You may not have been bitten by a radioactive spider, but thanks to Marvel's new Creativity Studio and its accompanying stylus, you can at least draw the person who did. The app and pen combo, which is the fruit of a collaboration between Marvel and eKids, is a tool for those young imaginations out there eagerly wanting to learn how to draw some of their favorite superheroes, such as The Avengers and Spider-Man. Disney's also updated its own Creativity Studio app so you can use the stylus (which goes for $35 at retail locations) to draw Disney characters as well. Fortunately, you don't need the stylus to get the creativity flowing, but it unlocks a few extra features for you to take advantage of. Is this pen mightier than the sword? Only you can make that call.
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and Marvel Entertainment today announced the launch of the Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus and App, created by eKids, exclusively for iPad. The app delivers a creative space for kids to learn to draw, color and animate their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and villains from Avengers Assemble, The Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., while the stylus adds special and enhanced play value.
"The Marvel Creativity Studio is an innovative way for fans of all ages to learn how to draw some of Marvel's most popular Super Heroes while allowing them to use their imagination to feel like they're part of the action"
"The Marvel Creativity Studio is an innovative way for fans of all ages to learn how to draw some of Marvel's most popular Super Heroes while allowing them to use their imagination to feel like they're part of the action," said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global franchise licensing and commercialization at Disney Consumer Products. "Leveraging the comic drawing history of the Marvel brand with the innovation that eKids brings to the table – or in this case, tablet – this product delivers a fun experience with endless play value."
App and Stylus features include:
Professionally illustrated coloring pages, where you can add your own flare with tons of drawing tools and an extensive color pallet
Use of the stylus to unlock special tools including the " Reveal" tool to flawlessly color the page like a pro
An interactive grid system that includes specialty drawing aids such as side-by-side drawing canvas, trace lines and unique "Drawing Scope" – allowing artists of all levels to successfully learn how to draw these characters
Build and animate action scenes with character stickers, sound effects, speech bubbles and backgrounds
Create your own custom stickers and add them to animated scenes
In addition to the launch of the Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus and App, the Disney Creativity Studio App has received a content refresh with more drawing tools to use, so kids can now create drawings of even more of their favorite Disney characters including Disney Junior's Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, as well as Monsters University and Disney Princess characters.
The Stylus – which includes unlimited access to all content and future updates – is available at mass retailers. A deluxe version with a limited edition zippered carry case is available exclusively at Apple Retail Stores and from the Apple Online Store; both retail for $34.99. The Marvel Creativity Studio app is FREE and may be found at www.appstore.com/MarvelCreativityStudio. The Disney Creativity Studio App is also FREE from the App Store or at www.AppStore.com/DisneyCreativityStudio.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16