Apple is looking to get into the feature film business, reports Bloomberg. The outlet says the iPhone maker is nearing a deal with the Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon, an Oscar-nominated animation studio, for the rights to an upcoming animated movie.
The cartoon service Boomerang on Thursday announced the release of a streaming app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, bringing classic cartoons like Wacky Races, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and many others to Apple's set-top box.
The service is also adding support for Google's Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV HDMI dongles. Roku devices will be added in the coming weeks.
Boomerang originally launched its premium video subscription service in April.
You can subscribe to Boomerang for $5 per month, or $40 per year, to access exclusive shows and new episodes of cartoons, as well as enjoy Boomerang's on-demand archive of 5,000+ movies and TV shows from Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation catalogs.
A 7-day free trial of Boomerang is available.
Boomerang also launched the new original series “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz from” Warner Bros. Animation, with the first thirteen episodes now available for streaming via their service.
The app's App Store description notes that Boomerang is only accessible in the United States “where a high-speed broadband connection is available” (well, I live in Croatia and we have a very high-speed broadband over here as well).
Download Boomerang for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV from App Store.
I think this cartoon is pretty spot on. You know how we, iPhone users, look down on Blackberry and Android users. Android is for geeks and Blackberry is for businessmen.
Oh yeah, we've got all the reasons in the world to think that, but it's pretty funny to see how they, Android and Blackberry people, look at us...