SOURCE: Planetwide Media

February 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Planetwide Media Announces Launch of National Geographic Kids Silly Pets Comic Book Creator Software

Interactive Entertainment Self-Publishing Software Allows Kids and Families to Create Personalized Comic Books Starring Their Own Pets

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 --Planetwide Media today announced the launch of the National Geographic Kids Silly Pets Comic Book Creator. The interactive entertainment self-publishing software, to be sold in major retail stores and through online retailers, allows kids and families to create personalized comics books featuring their pets along with a vast collection of National Geographic photographic imagery and artwork.

Kids can create their own customized comics, comic books and storybooks, which can then be posted to blogs, emailed to friends, or printed out and shared with others. Planetwide's Drag 'n Drop Comics technology allows users with minimal computer and design skills to make their own unique and authentic-looking comics by "dragging and dropping" images, text, icons, symbols and artwork into a selection of more than 100 layout and design templates combined with the users' real-life experiences with their pets.

The retail box version of National Geographic Kids Silly Pets Comic Book Creator software will be available through mass market, electronics and online retailers in the United States and Canada. The retail box version will be sold for $29.99 and will be available at retailers' websites and at

"Planetwide Media's mission with National Geographic Society is to provide the most intuitive and innovative educational software for families to allow them to easily share and self-publish their stories online and through user-generated-content online printing methods," said Kevin Donovan, president of Planetwide Media. "Our goal was to provide a personal media platform for National Geographic members and others to share stories important to them, including fun events and their family roots, with friends and families across the world."

About Planetwide Media

Planetwide Media (a division of Planetwide Games, Inc.) provides a unique and patent pending, interactive, self-publishing personalized media platform for a wide audience of emerging consumers in the digital media space. The company provides web enabled tools, software applications and video games that provide personal interactivity. The company's signature product, Comic Book Creator™, is a best of breed digital media platform that embraces User Generated Contest (UGC) and enables users to blend their creations into their social networks, their blogs and across the web. Comic Book Creator is an easy to use platform that provides the consumer with a richly enhanced interactive digital experience. Planetwide Media is currently licensing the Comic Book Creator technology and partnering with world-class entertainment, video game, sports, music and lifestyle brands worldwide.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Caryn Davidson
    National Geographic Society
    Director, Communications
    (212) 610-3808
    Email Contact

    Mark Politi
    Planetwide Media
    Vice President, Media Relations
    (949) 421-0488 Ext. 4212 Office
    (310) 409-5938 Mobile

    Jenny Chong
    Terpin Communications Group
    (310) 821-6100 Ext. 103 Office
    Email Contact