*App Store - Best of 2014*

Write, direct, and star in your own TV show with TeleStory!

From the creators of Toontastic (iTunes Hall of Fame, NY Times "Top 10 iPad Apps"), TeleStory takes you behind the scenes to create and broadcast your own TV show! Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show - TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket.

Creating a TV show is as easy as...
1. Pick a theme, then mix and match over 30 animated scenes to film your own story
2. Craft a script using our playful TV tropes (or write your own)
3. Dress up in 50 different digital costumes with face tracking
4. Perform and record your own show with animated settings and special effects
5. Broadcast your by exporting it to the camera roll and then sharing your creation with family and friends around the world!

"TeleStory gets my kids off the couch and acting out all sorts of misadventures around the house - just like I used to as a kid - and RECORDS them for us to watch and laugh as a family. It's like a video game, a movie studio, and a gym all rolled into one. Amazing."
- Sabrina | Evanston, IL

"This is the jam. Seriously, THE JAM."
- Christopher (age 10) | San Francisco, CA

"I love that TeleStory is a lens for my kids' imagination - our living room transforms into a stage and our backyard an alien planet. They're not watching TV anymore... well, not as much... they're creating it."
- Evan | Berkeley, CA

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About Launchpad Toys
At Launchpad Toys, we build digital toys and tools like Toontastic and TeleStory that empower kids to create and share stories through imaginative play. We're a small team of developers/artists/big-kids in San Francisco, CA... with lots of help from creative kids in the neighborhood :)

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Howdy TeleStory Nation!

We're very excited to announce that TeleStory is now 100% FREE for you and your family to create all the intergalactic space battles, breaking news reports, music videos, and high speed chases your hearts desire.

Thank you as always for your support and your creativity!
- Your Friends at Launchpad Toys

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
632 Ratings

632 Ratings

Darkstar of Darkclan ,

Very glitchy

So, I got this app a few years ago and it worked great. I got a little older and deleted it. A few months ago I got it again and it wouldn’t let me in at all. It never got past the title. I deleted it again, and reinstalled it today. It says enable microphone and camera in Telestory settings, but it doesn’t show up. I’ve tried everything but it won’t come up. This app is very fun though but it is very glitchy. The only reason I gave this four stars is that I have fond memories of making my absolute favorite show, Banana Broadcasting on this app. Developers, l would enjoy if you responded to this because I really want to play it with my friends and it won’t let any of us get on.


Tatiana Y. ,

Please fix crash problems.

Hello, I really do like this app, I had played it before on my school iPad but we have to turn our iPads in at the end of the year. So this year I finally got my own iPad from the hospital (I am currently going through the process of a bone marrow transplant at Duke Children’s Hospital, and the hospital had a family that had been through it already, unfortunately the child passed away, so what they did every year after that was pack gifts for every child on the unit, and there are 16 beds/rooms on the unit. As I unwrapped what I thought was a book, (because I love reading) I began to cry, I was speechless, amazed, and jumping for joy). So of course like any other kid I like games so the first thing I did was download a bucketload of games onto my iPad, and then I just happened to remember this app that I played, so I went to the App Store, found it, downloaded it and then BOOM! It doesn’t even work. Every time I open it it plays the intro then it goes to the camera with the different costumes, and then it shuts of and sends me to the home screen on my iPad. I would be happy if you could fix this problem, it would mean a whole lot to me. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this review, Sincerely Tatiana Young

Doubletap2008 ,

I have not been able to tell a story, unfortunately (plz read!!)

👿👿👿😡😡😡A VERY UNHAPPY costumer. Developers, the only reason I still have this app is because I don't want to lose the videos I already made. Plz fix this or at least give me a response, otherwise I will conclude that you can't be bothered to make a costumer happy.

Previous review:
I beg of you, FIX PLZ. I have not got a response in a VERY long time so (no offense) you might just not care (again, no offense) but I still have it. My other favorite movie making app is being VERY annoying, so this one was on its way to being my very favorite, but of course when I tried to make a video, IT CRASHED. And when it crashes, (which it did 4 times in a row until I got fed up) I have to start all over, writing the cue card, etc. But I never get past that part because IT ALWAYS CRASHES.
It used to be one of my favorite apps and I made a lot of cool videos with it. However it started crashing when I kept trying to make videos w/ and I couldn't even finish 1 video! PLZ FIX

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