DUBAI, UAE, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
AppyKids™ release their highly anticipated Arabic cartoon webisode series, The Adventures of Zee - Season 1. The first webisode premieres today on the AppyKids YouTube channel and each subsequent episode will be released on a weekly basis thereafter.
AppyKids is also launching a companion appisode to expand and reinforce the concepts from the webisode series.
Aimed at children aged seven and below The Adventures of Zee - Season 1 comprises of seven, 5-minute cartoon episodes featuring Zee and her friends.
The series takes Zee, Farah, Karim, and Caramella from their backyard into outer space, deep under the sea, way back into time, sledding across Antarctica, and all around the world! A spinning compass opens up a portal and whisks the adventurers to wherever their curiosity takes them! As each new journey comes to an end, Zee's special watch begins to beep, reminding her that it is time to head back home.
"The series promotes the Arabic language and highlights Arab culture while exploring universal themes such as teamwork, cultural tolerance and climate change in fun and engaging ways. We know from our research that children find it easier to learn through storytelling, songs and vivid visuals. For example, the Spaced Out Scientist episode features a catchy song about the Solar System while highlighting the importance of friendship," says Avantika Hari Agarwal, an award winning filmmaker and writer/director of the series.
The vision of Growl Media, is to educate, entertain and empower children by creating culturally-relevant, localized, edutainment content for young kids in the region. To date the Company has released 9 interactive apps under the AppyKids brand in Arabic, Hindi and English which have been downloaded over 700,000 times. Having successfully raised Series A funding two months ago, Growl Media is now diversifying into animated content and cartoons.
"Given the success of Zee's apps, Zee's Alif Ba and Zee's Alphabet, and having recently won the App Idol award at the Global App Summit, we realized that Zee could reach a much wider audience if we brought her to life by expanding into an animated cartoon series," says Dinesh Lalvani, CEO and founder of Growl Media.
The Adventures of Zee - Season 1 will be available to view for free on YouTube and the app can be downloaded from the Samsung Galaxy App Store, Apple App Store and later on Google Play Store.
ABOUT GROWL MEDIA:
Growl Media is a start-up established in April 2013 with a mission to create quality, culturally relevant, 'edutainment' content under the brand name 'AppyKids™' for children in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Based in Dubai, U.A.E. with a presence in India and Hong Kong, the company has grown rapidly as it expands from edutainment apps into webisodes and television.
Learn more about Growl Media at http://www.growlmedia.com
Learn more about AppyKids™ at http://www.appykids.com
SOURCE Growl Media