SOURCE: Animation Collective

Animation Collective

April 07, 2010 07:00 ET

Animation Collective Launches Ellen's Acres Interactive Storybook for iPad

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) -  Along with the iPad's official release last weekend, Animation Collective launched Ellen's Acres Puzzle Pieces, its first iPad application. The app is an interactive storybook based on an original episode of Ellen's Acres and is a literacy tool suited for the iPad's large screen and multi-touch interfaces.

The book is loaded with animated pages and features including high definition images, official audio and sound effects. Read along with Ellen as she realizes that Mr. Martinez's chameleon carrier, along with many other things have gone missing. It is up to Ellen to solve the puzzle. To do so, she must use her lucky lasso to find her friend Fred, discover the Alien Treasure Stone, and solve the puzzle of the Sphinx!

"Like all of our properties, Ellen's Acres was created as a multiplatform experience and we are very proud to be included in the first set of applications released for the iPad on its opening day," said Pablo Quinteros, Animation Collective's director of interactive technology and the application's creator.

The app is available for free download at the iPad App Store on iTunes. Additional Ellen's Acres applications will be available for sale in coming weeks.

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

About Ellen's Acres
Ellen'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 Collective
A 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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