Two Left Feet is an app produced by the Australian company Resin that animates the picture book of the same name by Adam Stower.
Currently priced £1.49 on the app store.
N.B> For some reason, when I did a search for it on the store it didn’t show up – I had to use the link appstore.com/twoleftfeet
The app works with any existing edition of the book and users without the book can print out a special canvas to create the same effect and enjoy the full experience. It also includes a 2D mode featuring the book’s original illustrations combined with narration.
The developers, an animation and visual effects company based in Adelaide, Australia, developed the idea after optioning the book, Two Left Feet. Their initial plan to translate the book into a 3D animated film was put on hold and the studio developed the concept for a new hybrid between interactive books and 3D animation to create the app. With the first book finished, they are now in discussions with publishers and authors to bring more books to life using the process they are calling boooKAPP(TM).
“Because the boooKAPP technology works with existing editions of books there is a huge potential to apply the same process to other beloved stories that are already in millions of homes” said Grant Lovering, Creative Director at Resin. “My young children were mesmerised the first time they experienced Two Left Feet. It’s a new way for children and parents to experience and explore their favourite books together and use the technology in a really positive way.”
“I am a huge fan of animation and when I illustrated Two Left Feet I tried to give as much movement to the characters as possible,” added Adam Stower, author and illustrator of Two Left Feet. “I am very excited to see this new app breathe life into Rufus and his friends. I hope it will bring lots of extra enjoyment to fans of Two Left Feet, and introduce many new readers to Rufus too.”