Last month, Trigger Happy, the creators of platforms that enable social animation on mobile devices, launched Toon Hero, an app for iPad users of all ages to create their own animated stories using world famous characters without any training or artistic ability.
The app features exclusively licensed characters and properties from studios such as The Jim Henson Company, Hero: 108, Mukpuddy, and National Geographic that can be used to create animations that can be shared online as status updates, stories, jokes, greetings and more.
Trigger Happy has now teamed with Frederator Studios to bring characters from the hugely popular web series, Bravest Warriors, to Toon Hero. On Friday, September 6, leader of the Bravest Warriors clan, Chris Kirkman, will also be free to download in the Toon Hero Toystore.
"Frederator loves for fans to remix content. Toon Hero gives Bravest Warriors fans a great new way to do it," said Fred Seibert, CEO at Frederator Studios.
“For years, major studios have produced their own storylines and limited their licensing of characters only to manufacturers and advertisers. Now, with the Toon Hero app, people from the ages of eight to eighteen to forty eight will have the opportunity to bring these characters to life by using their own creativity and imagination,” says Shona Grundy, CEO of Trigger Happy. “We are changing the game of animation as we know it and putting the power of social storytelling in people’s hands with many of the animated favorites they know and love.”
With exclusive partnerships with major studios and brands, including Jim Henson’s Doodles, Hero: 108, Mukpuddy, and more in the queue, the app allows people to access licensed characters, referred to as “toys,” within the app’s digital toy store. To enhance the user’s storytelling experience, their partnership with National Geographic allows users to have access to a selection of scenic backdrops to be the virtual backdrops to tell their story. For these major studios and brands, Toon Hero is providing deeper brand connections to their characters while opening up a new revenue stream for their properties.
Toon Hero is available in 14 different languages and free to download from the App Store on iPad or at itunes.apple.com/toon-hero.
Source: Trigger Happy