Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Frozen: Storybook Deluxe App Review

Disney's newest Animated Feature film Frozen won't be out in the United States until November 27th, but you can get the Frozen: Storybook Deluxe, compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and optimized for iPhone 5, now!
The Frozen: Storybook Deluxe App is $6.99

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encouraging Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

The storybook features lovely illustrations, tappable animation, film quotes, a few surprises, and short clips from the actual film.

Be sure to tap around the illustrations.

Storytelling Options: Read on your own, record your own voice, or listen to the narration that accompanies this retelling of Frozen.

Experience two sides of the story from Anna's or Elsa's viewpoint by rotating your i-devise!

As for games:
You can create your own snowflakes and ice castles with frosty drawing tools, then insert the image into a snow-globe scene, which is what I did here with a rather rudimentary castle drawing!

I have to be honest, I could only figure out how to insert the castle, and not, say, this snowflake I made.

In the puzzles section, match the shapes to those on the left, and drag them over to remove them, revealing the illustration.

 Games can be accessed from within the story as well by clicking either the snowglobe or puzzle icon when they appear.

I didn't know anything about this story. It's beautiful. The animation, the music, the story. Beautiful.

Obviously, if you don't want to know too much about the movie "Frozen" before seeing it, you may want to wait until after it's release to read the story. But in the meantime, you can enjoy the games.

Disney Musings would like to thank Disney Publishing for providing this app for review.


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