Storify Your Messages with the Peanuts StoryGIF app by Zoobe!

Storify Your Messages with the Peanuts StoryGIF app by Zoobe!

Peanuts StoryGIF is a brand new way of delighting your friends and family. Create adorable animated messages with Chuck & Friends.  With over 60 classic, comic-cartoon style animations, the possibilities are endless.  Fans can choose from over 100 snarky-sweet Chuck & Friends images to create customizable, short movie messages for friends and family.  The Zoobe Peanuts StoryGIF works both from the home screen and inside the new iOS10 Messages app.  

Zoobe’s trendy app platform allows digital natives and early adopters across the globe to share in their love of this timeless property with socially shareable text-ready animations featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus and more loveable characters from the iconic 66 year old property.  

Express yourself in just three easy steps:

  1. Choose your GIFs
  2. Compose your story
  3. Share to your favorite messenger

The Peanuts StoryGIF app includes:

  1.  Over 60 individual animations in the classic cartoon style
  2. Unlimited combinations
  3. Express your story with the help of the Peanuts characters

Peanuts, Peanuts Winter and Peanuts New Years StoryGIF-packs just launched, Zoobe plans to add additional celebration-themed content for key times.  The Zoobe Peanuts StoryGIF app is available for both  iOS and Android for $.99.   

Countdown to Christmas with Hello Kitty

Countdown to Christmas with Hello Kitty

The Countdown to cute has begun

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Hello Kitty is putting a new digital spin on the Advent Calendar with the Hello Kitty StoryGIF Advent Calendar by Zoobe Messenger Entertainment.

This special countdown to Christmas runs from December 1st to 25th where Kitty-fans can unlock a adorable free GIF each day they come back. (Or purchase all 25 at once.) The app will be available in apps stores on November 30, 2016 – on iOS $.99 and Android $.79.

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Carry on the tradition

The Advent Calendar is a Christmas tradition that has been around since the early 1900’s that acts as a special countdown the big day with 24-25 doors or windows with chocolate or other special little surprises when opened each day leading up to Christmas.

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The Hello Kitty Advent Calendar is a digital experience that gives fans the same effect via their mobile phones with a new-adorable image to collect each day to express themselves, spread the holiday cheer and message to friends. Super cute. Super easy to use. Super Kitty!

 

Hello Kitty StoryGIF

Hello Kitty StoryGIF

It’s GIF Time!

Responding with the right GIF at the right time in any conversation is so satisfying. I can have complete group conversations on end with friends that are nothing but GIFs. Hello Kitty Fans – IT’S TIME!! Zoobe Message Entertainment has confirmed their partnership with Sanrio and Hello Kitty StoryGIF app has been released!!

Hello Kitty StoryGIF is Released

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Zoobe Message Entertainment confirmed a partnership with Sanrio GmbH for multiple brands starting with the crown jewel Hello Kitty. Under the deal, Zoobe will create multiple digital products featuring the beloved brands both in 2D and 3D animation. To begin, the Berlin-based startup chose to launch the “Hello Kitty StoryGIF app” last week first on iMessage, Apple’s long-awaited and stylish messaging platform that now includes stickers, apps and other fun features; hitting the Top 10 list almost immediately.

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“Hello Kitty’s continued global allure to fans of all ages is astounding,” said Zoobe CEO, Naz Amarchi-Cuevas. “These quick-text GIF stories are snack-sized treats that bring Hello Kitty to life in a whole new way. They connect the brand via emotion and humor through playful story-telling with the expressive animations.”

Zoobe’s next Sanrio StoryGIF apps are expected to feature Gudetama, Mr. Men & Little Miss and Chococat in the coming weeks.  Each app will be followed by themed packs to further contribute to the story creation.

“This new StoryGif app by Zoobe is like nothing currently on the market,” said Egita Di Filippo, Head of Digital Content, EMEA for Sanrio. “We are excited to be on the forefront of a new digital movement with Zoobe, who is leading the way in the marketplace; bridging the messaging world, consumer products and entertainment. Our fans are already in love with the  Hello Kitty StoryGIF app, and having as much fun as we did in the development of it, by spreading our company’s motto “Small Gift, Big Smile!” through animations in their messages.”

Find More Information:

Zoobe HomepageFacebook | Hello Kitty StoryGIF on iTunes | Zoobe on Google Play

Toy Fair 2016 Trends: Top Tech

Toy Fair 2016 Trends: Top Tech

Tech toys are always a trend at Toy Fair. But this year, tech is being taken up a notch. From drones to robots to toy-to-life, these tech toys will be teaching kids important concepts like coding, engineering, problem-solving, and building. New for this year is the Toy to Life concept. This concept brings together innovative and affordable technology with traditional toys providing a 360-degree interactive play experience.

As tech grows, classic play patterns are being enhanced in almost every toy category!

Toy Fair 2016 Trends: Top Tech

Barbie™ Star Light Adventure RC Hoverboard 

Check out #Barbie RC Hooverboard! Blasting into space this fall! @mattel #tfny #kidstoypicks

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Based on the space fantasy movie Barbie™ Star Light Adventure, this working RC Hoverboard with Barbie® doll rider on top is truly out of this world because it really flies! The remote features an easy use joystick and a simple sliding lever to adjust the flying height. Four propellers work to lift the flying toy into the air, control the direction and complete amazing stunts. Automatic launch and land features make take-off and landing simple with just one easy press of a button. RC Hooverboard Barbie will be available this fall for $59.99.

Meccano

With the launch of the Micronoids, kids learn real world robotics skills on a small scale. Micronoids can be programmed to dance, sing, navigate obstacle courses and interact with each other – a fun way to bring STEM subjects to life through play. Age: 8+, MSRP $39.99 USD each

Another favorite from @spinmaster: the #Meccano Meccasaur! #tfny #kidstoypicks

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Meccano Meccasaur is an interactive, fully-programmable robotic dinosaur that may look fierce, but it’s really a kid’s best friend: it has a security mode to help guard their things after they build and program it.  Age: 8+, MSRP $99.99 USD

AirHogs

With the Air Hogs Helix Sentinel Drone, kids no longer have to wonder what it’s like to fly. Live video streaming to a smart device allows users to see exactly what the drone sees and record video to the 4GB memory card (included). Users can strap on the Air Hogs goggles for an immersive first person view. Height lock sensors automatically maintain altitude, while avoidance sensors quickly steer the drone away from incoming obstacles and focus on exploring. Age: 12+, MSRP $199.99 USD

Defeat the rebel alliance with the Star Wars Zero Gravity TIE Advance X1 from Air Hogs! Built with award-winning Wall Climber Technology, you can defy gravity by driving on the walls, ground and upside down! Create and navigate through your own Star Wars galaxy using the included glow in the dark Wall Clings.

Lego Mindstorms

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 makes building, programming and commanding your own LEGO robots smarter, faster, and more fun than ever. Follow the simple steps below and before you know it, you’ll be in control of robots that drive, shoot, slither, walk, slam, and spin – to name just a few of the actions that come with this awesome robotics set.

Toy to Life: BB-8

It’s true. This year, you can own your very own BB-8.  You can control the BB-8 via controller and with voice commands such as “Come here BB-8”. The droid can detect where the sounds are coming from and will look at you and move toward you. There is also a “follow me” mode, where BB-8 will follow you around like it does with Rey and Poe in The Force Awakens. And, of course, BB-8 has the personality that we all fell in love with! BB-8 will be available this fall for $179.

Zoomer Chimp

#Zoomer Chimp is very cheeky! Love the latest addition to the @spinmaster Zoomer Family! #tfny #kidstoypicks

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Zoomer Chimp, is the latest interactive toy from the award winning Zoomer brand. Full of wild, this cheeky Chimp follows and reacts to movements, responds to voice commands with a variety of tricks and sounds, runs on four legs and stands up, balancing on two. Zoomer Chimp’s fully animated face truly brings him to life, while his eyes change color to show his feelings. Age: 5+, MSRP $119.99 USD