Entertainment One Launches PEPPA PIG Digital App in U.S.
For the first time, preschoolers can enjoy playtime with their favorite little piggy on-the-go, thanks to the launch of a new digital app based on the animated hit television series, PEPPA PIG.
As Peppa Pigcontinues to grow in popularity across the US, Entertainment One Family announced today the expansion of its digital presence with the launch of "Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken," the first ever Peppa Pig US app, developed by leading interactive publisher P2 Games. In addition to the Peppa Pig website (www.peppapig.com) and Facebook page (Facebook/OfficialPeppaPigUS), fans of the show can now interact with Peppa and friends from the convenience of a mobile device.
"We are excited to launch the new "Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken" app and bring the adventures of Peppa and friends to the mobile devices of fans across the country. With age-appropriate games and activities, the app allows preschoolers to step into Peppa's world in a new and exciting way," said Joan Grasso , Vice President, Licensing North America, Entertainment One Family.
Inspired by some of Peppa's favorite games, "Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken" features the television show's familiar music, exciting sound effects and six interactive activities to delight and entertain fans age 2-6. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nokia E7, N8, C7 and C6-01 devices and Android operating system 2.1 and above and is available at iTunes for $2.99.
Designed just for preschoolers, "Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken" supports the development of counting, creative thinking and hand-eye coordination. Touch screen interaction, intuitive game play and audio instructions from TV series narrator will allow children to enjoy the app independently and with ease.
Gerry Whiteside , Director, P2 Games comments, "We are delighted to be collaborating with eOne Family on the first ever US Peppa Pig app release. Following the incredible success that we have achieved on our Peppa Pig apps to-date, we are now thrilled to be offering US fans interactive Peppa Pig content on a new digital platform. We are confident that "Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken" will be a hit with preschoolers across the US this winter."
The app includes the following five interactive games and a bonus virtual "sticker book" activity:
Happy Mrs. Chicken game: Help Happy Mrs. Chicken lay eggs and watch as they hatch into baby chicks and scurry around The Farm
Chicken Coop game: Send baby chicks to the coop by matching different colored chickens with their correctly colored homes in a race against the clock
Seed and Maze: Leave a seed trail to guide chicks home through a series of six unique mazes
More On: The Farm, Nick Jr., Cartoon Network.