Zinkia Releases New Pocoyo Gamebox

Zinkia Entertainment, the creators of pre-school animated television series POCOYO, have released a new iPad app, Pocoyo Gamebox, based on the popular character and its award winning Learning through Laughter content.

Press Release from Zinkia Entertainment

Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2011 --  Zinkia Entertainment, the creators of pre-school animated television series POCOYO, have released a new iPad app, Pocoyo Gamebox, based on the popular character and its award winning Learning through Laughter content.  The announcement was made today by Maria Doolan, Managing Director Brand & Business Development, Zinkia Entertainment.

“We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to engage POCOYO fans,” said Doolan in announcing the new POCOYO iPad app.  “Pocoyo Gamebox complements the online and on-air experiences our young friendsenjoy while also building hand eye coordination.  And being able to redeem Pocoyo Gamebox rewards in pocoyoworld.com brings the experiencefull circle.”

Available now through the Apple Store for $.99, Pocoyo Gamebox offers five different mini-games designed specifically for children in the 3 to 6 years age range.  Ranging from Jumping Game and Tower Building to Skipping Rope, Shooting Darts and Racing Cars, eachgame also features POCOYO and his friends Elly, Pato, Loula and Sleepy Bird.

Demonstrating Zinkia Entertainment’s commitment to offering a full multiplatform experience for its POCOYO fans, rewards earned playing the games in Pocoyo Gamebox can be redeemed in the POCOYO online virtual environment, www.pocoyoworld.com.

Pocoyoworld.com, a safe environment where parents and children can share the experience of immersing themselves in the marvelous world of POCOYO, also supports the Learning through Laughter philosophy.  Pocoyoworld.com offers developmentally appropriate games which stimulate reflexes, build hand-eye coordination and reinforce basic letter, number and word recognition.  The engaging environment also encourages children to explore the world around them and expands their creativity with art, music and dance.

About Zinkia EntertainmentSpecializing in the creation and management of distinct entertainment properties for today’s global marketplace, Zinkia Entertainment, founded in 2001, is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a leader in the production of engaging content for all media platforms. Headquartered in Madrid, the company also operates offices in Peking, China and Mexico City, Mexico.

Zinkia Entertainment’s POCOYO came to life first as a 3D animated pre-school series through a co-production agreement with Carlton International (now ITV Studios). The series, about a young boy’s discovery of the world around him, promotes Zinkia Entertainment’s “learning through laughter” philosophy and is co-produced with Granada International.  Today, POCOYO is a signature property for Zinkia Entertainment, having been sold in over 120 territories worldwide.  As one of Spain’s most successful animation productions, with a potential global audience reach of 3.5 million, POCOYO has also earned a bevy of prestigious awards including Best Animation Series awards from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Crystal Award) and the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA Award) and a coveted Parent’s Choice Gold Award.

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