Disney Publishing Releases “Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?” Storybook App

Disney Publishing Releases “Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?” Storybook App

Jul 15, 2011

The final Harry Potter movie isn’t the only movie coming out this weekend; for the really young’uns, there’s a new animated Winnie the Pooh movie coming out. For those kids who need more Winnie the Pooh after seeing the movie — or the adults who loved the series as kids — there’s a new storybook app available for Android, entitled Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?

The app features narration and sound effects to go along with the story, along with Winnie the Pooh background music. The narration is available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese. The default narration can be replaced with users’ own recordings; this can be either a parent or child’s recording, or anyone, really? Have access to Samuel L. Jackson and want him to read a Winnie the Pooh story? Go for it! The app allows users to choose different reading modes: Read to Me, Use My Recording, and Auto Turn pages mode. The app comes with several jigsaw puzzles to play as well. The story has interactive moments as well, and the Android version features several new sequences added to the story.

Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do? is now available from the Android Market for $2.99; this is Disney Publishing’s first Android app. According to Disney Publishing Worldwide president Russell Hampton, “Our Winnie the Pooh digital products have been incredibly popular, and we want to ensure that all families have the opportunity to experience our stories on their mobile devices. Disney Publishing Worldwide is committed to delivering high quality reading experiences to families in the most relevant ways, and our expansion on to Android devices with Winnie the Pooh is another great step forward in this direction for us.” Android is becoming an increasingly important platform for apps, and this is just another sign of this.