Little Critter to be Developed Into Global Entertainment Property

unnamedMercer Mayer and Little Critter LLC have signed an agreement for Little Critter to develop into a global entertainment brand.

John R. Sansevere will lead the creation of animated content for multiplatform distribution and the development for a strategic global licensing and merchandising program across multiple categories. Little Critter LLC has also retained Stuart Snyder, former president/COO of Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, to provide guidance and support across all elements of the project in efforts to help grow the brand in all formats. [Read more...]

Silver Dolphin Launches New Little Critter App

little critter appAuthor Mercer Mayer’s character Little Critter stars in a new fun-filled interactive escapade for young children, The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure. The new app is supported by the simultaneous release of The Trip – Little Critter GamePak. Both apps have launched for the iOS, Android, Nook, and Kindle platforms from Silver Dolphin Books.

The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure app is based on Mayer’s classic book of the same name and features his original artwork. A free “Lite” version of this app is also currently available for the Android, Nook, and Kindle platforms, with an iOS version to debut soon. The TripLittle Critter GamePak includes more than 50 fun and engaging activities featuring Little Critter and introduces the Company’s new Digistix—interactive, animated stickers with fun sound effects.


Wanderful Launches New Collection of Interactive Storybook Apps

Wanderful has launched a new collection of multilingual, interactive storybook apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch based on classic titles originally published as Living Books by Brøderbund Software. The three new apps–Mercer Mayer’s “Little Monster at School,” Marc Brown’s “Arthur’s Teacher Trouble” and Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare”–are now available on the App Store.

Wanderful apps are highly intuitive and encourage children to explore each story and all its content. Each app features custom music, extended animation, and hundreds of interactive hot spots and antics, providing a deeper experience and more interactivity on one page than other story apps offer in total. While fully interactive at the page level, each app also includes the classic “Read to Me” mode that lets young readers watch and listen to the story play automatically.

Wanderful has created a language function that allows readers to switch languages on-the-fly from anywhere in the story. Launching in English, Spanish, and French, future versions of the products will be available in Japanese, German, Italian, U.K. English, and Brazilian Portuguese.

The first three Wanderful interactive storybooks are now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at the App Store: “Arthur’s Teacher Trouble,” “Little Monster at School,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.”