Three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems brings the Pigeon to the digital screen with this original, feature-rich, animated app.
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App!” lets you create your own Pigeon stories with your pal, Mo Willems. Just follow as the Bus Driver asks you for your ideas—then shake the Pigeon. Your story is ready! Sit back and enjoy the show. Once you’re finished, try it again…and again. You can make as many silly stories as you want.
This fully animated app includes hilarious shake-and-play technology, customized voice integration, and other exciting interactive features. Plus, you can draw the Pigeon with Mo!
Starring appearance by the Pigeon, voiced by Mo Willems!
Also starring YOU! Record your own voice as part of the story.
Pigeon-drawing tutorial with Mo!
Personalized vault for six of your favorite Big Pigeon stories!
EVEN MORE COOL FEATURES!
Three unique storytelling modes!
Pigeon-y sound effects and music!
Note: If you have a second- or third-generation iPod Touch, be sure to use earphones with a built-in microphone (like the ones that came with your device) to enjoy all the great features of this app!
Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies.
Updated for iOS 11
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Deserves 5 Stars 😜
First off, this game is great. I got it for my sister and she loves it. I have no complaints, but one suggestion. For the voice recording, I find it cute but kind of annoying that the Pigeon always says “I have a frog in my throat.” I think the app should kind of make your voice sound like the Pigeon’s. I know this is complained about often, but THE BUS DRIVER NEEDS A SKIP BUTTON!!! I listen to him OVER and OVER and it also gets annoying!
I know the app won’t have further updates, but I just wanted to point this out in case minds are changed. Other than that, the game is fantastic. My sister and I put all sorts of wacky things into the stories. The game is awesome and it deserves five stars. If you’re reading this, please don’t listen to the bad reviews. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
To every Karen out there that has a problem
To every Karen out there that has a problem, don’t just 1-star. Get help from me. In this review, I will cover two common problems with this app.
If the microphone doesn’t work and/or the bus driver can’t hear you, reinstall the app and allow microphone permissions in Settings -> Don’t Let The Pigeon Run This App! and turn on Microphone. If the bus driver still can’t hear you, get closer to any of the speaker grills on the device or use EarPods that have a built-in microphone.
If the app doesn’t start, your iPad has insufficient CPU or RAM power to run the app. Get another iPad with at least 1 gigabyte of RAM (for example, iPad Air 1 or newer, or iPad Mini 3 or newer) and with iOS 9.3 or later from somewhere and the problem is fixed.
There. Now everybody gets to respect the drip. Also, if this review helped, make sure to rate this as helpful! ;)
Read this review for microphone issues!
I almost didn’t let my daughter get this app because of the issues noted. But I found a fix! Unlike other apps, this doesn’t automatically ask you for permission to use the microphone. You have to download the app then go in to your phone settings—privacy—microphone and then click for the app to have access to the microphone. She has enjoyed the interactive nature of the app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.