History Trivia / LivingBooks

19th Mar '16 4:14:51 PM kablammin45
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* FollowTheLeader: A ''ton''. Living Books completely changed the face of {{Edutainment Game}}s, so naturally many followed suit of varying results. In fact, this is what most of the cheaply done edutainment titles consisted of during the mid-to-late 90s and early 2000s. Many of them weren't even books to begin with. Specific examples:
** The Disney Animated Storybooks, which adapted various Disney films into interactive books. Some of these were ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Ironically, Media Station developed some of these titles, and would later go on to make ''D.W. the Picky Eater'', which was an ''actual'' Living Book, and would also be the OddballInTheSeries.
** GT Interactive did various ''[[Literature/LittleCritter Mercer Mayer]]'' stories, such as ''Just Me and My Mom'', ''Just Me and My Dad'', and ''Little Monster Private Eye: The Smelly Mystery''. These were arguably some of the better clones though, as they made it less of an interactive book and more of a game.
** Some of the ''Series/SesameStreet'' {{Licensed Game}}s were interactive books.
** The ''Magic Tales'' series was a take on classic foreign folk tales rather than children's books, and were made by Davidson & Associates and Animation Magic. Yes, [[VideoGame/IMMeen that]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Animation Magic.]]
** Also released by Davidson was the ''Puddle Books'' series from Creator/FisherPrice which consisted of six original stories which had an activity on each page you can "jump" into. Another one of the better clones due to its humor and wide variety of activities.
** There's Creator/TheBBC's attempt at making one in 1997's [[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy: The Magic of Toytown]].
** Packard Bell created a few interactive storybooks and bundled them with their computers in the mid-to-late 90s.
** Even Creator/{{Sierra}} got in on the act with ''Slater & Charlie Go Camping'', about two dinosaurs, one of which originated from a remake of their earlier game ''Oil's Well'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin going camping.]]
28th Sep '14 1:37:18 PM Retrodude
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** Simon has a raspy and higher pitched voice in all of the samplers compared to his role as the narrator in ''The Tortoise and the Hare''.

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** Simon has a raspy and higher pitched voice in all of the samplers compared to his role as the narrator in ''The Tortoise and the Hare''.Hare''.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The titles based on ''Creator/DrSeuss'' books will likely never see release on modern tablet devices as Seuss's books are exclusively licensed to Oceanhouse Media, Inc. as far as interactive apps go. Mercifully, the CD-ROM versions are among the most reprinted in the series.
15th Dec '13 2:36:07 PM legoking831
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* TheOtherDarrin: Living Books and GT Interactive had entirely different interpretations of Little Monster. On the Living Books side of things, most of the characters sounded like young kids and were energetic, whereas they had rather deep voices and were much more easy going when GT Interactive gave it a shot. It's also a bit weird to see Little Monster's pet Kerploppus go from [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acting like a dog]] to becoming a talking anthropomorphic character just like everyone else.

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
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Living Books and GT Interactive had entirely different interpretations of Little Monster. On the Living Books side of things, most of the characters sounded like young kids and were energetic, whereas they had rather deep voices and were much more easy going when GT Interactive gave it a shot. It's also a bit weird to see Little Monster's pet Kerploppus go from [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acting like a dog]] to becoming a talking anthropomorphic character just like everyone else.else.
** Simon has a raspy and higher pitched voice in all of the samplers compared to his role as the narrator in ''The Tortoise and the Hare''.
2nd May '13 7:36:17 PM legoking831
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* TheOtherDarrin: Living Books and GT Interactive had entirely different interpretations of Little Monster. On the Living Books side of things, most of the characters sounded like young kids and were energetic, whereas they had rather deep voices and were much more easy going when GT Interactive gave it a shot. It's also a bit weird to seeing Little Monster's pet Kerploppus go from [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acting like a dog]] to becoming a talking anthropomorphic character just like everyone else.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Living Books and GT Interactive had entirely different interpretations of Little Monster. On the Living Books side of things, most of the characters sounded like young kids and were energetic, whereas they had rather deep voices and were much more easy going when GT Interactive gave it a shot. It's also a bit weird to seeing see Little Monster's pet Kerploppus go from [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acting like a dog]] to becoming a talking anthropomorphic character just like everyone else.
2nd May '13 7:35:43 PM legoking831
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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.

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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.Schlichting.
* TheOtherDarrin: Living Books and GT Interactive had entirely different interpretations of Little Monster. On the Living Books side of things, most of the characters sounded like young kids and were energetic, whereas they had rather deep voices and were much more easy going when GT Interactive gave it a shot. It's also a bit weird to seeing Little Monster's pet Kerploppus go from [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acting like a dog]] to becoming a talking anthropomorphic character just like everyone else.
20th Oct '12 9:39:46 AM legoking831
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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Quite noticable. You can recognize a few of the VAs in DrSeuss' ABC. E.g. one of the VAs also appeared in an episode of MASH.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The Art Lesson is exceptionally rare, and finding it would be an ultimate mystery!

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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Quite noticable. You can recognize a few of the VAs in DrSeuss' ABC. E.g. one of the VAs also appeared in an episode of MASH.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The Art Lesson is exceptionally rare, and finding it would be an ultimate mystery!
Schlichting.
20th Oct '12 3:12:26 AM Pizzaking27v2
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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.

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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.Schlichting.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Quite noticable. You can recognize a few of the VAs in DrSeuss' ABC. E.g. one of the VAs also appeared in an episode of MASH.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The Art Lesson is exceptionally rare, and finding it would be an ultimate mystery!
3rd Aug '12 3:47:18 PM legoking831
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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** The games have had virtually no re-release, and thus haven't aged well in terms of compatibility with newer computers. Also, several games have been long out of print, including ''The New Kid on the Block'', ''Sheila Rae, the Brave'', and both ''BerenstainBears'' titles.
** ''The Art Lesson'' was only included in the very rare and expensive ''Living Books Library - School Edition'' for a long time, until The Learning Company finally decided to re-release it.

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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** The games have had virtually no re-release, and thus haven't aged well in terms of compatibility with newer computers. Also, several games have been long out of print, including ''The New Kid on the Block'', ''Sheila Rae, the Brave'', and both ''BerenstainBears'' titles.
** ''The Art Lesson'' was only included in the very rare and expensive ''Living Books Library - School Edition'' for a long time, until The Learning Company finally decided to re-release it.
Schlichting.
1st Mar '12 12:23:35 PM legoking831
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** The games have had virtually no re-release, and thus haven't aged well in terms of compatibility with newer computers. Also, several games have been long out of print, including ''The New Kid on the Block'', ''Sheila Rae, the Brave'', both ''BerenstainBears'' titles, and ''D.W. the Picky Eater''.

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** The games have had virtually no re-release, and thus haven't aged well in terms of compatibility with newer computers. Also, several games have been long out of print, including ''The New Kid on the Block'', ''Sheila Rae, the Brave'', and both ''BerenstainBears'' titles, and ''D.W. the Picky Eater''.titles.
13th Jan '12 8:02:34 AM legoking831
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* CrossDressingVoices: This was done with, of all characters, Grandma in ''Just Grandma and Me''. She was played by Mark Schlichting.
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