We’re really excited to tell you that our Roobarb and Custard app will be released on 5th December!
Wonderfully wobbly cult-classic Roobarb and Custard turns 40 this November and what better way to celebrate than delivering the goofy green dog and his pink feline foe onto a digital platform! Acclaimed actress Tamsin Greig will provide the narrative and inject her unique tone to Box of Frogs’ interactive appbooks.
A life-long fan of the cartoon Greig (Black Books, Green Wing and Episodes) will voice the 3 new appbooks – bringing together original script, animations and interactive stories with the new, unique digital format. Greig, who was thrilled to be approached by publishers and developers Box of Frogs Media said:
“I am delighted to be re-voicing the Roobarb and Custard stories for the Box of Frogs app books. I was a fan of the cartoons as a child (particularly the music) and loved the madcap antics and innocent bravado of the Roobarb hero. I feel very flattered to be asked to step into the shoes of the late great Richard Briers, particularly as some of his original interpretations are also being used in each app book. I hope that I can do justice to his deft playfulness. Introducing Roobarb and Custard to a whole new generation of tech-savvy youngsters can only be a good idea.”
Adam Sharp, head of A&B TV who own the Roobarb and Custard license said,
”We are delighted to include Tamsin as part of our Roobarb & Custard family and look forward to working with her on this exciting new project.”
The original 1970s cartoon was voiced by the late Richard Briers and although much of the recording still exists, a creative decision was made to release the apps with a new tone. Fans of the original series will still experience the iconic music and soundbites of Briers throughout the app.
The Roobarb and Custard series joins Box of Frogs’ successful portfolio of children’s digital content. A recent start-up the company brings a team of highly skilled authors, illustrators, animators, producers and developers together from their Brighton based studio where they create beautiful, engaging and humorous interactive digital stories.
“We are incredibly excited to be working on such an iconic brand, I watched and loved Roobarb and Custard as a boy and can’t wait to bring the digital stories to a new generation of fans” says CEO Ben Simpson.
The first book: When Custard Was Grounded will launch onto iOS through the iTunes store on the 5th December 2014 .