The Night Before Christmas presented by One Hundred Robots is a personal favorite retelling of the classic holiday story of the same name.
If one were to check iTunes, one could find multiple apps adapting this traditional Christmas story, and this app is a top choice of mine for a few reasons.
Although I am not always a fan of computer generated animation, especially when it boasts a 3D effect.
I do, however, love the bright, colorful and wonderfully stylized look of this computer-generated app, with interesting photographic elements and textures along with a 3D look for a very interesting visual experience. There is a wonderful use of perspective, and the placement of that would be the camera if one were shooting live action as well, as quick camera movements highlights the benefits of working with computer graphics.
The narration is clear and well-spoken, making it easy to appreciate the decision not to include any interactions, even sounds or music that could distract from the reading of the original story. Because of this, the characters seem to pantomime the actions one hears about during this story for a magical effect.
This is definitely an adaptation worth looking at. The animations are top-notch in every way with details I really enjoy for a truly rich experience. It is also refreshing to see The Night Before Christmas in app form that allows children to simply sit back and enjoy this story, making it the perfect bedtime read.
It would be hard to go wrong with this title. I recommend families looking for a version of this beloved story to check out this one by One Hundred Robots as well as also to take a look at their other apps as well. Always high in quality, but with a nice variety in terms of style, these apps are worth getting to know, to be sure.
The Night Before Christmas presented by One Hundred Robots
Developer: One Hundred Robots
Released: 2010-11-30 00:00:00
Description from the Developer"The graphics are amazing and they have a great 3D feeling to them. There are some fabulous things being done with apps. I love it" - theiphonemom.com
"Highly recommended as an educational and fun experience." - AppAdvice
"Presented in a charming, fresh and contemporary way that will delight the whole family." - Fun Educational Apps
Bring some holiday magic to your iPad this Christmas with a story that will entertain children of all ages. For generations, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without family and a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Now, this cherished classic is brilliantly recreated in a charming, contemporary way that captures all the enchantment and “joyful good cheer” of Saint Nick’s annual visit.
This animated storybook provides the option of a full "Read to Me" experience.
One Hundred Robots is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: All
Categories: Book, Reading