BrainPOP Launches Major Update to Its Featured Movie App, Enabling Mobile Access to Full Collection of Award-Winning Curricular Content

New York, October 4 – Why is the sky blue? How do fish breathe? Who invented the Internet? Kids’ natural curiosity knows no bounds – and if you’re a parent or teacher, it’s not always easy to answer their questions. But there’s help. Thanks to a major update, the popular BrainPOP® Featured Movie app now enables mobile access to BrainPOP’s full collection of more than 750 standards-aligned movies and quizzes. This breadth – unparalleled among learning apps – means kids can explore Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices.

For more than a decade, BrainPOP has been a trusted, go-to source for animated educational resources, in homes and in thousands of subscribing schools around the globe. In 2010, the company released its free Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, offering a different curricular movie and related quiz every day, on subjects that tied in to significant current and historical events. With the update, the app now offers not only the free daily Featured Movie, but also two choices for subscribing to additional content:

  • Explorer Level: Complements the free daily topic with four additional related movies and quizzes that also rotate each day. Perfect for informal, exploratory learning at home or on the go. ($1.99/month)
  • Full Access Level: Provides unlimited access to more than 750 BrainPOP movies and quizzes, letting kids focus on the subjects they’re most interested in as well as what they’re learning at school. ($6.99/month) BrainPOP site subscribers will be able to log in from the app at no additional cost.

BrainPOP’s Featured Movie app has been downloaded more than 900,000 times. Education writers, parents, teachers, and kids themselves have lauded it in over 4,000 reviews – for everything from its original voice and extensive selection of cross-curricular topics to its ease of use and unique delivery of fresh content daily. “Innovative teachers and creative parents around the world are already advancing learning with mobile devices,” said Avraham Kadar, M.D., BrainPOP’s Founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled that BrainPOP has a role to play in sparking learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.” The BrainPOP Featured Movie app has been recommended by The New York Times, USA Today, iPhone Life, and The Epoch Times, among other outlets, and has been featured multiple times in the iTunes App Store. Download BrainPOP’s Featured Movie app from iTunes. Contact: Traci Kampel Director of Communications – BrainPOP Tel: 212.574.6021 tracik@brainpop.com


About BrainPOP BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. We are also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom, and My BrainPOP, a tool that lets teachers create custom assessments and keep track of student learning. All resources are supported by our professional community, BrainPOP Educators. Mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards, BrainPOP web sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our global sites host more than 17 million visits per month, and our mobile learning apps - downloaded millions of times - continually rank among the highest in the major app stores' education categories.