Auckland, New Zealand-based developer Trigger Happy has launched its first social storytelling app called Toon Hero, which will allow iPad users of all ages to create their own animated stories using famous characters “without any training or artistic ability.” Using exclusively licensed characters and elements from The Jim Henson Company (Doodles), National Geographic (scenic virtual backdrops) and New Zealand’s Mukpuddy, and Cartoon Network series Hero: 108, users can create their own toons to be shared as status updates, stories, jokes, greetings and more.
The app facilitates creativity and sharing with an intuitive interface, making animation as easy as tapping, swiping, dragging and talking. Further properties and characters will roll out in the future, with Frederator Studios’ hit webtoon Bravest Warriors set to join the line-up soon. Available in 14 languages, Toon Hero is offered for free through the App Store for iPad, with premium characters and backgrounds available for as little as 99 cents. Visit www.toonhero.com for more information.