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Magical Stories Come To Life With Interactive Elements

Kids love the iPhone and iPad and you really can't blame them when you see all the amazing technology created just for them. There are some great apps out there that let you interact with characters and look around different scenes, but this collection of apps takes things a little further. These apps are more like story books mixed with cinema. With beautiful images, deep story lines and video these kids books really come to life.

This Too Shall Pass
Pedlar Lady
TwasThe Night Before Christmas

TwasThe Night Before Christmas

Moving Tales inc

This is the classic American Christmas poem 3d animated like you have never seen it before, playful, funny and slightly irreverent. The app lets the user choose from one of three professionally recorded narrations, lets the user record their own voice reading the poem, includes film caliber music and sound effects, and numerous animated surprises, including an hilarious one minute intricately choreographed st-nick-delivering-gifts-in-a-home-dance-routine.

Twas The Night Before Christmas Features

- sophisticated 3D animation on every page of the book
- original music, voice over and sound effects
- option for the user to record their voice to be played with the provided sound effects and music
- the entire text of the original poem
- choose to hear and display the poem read in 3 different voices
- animate the text using the iPad’s, accelerometer
- coverflow-like navigation
- page swipe or tap for page turning
- auto page turning option
- sound effects only sound option
- sophisticated and dynamic typographic layout
- PLEASE NOTE - the app is in ENGLISH ONLY - we do NOT provide a French or Spanish translation


See the trailer here:
http://www.moving-tales.com

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Moving Tales inc

Also available for the iPhone and iPod Touch with identical functionality, “This Too Shall Pass” is a 3D animated interactive storytelling app featuring film-calibre, sophisticated 3D animated illustrations and text, original music, professional voiceover in English, Spanish, and French and evocative filmic sound effects. This app is the third in Moving Tales’ “Classic World Tales” series. Its a state-of-the-art digital ‘mash-up’ of methods from the worlds of ebook publishing, graphic novels, film and interactive media.

Produced with the same creative team as our bestselling "The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross", we have created some memorable new characters and settings to add to our repertoire. In addition to the usual features of our previous apps, we have also included a couple of new functions.

“This Too Shall Pass” is inspired from Persian, Buddhist and Jewish sources. It relates a tale of a noble but disenchanted King who is searching for some lasting truth.

“This Too Shall Pass” also features randomly selected alternate views, sound effects and extras, so that no two viewings are alike. It offers sophisticated and dynamic typography, poetic language, Spanish and French language options that allows viewers to listen to and see the story in Spanish and English and French, and even alternate between the three as the story is being experienced.

With “This Too Shall Pass”, Moving Tales establishes a truly original and engaging new world of storytelling.

"This Too Shall Pass" Features:

- sophisticated 3D animation on every page of the book
- original music, voice over and sound effects
- animate the text using the iPad’s accelerometer
- coverflow-like navigation
- page swipe or tap for page turning
- auto page turning option
- sound effects only sound option
- option to record your own voice to be played back with sound effects and music
- lock text option
- compelling narrative
- randomly selected alternate views and extras to ensure no two viewings alike
- randomly selected sound effects
- sophisticated and dynamic typographic layout
- evocative poetic language
- Spanish and French option - choose to hear and display the story in Spanish & French as well as English

See the trailer here:
http://www.moving-tales.com

To This Day

To This Day

Moving Tales inc

The To This Day App is based on a powerful anti-bullying themed spoken word poem, written and performed by Shane Koyczan, and animated by dozens of different animators. Every viewing and experience of the poem in the app is unique thanks to randomly selected animated clip variations for most of the poem’s stanzas. Record your own version of the poem, share your favorite stanzas with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and Email and more.

To This Day Features

~ written and performed by Shane Koyczan
~ sophisticated animation on every page
~ original music by Short Story Long
~ animate the text using the devices accelerometer
~ share your favourite part via FaceBook, Twitter and Email
~ option for the user to record their voice
~ randomly selected alternate animations to ensure no two viewings alike
~ Cover Flow-like navigation
~ page swipe or tap for page turning
~ auto page turning option
~ poem presented in Spanish, French and English

The Amazing Train- Reading Comprehension for Kids

The Amazing Train- Reading Comprehension for Kids

PlaneTree Family Productions

“The Amazing Train” is a beautiful adventure story told through the eyes of four children. It is an interactive, colorful and magical story in which reality is infused with fantasy.

* Full version is featured by Apple in “What’s Hot books” in US, Canada, Israel, France and India

* "Top 10 Book Apps about Travel"-Digital Storytime

** "Experience the sights, sounds and maybe even tastes of India in this flawlessly executed story book app...Highly recommended"-Smart Apps For Kids

** "This is really a gorgeous story; both my kids and myself fell in love with it the first time we read it"- The iMums

** KinderTown Approved :"The Magnificent Travelling Palace is a beautiful eBook…one that you will want to stop and come back to again and again" - KinderTown

** Famigo APProved: "Definitely one of the sharpest looking eBook on the market" –Famigo

** “This storybook is different from anything we’ve read before” - 3 Boys and A Dog


** "Such a perfect book app for kids and the whole family… This interactive app has graphics and background music that are breathtaking…"-Best Apps For Kids

** "The Magnificent Travelling Palace is a real treat for young armchair travelers… The images for this storybook are beautifully rendered computer graphics that are crisp and colorful…Recommended"- Digital Storytime

** "Throughout the tale, the book embraces the splendour of Indian culture while remaining fun for kids…. The Magnificent Travelling Palace is one such app that both educates and entertains"-148App

** "I really enjoyed this story – the tale really unfolds and comes to life as you watch the 3D animations and interactions on the screen...I highly recommend this app"-The iPhone mom

** Was chosen as "App of the week"-iHeartThisApp

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“The Magnificent Travelling Palace” is a unique magical adventure story told through the eyes of 4 children on an amazing journey.

Reading and experiencing this high quality, interactive children’s storybook app you and your children will “dive” into a world of imagination and excitement filled with colors, sounds, and tastes while learning about the Indian rich culture.

The storybook's rich music score and sounds, together with original astonishing 3D illustrations and animations, create an enchanting atmosphere through which the story comes alive.

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This free LITE version of “The Magnificent Traveling Palace” includes the first 6 pages of the storybook app with 2 of the reading options (read it to me, read it myself).

The full version contains:
- Full 26 pages of Stunning 3D computer illustrations and animations
- 3 reading options to (auto play, read it to me, read it myself)
- Sweet Indian dessert recipe with full narration
- “Meet the cast" – Meet the heroes of this beautiful story
-Surprising, funny and enjoyable interactive features that your child will love- tilt, drag, paint etc

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Available on the app store in both American and British English


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Privacy disclosure- LITE version:
• Does not collect or share any location and/or personal data
• Does not contain any ads
• Does not contain Social Network Integration
• Does not contain web browser links
• The Lite version contains contain In-App Purchases to buy the Full version with a security feature restricting
• The app contains link to share a link via mail with a security feature restricting

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Contact Us:

Have questions, suggestions, or concerns? Please email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help!

Check out our trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpuYAgus1cY

Like us: https://www.facebook.com/MagnificentTravellingPalace

Paper Fox

Paper Fox

Bento Box Interactive, LLC

COMING SOON: Performance improvements for iPod Touch 4th Gen, and above!

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The Paper Fox is an interactive tale of adventure, filled with enchanting characters and brought to life in the stunning visual style of digital origami paper craft.

The Paper Fox is a fusion of an animated storybook with a puzzle-filled, dynamic adventure game. This charming story is suited to young readers, while the humor and unique art style will engage adventurers of all ages. Featuring a non-linear story format, the possibilities are endless as the player charts the path of The Paper Fox’s adventure.

During the course of the story, players will explore distant lands, encounter mythical creatures and play challenging minigames. They will also collect mystical objects throughout, helping The Paper Fox to uncover the secret of the earthquakes and learn valuable lessons along the way.

This FREE download includes the first two chapters & game of the adventure. The complete story is available via an in-app purchase.

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AUDIENCE
•Ages 4+

KEY FEATURES
•Quest-based, non-linear plot provides endless hours of entertainment
•Whimsical story with a large cast of colorful characters
•Integrated minigames and challenges

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PLOT OVERVIEW
In a distant land shaken by constant earthquakes, a know-it-all fox, whose only desire is to nap in front of the fire, discovers Fate has different plans for him when a timid hedgehog knocks on his door...

What follows is an epic adventure that winds its way across a strange and beautiful land. The fox, an unwitting hero, meets all manner of peculiar creatures and collects many enchanted objects along the way. The Paper Fox uses his wits to solve riddles and problems which eventually lead to discovering the secret of the mysterious earthquakes shaking the land and threatening to destroy his home.

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Published by Bento Box Interactive. Co-developed by Bento Box Interactive and Torsion Fork Studios.

www.paperfoxbook.com
www.bentoboxinteractive.com

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IMPORTANT: iOS version 6.0 is required. Compatible with iPhone (iPhone 4 and newer), iPad (iPad 2 and newer, including iPad mini), iPod touch (5th gen and newer).

NOTE: iPad 1, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4th gen & below) are not supported.

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Pedlar Lady

Pedlar Lady

Moving Tales inc

***iPad App of the week***
***Awarded Kirkus Star***...Kirkus Reviews
***iTunes Rewind 2010 - Interactive Stories***

"Once upon a time there came along an app that changed the world of storytelling..." Canadian Family

Also available for the iPhone and iPod Touch with identical functionality, “The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross” is a 3D animated interactive storytelling app featuring film-calibre, sophisticated 3D animated illustrations and text, original music, professional voiceover in English and Spanish, and evocative filmic sound effects.

The story, inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, 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 app, the first in Moving Tales’ “Classic World Tales” series, is a state-of-the-art digital ‘mash-up’ of methods from the worlds of ebook publishing, graphic novels, film and interactive media.

“The Pedlar Lady” also features randomly selected alternate views, sound effects and extras, so that no two viewings are alike. It offers sophisticated and dynamic typography, poetic language, and a Spanish option that allows viewers to listen to and see the story in Spanish and English, and even alternate between the two as the story is being experienced.

With “The Pedlar Lady”, Moving Tales establishes a truly original and engaging new world of storytelling.


Pedlar Lady Features

- sophisticated 3D animation on every page of the book
- original music, voice over and sound effects
- animate the text using the iPad’s accelerometer
- coverflow-like navigation
- page swipe or tap for page turning
- auto page turning option
- sound effects only sound option
- option to record your own voice to be played back with sound effects and music
- compelling narrative
- randomly selected alternate views and extras to ensure no two viewings alike
- randomly selected sound effects
- sophisticated and dynamic typographic layout
- evocative poetic language
- Spanish and French option - choose to hear and display the story in Spanish & French as well as English

See the trailer here:
http://www.moving-tales.com


"This is by far the best story telling app on the market. Simply delicious... You really have to experience it to fully get it...." BestiPadHacks.com

"This is just amazing... If these folks can keep up this quality in future books, not only do they have a customer for life in me, but I also predict that this company will become the Pixar of animated e-books." Blogger Eolake, Lancashire, United Kingdom

"I don’t have an iPad and wasn’t in a hurry to get one, but after looking at your video, I simply need an iPad just so I can get your App!! I love where it can take stories for children and its just stunning to look at. I’m also a huge fan of Alan Clarkes character designs. Well done!" Cathal Gaffney, Co-founder/ CEO of Brown Bag Films – Two-time Academy Award nominated studio