Felix & Paul Studios to Create AR Book of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens
Felix & Paul Studios has a long and illustrious catalogue of immersive content, working with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, President Barack Obama, NASA and many more. Its latest project sees the studio collaborate with The Jim Henson Company on an augmented reality (AR) project called The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens.
Set to offer a new chapter of Jim Henson’s classic The Storyteller television series, this AR storybook tells an interactive tale of a young girl who ‘sets out on an adventure to save her seven brothers from a curse that turned them into ravens.’
Narrated by author Neil Gaiman (Wolves in the Walls, American Gods, Coraline), The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens will enable you to interact and explore the story as only AR can, although no specifics have been released just yet.
“Partnering with Felix & Paul Studios on this innovative project will bring our fans even closer to The Storyteller, immersing them into the classic tale of The Seven Ravens like never before,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company in a statement. “‘Through the magic of augmented reality, readers will be both amazed and surprised by how the story comes to life visually and in a truly interactive format. It is also exciting to have Neil Gaiman, the storyteller of our time, lend his voice to this project.”
“The Seven Ravens is the next step in immersive storytelling, truly bringing a storybook to life,” said Paul Raphael, co-founder and creative director of Felix & Paul Studios. “We are lucky to be partnering with The Jim Henson Company and Neil Gaiman on this project and can’t wait to show a sneak preview at this year’s Virtual Siggraph conference.”
The first look at The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens will take place during SIGGRAPH’s virtual conference which is taking place this week. Felix & Paul Studios will be giving a presentation called The Future of Storytelling With Object-based AR.
Supported by Canadian Media Fund, Magic Leap Independent Creators Program, Epic MegaGrants and SODEC Quebec, The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens is slated to arrive later this year supporting Magic Leap. As further details are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.