- Issued By: Amazing Books
- City / State: Los Angeles, California
- Company Website: http://theamazingbooks.com/
- Submitted: November 4, 2010 10:33 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, California, November 4, 2010:
Amazing Books teams with “Mary Poppins” composer on a REVOLUTIONARY 3D advancement in children’s literature.
About Amazing Books: Amazing Book’s app brings children’s pop-up books to your iPhone®, iPad™, or iPod®. Based around their exclusive and interactive Flomotion™ control system developed for mobile platforms, Amazing Books ( www.theamazingbooks.com ) updates the classic pop-up book for the digital age.
Simply by running your finger back and forth across the screen, you make the characters come to life and perform each part of the story as you read. Ever wanted to take control of Jack as he scrambles down the vine with that mean old giant closing inches behind? Now you can! You are in control of the “flow” of the animation. Drag your finger slowly, super fast or any speed you wish and watch the characters move. You can even reverse the animation by moving your finger backwards. This technology brings a new level of interaction and involvement to every story, and immerses the user in each page.
Designed for children ages 2 to 8, their second literary classic, “JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 3D” (published on iTunes – 10/27/2010), is available in English, Spanish and French. It features a ‘universal download’ viewable in both Stereoscopic (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) versions on the iPad™ plus a two-dimensional (2D) version viewable on the iPhone®, and iPod touch®.
“Jack and the Beanstalk 3D” joins “The Three Little Pigs 3D” which was released on October 1st, 2010 on iTunes.
“Jack and The Beanstalk” is currently the top ebook featured in both the iPhone and Ipad categories.
“The Three Little Pigs 3D” was a featured app in the ‘NEW AND NOTEWORTHY’ and “WHAT’S HOT” sections in the United States, Canada, the European Union, China, Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
YAHOO’S APPOLICIOUS: Three Little Pigs 3D iPad app reinvents children’s books
“The iPad has certainly changed the way we read books. We can now purchase books right from the device and have our entire library at our fingertips wherever we go. Amazing Books has taken advantage of the iPad’s capabilities and created its first digital book in 3D. Three Little Pigs 3D ($2.99) offers children a much more engaging way of reading than the standard paper pop-up books. It really does seem like the future of children’s literature is here. …
… The concepts presented in this type of digital book are really incredible. Not only will children love to read stories in this format at home, but as an educator myself, I can also see the elementary classroom teacher using this technology in school. Can you picture a kindergarten class sitting on the carpet, gathered around the teacher while she reads this book to her students who all have 3D glasses on? The idea is really exciting and I hope Amazing Books receives the support they need to pump out as many children’s books as possible.”
Both applications are priced at $2.99.
The Amazing line of books will continue in November 2010 with the release of , “Red Riding Hood 3D” and the first in the LIL’ TRAVELER series of books, “My First Trip to Washington DC 3D.”
About The Music: Richard Sherman and his brother Robert are perhaps best known for the song, “It’s a Small World,” featured in the theme park ride of the same name at Disneyland, Disney World and other Disney properties. Together they also were awarded two Oscars for their music in the Disney feature film, “Mary Poppins,” the stage version of which currently can be seen on Broadway and around the world as well. As composers and lyricists they created other songs in films including “Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Snoopy Come Home, Winnie the Pooh, The Parent Trap, The Aristocats,” and “Charlotte’s Web.” Mr. Sherman recently added a new and original song to the soundtrack of “Iron Man 2” and coming soon, “Captain America.”
“We’re thrilled that a composer of Richard Sherman’s caliber has brought our Amazing characters to life,” said Ben Rosenberg, co-founder of Amazing Books. “His songs have stayed in the minds and hearts of generations children and adults. We’re sure his memorable tunes will help our delightful books remain in your own children’s hearts and minds as well.”
Mr. Sherman wrote 8 songs for the upcoming book releases and instrumental versions will be available on ITunes, free download, preceding the release of a full album of original music plus lyrics in 2011.
“When initially approached by the partners, I was intrigued by the way they approached the re-telling of these stories and the wonderfully unique characters and worlds created,” Sherman said. “Pop-up books have been a favorite of mine since I was boy, and after one viewing of the product, I realized I would be part of something unique and extraordinary. How very amazing!!”
About Richard M. Sherman: Born in 1928 in New York City to Rosa and Al Sherman, who was also a songwriter. Richard and his brother, Robert, wrote their first hit song, “Tall Paul,” in 1958 for Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. The tune caught the attention of Walt Disney, who hired the Sherman Brothers to write songs for his movies. The Shermans wrote “It’s a Small World” for the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and won two Academy Awards the next year for their songs in the Disney film, “Mary Poppins.” They both have earned nine Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Awards and four Grammy nominations, and 23 gold and platinum albums. The Sherman Brothers were inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in New York City in 2005, and wrote music for the stage adaptations of “Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang” and “Mary Poppins” in recent years. In 2008, the Sherman Brothers were awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House. The National Medal of Arts is the highest award bestowed onto artist by the United States Government.
About Amazing Books™: Amazing Books is a multimedia company that specializes in stereoscopic (3D), interactive pop-up books designed for mobile platforms. Creative development is led by Emmy nominated, Clio award winning animator Doug F. Wolf. His partner Ben Rosenberg is an executive in the cable TV industry. Application development by North Bronson Software. Marketing by Ionic Media, based in Encino, California.
If you are a member of the press, and would like a free application download code or pair of 3D glasses, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This offer is valid as long as supplies last.
To view our commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIzKQPsYd8A
Three Little Pigs 3D: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/three-little-pigs3d/id392838875?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=4
Jack and the Beanstalk: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jack-and-the-beanstalk-3d/id395852983?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=4
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