Santa Barbara, California – iStoryTime today released the Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe interactive app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Packed with fans’ favorite Zoosters, the app is the perfect way to check out the action along with the movie. It also gives parents a wholesome way for kids to relive the action in storybook form.

Following the original plot of the movie, the Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe app revs up the storytime experience with the “Afrosize Yourself” bonus feature that allows fans to utilize the face tracking features of iOS 5 to make themselves look like one of the new circus crew members in real time. Afrosize Yourself works with the back facing camera to capture their parents or their friends as well as front facing camera to take photos of themselves.

Fans can also take to the air and test out their balancing skills with the new “Tight Rope” activity where they get to use the accelerometer capabilities of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to walk from one side to the other without falling.

More than just a digital book, every page is enhanced with character audio from the movie and visual effects. Kids will love turning the lights off on Inspector Dubois and hearing Marty the zebra scream with laughter.

Featuring Auto Play, Read To Me, and Read To Myself narration options, the Madagascar 3 Storybook Deluxe app follows Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe while they are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 147 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe 1.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe 1.1
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zuuka publishes zuuka Comics, iTalk and iStoryTime – an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device – which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom, CNET and is decorated with Publisher’s Innovation Award, PTPA Media’s Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval, the Children’s Technology Review’s Editor’s Choice Award and Reader’s Choice for Best Apps for Kids. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. Copyright (C) 2012 zuuka. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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