Moshi Monsters set to invade Yorkshire

Moshi Monsters, one of the world's fastest growing online children's brands.
Moshi Monsters, one of the world's fastest growing online children's brands.

Moshi Monsters, one of the world’s fastest growing online children’s brands, brings alive a series of engaging and fun activities at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Helping highlight online safety to families and children, it takes place during weekends in February and throughout February half-term.

The partnership with Moshi Monsters is the first in a series of learning activities linked to the National Media Museum’s new Life Online Gallery. Life Online will be the world’s first gallery to explore the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet and the web, which opens in March 2012.

Whether a huge fan of Moshi Monsters or a beginner, there will be something for everyone at the Museum; for families wanting to get creative, there are free Moshi Monsters animation workshops sponsored by Clay Buddies, the chance to get acquainted with the game at the online stations, green screen technology Moshi photographs to jump into (half term only), or an exciting Moshling treasure hunt to take part in. Moshi Monitors will also be on hand to answer questions and give tips to game players.

Elaine Richmond, Community Learning Programme Co-ordinator said: “What better way for the National Media Museum to provide fun and educational activities linked to the theme of online safety than by linking with Moshi Monsters, a brand that has made fun, education and safety its core values. These fantastic free activities look set to make February a monstrous month for families at the National Media Museum.”

Clare Wiggins, Head of Moshi Live at Mind Candy said “The National Media Museum is a great partner to begin an exciting year of Moshi Live Entertainment. With great fun engaging activities at the museum for everyone, we are delighted to bring Moshi to life in Bradford.”

Carrying on the monstrous theme there will also be the chance to see favourite monsters Mike and Sulley in Monsters Inc on the big screen for Family Film Fundays on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February. All tickets £2.

All of the Moshi Monsters activities are free. Booking in advance is not required but visitors will need to register for some activities on arrival. For further information on all the Museum’s events and activities, including times and prices please visit www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk or call 0844 856 3797.

To find out more about Moshi Monsters please visit the Moshi Monsters website: www.moshimonsters.com.

With over 50 million registered users worldwide, Moshi Monsters has taken the kids entertainment industry by storm.

Moshi Monsters is a free-to-play, fun-filled world of adoptable pet monsters - combining adorable virtual pets with social online gameplay and engaging educational puzzles for children aged 6-12. The brand appeals to both boys and girls on a variety of different levels. The site is filled with exciting characters, educational elements, nurturing play patterns, customization tools and a social layer so kids can share, show-off and communicate with their friends in a safe environment – similarly to the way adults interact on Facebook.

Players choose from one of six virtual pet monsters - Furi, Poppet, Diavlo, Zommer, Luvli and Katsuma – that they can create, name and nurture. Once their pet has been customized, players can navigate their way around Monstro City, taking the daily puzzle challenge to earn ‘Rox’ (virtual currency), playing games, solving Super Moshi Missions, personalizing their room, showing off their artwork, reading stories and communicating with friends in a safe environment.

Following its huge online success, Moshi Monsters has exploded from its online base into the real world with an array of physical product offerings including best-selling toys, books, membership cards, trading cards and much more.

Moshi Magazine launched in February 2010 and is now the largest UK kids title in the UK!

Moshi TV is set to launch in 2011. This new online kids content platform will tap into the sites social offering, allowing kids to discuss, share and vote for the content they want to see.