This project was done for Branded Research/Flight School Publishing, formerly in Santa Monica, CA.
The original artwork was really rough, not made for animation, and not in the dimensions of the iPad. My job was to recreate the illustrations (original images referenced), by redoing the linework, recoloring the images, and preparing all the layering for animation. Most images, I added up to a 1/2in on the borders in order to fit the iPad dimensions (1024 x 768).
The client also wanted to add pages, games, and other assets into the storybook app. So the games, some of the pages, as well as some of the assets were created from scratch with the direction of the client/art director.
To make this fun and interactive for a kid with the use of popular kids' games relative to the story, as well as having most of the animations interactive by the user touching the objects on the screen. Pop-up text boxes, soundFX, and voice audio for the story added in development.
Client: Branded Research/Flight School Publishing
Client Owners/Art Directors: Rhett McNulty and Matt Gaffney
Illustrator: Chris Cappilla
Animator: Another Artist (for most animations in this project)
Creator of Koala Logo Character: Anthony Rollins | http://anthonyrllns.wix.com/ar