(NORWALK, CT) – Ruckus Media Group, an independent digital family entertainment company, today announced a partnership with Warner
Bros. Consumer Products [WBCP], the steward of popular brands such as DC Super Friends™,Scooby-Doo™, Tom and Jerry™, among many others. Through this new partnership, Ruckus will offer digital downloads of WBCP’s narrated e-books in mobile markets in the US and Canada, beginning with a seasonal selection of titles in December 2013, via the Ruckus universal app for iOS devices.
The Ruckus/WBCP launch will offer a variety of brands, with more than 100 Read-Along titles rolling out in the coming months. Multiple narrated e-books will be included from much-loved brands such as Batman™, DC Super Friends™,Justice League™, Looney Tunes™, Scooby-Doo™, Superman™, Tom and Jerry™and The Wizard of Oz™.
Ruckus titles download directly to mobile devices, allowing children to enjoy mobile content without being tethered to WIFI connections. In addition, Ruckus Read-Alongs are commercial-free and airplay-enabled, allowing users to view them on all iOS devices.
Should they register for free, parents are provided with feedback on their child’s experiences within the Ruckus App, including time spent and amount read, along with learning tips from educators and caregivers. Children and parents can also follow word highlighting, as well as read, record and save their own voices reading the stories.
“We’re thrilled to expand our content offering to include an array of high-quality Warner Bros. stories,” says Jason Root, Chief Executive Officer for Ruckus Media Group. “These are some of the best-loved characters in children’s entertainment, and we are proud to help share them with today’s on-the-go mobile families.”
“Warner Bros. Consumer Products recognizes the importance of stories that engage and entertain kids of all ages,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing for WBCP. “We are excited to partner with Ruckus Media and join their family-friendly mobile platform to offer kids and their parents our timeless characters and stories.”
ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organisations in the world.
ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League Super Heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
ABOUT RUCKUS MEDIA GROUP:
Ruckus Media Group creates and distributes award-winning interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus App delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro; Crayola; SeaWorld); ReadAlong e-Book versions of celebrated titles (Curious George; The Polar Express); original content from top names in entertainment (TV creator Butch Hartman; The Wiggles); and Video episodes from the best in children’s TV and music (Sid the Science Kid; The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!;KidzBop).
Since the company’s launch, Ruckus has been recognized with more than 30 parenting and app awards, including a Mom’s Choice Gold Award for the #1 iTunes bestselling My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day, based on the ever-popular Hasbro toy characters and a 2012 Kidscreen iKids award for the Crayola Ruckus Readers, among many others.
LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.
TOM AND JERRY, THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
BATMAN, DC SUPER FRIENDS, SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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