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Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook

by Cupcake Digital Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B00865DG3O
  • Release Date: May 25, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,700 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Includes genuine character audio from the motion picture series
  • Includes real images from the movie for an authentic experience
  • Offers narration options for ease of use

Product Description
Jigsaw Mansion 2 HD
Read along with your favorite characters from Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

iStoryTime brings the fun and adventure of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted to the convenience of your Android device.

Featuring genuine character audio narration and vivid images from the motion picture, this app offers parents and their children an extraordinary reading experience packed full of fun. Featuring Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo, Melman the giraffe, and more!

Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. And--of course--King Julien, Maurice, and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent--Madagascar style.

Technical Details

  • Size: 17.1MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Developed By: Cupcake Digital Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

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115 of 170 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No interactivity June 8, 2012
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I haven't seen Madagascar 3 yet, so I don't know how well this storybook matches the movie, but it does seem to be the same kind of madcap adventures the animals experienced in the first two movies.

The images look great, and using the actual voice actors from the movie is a nice touch. It's the next best thing to watching the movie.

I'm a bit disappointed, however, that there is absolutely no interactivity. You would think that a digital storybook based on an animated cartoon would have some animation, but no, the images are completely static. The app does not even offer pronunciation when you tap on a word in the text. With a normal price of $3.99, I'd expect a bit more.
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Overall I like this book for what it is, a beautifully drawn audio book for children. The graphics are just stunning on my Kindle Fire and your kids will love it. The book has three modes of being read, Auto Play, Read It To Me where you turn the page, and Read It Myself. It is a cute story and features the voices of many of the stars of Madagascar 3. The narrator does a good job as his voice is clear and easy to understand.

What I miss in the book is any animation. We have seen many of these books where you can touch the screen to make objects, people or animals move and this book lacks any of that fun action. Many of the animated books we have gotten in the past also include a small game imbedded into them to look for hidden characters for example, this is also missing. You cannot even touch a word in the story and have it spoken to you.

The book does ask for web access and if you touch the screen the information button opens up. Touching it allows access to three websites to buy more books. It takes you to the Android site, Amazon and Nook. Make sure you turn off the WIFI or lock your accounts to not allow One Touch Buying or you may wind up owning several of these books for $2.99 each, compliments of your kids. There are also links to your email and Facebook accounts.

Overall this is a beautiful colored picture story book about the popular Madagascar animals and your children will enjoy it. I just wish that animation had been included to make the book more interactive and educational.
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68 of 103 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book for kiddos June 8, 2012
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I like this book the illustration and story is good. I prefer my kiddos to look at books on my kindle rather then to play games.,.im always looking for free or cheap storybook apps for my kids. not the best one I have but above average!
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14 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent. July 15, 2012
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I enjoyed using this app from time to time.but since it is a book it gts boring after a few uses. But I like the "read along" aspect, with the characters real voices from the movie.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute October 12, 2012
By Becky
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This is a cute movie storybook. Runs very well on my kindle fire and my grandchildren seem to enjoy it. It is not very long so if you are looking for something to entertain any length of time this is not it. But it mada a great liitle addition.
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25 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a book not a game, Duh! June 8, 2012
My kid loves this book. It is not suppossed to be interactive. For goodness sakes people, teach your kids to sit still for 5 min and do something that requires using their brains. Sit with them while they are reading it and spend some quality time with them. That said, good story, nice graphics, and an all around enjoyable book.
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25 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars movie trailer, or book? June 8, 2012
By Splitfx
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Not much to do here besides just watch and listen. There are too few images for such a complicated story. Other books that aren't trailers for the movie have much more to do... Like little sounds and stuff to touch and make move.

Very rushed, but good execution... Solid 3 stars.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Falls short at every turn June 8, 2012
By Sam98
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I haven't seen any of the Madagascar movies, but I had to go look up the trailer after reading this book. It looks to be a fun movie with great animation, but if the movie is anything like the book I won't be taking any little kids to see it.

This is a review of the book only since I haven't seen the movie. It starts off innocently enough with the friends trying to cheer up Alex on his birthday. Then it goes downhill from there. They go to Monte Carlo where they BREAK INTO A CASINO where their friends are GAMBLING and winning. They escape and STEAL a car called the "Luxury Assault Recreational Vehicle". The VERY buxom captain from animal control is after them and is "determined that Alex's head would hang on her trophy wall". She is hot on their trail when they run into a circus and LIE about who they are. After some circus adventures the captain catches up with them again and shoots them with tranquilizer darts. Who puts this stuff in a kids story? And before I get responses about all the other children's books with this kind of thing, I would like to point out that it is usually the BAD guys doing them, not the heros.

I won't go on and hopefully these things are not as emphasized as much in the movie as they are in the book. The story is too broken up and makes no sense without the rest of the story, even for a story with talking animals. The pictures are colorful and look to be taken out of the movie but they are still shots which just makes them look flat and boring without the animation. And there is also only one picture for every two pages of story. I think children who have seen the movie will be disappointed and bored with this book. All in all, not a keeper, for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good for kids the, you know.
Published 2 months ago by S Naserzadeh
1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid piece of crap
Stupid piece of crap l'am a piece of crap l'am not going to get people's crap do not buy the crap l'am true
Published 5 months ago by tower storm of clans
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the movie
My daughter loved the movie so I figure she would love the story book. I was right. More of the silliness that is Madagascar in a story book format.
Published 6 months ago by JoshDavis
4.0 out of 5 stars fun book
the little girl that plays this game loves it. She spends hours on my kindle playing it, she is only two years old and is good at it.
Published 10 months ago by Jill A Coy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids
Really enjoy the story and the kids would love it. Very well done. I would recommend it for kids and adults.
Published 12 months ago by Quest3011
4.0 out of 5 stars Requested by mistake
My kids enjoyed . But..... My 5 years old daughter requested this app without my authorization. It happened when she was playing another game in to the Kindle. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Nilton De Oliveira
5.0 out of 5 stars Game for DS
My grandson loves this game. He plays it all the time when he stays with me. Bright, vivid colors are fun for him.
Published 15 months ago by pmmfields
5.0 out of 5 stars My Son loves this app
He is a HUGE Madagascar fan. This app is one of his favorites. It is a little interactive, wish it was more so, but the story is read and the pages are very colorful. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Dave-GRMI
5.0 out of 5 stars Son loves it
My 2 yearh old son loves this app. Keeps him seated when getting a haircut with ease! Great app for kids
Published 18 months ago by Patrick S. Garrity
3.0 out of 5 stars I wish it was more interactive
I got it for my freinds kids since I had a Droid and she had blackberry and her kid likes playin with it
Published 21 months ago by Veronica de la Paz
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