September 13, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - WhirlWhim and Digital Media Interactive have announced the digital release of the popular award winning children's book series, "The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers" written by Aaron Mason and Doug Warr, exclusively on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The full version expands on the free Lite app, and features an industry-first three hours of read-along entertainment, educational games with 19 engaging levels, groundbreaking animation, and narration from Maurice LaMarche ("Pinky and the Brain", "Animaniacs", "Futurama"). The critically acclaimed novel's mobile app also showcases an all-star cast of voiceovers including Peter Briggs (writer of "Hellboy"), Matt Danner ("Dan VS", "Looney Tunes Show"), Darren Richardson ("Lost"), Matthew Wolf ("Pirates of the Caribbean") and original music composed by Austin Wintory ("flOw", "Grace").
"The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers" follow the misadventures of bumbling brothers Exter and Grimwilch Blundernagging who are on a redemptive quest to make the world round. As disobedient children, the brothers opened an enchanted chest full of magical "Quiggle-Jibs" that have thrown the world into complete chaos and made it flat as a pancake in the process! With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the Blunder Brothers set off on an outlandish journey through strange lands and distant dimensions, encountering hilarious characters, using outlandish gadgets and gizmos, and defeating malevolent monsters along the way!
"Doug Warr and I always envisioned this book like a movie told on paper, and published it with that core idea in mind," says co-creator Aaron Mason. "But, thanks to the tireless work of DMI, we are closer to that vision than ever before. Their expertise and enthusiasm for the project has created something truly unique and wonderful. We are truly blown away by the level of detail and interactivity for the 'Blunder Brothers' app. It has gone above and beyond our wildest dreams. We couldn't be happier."
"Digital Media Interactive saw The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers as an awesome story that we could pioneer onto the iPhone and iPad," says Stephen Hodge, founder of DMI. We decided to push the envelope in terms of production quality by working with some of the most talented people in the entertainment industry. There is nothing as fun, entertaining, and imaginative for the whole family on the iTunes App Store today like The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers."
"We here at WhirlWhim strove to make something that stood out from the crowd (or, in this instance, the bookshelf). We didn't want to print a comic book, or a graphic novel, or even a regular kid's book," says Mason, who is also a founder of WhirlWhim. "So, we took a chance and made a book that was all three. Now we've taken another chance, this time in e-book formatting. This downloadable app, created with our partner, DMI, is like nothing else on the app market today. It truly raises the bar! It boasts more original story, wondrous artwork, and interactivity than anything else we've seen. DMI pushed the envelope of what was achievable. The results speak for themselves. And just wait until you see book 2 in the series! It will blow you away!"
The full version of "The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers" mobile app adds six more chapters to the Lite version's three and gives parents and children an astonishing three hours of interactive content. The full app also unlocks the 19 levels of the slide puzzle game, flip card game and each chapter's trivia challenge. Extra features include original music, narration, GameCenter leaderboards and achievements, and read-along text scrolling.
For a blundering ole' time, download the full version today and don't miss one second of the Blunder Brothers' wacky adventures! The Lite app is free on the App Store over a WiFi connection and the entire exciting book is available as an in-app purchase for $2.99.
"The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers" was recorded by Bruce Robinson and Danny Wagner.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 275 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Blundernagging Brothers 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. The free app comes with 3 exciting chapters and 7 game levels. A $2.99 in-app-purchase opens up 3 hours of read-along entertainment with 6 additional chapters and 12 additional game levels.
Bringing artistry, story and interaction together on mobile platforms, Digital Media Interactive presents a world of possibilities for musicians, authors and businesses to take their message to a new level. Their other projects include fast-paced children's book app, Blundernagging Brothers, and Anywhere Artist, a customizable app for musicians featuring news, shows, photos and free music. Copyright (C) 2011 Digital Media Interactive. 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.