NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Pig continues 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
Muddy Puddles game: Play as Peppa or her brother George against an animal friend. Be the first to jump in the most muddy puddles to win!
Jigsaw Puzzles: Solve four jigsaw puzzles in six, nine or twelve pieces
Sticker Book bonus activity: Collect virtual stickers as you play and decorate a "sticker book" with an assortment of items and characters from Peppa's world
In addition to Peppa and George, the app features Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Suzy Sheep and Rebecca Rabbit.
About Peppa Pig
Airing on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the adventures of Peppa, a loveable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa's favorite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. All episodes are wholesome entertainment for the entire family; Peppa's adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.
Peppa Pig episodes are available on iTunes and DVD. Peppa Pig toys and books are available at Toys 'R Us. For more information about Peppa Pig, please visit www.peppapig.com or Facebook at Facebook/OfficialPeppaPigUS.
About Entertainment One Family
Entertainment One Family is a leader in brand management, creating and coproducing family programming that airs on major international broadcasters including Nick Jr. (UK & U.S.), Channel 5, Cartoon Network and Teletoon. eOne Family also oversees international sales for the programs it coproduces including No. 1 UK preschool franchise "Peppa Pig," and BAFTA award winning "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom" fully created and produced by Astley Baker Davis Ltd, "Humf" and "Rob the Robot." eOne Family's Licensing and Merchandising team manages branding programs for each of eOne's key family franchises notably "Peppa Pig" which now generates £200m in retail sales in the UK per annum.
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE : ETO ) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through establishing Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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