Brave Interactive Comic
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brave Interactive Comic is the comic book-style retelling of the movie Brave. There are 48 interactive comic pages on this app and no voice-overs, so kids either need to be able to read or have the comic book read to them to fully enjoy it. The coolest feature on this app is the option to view images of the characters as animators sketched and transformed them through the process of bringing the idea for the movie to life. There's also a how-to-draw feature that guides kids step-by-step to draw the characters on the screen themselves.
What's it about?
The Brave movie storyline is transformed into a comic-style graphic novel on this app. Some special effects appear throughout the story, and little pots of gold prompt kids to tap and see how animation artists created the characters for this movie. The how-to-draw guide then leads kids step-by-step to draw characters themselves.
Is it any good?
Brave Interactive Comic's how-to-draw segment is more suited to older kids, and kids must be able to read or have this storybook read to them. As a result, this app may be best suited to older kids who enjoyed the movie. Biggest complaint: There's no easy way to return to the home page while in the middle of the story, and if you don't tap just right on the pictures, the scenes don't move along as expected. Still, it's a fun app, especially for older kids and kids who love the graphic novel format.
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|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad|
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: following directions, reading |
|Skills:||Tech Skills: digital creation|
|Release date:||June 16, 2012|
|Topics:||Princesses and fairies|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.1 or later|