October 10, 2013 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California - Award winning children's publisher iStoryTime is pleased to announce that its Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book app, based upon the Sony Pictures Animation comedy favorite, recently hit the top free book on iPad in the U.S. and top five on iPhone in the U.S. iStoryTime's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book app was also selected by Apple for "Best New Apps" and "Best for Ages 6-8" for iPhone and iPad.
"zuuka is extremely proud of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs achieving this top book app milestone," said Woody Sears, Founder of zuuka. "The tremendous support from the Sony Pictures Animation team was essential to the overall success and families are responding really well to the artwork in the app."
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs children's book app takes readers on an interactive and narrated adventure alongside Flint Lockwood and his lab partner, Steve the monkey. Flint uses his FLDSMDFR, an invention that turns water into food to help turn his hometown of Swallow Falls into a thriving "food tourism" destination.
Will Flint take control of his invention in time or will foodstorms destroy Swallow Falls? Find out in iStoryTime's free Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Storybook app.
The storybook app also includes the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Children's Activity Book - based upon the Sony Pictures Animation hit film, in theaters now - available via in-app purchase (behind a parental lock), which features:
* Foodimals Expedition: Explore Big Rock Candy Mountain, Breakfast Bog and the Foodimals Jungle and take pictures of the legendary mountain-dwelling creature Sasquash, the shy young strawberry, Barry, and sour yellow citrus creatures called Lemmins. Collect these and many more in your Foodimals Journal!
* Foodimals Videos: Watch hilarious video shorts of the foodimals in action
* Unique artwork created exclusively for this app
* Includes genuine character audio from the movie - Includes real images from the movie for an authentic experience
* Offers automatic navigation and narration options for ease of use
About Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation's mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention - a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals - "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world - again! Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Screenplay by Erica Rivinoja and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Story by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Erica Rivinoja. Inspired by the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Produced by Pam Marsden and Kirk Bodyfelt.
About Sony Pictures Animation:
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits - the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - with the family comedy Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in theaters September 2013. Sony Pictures Animation will also release a brand new mini-movie on DVD and television this Fall, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow. The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy ArthurChristmas; and the Academy Award(R) nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Bandof Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award(R) nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
Pricing and Availability:
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Storybook App is free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch while the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Children's Activity Book is available via in-app purchase at an introductory price of $.99 (USD).
zuuka publishes zuuka Comics, iTalk and iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom, CNET and is decorated with Publisher's Innovation Award, PTPA Media's Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval, the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award and Reader's Choice for Best Apps for Kids. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. Copyright (C) 2013 zuuka incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.