How do you stand out from the nearly 1 million apps on Apple’s App Store? Make an animated toolbox featuring decades of Disney art.

Apple named Disney Animated as the iPad app of the year for 2013.

The award is highlights the rise of brands on mobile and the need to do something unique to stand out among the 998,919 apps on the Apple iTunes App Store.

Disney Animated is a premium $9.99 iPad app which gives fans access to animated character assets including text, art, sound, images, interviews, and interactive activities. The assets span all of Walt Disney Animation Studios history, with many of the assets previously unavailable to the public.

Disney bills the app as a convergence of art and technology that helps kids and adults create their own animated movies. Disney has its advantages, but the award is important, as its app was selected from 100,000 iPad apps that launched in 2013.

The app was a joint project of Disney Interactive, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and developer Touch Press.

More information:

Apple designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Apple software includes:... read more »

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainme... read more »

iOS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, continually redefining what people can do with a mobile device. Together, the iOS SDK and Xcode IDE make it easy for developers to create revolutionary mobile apps.... read more »

Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainm... read more »

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