November 30, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California / Frankfurt, Germany - iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children's book apps, today is thrilled to announce that the Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook is now available for iPhone and iPad. The storybook app features several in-story activities that allow the reader to be immersed in the magic of the Arthur Christmas story as well as to discover exclusive content from the feature film. The app is based on the new 3D, CG-animated movie Arthur Christmas from Aardman for Sony Pictures Animation, which premiered in theaters November 23.
Arthur Christmas is an interactive storybook app that at last reveals the incredible, never-before-seen answer to every child's question: "So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?" The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero: Santa's youngest son, Arthur.
When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions, Arthur, the least capable Claus, embarks on a hilarious, exciting rogue mission against the clock with his politically incorrect grandfather Grandsanta and a giftwrapping-obsessed elf named Bryony, to deliver the last present before Christmas morning dawns.
Available in the Apple App Store for $3.99, the storybook features original content from the feature film, including images and character voices and parents and their children can experience the adventure before or after seeing the movie in the box office. In-story activities include:
* Make Arthur Look Like Santa: Apply digital beard stickers to Arthur's face for a hilarious Santa-like snow costume
* Countdown to Christmas Meter: Digitally track down to the second just how close you're getting to the big day
* Lull the Lions to Sleep: Swipe back and forth on the screen to help Arthur distract the hungry lions so he can finish his quest to deliver the lost present
* Gift Wrapping: Help the elves wrap a bike
* Narration Options: Read to Me, Read to Myself and Auto Play
The Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook app brings it all to life in a convenient, mobile format.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 153 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Books category. Arthur Christmas is directed by Sarah Smith, written by Peter Baynham & Sarah Smith, and produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley, and Steve Pegram.
zuuka is the digital publisher of iTalk Smurf 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.com, CNET and is decorated with PTPA Media's Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award. 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) 2011 zuuka. 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.