Dublin, Ireland – July 16th, 2015 – StoryToys, a leading publisher of award-winning digital books and games for children, today announced the launch of Clangers – Playtime Planet, an interactive app based on the iconic animated television show recently relaunched on CBeebies in the UK and Sprout in the US.
The Clangers are a unique family of pink, mouse-like creatures who communicate by whistling and live on a little blue planet in space. Narrated by Michael Palin (UK) and William Shatner (US), the television series follows the Clangers’ extraordinary adventures with a cast of colourful characters. Clangers are kind and generous creatures and the series touches on themes such as the importance of community, encouraging curiosity and caring for the planet.
Clangers – Playtime Planet is an adorable activity app for pre-school children. Set in a beautiful 3D rendition of the Clangers’ world, characters such as Tiny, Small, Mother, Major and Granny Clanger come to life at your fingertips. The initial app features five activities which nurture and encourage curiosity, with more activities coming soon in a free update. Clangers fans can guide a Skymoo as it sweeps over the Clangers’ planet, help Tiny play a tune with the Eggbots, play hide and seek, explore the stars to discover hidden shapes and help Tiny and Small collect some very bouncy peas.
“We have very fond memories of the original Clangers series here at StoryToys, so working on this app has been an absolute joy,” said Barry O’Neill, CEO. “We’re passionate about bringing much-loved classics into the digital age in ways that enhance their original charm. Clangers – Playtime Planet provides a new dimension of fun for Clangers fans while retaining the gentle pace, warmth and harmony of the series. There’s something extra magical about being able to interact directly with the characters, that we’re sure fans (both old and new) will love.”
Valerie Fry, Director of Licensing at Coolabi, programme producer comments “The launch of Clangers has been hugely successful. We’re extremely impressed with the beautiful 3D visuals created by StoryToys, creating an app that gives children the unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the world of Tiny, Small, Major, Granny and Mother Clanger”
Clangers – Playtime Planet is designed for pre-schoolers. It includes the following features:
• Intuitive, child-friendly and easy to use
• Stunning 3D world recreates the TV characters and sets
• Charming animations
• Professionally narrated
• Soundtracks and sound effects from the TV show
Clangers – Playtime Planet is available in the App Store globally priced at $2.99 / €2.99 / £2.49, coming soon for Android.
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About Coolabi Group:
Coolabi Group is a leading independent international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of children’s and family intellectual property rights.
The group has particular expertise in books, television and digital.
Coolabi owns the rights in over 20 TV series and some 360 half- hours of programming; it has shows airing in more than 140 territories on channels including: ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Clan / TVE, Disney, F5, ITV, Kika, Nickelodeon and Sprout.
Brands owned and represented by Coolabi include the much-anticipated remake of Clangers, currently airing on CBeebies, and Scream Street, currently in production for broadcast on CBBC. Other properties include Beast Quest, Poppy Cat, Purple Ronnie and the Smallfilms’ properties Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine.
The group also creates original series fiction for publishers and has created some 100 published series, consisting of over 1,000 books, sold in more than 40 languages. Four of these series, Warriors, Beast Quest, Animal Ark and Rainbow Magic have sold over ten million copies each and Coolabi is currently working on brand extensions for some of these properties the latest example being the hit new Beast Quest mobile game, co-produced with Miniclip.