Nicktoons Network is giving kids everywhere a chance to learn about animation by handing out flip books that play back full-motion clips from two new original animated shows with a simple flip-of-a-thumb. The flip books will be distributed free to kids all summer long through the Nicktoon Networks cross-country mobile tour.
"Nicktoons Network is excited to provide kids with a fun interactive experience that helps teach them about the art of animation," said Sue Kim, a Nicktoons Network representative. "The flip books showcase scenes from two of our premiere original animated properties SKYLAND and KAPPA MIKEY."
Originally invented in 1882 flip books create the optical illusion of motion when images stacked in sequential stages of movement are flipped. Recognized as one of the earliest forms of interactive multimedia on record, flip books are now coming back into style as an innovative new marketing tool.
"In this age of high tech interactive multimedia, the simplicity of flip books is not only refreshing, but its illusion is even more captivating than ever," said Jeffrey Kay, president of Flippies, manufacturer of the custom flip books. "What better way for Nicktoons Network to capture kids attention and deliver clips from their new shows while teaching the fundamentals of animation then through the use of a flip book."
Nicktoons Network is the fastest growing kids' network and offers a 24-hour schedule. Nicktoons Network is a part of the MTV Networks expanded suite of channels available for digital distribution. The new channels include MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Nicktoons Network and VH1 Mega Hits, expanding and strengthening MTV Networks' digital offerings to thirteen services. Nicktoons Network reaches 39 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable. Nicktoons, and all related titles and logos are property of Viacom, Inc. For more information, visit www.nicktoonsnetwork.com/.
New York based Flippies Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of custom flip books. Flippies applies patent pending production techniques, technology, creativity and passion to the development of high quality custom flip books for marketers, publishers and enthusiasts worldwide. For more information, visit www.flippies.com/.