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Microsoft UK celebrates World Book Day with Microsoft Surface

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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.

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World Book Day is widely celebrated in the UK, and several companies jump on board to celebrate. One bus company in England gave people free rides for showing a book.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.