What's New

--Faster entry into app and video portion
--Improved performance in the Read and Record function

App Description

Robin Williams narrates the tall tales of Pecos Bill, the bravest, orneriest cowboy in the Wild West! Read along, play along, and record your voice with apps for families from Ruckus Media!

•READ the classic story!
•SEE the award-winning video!
•HEAR Academy Award-winner Robin Williams tell the story with musical accompaniment by guitar great Ry Cooder!
•RECORD your voice reading to your child!

“The story lets users read the book at their own pace with no audio, listen to Williams' entertaining telling via a 25 minute long video, or record their voice reading the story.” 5/5 rating – Common Sense Media

“For those moments when you want to add a little showmanship to story time, Ruckus Media Group offers a slew of storybook apps optimized for both the iPhone and iPad…. The entertainment value…is undeniable.” 4/5 rating – Macworld

“Pecos Bill’s illustrations captured the spirit of the story and looked great on both the iPad and iPhone.” – The iPhone Mom

"Great content goes a long way. So does great talent. Ruckus Media are one of the new, big kids on the block." – Wired.com, Geek Dad

Now this Parents Choice Award video is digitally re-mastered and optimized for mobile media -- Ruckus Media introduces traditional storytelling for today’s ways of telling stories!

Perfect for families on the go, the award-winning animated story of Pecos Bill invites children to read the stories, play the videos, and—in a fresh and unique function—record their own or a loved one’s voice for personalized reading aloud.

Original production of Pecos Bill – Winner of:
•Grammy Award nomination – Best Recording for Children!
•Parents’ Choice Classic Award
•Parents’ Choice – Best Video for Children!
•CINE Golden Eagle Award
•American Library Association – Notable Children’s Recording

At Ruckus Media we create stories for mobile devices that entertain toddlers to teens from their fingers to their minds, at home or on the road—and invite their imaginations to grow.

More classic stories for mobile media told by family-favorite performers from Ruckus Media and Rabbit Ears:
•John Henry
•Johnny Appleseed
•The Velveteen Rabbit
•Tom Thumb and the Knights of the Round Table

CONTACT US: For any technical issues, please email us at [email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 27, 2011 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • September 07, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • January 01, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • April 17, 2012 Price increase: $3.99 -> $5.99
  • December 13, 2013 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99