Back in September we discussed Launchpad Toys’ Toontastic animation/storytelling app (see the post “Your Kids Should Tell Stories”).  Well, they’ve just released  Toontastic V1.4, Attack of the Megazoid Monsters!  The new update includes 3 New Mega Awesome Playsets featuring Sir-Stomps-a-Lot smashing and grabbing through San Francisco, King Jinx taking a waffle-cone sized bite out of the Chrysler Building, and Mr. Lizard – that slimey scourge of a sea monster– terrorizing Tokyo. Thankfully, the TV8 News Crew is live from the scene!

With this update, we’re hosting an Action News! storytelling contest with Launchpad Toys for kids to create and share their own News Broadcasts (Monsters Optional).  One winner will receive an Gift Card valued at $100, compliments of Launchpad Toys.


To Participate:

  1. Create a cartoon News Broadcast using Toontastic for the iPad (download the app HERE). Being that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, extra points for “signing off” with the line “Let’s all be thankful for ______. This is TV8 News, Signing Off.”
  2. Upload your cartoon to ToonTube and send a link to your cartoon to by November 9th.
  3. Participants will be announced on November 10th. Voting will be open through November 16th.
  4. The contest winner will be announced on November 17th.
  5. Contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Please see contest rules for further details.

We can’t wait to see what mayhem your kids exact on toon-cities everywhere!