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Animation Collective Launches Ellen’s Acres Interactive Coloring Storybook for iPad

Animation Collective announces the release of their newest iPad application, Ellen's Acres Splashing Around.

Press Release from Animation Collective

New York – June 16, 2010 – Animation Collective announces the release of their newest iPad application, Ellen's Acres Splashing Around. The app features an interactive storybook and coloring activity that will engage and spark the growth of children's imaginations and creativity in addition to acting as a literacy tool.

The Splashing Around coloring activity is filled with fun pictures of Ellen in a number of different settings. These pictures can be painted using a variety of brightly colored pencils and easily saved to the device's photo album or erased with a simple shake.  In the book portion, read along with Ellen’s adventures as she films an under the sea video game and uses her imagination to grow fruit in a barren desert. The book is loaded with features including high definition images and official audio and sound effects. In addition to the coloring activity and interactive storybook, users can also stream video clips from the Ellen’s Acres TV series directly through the app. Pablo Quinteros, Animation Collective’s Director of Interactive Technology and the application’s creator, believes the app will be well received by the public. “This is our second iPad app since the release of the device only two months ago and we are definitely happy with the response thus far.” Mr. Quinteros goes on to say, “Like all of our properties, Ellen’s Acres was created as a multiplatform experience and these iPad apps are an integral part of that. Our next iPad apps are already in development and we plan to announce their release shortly.” Ellen's Acres Splashing Around is available for download at the iPad App Store on iTunes for $2.99.

Created and produced by Animation Collective’s CEO Larry Schwarz, Ellen’s Acres airs in multiple countries around the world.  Fans of the series can continue the Ellen’s Acres experience online with exclusive games and activities at www.ellensacres.com.

About Ellen’s AcresEllen’s Acres is an adventure comedy about a 5-year-old girl named Ellen, her feather duster, her radial tire, the hotel she owns and her amazing adventures.  Actually, the hotel belongs to her parents, but the amazing adventures part is totally true.  There’s not a lot to do and there aren’t too many kids Ellen’s age at Emerald Acres Hotel, 39 miles outside Tonapah, Nevada.  Ellen’s companions are her parents, the folks that work at the hotel and the guests. But Ellen’s got a big imagination… Actually, it’s totally enormous!

About Animation CollectiveA leading independent creator of children’s entertainment in the U.S., Animation Collective has original content in more than eighty countries and in over fifteen languages on platforms including television, broadband, wireless, books, games and consumer products. Proprietary productions include: Kappa Mikey, MTVN and Nickelodeon's first global acquisition for Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon; Three Delivery for Nicktoons Network, YTV, Canal+ family, Nickelodeon Australia, and the BBC; Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for Cartoon Network in the U.S., Asia, Australia and Spain, YTV and the BBC; and Ellen’s Acres for Cartoon Network, TVO, Al Jazeera and ABC TV Australia. Work-for-hire productions include Speed Racer: The Next Generation for Nicktoons Network and Lionsgate Entertainment; Eloise in Africa (direct to video) for HandMade Films and The Incredible Crash Dummies for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online’s kids channel and Red, its teen channel. Larry Schwarz, the company's founder and CEO, is the creator and executive producer of all its original series.

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