Toy Story: Story Theater
This new mobile app takes the appeal of very popular Disney/Pixar characters from the Toy Story franchise and allows kids to create, animate and voiceover, their own stories. There are two modes of play, one that uses pre-set backgrounds and props (Story Play), and a second that is wide open and allows for open ended imagination (Free play). Visually the app is dazzling, there are multiple backgrounds, characters and props. Kids can assemble a cast, use props in their storylines and even choose their locations. By simply dragging their fingers across the iPad screen they can make things move to better tell the story. There is a voice prompt that gives them simple and direct instructions that are easy to follow. Each story is saved and can be revisited and re-edited as often as the child wants. We got nothing but high praise from testers who felt this was an all around, excellent app that encourages imagination, creativity, and learning.