Reading Rainbow Might Come To A Bunch Of New Platforms
One: Bring "Reading Rainbow" back to PBS now.
Two: Make this Kickstarter project happen!
Actor LeVar Burton would like to bring his new "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter project to a bunch of new platforms, and that includes PlayStation and Xbox platforms. For this to happen, funding needs to hit $5 million.
For now, the campaign is just shy of $3 million with 67,294 backers and we've got until July 2 to hit the $5 million goal. At this point, it seems more than feasible. Originally, this project was going to be a web app only, but Burton wanted to make it "accessible to more kids and families," so he's trying to expand to more platforms. That $5 million stretch goal also includes mobile devices, along with boxes like AppleTV, Roku, and Kindle Fire TV.
Bring it to "every child, everywhere;" that's what Burton wants. The service will feature an "unlimited library" of books and video field trips, and he's calling on people who grew up with the show to contribute. Sadly, the long-running TV show went off the air in 2009...wasn't that just after the mobile explosion? Gee, what a coincidence. 'rolling eyes'
5/30/2014 10:47:55 PM Ben Dutka