By Ju-osh M. | Animation Scoop January 4, 2014 at 7:30PM
DreamWorks Animation has partnered with Fuhu Inc. to create a new tablet, the DreamTab. Its aim? To teach kids how to be their own animators. (Well, that and make lots and lots of money.)
According to the LA Times, the DreamTab will come equipped with Be an Artist, a program that "teaches kids how to create Shrek and other animated characters in one-on-one video sessions with DreamWorks animators." If that wasn't synergistic enough, the tablet's first game, School of Dragons, will feature characters and locales from the studio's ever-expanding How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
The DreamTab will be officially unveiled at next week's CES technology trade show in Las Vegas, and will be sold in stores this spring for under $300. The tablet measures 8" x 12" and features a 4.4 Kit Kat Android based operating system that will "allow kids to stream movies, TV shows and play games with various innovative parental controls and educational tools."
DW investors will be pleased to know that Fuhu Inc. is truly a company on the rise. In 2013, Fuhu sold 2 million of their award-winning Navi tablets -- more than double what they sold the previous year.