Komaneko – A New Ebook App, Brings Life to Malaysian Edutainment

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Big Tent Entertainment Sdn Bhd launches its latest interactive E-Learning Book from their educational-entertainment line, Kideo. The E-Book follows the story of the beloved cat Komaneko, who has been capturing hearts since her introduction in Japan eleven years ago. This sweet little cat has starred in several films and Komaneko: The First Step, was nominated as a finalist for the Melbourne International Animation Festival, The London International Animation Festival and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. Created by Tsuneo Goda, who also originated Japanese character and viral sensation Domo, Komaneko takes the reader on a beautiful and captivating journey.

This edutainment app is part of the Kideo line that has been built on the foundation of blurring the lines between education and entertainment, so that children are excited to play and learn without even realising it. This complete, interactive 34 page book enables children to become familiar with 500 English words, 500 Malay words, and more than 600 Chinese characters through readable text, so children can feel comfortable reading at their own pace. Utilising the company’s innovative and unique personalisation tools, children are able to truly immerse themselves in the world of Komaneko.

This all-in-one edutainment app teaches children by stimulating their memory, creativity and reading skills. Available on the iTunes and Google Play Store for USD3.99, the E-Book Includes the original movie Komaneko: The First Step and is filled with interactive content, games, puzzles and even a movie maker tool for children to create their own home-made animation. The beautiful graphics from the creators of Komaneko portray a rich and compelling story that has heart-warming appeal for both children and adults to learn and play together.

The new Kideo eBook is the first to be created by the Big Tent Entertainment office in Kuala Lumpur, which is staffed with local technical and creative talent. The series is being sold in the Malaysian market and as such Komaneko will be available in English, Mandarin and Malay. Kideo has already won a number of prestigious awards such as the iParenting Media Award from Disney Online Mom and Family, The National Parenting Centre Award, America’s leading parent advocacy organisation and the Family Choice Awards from California.

Big Tent Entertainment is set to bring the Malaysian edutainment market to the next level with their slate of new products for the local South East Asian market place. Together with their Kideo line of patented technology and unique personalisation functions, Big Tent Entertainment brings a new take on interactive entertainment for children to truly get involved in their own learning experience. The company has a number of deals already in progress with local Malaysian IP owners and studios to create a line of next-generation learning for children.

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Big Tent Entertainment, LLC, with offices in New York City, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. The company represents the viral sensation Domo (Worldwide ex. Asia), Discovery Kids from Discovery Communications, NBC/Universal’s The Biggest Loser franchise, Miffy in North America, and 24-hour preschool network Sprout, as well as global personalization brand Pixfusion. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 PixFusion, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.