LeapFrog And Festival Five Records Partner To Bring Popular Dan Zanes And Friends Music To Award-Winning Educational Entertainment Platforms

Exclusive playlists will debut in the LeapFrog App Center beginning mid-December

Dec 11, 2012, 08:00 ET from LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in educational entertainment, and Festival Five Records today announced a partnership to bring the Grammy-winners Dan Zanes and Friends music to LeapFrog's award-winning learning platforms. Beginning mid-December, the playlists will be available for purchase in the "Music" section of the LeapFrog App Center for kids' learning tablets, LeapPad1™ and LeapPad2™, and learning video game systems, Leapster Explorer™ and LeapsterGS™.

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"We are thrilled to offer kids around the globe music from Dan Zanes and Friends, one of the most recognized children's music artists," said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. "Music continues to play an important role in fostering creativity and confidence in children, and our team of learning experts worked closely with Dan to select the best songs to create two exclusive playlists."

Dan Zanes and Friends exclusive playlists will be available for download in the LeapFrog App Center. "Sidewalk Dance Music" and "Good Night Music" will take kids on a world-class musical adventure. "Sidewalk Dance Music" is a collection of all-ages, dance-party-ready up-tempo tunes and "Good Night Music" is a collection of family-friendly tunes and is a mellow all-ages way to wind down.

"I am very excited to partner with Leapfrog to bring more music to people young and old. I can imagine a day when people fill their heads with so many songs that family bands naturally spring up in every neighborhood," said Dan Zanes, founder of Dan Zanes and Friends and Festival Five Records. "I appreciate LeapFrog's commitment to making this a more musical world!"


Dan Zanes and Friends albums will be available for purchase (MSRP $10.00, for children three years and up) in the LeapFrog App Center mid-December. The LeapFrog App Center can be accessed through the LeapFrog Connect Application for LeapPad1, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer and LeapsterGS.  

LeapPad1 (MSRP $79.99, for children ages 4-9), LeapPad2 (MSRP $99.99, for children ages 3-9), Leapster Explorer (MSRP $59.99, for children ages 4-9) and LeapsterGS (MSRP $69.99, for children ages 4-9) are currently available at major retail locations and at www.leapfrog.com

For more information on LeapPad1, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS and other LeapFrog products, visit www.leapfrog.com

About LeapFrog LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys.  The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success.  LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms.  LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at www.leapfrog.com.  

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About Dan Zanes Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, Mexican son jarocho, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. With his band, Dan Zanes and Friends, he has toured around the world sharing his handmade 21st century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers. For more than a decade Grammy award winner Dan Zanes has been presenting his musical friends to the world with his original albums, introducing new songs and reconnecting people to songs that have always been there, and still are—it's just that people forgot about them. Referred to as "the family-music genre's most outspoken and eloquent advocate" by Time Magazine, his widely- acclaimed music has all been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout.



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