September 22, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver (BC) Canada - The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross, the innovative and exciting 3D Animated Storybook App produced by Canadian company Moving Tales Inc., was named iPad "App of the Week" in Australia's iTunes Store and "New and Noteworthy" in the U.K., propelling The Pedlar Lady to the #1 ranking for Top Paid iPad Book Apps in both countries.
The first of Moving Tales' Classic World Tales series, The Pedlar Lady is inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream. It describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who, guided by the shifting line between the real and the unreal, discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure.
The Pedlar Lady features film-caliber, sophisticated 3D animation and text, original music and evocative filmic sound effects. The App's dynamic typographic layouts can be animated using the iPad's accelerometer, incorporate randomly selected alternate perspectives to ensure no two viewings are alike, use Cover Flow-like navigation and include compelling, poetic voice-over narratives and text in both Spanish and English.
Premiering on July 25, 2010, The Pedlar Lady was named "App of the Week" in August in numerous iTunes stores worldwide, including in the U.S. and Canada. The Pedlar Lady will be available imminently for iPhone and iPod users, and will be upgraded to include localized Spanish and French versions and voiceover capabilities.
"The popularity of The Pedlar Lady confirms our belief that there is a broad audience for Classic World Tales," said Moving Tales' founder, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. "These time-tested stories cross all boundaries and are ideal for viewers of all ages and cultures."
The Pedlar Lady is available for iPad users at the App Store for $4.99.
From "Pedlar Lady" Fans Across the Globe
"Simply fabulous. ...The Spanish audio is superb. The cadence and pace of the story are extremely well done."; "Fabulous. ...A true joy." (Argentina)
"A beautifully evocative tale, told with stunning animation and style."; "Beautifully conceived and executed, the story has a strange timeless quality of enchantment about it. The artwork is exquisite..." (Australia)
"The future of storybooks..."; "...visually stunning..."; "I'm blown away by this app..." (Canada)
"Incredible!! A very good app, excellent design, and very well done."; "Genius app and book, highly recommended, worth buying. We love it and look forward to more titles."; "A beautiful story."; "...beautiful, and leaves us with a great lesson about life..."; "So fantastic! Felicidades!" (Mexico)
"It's a must to purchase!!!!" (Singapore)
"This is a gorgeous story book with every page coming alive ... Beautiful to look at and the narration is great too. This puts all other iPad books to shame." (United Kingdom)
"This book is absolutely awesome!"; "Absolutely magical..."; "Stunning book, filled with rich details..."; "The story is engaging and the graphics and animations are incredible."; "Both young and old will be enriched by this beautiful book!"; "This app is simply extraordinary. It is beautifully conceived and executed." (United States)
Classic World Tales:
By presenting tales of transformation, truth, drama and humor using a state-of-the-art digital 'mash-up' of methods from the worlds of ebook publishing, graphic novels, film and interactive media, Moving Tales establishes a truly original and engaging new world of storytelling.
Next In The Series:
The Unwanted Guest - In this adaptation of a traditional Jewish folk tale, a poor old man, down on his luck and living in a tumbledown house, is visited by an unwelcome houseguest. The story tells of the old man's attempt to rid himself of his surprising visitor once and for all.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 196 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pedlar Lady 1.01 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Vancouver, Ontario Canada, Moving Tales Inc. (TM) was established by founder, director and producer, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. Moving Tales Inc. makes quality animated Storybook apps for the iPad and in the immediate future the iPhone. Moving Tales presents the Classic World Tales series - each story is an imaginative interpretation and adaptation inspired by age-old folk tales, archetypal yarns, and legends from around the world. These are age-old tales of transformation, truth, drama and humour. Copyright (C) 2010 Moving Tales Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.