LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bento Box Interactive has brought one of the most successful, award-winning, young reader literary properties in history—"Sweet Pickles"—to a new digitally enhanced format that augments the story experience, and the fun, as never before. The company has announced the launch of the "Sweet Pickles" series in the E-book format—an experience that includes state-of-the-art production techniques, professional sound effects, narration, and character voices performed by award-winning voice actors.
The launch begins with the first four books in the 40 book series—"Who Stole Alligator's Shoe?," "Very Worried Walrus" (available for a limited time as a free download from the Apple iBookstore), "Scaredy Bear," and "Fixed by Camel." The enhanced E-books can be found at all major online book vendor sites, including Apple's iBookstore, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, with more on the way. By this summer, all 40 books in the series will be available in this format. It's an exciting new way for the whole family to enjoy the classic property, while also using it as an educational tool to give young readers a jump on learning.
Bento Box Interactive is an entertainment-based technology company focused on building a digital platform to distribute literary and entertainment properties to consumers through social and mobile media. Using this strategy, the company develops, publishes, and markets interactive storytelling experiences in various media and formats, ranging from audio-enhanced E-books to applications ("Apps") for mobile, tablet, and other digital content devices. "Sweet Pickles" exemplifies this approach, and the E-book rollout is just the first step in that property's movement into new forms of media. Bento Box Interactive controls rights to the franchise across all formats, and will soon be following the E-book launch with Apps and other digital manifestations of the property.
"We are thrilled to be re-launching the 'Sweet Pickles' book series in the interactive format," says Scott Greenberg, CEO of Bento Box Interactive. "Growing up, I was a 'Sweet Pickles' kid and read all of the books. We are excited for fans young and old to share in such an entertaining and fun reading experience."
Meanwhile, fans of "Sweet Pickles" can learn more about the E-books and other exciting developments with the brand by joining the "Sweet Pickles" online community:
About Bento Box Interactive Holdings LLC:
Bento Box Interactive Holdings LLC is an entertainment-based technology company focused on building a digital platform to distribute interactive literary and entertainment properties to consumers through social and mobile media. The company develops, publishes, and markets interactive storytelling experiences in various formats ranging from animation and audio-enhanced E-books to applications ("Apps") for mobile, tablet, and other digital content devices. Bento Box Interactive is a spin-off of Bento Box Entertainment, the leading producer of prime-time animation for television and other distribution formats. Bento Box Interactive secured its initial round of funding from E-nnovva, a Colombia-based digital marketing agency associated with the conglomerate Organizacion Ardila Lulle ("OAL") and RCN, the international Spanish language media group and original producers of "Ugly Betty." The company produces, markets, and distributes interactive content in both English and Spanish throughout North America, Latin and South America, with a strategy to expand the approach to markets worldwide.
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