DIGITAL COMICS: Ape Entertainment announces Strawberry Shortcake comic

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Ape Entertainment, along with American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), today announced the Strawberry Shortcake classics issue No. 1 from 1985 is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Download directly by visiting http://itunes.apple.com/app/strawberry-shortcake-comics/id481026839.

Digitally recolored to enhance the fun and fruity colors that Strawberry Shortcake is known for, “The Great Pie Baking Contest” classic is available for the first time in digital format and features Strawberry, Huckleberry Pie, and all their friends. For more than three decades Strawberry Shortcake has been a favorite with moms and daughters for teaching wholesome values, going on fantasy adventures and proving that little girls can do big things.

“Our initial release of the first-ever digital comics app for Strawberry Shortcake has exceeded expectations by ten fold. We’re very excited to offer those same fans a new digital twist on a proven classic,” said David Hedgecock, CEO of Ape Entertainment. “It’s an important series for us that helps teach fans about friendship and cooperation. It’s berry, berry special.”

Strawberry Shortcake “The Great Pie Baking Contest” classic app is available for $.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.iTunes.com/appstore.

With the addition of app enhancements included in the digital downloads of the comics to assist consumers in locating their nearest comic book retailer, Ape hopes that Strawberry Shortcake will inspire new readers to discover the exciting world of comics through their local comic book shops.
For more information, please visit www.Ape-Entertainment.com or www.KiZoic.com.

About Ape Entertainment
Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E. Erwin. Comic book home to such popular titles as CUT THE ROPE (based on the popular app game), LITTLE GREEN MEN and the Eisner Award nominated SCRATCH9. Ape Entertainment is also the North American publisher for licensed properties including POCKET GOD, SHREK, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, KUNG FU PANDA, RICHIE RICH, CASPER and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. For the latest news about, please follow us at Facebook.com/ApeEntertainment, www.twitter.com/ApeComics or visit www.ApeComics.com.

About American Greetings Corporation

For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company’s major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at AmericanGreetings.com through AG Interactive, Inc. (the Company’s online division). In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.

About American Greetings Properties

American Greetings Properties (AGP) is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. Built upon the successful re-launches of Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake licensed products, which have garnered over $5 billion in retail sales worldwide combined since 2002, AGP develops multi-platform campaigns for it properties through digital media, entertainment, marketing and merchandising. In addition to Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, AGP’s active classic brands include Holly Hobbie and Madballs, as well as new properties Twisted Whiskers, Maryoku Yummy and TinPo. Children can experience AGP online at www.agkidzone.com. For more information on AGP, visit www.agpbrands.com

via Ape Entertainment