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Toontastic is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling and provides kids with a set of digital tools to create their own cartoons. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories. Toontastic provides a stunningly easy way by how it makes the complicated process of creating an animated short movie so simple. 
The app allows kids to choose the characters and setting for each scene and animate their characters by simply shuffling them around with their fingertips as they naturally would when playing with, say, paper dolls. The app walks kids through the creative process with a plot/story arc template and concisely explains the fundamentals of storytelling (setup, conflict, challenge, climax, and resolution).
Toontastic allows students to manipulate characters as they provide voice and narration for the story.  Toontastic makes use of standard story templates that help guide students through the basic elements of plot (story arc) as they create their animated story.

From the Developer

iTunes - App Store Hall of Fame
NY Times - "Top 10 iPad Apps"

Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. With over 14 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!

Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family.

- Hundreds of Characters and Backgrounds: Ignite your family’s imaginations with 50 playsets chock full of pirates, princesses, and far away galaxies.
- Special FX: Create your own Hollywood blockbusters complete with explosions, tornadoes, rainstorms… and falling anvils :)
- Video Export: Save videos to the Camera Roll to post online or edit in iMovie.
- Toy Camera: Take and import photo backgrounds to turn your playroom into a movie studio and add your own photo faces to characters.
- ProtoToys: Draw your own animated characters complete with rocket boosters, helicopter blades, flying capes, and more animated effects.

“Kids and parents will agree: Toontastic is fantastic. The app offers a creative and engaging educational experience that builds a critical new bridge between informal and formal learning.”
-Michael Levine, Executive Director: Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

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About Launchpad Toys
At Launchpad Toys, we build digital toys and tools like Toontastic and TeleStory that empower kids to create and share stories through imaginative play. We're a small team of developers/artists/big-kids in San Francisco, CA... with lots of help from creative kids in the neighborhood :)
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