SOFIA THE FIRST made made a big splash this past Friday, with her Disney Junior premiere becoming the #1 preschool series launch in cable history. While the arrival of a new Princess on the block brought the Anti-Princess parents out in droves, the overwhelming majority (including myself) seems to have enjoyed the show with their children. To conicide with the launch of the new series, the SOFIA THE FIRST: STORY THEATER App has been released for iOS devices, including iPad and iPhone.
The App follows the show’s opening storyline and features the original voice of Sofia, narrated by ABC’s Modern Family star Ariel Winter, and the other characters of the TV show, including Sara Ramirez from Grey’s Anatomy as Sofia’s mother.
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About the SOFIA THE FIRST App…
The new storybook app is perfect for beginning readers, featuring beautiful illustrations combined with elegant animation to tell an interactive story that is tailored to the iPad and iPhone experience with tappable elements on each story page. Children can even create and record personal stories as part of a digital story theater, providing them an opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to hand-select characters, backdrops, props and music to enrich their own story creation.
In the app storyline, Sofia learns an important lesson: that looking like a princess isn’t all that hard but behaving like one must come from the heart. As a new resident of the castle with her mother’s recent marriage to the King, Sofia must learn how to behave like a Princess while also dealing with her stepbrother and stepsister, who aren’t entirely happy about her arrival. With the help of a magical amulet, which allows her to talk with new animal friends, and three familiar fairies in charge of the Royal Training Academy — Flora, Fauna and Merryweather of Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty” – Sofia learns how to fit into her new role, enjoy her new life and learn how family, friends and special relationships are important. Classic Disney princesses Ariel, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Jasmine even make special appearances in the app!
The App can be downloaded via the Apple App Store for $3.99 for iPhone and iPad. SOFIA THE FIRST airs Friday mornings at 9:30/8:30c on Disney Junior on The Disney Channel. For additional times, check out the official website.