TutoTOONS Summer Slime Lab – Success or Failure?

You've probably heard about slime - a real craze in the kids' world, haven't you? Fun fact: while we are always keeping up with kids trends, the majority of our team members have never actually touched slime! So we decided to change this - and TutoTOONS Summer Slime Lab was born! We were trying to follow these recipes that seemed super easy, but turned out to be quite a challenge! While we didn't really succeed (to be honest, that was a total fail - check out the video below!), we definitely had a lot of fun! At the end of the day, failure is also a result! ;) Keeping up with kids trends is not easy!ūüėÜ

TutoTOONS on Kidscreen. The Importance of GDPR in the Kidtech Business

Kids safety has always been one of the core values of TutoTOONS. Recently, we were contacted by Kidscreen - the leading trade publication for kids entertainment professionals - to talk about GDPR and COPPA. Learn more about how new GDPR is affecting the kidtech business from top actors in the field, including our own Damien Bruneau (co-founder, Head of Business Development), in the Kidscreen article.

The Voice of TutoTOONS Games

Recently we told you about Yoav whose music is used in many TutoTOONS games. Today we have a new blog guest. You might not know her face, but you for sure will  recognize her voice! Meet Crystal - a voiceover actress behind Hannah, leopard Amy, cat Kiki, Sweet Baby Girl Katie and many other beloved by kids TutoTOONS characters! Crystal is originally from Wisconsin, USA and currently resides in New York City with her husband, toddler son, cat, and a houseplant. She has always wanted to become a voiceover actor and been passionate about vocal communication in general. I come from a long line of vocal performers (a radio DJ, a pastor, another voice actor, and an Esports broadcaster) so it must be in our blood! My passion for voiceover also comes from a long-held interest in the human voice. I've have fun experimenting with all it can do over the years through voiceover and am now interested in learning the science behind it. Crystal is currently studying to become a Speech Language Pathologist (how cool!). I believe it will be a wonderful asset to being a voiceover talent and a way to give back to others who struggle with vocal communication. Crystal truly loves her craft and embraces the benefits that it provides: accessibility to jobs (she can work from home for clients all over the world!), the variety of work, and "getting paid to be silly with other actors and directors in live recording sessions". However, according to Crystal, sometimes it can be tricky to balance the workflow. Sometimes everyone needs you at once and sometimes there are only auditions for a whole week! Crystal has worked on voiceovers for dozens of different TutoTOONS characters, and it is really impressive how she transforms and adjusts her voice according to them! I always enjoy games that allow me to use a variety of voices like the Animal Hair Salon series because it's a fun challenge! These are also the most complicated when introducing new characters because we want to keep each character sounding distinct from one another. I also really like recording interactive storybooks like Mia and Her Mammoth or Hannah's High School Crush. Fun fact: we've worked on ~100 games with Crystal! Thank you for your amazing talent, Crystal! Check out Crystal's website: https://www.crystal-lonnquist.com/

Magical Tunes behind TutoTOONS

Meet Yoav Alyagon - the creator of upbeat and cheerful tunes you can hear while playing a lot of TutoTOONS games. Let's learn more about this inspiring musician! Yoav lives in a small village in Israel with a beautiful woman, their lovely child and two cats. He has been creating music and experimenting with various genres, from classic to alternative rock to electronic, for over 20 years now. Today my main focus is enjoying life... producing happy and inspiring music, relaxing, having fun and spending a lot of time with my family and friends. For his main sources of inspiration Yoav names kids, cats, sounds of birds, toys, laughter and the overall feeling of joy, ease, happiness and love. Kids are the best. They are full of life, joy, freedom, and innocence. Composing music for kids is fun. It makes me feel like a child again :) So I'm very happy to have my music played on TutoTOONS. Thank you, Yoav, for composing the perfect music for TutoTOONS games! Check out Yoav's music creations on MelodyLoops and AudioJungle.