Magic Light Pictures launches festive Stick Man app

Magic Light Pictures has launched Stick Man: Helping Santa, the first app based on the hit children’s book Stick Man.

Using artwork from the title created by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler, the team behind The Gruffalo, the new app lets children take flight with Stick Man and Santa to help deliver Christmas.

The app features three challenging levels in which players are challenged to fly in Santa’s sleigh over roof tops and drop presents down the right chimneys.

As they progress, decorations are unlocked for personalisng their own Christmas tree in a separate game within the app.

Developed by Magic Light Pictures with Scary Beasties, Stick Man: Helping Santa is designed for three to seven year olds and is available to download via the App Store now.

The release of the app coincides with BBC One’s Christmas premiere of Magic Light Pictures’ animated adaptation of Stick Man, starring Hugh Bonneville, Rob Brydon, Martin Freeman, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Saunders and Russell Tovey.

Barney Goodland, digital manager, Magic Light Pictures, said: “We aredelighted to be releasing Stick Man: Helping Santa to coincide with the BBC’s Christmas premiere of the animated film.

“It’s been a real pleasure working with Julia’s text and Axel’s illustrations to being them to life for the app. The game is fun, challenging and unmistakably festive.

“We hope children enjoy being a part of Stick Man’s world this Christmas and have their own adventures with Santa.” 

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