Official Press Release
Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Digital Comic Series Debuts on the App Store
Santa Barbara, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – zuuka Comics, developer of the Cut The Rope digital comic engine, are proud to announce the launch of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic App for for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. The first-ever digital release of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic series debuts with the original issues No. 1 through No. 6.
Based on the original classic arcade game released in 1983, the Dragon’s Lair Comic series is celebrating its launch by offering fans the first issue for free.
“Don Bluth’s vision and creative genius with Dragon’s Lair set a new standard for animation and since then has entertained millions through video games and graphic novels,” said Woody Sears, founder of zuuka. “We are very honored to be bring fans the first-ever digital comic series of such a popular title as Dragon’s Lair and know they’ll enjoy it just as much as we do.”
“We are proud to be associated with zuuka Comics and their line up of digital comic books,” responded Don Bluth.
Gary Goldman said, “We hope the fans of comic book stories will enjoy having this series on their Apple mobile devices, the presentation of the Dragon’s Lair Comic series looks great!”
Dragon’s Lair Comic issue No. 1 begins the adventure with the deadly dragon Singe swearing revenge on Dirk the Daring for killing his offspring as he swoops up Princess Daphne in his razor-sharp claws. Now, armed with his courage and skills, the brave knight must survive the dangers of the Dark Kingdom to save his Princess. It’s swordplay, sorcery, dragons, and damsels…plus a pinch of humor. Lead on, adventurer…your quest awaits! Credits: Andy Mangels (writer), Fabio Laguna (pencils/inks), Tony Washington (color) and Don Bluth (cover art - pencil).
Pricing and Availability:
Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Issue No. 1 is free, and issues No. 2-6 are available for $1.99 each through In-App Purchase.
Andy Mangels (Chapters 1 – 4)
Ryan Foley (Chapters 5 and 6)
Jimmy PS Hayes (Bonus Story)
Fabio Languna (Trade Covers, All Chapters, Bonus Story and Chapter Covers 2 – 6)
Don Bluth (Chapter Cover 1 and Bonus Story)
Tony Washington (Trade Cover, Chapters 1 – 3 and Chapter Covers 2 – 4)
Arcana Studio (Chapters 4 – 6)
Val Staples (Chapter Covers 1, 5, and 6)
James Offredi (Bonus Story)
Brian Miller (Bonus Cover Story)
Bill Tortolini (Chapters 1 – 5)
Ed Dukeshire (Chapter 6 and Bonus Story)
zuuka Comics is part of zuuka who publishes iTalk and iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom.com, CNET and is decorated with Publisher’s Innovation Award, PTPA Media’s Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval, the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award and Reader’s Choice for Best Apps for Kids. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. For additional information, visit www.iStoryTime.com.
About Don Bluth Films, Inc.
Established in 2000, Don Bluth & Gary Goldman continue their independence with their production company, Don Bluth Films, Inc., developing feature-length properties, short projects and video games.
While at Walt Disney Productions, Bluth and Goldman worked on classic animated features including Robin Hood, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, The Small One and The Fox and the Hound.
As independent filmmakers Bluth & Goldman have produced a number of hits including: Banjo the Woodpile Cat that started their long career and a legacy of animated films. Other projects include: The Secret of NIMH, Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Rock-A-Doodle, Thumbelina, Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent and Titan A. E.
Today Bluth & Goldman are synonymous with traditional animated films, shorts and video games. These filmmakers continue to develop and create heartwarming stories for everyone. Currently Producers/Directors Bluth & Goldman have nine new film projects in the works, three scripted and five in various states of creative development.