YooHoo & Friends™ Ebook Launches on Apple Devices
Toonzone Studios, Magic Ink Produce
Pico Rivera, CA – July 26, 2011 –Aurora World Inc. (http://www.auroragift.com)announced today the debut of the first YooHoo & Friends ebook for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Produced by Toonzone Studiosin conjunction with digital producer Magic Ink, YooHoo & Friends: Rookie Monsteris the first in a series of ebooks based on the YooHoo & Friends animated series starring Flavor Flav as Father Time.
“The interactive ebooks are the perfect mobile counterpart to the YooHoo & Friends animated series,” says Konnie Kwak, president of Toonzone Studios. “The series is based on the YooHoo & Friends plush animal line created by Aurora, which has sold over 5,000,000 YooHoos since launch.”
YooHoo & Friends: Rookie Monster made its app store debut in mid-July. Features include “magic ink” to color in pages and reveal beautiful illustrations; a hidden gem song by YooHoo & Friends; the ability to listen to Father Time, Mother Nature, YooHoo and more. Kwak says, “There isalso a feature that allows a male or female narrator to read to the children.” The app is $0.99 for a limited time.
For more information, please visit http://www.yoohoofriends.com, email email@example.com or call 888-287-6722. For more information about Toonzone Studios, please visit http://www.toonzonestudios.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-315-7900.
Aurora World, Inc. (www.auroragift.com), celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, competitively priced plush toys and gifts. Aurora’s name reflects its extensive product lines and growing influence in the worldwide marketplace, as well as its international manufacturing, R&D and distribution resources. Founded in 1981, the Korean company with headquarters also in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong, has ascended quickly to become a respected leader in the world’s toy and gift industry. Aurora created the international plush toy phenomenon - YooHoo & Friends™ - and its corresponding free, interactive web site (www.yoohoofriends.com), appealing to young children and tweens alike. The company sells its products via a wide variety of retailers including major zoos, high-end toy stores such as Learning Express, top gift chains such as Hallmark and Claire’s as well as hospital gift shops, fine florists, candy stores and gift/stationery stores worldwide.
About Toonzone Studios
Los Angeles based Toonzone Studios (www.toonzonestudios.com) is a unique, full service studio that develops, produces and markets both animation and live-action productions. With its global connections and wealth of talent, Toonzone Studios brings together world-class animators, writers, web designers, marketers and producers, all under one roof. Together this team has crafted programs that entertain and excite audiences of all ages. And as a full service facility, every project receives an extensive marketing and online integration push. Here are just a few examples of their creative excellence: the MIPCOM Jr. huge hit, “Action Dad”, about what it’s like to have an action hero for a dad and super villain for a mom; the first co-production between China and Korea, “Guardians of the Power Mask”, that follows a brother and sister who team up with their favorite granny to stop demons from entering and eating our world; and the eco-action-packed comedy “YooHoo & Friends”, starring rap legend Flavor Flav and 5 furry, funny, friends who embark on global adventures to save the Earth. These are just a few of the many exciting productions in development at Toonzone Studios.
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Dan Grody, Tellem Worldwide
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development