Turner’s Boomerang Launches The Happos Family Playtime App
On Thursday 21st February, Turner’s classic and contemporary animation channel – Boomerang has launched an mobile app based on Boomerang’s very own original series – The Happos Family. With The Happos Family Playtime app, kids will be able to go on an adventure with the Happos Family with interactive games and activities. The free app is now available to download from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.
The Happos Family Playtime app gives children aged between four and six years old the chance to have fun and to explore, the app can also help to develop their problem solving skills and the app has been specially developed with kids in mind. Kids can pick from several locations and adventures, ranging from a dance party, to a journey into space or on a pirate ship. In every area there’s a range of games and activities to choose from including: creating music on a DJ set, building a rocket or going on a treasure hunt.
The app also features a cinema feature where kids can relax by watching episodes of The Happos Family as well as songs and other content. The Happos Family is about a family of blue hippos that live in a safari park. Although they behave like ordinary hippos during the day, but when the gates close, their true and unique personalities begin to shine and they get into all sorts of crazy and funny adventures.
The Happos Family airs on Boomerang across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region and also on Boomerang Latin America and Brazil. The show has reached a total of 30 million global views on YouTube.
From The Turner International Press Release: It’s playtime – Boomerang launches The Happos Family Playtime app
Turner is expanding its Boomerang franchise – The Happos Family – with the launch of its first dedicated app: The Happos Family Playtime. Kids will now be able to adventure with their favourite Happos through interactive games and activities, all the while exploring the different locations in which the game is set. The Happos Family Playtime app launched internationally on the 21st of February. It is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
The Happos Family Playtime app offers children aged 4-6 the chance to have fun and play through exploration and simple problem solving. Kids can pick from several different themed locations and adventures, from a dance party, to a journey into space or on a pirate ship. In each area there are a range of exciting games and activities to choose from – from creating music on a DJ set, to building a rocket or searching for treasure – with the hilarious Happos on hand to lead the way!
The app has been designed and tested with kids in mind, with intuitive activities allowing them to dive straight in and play. In addition, it includes a cinema feature where kids can kick back and relax by watching episodes of The Happos Family, as well as songs and other special content.
The Happos Family, a Boomerang Original series, centres around a family of blue hippos that live in a safari park. Although they behave like ordinary hippos during the day, when the gates close, they get up to the silliest, funniest adventures! Their incredible energy and curiosity sometimes lands them in trouble but, no matter what, they will always find a way to solve things by being happy and smiley… after all, they’re hippos that live for playtime.
The Happos Family gets children playing and using their imagination in different ways – as pirates, dancers, superheroes, astronauts and more. In addition to millions of TV fans, The Happos Family have amassed over 30 million global views on YouTube.
Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed From TVPlayer On 22nd March
According to UK television news website – a516digital, the online streaming television service – TVPlayer will be removing Turner’s children’s channels – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito from its paid packages on Friday 22nd March. Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito will still be available on TVPlayer’s streaming OTT rival – NOW TV, which also offers TV shows on-demand. The reason for the channel removal is increasing channel licensing costs, also on the streaming platform ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe and CITV are no longer carried on the basic free TVPlayer service and have moved to TVPlayer’s premium packages (these channels are available for free on Freeview’s iOS app). TVPlayer has also dropped Turner’s news channel – CNN International along with shopping channel QVC this month.
As Turner’s kids channels have been removed from the platform, TVPlayer’s Kids Pack will no longer available to new subscribers, existing subscribers will continue to be able to subscribe to the channel pack, but with the three channels removed. For new TVPlayer subscribers – Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Jr Too and Baby TV will only be available in the top tier Premium+ service.
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