Happy Spring Everyone! FableVision has been in overdrive the past few months as our Studio works on beautiful and educational websites, gaming, animation and transmedia projects. We wanted to share with you what we are working on so check out our new StudioFlash for exciting news and featured projects. Enjoy!
NY Times best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds is delivering an unusually BIG gift to attendees of the annual CUE Technology Conference in Palm Springs (March 15-17). Peter and FableVision Learning are giving away Big Screen Books, group reading software optimized for interactive whiteboards. The software, which features Reynolds' best-selling storybook The Dot, will be available for free to over 3,500 conference attendees, along with over 4,400 readers of the quarterly OnCUE Journal.
Peter Reynolds' award-winning, The North Star, a co-production of FableVision Studios and Weston Woods, was chosen to be screened in this year's "Animation Block Party: Animation for Kids" in Omaha, Nebraska. This is a special program of shorts from all over the globe and was one of the most popular programs at Animation Block Party 2011.
The North Star inspires learners to navigate their full potential and follow their dreams. Make sure to catch the next screening of this ageless story about lifelong learning on March 8th, 10th, 11th and the 15th, 2012.
FableVision Studios was invited by the Framingham State University to participate in their art show for a 6 weeks-long exhibit at the Mazmanian Art Gallery. The exhibit features our artists' original creations but also displays many of FableVision's literary works. The show will be up until March 2, 2012, so if you have not had the chance to check it out, please do so!
During his keynote at Educators@Macworld in San Francisco on January 25th, Peter H. Reynolds announced the early summer release of acclaimed animation application Animation-ish for the iPad! In addition to the iPad app release, FableVision and Toon Boom Animation will be releasing Animation-ish 2.0 for Mac and PC, which will enhancements based on feedback from Animation-ish fans around the world.
Animation 1.0 for Mac and PC has already garnered major industry awards, including the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award, Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, and the National Parenting Publication Awards' Gold Award.
MTV Geek had this to say about the announcement: "Animation-ish is a simple program designed for people of all ages who want to try their hand at digital animation (with) a streamlined work environment and toolset in an attempt to get users animating in minutes. An iPad version... is a great move as the platform already provides a drawing surface (the touchscreen) and will allow users to create animated doodles on the go."