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Engadget Engadget 28/06/2016 Brittany Vincent
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If you have a few tots in your life who might be inclined to learn computer programming if their favorite Disney characters were involved, you might want to introduce them to Both Star Wars and Frozen characters are now being integrated into the organization's full computer science campaign aiming to get kids into coding.Previously, Frozen's Anna and Elsa and Star Wars' Rey, BB-8, Princess Leia and R2-D2 were introduced as part of's Hour of Code campaign back in 2014 and 2015. These modules offered character-themed exercises where kids could learn computer programming without even realizing it. For instance, one of the lessons includes learning JavaScript by dragging and dropping blocks of code that contain instructions for BB-8 to collect scrap metal.

According to, the Star Wars and Frozen tutorials have already been used more than 30 million times since their inception. With familiar characters looking back out at young would-be coders, that number could very well rise going forward with Disney's stars being featured in the platform's full suite of lessons.

If you have a kid that's interested in dabbling or if you need to get started at the most basic level of coding (and think BB-8 is adorable) you can check out some of the lessons here.

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