? Who knows—but we’d be willing to bet you’ll have fun building, coding, and playing with it…regardless of how old (or young!) you are.

Today Kano, a leader in interactive storytelling, announced a two-year collaboration deal with Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products group. The first item out of the deal will be a Star Wars themed product system that will launch in the second half of 2019.

Kano is a pioneer in innovative experiences, including the STEM-category-creating Kano Computer Kit and Kano World, “the kids GitHub,” with over 1.8M members and 800,000 creations written by beginners as young as four and as old as 81. The company closed 2018 with a highly awarded product lineup, receiving numerous awards, reviews and accolades. The list includes the TIME Best Inventions 2018, 2019 Toy of the Year Award finalist and aCES Innovation Awards Winner.

“Our goal at Kano is to take you on a journey, unlocking powers in yourself and others, through the medium of technology – from wands that really work, to computers you make yourself, and more” said Alex Klein, co-founder, and CEO of Kano, “Collaborating with Disney is a blessing. We can combine connected, creative technologies with some of the most memorable stories ever told.

Both companies will work together to develop new products that put intelligent entertainment elements at the forefront and offer immersive experiences, bridging the physical and digital worlds in a way only Kano can deliver.


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