Three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems brings the Pigeon to the digital screen with this original, feature-rich, animated app.
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App!” lets you create your own Pigeon stories with your pal, Mo Willems. Just follow as the Bus Driver asks you for your ideas—then shake the Pigeon. Your story is ready! Sit back and enjoy the show. Once you’re finished, try it again…and again. You can make as many silly stories as you want.
This fully animated app includes hilarious shake-and-play technology, customized voice integration, and other exciting interactive features. Plus, you can draw the Pigeon with Mo!
Starring appearance by the Pigeon, voiced by Mo Willems!
Also starring YOU! Record your own voice as part of the story.
Pigeon-drawing tutorial with Mo!
Personalized vault for six of your favorite Big Pigeon stories!
EVEN MORE COOL FEATURES!
Three unique storytelling modes!
Pigeon-y sound effects and music!
Note: If you have a second- or third-generation iPod Touch, be sure to use earphones with a built-in microphone (like the ones that came with your device) to enjoy all the great features of this app!
Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies.
Updated for iOS 11
Ratings and Reviews
Read this review for microphone issues!
I almost didn’t let my daughter get this app because of the issues noted. But I found a fix! Unlike other apps, this doesn’t automatically ask you for permission to use the microphone. You have to download the app then go in to your phone settings—privacy—microphone and then click for the app to have access to the microphone. She has enjoyed the interactive nature of the app!
More than disappointing - a complete waste of $ 😡
I should have believed the negative reviews of this app. The animation helping kids to draw the pigeon for the first time is cute - but I already knew how to teach my students how to draw the pigeon. The create a story function appears to be broken - just doesn't work at all. The Disney website says that there are no plans to update the app - it would have been helpful if that was made clear in the app description. I wish there were some way I could get my money back. I will be deleting this app from my iPad as it is a waste of space. I was hoping for something so much better given the association with Mo Willems 😕
Please Let the Pigeon Do More in this App!
Please let the pigeon do more on this app! C'mon! I gave you more than five bucks.
It's a cute app, and my kids get a few giggles. However, it doesn't do a lot. There is one simple story line repeated back with your additions, like voice-recorded Mad Libs. You can also draw the pigeon with Mo, but that's it. There is very limited play value for the money.
We hope you'll update with new story lines, Mo characters to draw, a chance to animate your drawing, read alongs of a pigeon book, or video clips or something else. (Your app developer would let you. True story.)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.