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Apple approves Mark Fiore’s cartoon app – UPDATED
It took a nudge from CEO Steve Jobs himself, but today Apple approved Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore’s NewsToon app for the App store. The app was earlier rejected back in December citing that it ridiculed public figures. It is described as:
From Pulitzer Prize-winning political animator, Mark Fiore, comes NewsToons, an automatically-updating collection of bite-sized satire. Political cartoons have never been this funny, accessible and revealing!
What you’ll get:
1. Automatically-updating political animation produced specifically for an online world.
2. Ability to dig deeper into the cartoon and see what news stories, events and facts inspired each animation.
3. NewsToons allows you to see Fiore’s Flash cartoons on an iPhone – with no advertising!
The app costs $.99 and with no advertising, I say that’s money well spent.
UPDATE: I asked Mark if he had to pull out any of the cartoons that were deemed objectionable before. He tells me he didn’t make any changes – just resubmitted.