Strawberry Shortcake Celebrates 30 Sweet Years with First-Ever Digital Comic App
SAN DIEGO, CA â€“ December 13, 2011 –Â Ape Entertainment andÂ CPLG, Cookie Jar
Entertainmentâ€™s licensing arm and global licensingÂ agent for Strawberry Shortcakeâ„¢, along with American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), todayÂ announced theÂ Strawberry ShortcakeÂ digital comic series is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPodÂ®Â touch and iPad for the first time in history.
For more than three decadesÂ Strawberry ShortcakeÂ has been a favorite with moms and daughters for teaching wholesome values, Â going on fantasy adventures and proving that little girls can doÂ big things. Developed by Ape Entertainmentâ€™s digital partner iVerse Media, theÂ Strawberry ShortcakeÂ digital comic app is free to download and features a preview of the first issue at no additional cost and offers the first three issues for $1.99 each. Each issue contains three stories, including one 16-page story, and two four-page stories.
â€œWeâ€™re very proud to be a part of the first timeÂ Strawberry ShortcakeÂ has ever been a digital comic series,â€ said Brent E. Erwin, Ape Co-Publisher. â€œBeyond it being an iconic series, Strawberry Shortcake teaches very important values in a fun and creative way. And weâ€™re extremely excited to be producing it.â€
- Issue #1: â€œThe Pineapple Predicamentâ€Â – Story by Georgia Ball, Art by Tanya Roberts & Amy Mebberson, Cover by Peter Wonsowski â€“ Strawberry Shortcakeâ€™s solution to a tropical dilemma convinces her friends that sheâ€™s taking a trip to Luau Island. Sounds like a dream vacation, but in the middle of all the excitement, the residents of Berry Bitty City forget to check their facts before they bid farewell. Also included: â€œThe Blueberry Fluâ€ & â€œSpecial Deliveryâ€
- Issue #2: â€œThe Sour Truthâ€Â – Story by Georgia Ball, Art by Tanya Roberts and Amy Mebberson, Cover by Peter Wonsowski â€“ After Katie and Sadie Bug hear about a local legend famous for his honesty, they think telling the painful truth will earn them celebrity status.Â When feelings get hurt, Strawberry Shortcake must stop the devious duo before berry best friends turn into bitter enemies. Also included: â€œBerry Fashionableâ€ & â€œA Little Kitchen Helpâ€
- Issue #3: â€œThe Berry Scary Stormâ€Â – Story by Georgia Ball, Art by Amy Mebberson, Cover by Peter Wonsowski â€“ The storm of the century is brewing and itâ€™s headed straight for Berry Bitty City. Strawberry Shortcake tries to prepare for the worst, but her friends need her help.Â Will she have time to save her cafÃ© from the wrath of Mother Nature? Also included: â€œCustard & Cakeâ€ & â€œAll Colors Go In The Flower Gardenâ€
With the addition of app enhancements included in the digital downloads of the comics to assist consumers in locating their nearest comic book retailer, Ape hopes thatÂ Strawberry ShortcakeÂ will inspire new readers to discover the exciting world of comics through their local comic book shops.
For more information, please visitÂ www.Ape-Entertainment.comÂ orÂ www.KiZoic.com.