BBC Worldwide and Mindshapes launch Walking with Dinosaurs: Patchi’s Journey

Young dinosaur fans will adore interacting with Patchi’s adventures in Walking with Dinosaurs: Patchi’s Journey, as the app allows you to explore our dinosaurs’ world and learn more about the dinosaur characters in Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie.”Fiona Charlton, Commercial Manager for BBC Earth
Date: 19.12.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.00
Category: BBC Worldwide
• Bring the dinosaur stars of the major motion picture Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie into your world • Available now from the App store on Apple iOS devices

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Go on an incredible interactive Walking with Dinosaurs journey this Christmas, with the official children’s app Patchi’s Journey.  Bringing to life the epic family motion picture, you can now play, learn and create with Patchi, the hero of the movie and even print out paper models of the film’s characters to fold and make up stories of your own.

The fully interactive app has been created for BBC Worldwide by Mindshapes, the award-winning creator of mobile learning apps for children.  Through touch, sound and movement, players can view this prehistoric world through Patchi’s eyes after helping him hatch from his egg.  Children will enjoy following Patchi’s story guiding the herd’s migration; roaring to scare away predators; helping Patchi  to ‘eat’ for the first time and dodging the stench of the villainous Gorgosaur’s breath.

Based on extensive research, Patchi’s Journey offers a stunning and impressive insight into the dinosaur herd, with the addition of educational and entertaining fun fact cards.  Made in partnership with Pixle, the makers of the smash hit app, Foldify, the interactive app also allows kids to earn model rewards as an added bonus and print amazing 3D dinosaur paper models using Airprint or sent via email to themselves or friends.

Fiona Charlton, Commercial Manager for BBC Earth said:  Young dinosaur fans will adore interacting with Patchi’s adventures in Walking with Dinosaurs: Patchi’s Journey, as the app allows you to explore our dinosaurs’ world and learn more about the dinosaur characters in Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie.”

Nina Pustilnik and Chris Michaels, Joint CEO’s at Mindshapes added:  "Patchi’s Journey provides the best of an entertainment adventure with a learn and play educational experience.  We are thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide to bring this great Walking with Dinosaurs franchise to the mobile platform in tandem with the upcoming feature film release this Christmas."

Patchi’s journey the interactive storybook app is available to download from the App Store now for £3.49.  Recommended for use with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, and iPad Air.  "Walking with Dinosaurs: Patchi's Journey" requires iOS 5.1.1 and above.

Walking with Dinosaurs The 3D Movie is out in cinemas worldwide from Friday 20th December 2013.

 

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Chris Hicks, Communications Officer UK at BBC Worldwide:

E: Chris.Hicks@bbc.com

T: 0207 612 3145

About BBC Worldwide Ltd

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf.  It does this through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also builds the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champions British creativity.

In 2012/13, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £156m and headline sales of £1,116m and returned £156m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

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About Mindshapes

Mindshapes is an award-winning creator of fun mobile learning applications for kids. Mindshapes creates enhanced storybook experiences for kids, which feature educational learn and play activities, and a reward system. Mindshapes apps aim to delight, engage and educate kids, while allowing them to engage with their favorite characters from the worlds of illustrated books, TV and film. The company was founded by veterans of the gaming, entertainment, publishing and mobile industries, and has offices in London, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Mindshapes apps are used by over 500,000 families per month, and the company has released several award-winning kids' apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. For more information, visit www.mindshapes.com.

About BBC Earth Films

BBC Earth Films is the theatric wing of BBC Earth, the global factual brand for BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm.  BBC Earth Films seek to take audiences on a journey of discovery, using entertainment to bring to life the incredible wonders, stories and characters of our planet.  Combining Hollywood expertise with the BBC’s world-leading film makers to create unforgettable cinema experiences for all the family, Walking with Dinosaurs is the latest production releasing this December.

 

About Twentieth Century Fox

One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  The studio also comprises 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

 

About Reliance Entertainment

Reliance Entertainment (www.relianceentertainment.net) is the flagship motion picture arm of India's Reliance Group with a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, and exhibition). Reliance Group also has key interests in broadcasting and new media ventures. Reliance Entertainment has built an impressive film production slate in Hindi, English & other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide. Following its association with IM Global, the company now benefits from an international sales team with an excellent reputation and global presence dedicated to selling its Bollywood and regional language slate. In Hollywood, Reliance Entertainment has partnered with Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider on the formation of DreamWorks Studios. The Reliance Group (www.relianceadagroup.com) is amongst India's top 3 business houses and has interests in telecommunications, energy, financial services, infrastructure and media and entertainment.

 

About IM Global

Stuart Ford founded IM GLOBAL in 2007.  The company is one of the leading film financing, sales and distribution companies in the world, championing a wide variety of cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre fare.  In May 2010, Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group, acquired a majority shareholding in the company. The company has offices in Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Mexico City, and Beijing.

 

About Evergreen Studios

Evergreen Studios (www.evgstudios.com) brings a Silicon Valley-based ethos to Hollywood storytelling.  Using cutting edge technology to enhance the creative process, Evergreen targets and develops stories whose characters, plots, and ideas can unfold over multiple platforms.  The company then determines which medium—films, television, apps, mobile games, console games, webisodes, and comics—is best suited to a particular aspect of a world.  This allows Evergreen to tailor each immersive experience for its respective platform and retain the creative integrity of the story world.  Through this groundbreaking approach, Evergreen Studios is able to deliver story worlds of outstanding quality that resonate with audiences worldwide.   Evergreen Studios first theatrical release, Walking with Dinosaurs, will be distributed by 20th Century Fox on Dec. 20th, 2013.  Evergreen also plans to launch a new cross-platform story world in early 2014 based on the best-selling military sci-fi novels, Honor Harrington.  A comic series, game apps, and film are in development.