Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Kids Flip For Nicktoons

Kids Flip For Nicktoons
Network Uses Flip Books To Promote New Shows and Teach Kids About Animation

Nicktoons Network is giving kids everywhere a chance to learn about animation through the distribution of flip books that play back full-motion clips from two new original animated shows with a simple flip-of-a-thumb. The flip books will be distributed free to kids all summer long through Nicktoon Networks very first cross-country mobile tour, at Comic-Con International and during the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival at Nicktoons Studios. "Nicktoons Network is excited to provide kids with a fun interactive experience that helps teach them about the art of animation," said Sue Kim, a Nicktoons Network representative. "The flip books showcase scenes from two of our premiere original animated properties Skyland and Kappa Mikey."

Originally invented in 1882 flip books create the optical illusion of motion when images stacked in sequential stages of movement are flipped. Recognized as one of the earliest forms of interactive multimedia on record, flip books are now coming back into style as an innovative new marketing tool. "In this age of high tech interactive multimedia, the simplicity of flip books is not only refreshing, but its illusion is even more captivating than ever," said Jeffrey Kay, President of Flippies, manufacturer of the custom flip books. "What better way for Nicktoons Network to capture kids attention and deliver clips from their new shows while teaching the fundamentals of animation then through the use of a flip book."

Companies or individuals interested in creating their own custom flip books can visit Flippies online at http://www.flippies.com/ for more information.

1 comment:

Manish said...

i remember having a couple of these as a kid...one was Kapil Dev bowling and another was Imran Khan batting.