"BEST NEW APP", "EDITOR'S PICK" on the App Store / KAPi AWARDS 2016 / "BEST MUSICAL STORY BOOK" - geekswithjuniors.com. An extraordinary adventure, introducing children to classical music, narrated by Alice Cooper. Based on Prokofiev’s classic. This Deluxe edition is a new musical storybook for iPad. It contains the full story, 8 games, making of videos and a learning section.
IN THE NEWS:
This app was created by Brooklyn based production company Giants Are Small and legendary record label Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Music Group). Here are some of the reviews we’ve received for Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood:
“Sumptuously animated” - The Guardian
"As far as ebooks go, this one is a winner" - CommonSenseMedia
“It’s so cool and really innovative” - Gramophone
“One of the most note-perfect casting choices in recent memory” - Ultimate Classic Rock
"Superbly curated" - Listen / Steinway & Sons
* Appy Awards 2016 - Winner Best App / Entertainment *
* KAPI Awards / CES Las Vegas 2016 - Honorable Mention *
EVERYTHING IS HANDMADE
All the artwork was handmade in Brooklyn by a dedicated team of artists and craftspeople. Over 18 months of designing and building using cardboard, paint and magic markers (among other materials!) went into creating our miniature world of Hollywood. Then everything was photographed and animated to create every frame of video in the app.
8 FUN GAMES INCLUDING:
BUILD A ROBOT
Help Peter build a robot using an electromagnet and crates of spare parts.
ENTER PETER’S DREAM
Connect the stars and reveal the constellations imagined by Peter and their meaning in the story.
Discover Peter’s childhood in Russia, before he moved to America to live with his Grandfather.
SWIM LIKE A DUCK AND FLY LIKE A BIRD
Launch the duck into the pool and swim around. Fly the bird through clouds leaving trails of musical notes.
Make music by pressing on the cat’s paw-prints. Watch out, though, each time you make a mistake, she yowls!
SNARE THE WOLF
Tip and tilt your iPad to catch the wolf by the tail. The paparazzi are waiting to take photos of your prize.
A TREASURY OF GREAT MUSIC
Hear an original recording (approx. 50 min) of must-listen classical music by one of the world’s most acclaimed youth orchestras: the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, conducted by Alexander Shelley. Composers include: Prokofiev, Wagner, Schumann, Mahler, Puccini, Smetana, Elgar, Mussorgsky, Grieg, Dukas, Satie, and Zemlinsky.
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS AND STUDY GUIDE
Learn to understand the relationship between music and storytelling. In the app, each musical excerpt can be triggered by a swipe, allowing the child to develop a sense of musical pacing. Games are embedded in the story and are designed to the advance the music.
For teachers who wish to develop lessons based on the app, we recommend downloading our Study Guide (in PDF format), directly from the official website www.peterandthewolfinhollywood.com
Discover which instrument(s) represents each character in the story. The Music Section allows children to learn about the classical composers featured in the app and listen to some of the best recordings ever made of their work.
See how the art is made in our studios in Brooklyn. Learn about our unique mixed media techniques (illustrations, model building, photography, animation, sound design, music recording).
TIPS TO ENJOY THE APP
Headphones will enhance your experience: the app has wonderful music and features phenomenal sound effects!
Created and produced by critically acclaimed production company Giants Are Small and the world’s foremost classical record label Deutsche Grammophon. Co-directed by Director/Designer/Illustrator Doug Fitch and Producer/Filmmaker Edouard Getaz. Original recording by one of the best youth philharmonic orchestras in the world: the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Conducted by Alexander Shelley. Narrated by rock icon Alice Cooper.
Updated media for some scenes
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful and fun
A rarity! Totally engrossing for kids and adults. Like the best in family-designed media, it’s fun and smart. The music is gorgeous, and we love watching and trying to figure out how it was all made. I love that something in the digital world can feel so hand-crafted! Highly recommended!!
Original and Fantastic
Love the art and music. We are a big music family and so we definitely appreciate the quality of the recording and Alice Cooper is brilliant!
They just released an iPhone version! I have both apps. the iPad app has more features. but the iPhone version is just as beautiful.
- Giants Are Small LP
- 1.3 GB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Giants Are Small LP
- In-App Purchases
- German package - All scenes narrated by Campino $2.99
- English package - All scenes narrated by Alice Cooper $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.