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CD-ROM Roundup

CD-ROM Roundup is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Haman (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or haman@brunico.com)...
June 1, 1997

CD-ROM Roundup is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Haman (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or haman@brunico.com)

Name, Publisher & Developer Release Date & Markets Storyline Platforms Target Audience Promotion Partial List of Retail Outlets & Estimated Street Price (US$)

Hello Kitty Creativity Center, Baby Felix Creativity Center, Danny and the Dinosaur and Frog and Toad Are Friends Fox Interactive, Los Angeles, California May U.S., Canada Each edutainment title features well-known children’s characters and includes activities designed to reinforce skills such as math, reading and creativity. The products are part of Fox Interactive’s value-priced FoxToons line, which represents the publisher’s first foray into the children’s software market. Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh 3 to 8 -national print advertising in the U.S.

-a trailer on selected upcoming Fox Video releases

-point-of-purchase displays

-public relations Major Retail Outlets

$14.98 each

Disney’s Animated StoryBook, Hercules

Disney Interactive, Burbank, California June (launching three days in advance of the June 27 release of Walt Disney Pictures’ Hercules animated feature film) U.S. and Canada, with European, Asian and Australian markets to follow The title recounts the story of Hercules, the son of Zeus, and his adventures to save Mt. Olympus. Players can participate in five learning activities, and a new karaoke feature invites kids to sing along to three songs from the film. A second children’s title, Disney’s Print Studios, Hercules which allows children to create 19 print projects, from stationery to stickers, using backgrounds and characters from the movie will hit store shelves on the movie’s opening day. Windows 95, Windows 3.1 Macintosh 3 to 9 -television advertising

-tie-ins with other Walt Disney Company divisions

- rebate coupon in the Hercules soundtrack

-Nestlé free-standing insert

-public relations CompUSA, Best Buy, Target

$35.00

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