Disney launches first Mickey Digicomic app for iPad

disney launches first mickey digicomic app for ipad princessThe Disney Epic Mickey App for viewing Disney Digicomics is now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on the App store. The first Disney Digicomic available in the app is “Tales of Wasteland”, which comprise 6 eight-page short comic stories that take place in Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney’s forgotten creative efforts.

Users get a preview of Wasteland and feature characters from the upcoming Disney Epic Mickey video game, including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star.

The Disney Epic Mickey App expands Disney Publishing’s growing library of originally created apps for iOS and marks the first Disney comic content developed specifically for digital release.

“Disney Publishing’s launch of this Digicomics app extends the storytelling experience of Disney Epic Mickey,” said Russell Hampton, president, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We are proud to continue delivering the very best reading experiences to families around the world across all formats.”

Readers can choose between a guided reading experience in the landscape view or a portrait view that lets users flip and pan through the comics. The app also comes with a map that immerses readers in the details of Wasteland and includes character bios.

While “Tales of Wasteland” is the first digicomic available through the Disney Epic Mickey app, more digicomics will be updated later this fall with new content, including a graphic novel and six motion comics.

Disney Epic Mickey is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. The first comic story, “Tales of Wasteland” is free and the additional five may be bought as a bundle for $2.99.