What you need to know
- Microsoft UK shared a digital short-story for World Book Day.
- The story was animated on a Surface device.
- Microsoft UK will release more chapters of the short story this week.
For World Book Day, Microsoft UK shared the first chapter of an animated short-story. The story was created using Surface devices and follows the story of some girls who dream of being flying lion superheroes. Microsoft UK will release more chapters of the story throughout this week.
The animated story appears to be drawn on Microsoft's Whiteboard application. As a narrator and voice actors go through the story, animations sync up with the audio.
Together, with @gregjames and @itschrissmith we've released a new digital short-story, created using @Surface_UK devices, just in time for @WorldBookDayUK!— Microsoft UK (@MicrosoftUK) March 5, 2020
Watch Chapter 1 of 'Stop! That's Not My Grandma!' Stay tuned for more chapters this week!#WorldBookDay #Surface #Books pic.twitter.com/WICQYh64PL
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