A magical, narrated, musical story for all ages. Welcome to the world's greatest children's musical story app – an award winning audio book for all ages. Hours of educational, thought provoking story, pictures, videos and music for car journeys, for bedtimes and for families to enjoy together.


Our reviews:

"An amazing mix of story, songs and sound effects." THE TIMES

“An ingenious story.” THE GUARDIAN

“Truly inspiring! Massively entertaining and educational too!” EDUCATIONAL REVIEW

“A stunning creation.” B B C RADIO

iParenting Award Winner. Educational App Store FIVE STARS

With this App you get over an hour of a wonderful narrated adventure story with music, pictures, songs and CGI animated videos – FREE!

This App is SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES (we originally RECOMMENDED it FOR 5 – 12 YEAR OLDS but, as you’ll see from our reviews, far younger children love the story and visuals).

Winner of the prestigious iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD, this is ‘original storytelling at its best’. A great musical story for kids which adults love too.

Then, once you’ve heard Part One, Rockford’s Rock Opera Parts Two, Three and Four are available from the App Store (or in a bundle) making up the whole two and half hour story. To find out more, visit our website: and join us on FaceBook.

Acclaim for Rockford’s Rock Opera

Despite the name, this isn’t not operatic music, or rock music either. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before...

The Guardian Newspaper compared Rockford’s Rock Opera to a 21st Century Peter and the Wolf, and children and adults all over the world tell us Rockford’s Rock Opera sounds like nothing else!

“Rockford Rocks!!!” TOM (aged 8)

“A brilliant, original story. An educational, thought provoking and original kid’s audio book app. My children (5 and 11) absolutely love it!” APP REVIEW


“Wonderful musical entertainment for all ages.” THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF)

What’s the Story About?

Far away in the Sea of Tranquillity is the Island of Infinity, home to the last one of every extinct species. Here, beneath a mystical swirling sky, live the world’s lost creatures. The creatures have a secret, but a boy called Moog and a dog called Rockford are the one ones who can deliver their message and save the world.

An Educational Ecological Musical!

Rockford’s Rock Opera is story about extinction backed by credible environmental organizations, but it’s also a tale of hope and happiness.

Created by Elaine and Matthew Sweetapple and written by BBC comedian, Steve Punt, Rockford's Rock Opera is supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They said;

"Rockford's Rock Opera is a thought provoking and heart warming story that not only provides wonderful, musical entertainment for all ages, but also highlights environmental issues in an engaging way."

Rockford's Rock Opera is also recommended in education, in schools, by teachers for those learning English (including English as a foreign language students) and music, ‘green issues’ and for children learning about nature, ecology and extinction.

What’s Next?

The story continues, Rockford’s Rock Opera Parts 2, 3 and 4 are available now from the App Store (making up the whole story).

What’s New

Version 2.1.5

Updated and improved videos and pictures.
Support for iOS 11.2 and iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
Kungfoosquirl ,

Good try...

I'm not saying it's terrible. I think it started out as a great idea. Kids can enjoy musicals just as much as anyone. I think Disney has proved that. However the switch from animation to still photos is distracting. Some parts are beautifully drawn or animated while others look like they ran out of time and through it together. The narrator has a wonderful voice that fits wonderfully. The songs lack in my opinion. The lyrics try to hard to rhyme. They sound as if they were written by someone in the fourth grade. They also go on for much to long. Maybe if thy were better written it wouldn't feel that way. For example a green moth saying he may be green but his nose is clean. Is that a cheap rhyme or a booger joke gone wrong? Either way I think this is on to something just not quite right. I watched the free version but refuse to pay $5 to see part 2. Maybe $1.99 at most. I think it would have more buys and more reviews if it were less expensive and a bit more care in the making. I see a few people really enjoyed it and so did their kids. I'm glad. To each his own. If your reading this review to see if you'll like it. Download the free version and decide for your self. After 4 chapters you will know.

Miliclick ,

From a Grand'Ma fan of Rockford

My grand child was about 3 when he first laid eyes on this gem on my I phone. At first, the beginning of the story was almost too much. But of all the apps --on long car journeys-- that is the one he returned to, as there was always something new to discover and listen to. Now when he takes my phone, after a few games, it's back to Rocford part 1.2.3. He is soon to be 4y.o. and the next instalment is one of the gifts I will get for his birthday. I very much enjoy looking at the whole opera with him. Congratulations. YayaCat

thpadventures ,

Mr. Speiberg, I hope you're listening!

Both my children (ages 5 & 9) and I love Rockford and the journey he takes. Thanks for creating a teachable moment for parents & addressing a valuable lesson about caring for our world. Instead of watching it right away, we listened to it several times. Their minds created their own images and then I let them watch it to compare. Try it and you'll be encouraging your children's imaginations. Thanks for a fantastic concept! Mr. Speilberg, I hope you're listening!


Sweetapple Ltd
125.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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