Zoobe Message Entertainment has confirmed both a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide and a launch of the new Peanuts StoryGIF app for iOS and Android. The app, released in late December, hit Apple’s Top 10 list almost immediately. Zoobe’s trendy app platform allows digital natives and early adopters across the globe to share in their love of this timeless property with socially shareable text-ready animations featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus and more loveable characters from the iconic 66 year old property.
Fans can choose from over 100 snarky-sweet Chuck & Friends images to create customizable, short movie messages for friends and family. The Zoobe Peanuts StoryGIF works both from the home screen and inside the new iOS10 Messages app.
“The Peanuts brand is a classic, with adorable characters and storylines,” said Naz Amarchi-Cuevas, CEO Zoobe. “We know that fans are choosing to communicate via snack-sized text messaging, and pairing this experience with a top brand such as Peanuts allows us to entertain and delight.”
On October 2, 1950, three kids appeared on the funny pages of seven newspapers. Over the next 50 years, Charlie Brown, Patty and Shermy would be joined by a whole cast of characters that forever changed the landscape of the newspaper comics, becoming one of the most popular and influential in the history of the business, with nearly 18,000 strips published in all. Today, the Peanuts gang are stars of some of the most beloved holiday children’s television specials of all time, featured in books, music, theme parks, and a wide variety of consumer products, and the hit 2015 feature film The Peanuts Movie, from Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox.
Peanuts, Peanuts Winter and Peanuts New Years StoryGIF-packs just launched, Zoobe plans to add additional celebration-themed content for key times. The Zoobe Peanuts StoryGIF app is available for both iOS and Android for $.99.
My Take on the App
I have been trying out this app for myself and I can say that it is very easy to use. You can add up to five animated GIF and make them into one GIF that you can then share online or send to a friend or loved one. The application is fun and it seems that they are going to be continuing to add onto the amount of GIFs that are available for you to choose from which will make the application even more robust.