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Have you heard of the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood App yet? I just recently heard about it and since it is narrated by Alice Cooper, I figured I had to check it out for myself! The Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood App is free to download in iTunes! There is also an iPad Deluxe app that contains the same story and music as this iPhone version, but it also contains additional features.
We all know that classical music has been an integral part of history and culture around the world. But how do we ensure that children are exposed to this genre of music – aside from placing headphones on our bellies while pregnant? Many children just don’t get the exposure they should to this genre of music…and the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app is a great way to deliver it right into their little hands!
About the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood App
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale brought to you by the acclaimed Brooklyn-based production company, Giants Are Small. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper.
Newly orphaned Peter flies from Russia to Los Angeles, to stay with his aging hippie grandfather who works for a Hollywood movie star.
Finding it hard to make friends in his new home, Peter instead forms friendships with the creatures around him, including a duck and a bird.
Peter finds the chance to become a hero when a wolf escapes from the zoo. Peter is unafraid and figures out an ingenious way to catch the wolf. Peter must build a robot to capture it! He maneuvers through a helicopter chase and has some pretty funny encounters with other animals along the way…the fun of the app is that you follow along as he tries to complete the mission!
The first scenes are free and the rest of the story can be unlocked with a single, easy in-app purchase. There are no advertisements or hidden costs. Purchasing the full app will unlock an additional 30 minutes of original story and music, including the original narration and music of Peter and the Wolf.
Key Features of the iPhone version
NAVIGATE EASILY: Touch icons or swipe to move your way through Peter’s story. Start and stop whenever you like and pick up where you left off later.
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 moviebook.
A TREASURY OF GREAT MUSIC: Hear an original recording of important, must-listen classical music by one of the world’s most acclaimed youth philharmonic orchestras: the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, conducted by Alexander Shelley. Composers featured 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. 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
See videos of how the art is made in our studios as well as other behind-the-scenes clips. Learn about the characters and how they are connected with the music in our story.
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