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iPad: Toontastic - Looks like a fun cartoon creator for kids

03-03-2011, 01:25 AM
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Toontastic - Looks like a fun cartoon creator for kids

Here's a cool app for the iPad that iJustine just reviewed. http://launchpadtoys.com/toontastic/ It's like a digital puppet show and it records kids' stories as they play so that they can share their cartoons online.

Last edited by aar366; 03-03-2011 at 01:30 AM.
03-03-2011, 01:41 AM
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I picked this up on the day of it's release my kids love it

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03-04-2011, 02:37 PM
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very interesting concept. I'll have to check this out for the kiddos

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03-04-2011, 02:51 PM
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I got this a few weeks ago - excellent app that's easy to use. My 4 year old makes his own little movies with it. I recommend it!
03-04-2011, 03:05 PM
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I also got this a while ago and it has been a hit with my youngest daughter. It is fun to make up the stories and use silly voices to make some movies that they can watch over and over... and it's a good way to teach them story structure. A strange thing to teach young kids, I know, but I'm a writer so it goes with the territory.

I only wish that you got more freedom with the app. You're a bit stuck in the direction you go and the characters you can use. More of a sandbox approach to this would make it even better. You can draw a background, but it would be nice if you could import photos. The same thing goes for characters. I'd love to be able to get a photo, crop it, and then put it into the story.

But as it stands it's a lot of fun if you have children, perhaps a little too basic if you you don't.

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Last edited by QuickWit; 03-04-2011 at 03:10 PM.
03-04-2011, 06:25 PM
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Wow this is a great app for my 4 year old, and i get a kick out of it too. We made a few stories that cracked us both up
03-05-2011, 12:19 AM
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This is one of the top 5 kids' apps on the app store. If you don't buy this for your kids, it means you don't love them. Srsly.

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03-05-2011, 04:11 PM
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Great stuff, I made a good movie in it

Could do with tonnes more depth and options though, such as a fill in the draw mode. Pretty basic thing to leave out that i'm sure wouldn't have confused the target market
03-06-2011, 06:16 AM
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Anyone know of a more advanced version of this?
03-07-2011, 09:16 AM
Thanks! I just bought it for my kids to play with.